ESTABLISHED NURSERY FOR 15 YEARS

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Fully Installed CCTV

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Achieved quality assurance award

EEL AND BEEL

2013/14 - 2016




 "Children enjoy ample opportunities to be active, and extend and test their physical skills. The nurturing staff team places a clear focus on promoting the children's personal, social and emotional development."

      

(Ofsted, January 2016)





Food hygiene rating '5' achieved for the eighth year

  running 2013/14


 


"Disabled children and those with special educational needs are fully included and valued. Staff work sensitively with children, planning precisely for their learning and ensuring they make sustained progress in relation to their starting points."

 

   (Ofsted, January 2016)







OUTSTANDING OFSTED JANUARY 2016


Full report here




''Staff are highly responsive to the needs of children to secure their safety, welfare and well-being. As a result, the children show a real sense of belonging, confidently exploring their environment and are happy."

(Ofsted, January 2016) 




Food Hygiene rating '5'Achieved again for the eighth year running 2014/15 

 




"The leadership team has an excellent overview of the nursery, staff practice, quality of teaching and the progress children make. Self-evaluation is used astutely to drive continuous improvement."

(Ofsted, January 2016)

 

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PARENTS

 

Ofsted registers and inspects childcare for children aged from birth to 17 years.

 

Registered childcare providers and childminders have to meet the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework that relate to the environment, adults working with children and the organisation of the childcare setting.

 

Practitioners within a childcare setting also need to demonstrate that they are meeting the individual needs of the children and supporting their learning and development.

 

What can you tell Ofsted?

Is the childcare good?

Can it be made better?

Do you have any concerns?

 

If you wish to discuss the service and quality of childcare you are receiving from the setting with Ofsted, then they can be contacted on

0300 123 1231

Or you can write to them at:

The National Business Unit

Ofsted

 

Picadilly Gate

Store Street

Manchester

M1 2WD

 

If you would like more information about Ofsted and their role as the regulator of childcare in England, you can visit their website:

www.ofsted.gov.uk/parents

 

Ofsted quoted in our inspection report April 2013 that .........

 

'The high quality of teaching is instrumental in fully developing children's confidence and ability to play and work together happily. As a result, they make excellent progress in all areas of their learning and development.

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A parents guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage September 2014

 

To download the revised information for parents.carers please

click here  

 

We have devised a fact sheet for your reference detailing the role of the

key person at Little Swans

Please click here to see the factsheet

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 A Parents guide to

Learning Through Play At Little Swans

Please click here to view our 2014 policy

 

 

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Learning Through Play at Little Swans

Curriculum Statement

October 2014

Please click here to view our  Every Child Matters  statement

 

 

 

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Physical Development Policy

September 2014

 

To read how we incorporate physical development into our daily routines

 

Please click here

 

 

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 Jolly Phonics

 

Children in the Heroes room participate in a Jolly Phonics session each week. Following the Jolly phonics programme supports each child's understanding of letter sounds, blending and recognition. As the children's mark making skills develop we then encourage the children to begin forming their letters. Many children over the years have left the nursery being able to write their first name, recognise letters in the environment  as well as identify the letter words begin with.

 

To read more information please click here to download our parents guide to Jolly Phonics