Our nursery staff are:
- Mrs A Balaam Nursery Manager
- Mrs K Holmes Nursery Nurse
- Miss L Kellett EYP Early Years Professional
- Miss C Taylor Nursery Nurse
We are open 8.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday, term time only and accept the universal 15 hour funding and 3o hour extended funding. Please go to www.childcarechoices.gov.uk for further information or to apply.
Our setting aims to:
- provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age
- work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop
- add to the life and well-being of the local community
- offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.
We aim to ensure that each child:
- is in a safe and stimulating environment
- is given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children
- has the chance to join with other children and adults to play, work and learn together
- is supported in her/his learning and development by being helped to build on what she/he already knows and can do
- has a personal key person who they build a strong relationship with
- is in a setting that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop
- is in a setting in which parents help to shape the service it offers.
Learning through play
The daily interactions and experiences that children share with their peers and adults, is how they learn about the world around them. Play is a powerful and important activity, it has a natural and positive influence on children’s social, physical, emotional and cognitive development. Our Nursery uses the practice guidance Early Years Foundation Stage to plan and provide a range of play activities which help children to make progress in each of the areas of learning and development. Building on the children’s interests we offer a range of both child and adult led activities supported by an enriching environment.
Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoors.
We assess how young children are learning and developing by observing them frequently. We use information that we gain from observations, as well as from photographs or videos of the children, to document their progress and where this may be leading them. We believe that parents know their children best and we ask them to contribute to assessment by sharing information about what their children like to do at home and how they as parents are supporting development.
Using our online learning platform – Tapestry, we are able to share your child’s learning directly with you giving you a real insight in to your child’s day at nursery. We invite parents to contribute to this as often or as little as you like, supporting us to work together to further your child’s development.
Adult roles and key person system
In our Nursery we maintain the ratio of adults to children in the setting that is set through the Welfare Requirements. This helps us to:
- give time and attention to each child
- talk with the children about their interests and activities
- help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide
- allow the children to explore and be adventurous in safety.
Our Nursery uses a key person approach. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom they are particularly responsible for. This helps to ensure that every child’s care is tailored to meet their individual needs and the key person can build strong personal relationships with the child and their parents or carers.
Nursery is open 8am – 4.00pm, term time only.
Session times are flexible, the sessions we offer are:
pm 12.00 – 3.00
school hours 9.00-3.00
all day 8.00-4.00
We offer a discount for children attending full time 8.00 -4.00 Monday – Friday.
Copies of the school’s policies and procedures are available for you to see on-line on the school website. The school’s policies help us to make sure that the service provided by the nursery and school is a high quality one and that being a member of the Nursery is an enjoyable and beneficial experience for each child and her/his parents.
We are in receipt of the universal 15 hours funding and also the extended 30 hours funding. Any hours above the funding entitlement are charged at £3.75 per hour. If your child is here over lunch we will provide them with a hot school meal for no extra charge. The fees are payable in advance and must still be paid if children are absent due to sickness or holiday.