Developing a lifelong love of learning for all the community

Our Rooms

We have two light and airy rooms just for the Nursery,  staffed with people dedicated to providing a safe and stimulating environment for all of the children throughout the year. The rooms are packed with everything a child needs.

Classroom Facilities

Our extra special areas have been made with your child in mind. A book corner to help develop reading and literacy skills, a construction area for building important things.

To get ahead with numbers our mathematics resources are always available.

 Providing childcare  for over 20 years

Learning

Starting your child on their lifelong learning path is the most important thing we do. Our staff  have the warmth and maturity to form close links with you and your child, actively encouraging the link between home and nursery. Right from the start your child will have a key person who will:

  • Act as your main point of contact within the Nursery
  • Help your child to become settled, happy and safe
  • Be responsible for your child’s care, development and learning
  • Share your child’s progress with you
  • Give you ideas as to how to help your child at home

All of our rooms, play areas and teaching are purposefully designed to meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children from different ages, stages of development and backgrounds. At the Nursery, we will nurture the children, allowing them to learn and grow into confident and independent individuals, who are ready for the next challenges that school will offer them.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is how the Government and early years professionals describe the time in your child’s life between birth and age 5. This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and successes. From when your child is born up until the age of 5, their early years’ experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.

Children thrive from a base of loving and secure relationships. This is normally provided by a child’s parents/main carer but it can also be provided by a key person. A key person is a named member of staff with responsibilities for a small group of children who helps those children in the group feel safe and cared for by attending to their emotional, physical and intellectual needs.

Dedicated play areas for your child’s growth and education

Outdoor Play Areas

Our playground at the front of our nursery is where your child will climb on climbing frames and obstacle courses , play ball games and ride on vehicles around a real track.

We have a  sand pit to play in, water to have fun with and lots of other play experiences.

Natural Play Areas

At the back of our nursery we have created a natural garden area where your child will be able to grow vegetables and plants. Your child will also build dens and have access to a mud kitchen. Within this natural area we have a number of sensory activities for all the children to explore.

Learn together, eat well, move more

We find that all our parents and carers like to build strong and positive relations with us, We try to help this by

  • Providing  information in a variety of formats
  • Answering questions honestly and straightforwardly

Do talk to us, we are always happy to hear what parents have to say

Some of the things that are there to take advantage of are :

  • Parent/teacher meetings
  • Learning journeys
  • Achievement slips/observations
  • Parent helpers
  • Suggestion box
  • Taster sessions
  • Termly newsletters

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We are only part of your child’s growth and development, parents often ask us:

“How can I help my child’s learning ?”

Some of the best ways to help your child learn are:

  • Sing songs and nursery rhymes
  • Share a book
  • Talk about numbers, colours and letters
  • Cut and stick magazines and other materials
  • Take trips out, eg supermarket, park
  • Cook and bake together
  • Grow plants and talk about the weather
  • Have a conversation with your child at every opportunity

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It is part of our routine to encourage healthy habits as early as possible

  • All our Nursery meals are prepared by qualified cooks
  • We offer Seasonal menus using fresh ingredients
  • Our Caterers are rated 5 stars by Food Standards Agency
  • All our Food is freshly prepared each day
  • Allergies & intolerances can be accommodated

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Change4life is a society –wide movement that aims to prevent people from becoming overweight by encouraging them to eat better and move more.

To instil a healthy, active lifestyle into a young child we operate a free flow system where the children can access our spacious outdoor area throughout the whole day, in all weathers, with appropriate clothing

We also make regular trips to the local park and woodland area

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Daily Routine

To help your child understand and cooperate with some boundaries and routine, their day is structured

Some of your child’s daily routine includes

  • Self- register
  • Free play
  • Choose where to play
  • Snack bar time
  • Group time
  • Sing action songs and rhymes
  • Story time – usually at the end of a Session

Key Person

We have a key person approach at our Nursery which means each member of staff has responsibility for a group of children.

The key person at the Nursery is there to:

  • Act as your main point of contact within the nursery
  • Help your child become settled, happy and safe
  • Be responsible for your child’s care, development and learning
  • Share your child’s progress with you
  • Give you ideas as to how to help your child at home

Fully skilled staff to get your child ready for Primary School

Staff

Diane Haslett

Nursery Manager
SENCO/DSL/Behaviour Management officer
BA HONS Early Years Teaching
Early Years Teacher Status

Mandy Hollis

Deputy Nursery Manager
Room Leader
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Emma Jones

Room Leader
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Theresa Kelly

Nursery Practitioner
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Rita Ryan

Nursery Practitioner
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Tracy Burvill

Nursery Practitioner
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Melanie Martin

Nursery Practitioner
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Angela Gillingham

Nursery Practitioner
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Lorna Thornhill

Nursery Practitioner
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Kay Penny

Nursery Support
Level 2 Childcare & Education

Angela Pickler

Trainee Practitioner

Andrea Torrisi

Lunchtime Supervisor

Building your child’s personal well being and development
for a better future