The pre-school nursery is open from 9am until 3-15pm Monday to Friday during the school year. Children are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education from the term after their third birthday other session can be paid for. Parents have a choice as to how their child can access the 15 funded hours. Details of this can be obtained from the nursery manager.

Children who stay for the whole nursery day can purchase a school meal or bring along a packed lunch. Packed lunches are stored in our larder fridge to ensure food safety.

The pre-school is staffed by qualified practitioners All practitioners hold level 3 Early Years Care and Education qualifications. The Manager and Deputy Manager hold early years Degree level qualifications and Early Years Professional Status.

Staff hold Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, Basic Food Hygiene and Basic Health and Safety awards.

The setting has been awarded:

  • Healthy Business Status
  • ‘Smile for Health’ Award
  • ‘Breastfeeding Friendly’ Award
  • The ‘Confident and Clean’ Award
  • Environmental Health Food Hygiene level 5 award
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Introduction to the Pre-School Setting

Places can be applied for by contacting the setting telephone number 0161 790 2195 option 3, or by calling into the setting. A registration of interest form should be completed and this will be kept on file until nearer to your child’s third birthday. Parents will be contacted at that time and induction sessions will be arranged in order for your child to become familiar with the setting, the adults and routines before their start date. Practitioners plan for the needs of individual children and provide purposeful activities to enhance learning. The Pre-School follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

What to Bring

On your child’s first day in the Pre-School setting it is recommended that during summer months you bring in sun cream and sun hat labelled with your child’s name.

Please dress your child in appropriate comfortable and manageable clothing. This encourages independence when getting ready to go outside.

Please also send your child in suitable footwear and a coat. Please could we ask that you do not send your child in wearing jewellery.

Lunch Boxes

As we encourage healthy eating we ask that you do not send chocolate bars, sweets etc... into the nursery in your child’s lunchbox. Information and ideas regarding healthy lunchboxes can be obtained from the manager.


Toys

We ask that children do not bring their own toys into the setting as they may get damaged or lost. We cannot accept any responsibility for toys lost or damaged.

Nursery Staff

Nursery Manager

Mrs C. Williams (Behaviour Management, Safeguarding)
B.A. Hons Early Years Leadership
Early Years Teacher Status
Foundation Degree Integrated Care & Education of children & young people
D32 D33 Assessor Qualification
Playwork level 3

Nursery Deputy Manager

Mrs C. Moss (SENCO) B.A. Early Childhood Studies and Practice
Early Years Teacher Status
Foundation Degree Integrated Care & Education of children & young people
Childcare & Development level 3

Nursery Childcare Practitioners

Mrs S. Herrera (Letters & Sounds) Childcare & Development level 3
Assessor qualified
Mrs S. Kendrick Childcare & Development level 3
Miss S. Mason Childcare & Development level 3
Mrs J. Guest Childcare & Development Level 3
Playwork Level 3
Mrs D. Hough (Catering Co-Ordinator) Playwork level 2

All staff have full enhanced DBS Checks.
All staff are trained in first aid, safeguarding children, health & safety, food hygiene.




What is Early Years Foundation Stage?

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