In nursery we aim to welcome all children, parents and carers into a happy and secure environment. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and Every Child Matters underpin our practise.
Children learn through play and therefore we aim to offer enjoyable, meaningful and hands on experiences that support development in your child’s early years.
We hope to meet your child’s needs and look forward to working in partnership with you to do so.
The curriculum is planned using ‘Development Matters’ - age related guidance which leads to the Early Learning Goals across all of the areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Personal, Social And Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Understanding the World
Expressive Art & Design
To find out more about the EYFS framework and the age related expectations, see the Development Matters document below.
In our 26 place per session nursery we aim to be as flexible as possible with provision options. Take a look at our Nursery Brochure and Admissions Policy for more information, or just give us a call!
30 hours funding
We allocate some spaces to the 30 hours of free funding and offer them to qualifying children the term after their third birthday (if spaces are available). For more information and to check if you are eligible visit https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/education/early_years_childcare/early_learning_free_places/increase-free-childcare-30hours/default.asp
Extra sessions can also be purchased at £10 per session, subject to availability.
Key worker groups
We hope that our key worker system enables you and your child to become familiar with our Foundation Stage practitioners. Although we work in key worker groups we hope you feel comfortable in approaching any of our staff. Your child’s key worker is indicated on their starter pack.
Lunch time and snack time
Nursery lunch sessions run from 11:50 am. Nursery children attending all day sessions will have their lunch in the unit. Children can enjoy a hot school dinner, or a school sandwich, or can bring their own healthy lunch box from home.
In nursery children always have access to milk and water. In nursery we incorporate group snack times into our sessions as part of our routine. Nursery children can access a drink of water or a drink of milk and a piece of fruit every morning and afternoon.
To find out more about nursery have a look at the documents above, or give us a call and come and see us in nursery!