Nursery News

In this section you’ll find all the latest news from the nursery. For ‘Room News’ go to the relevant room by clicking ‘The Rooms’ tab.

Governments 30hr childcare

August 21st, 2017

There has been a fair amount of coverage around the governments new 30hrs that start this September. It has been widely publicised that nurseries will have a shortfall because the funding allocated by the government will not cover the cost of the scheme. As you may be aware we have decided to trial the scheme […]

Two New Team Members

July 26th, 2017

We would like to wish a very warm welcome to …  Elise Coleman – Nursery Assistant Elise worked as a Nursery Assistant in two children’s day nurseries before joining us and has been volunteering with children since the age of 15. She was inspired to work with children being brought up alongside two special needs siblings and a baby brother […]

Pre-School Leavers Party!

July 26th, 2017

As many of you will already know, last week we had our Pre-School Leavers Party and the children chose a theme of Disney Princesses and Princes/Knights! We shared a slideshow of baby and toddler pictures, alongside our little Graduates and a lovely party tea cooked by Tor.  We had lots of fun decorating biscuits  playing […]

Sports Day & Parent Information Evening on the ILD

July 26th, 2017

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in attending our events. We have had great attendance at a variety of events that we planned including our transition to school meeting, play and stay on areas of development and information evenings.  Add to that parents for breakfast and tea. […]

Millie’s Mark Award

July 26th, 2017

We’re the first nursery in Berkshire to have achieved Millie’s Mark! We have successfully been awarded ‘Millie’s Mark’, a Quality Mark for nurseries which demonstrates that the nursery goes above and beyond the minimum requirements in paediatric first aid. With its robust processes and documentation, the nursery practitioners strive to keep children safe by minimising […]

Support When Applying for 30 Hours Free Funding

July 24th, 2017

Further Help and Support When Applying for 30 hours Free Funding Make Sure you are Applying in Good Time. We are offering the 30 hours funding for childcare for children to attend the nursery 4 and 5 days a week. There is not much time before we have to raise the invoices for September. We […]

Further information regarding the 30 hour Free Childcare

July 17th, 2017

For further information regarding the 3o hours Free childcare please follow the link to read the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) letter on Early education and childcare entitlement at your nursery. All eligibility codes will need to be checked by the 31 August 2017 in order to receive funding from the start of the autumn […]

Annual Parent Questionnaire Results and Feedback

July 10th, 2017

We have been analysing our annual parent questionnaire that we run every year at the nursery, a massive thank you to everyone who took the time to fill it out.  We analyse each of the answers in detail.  Our questions mirror some iconic research run by the government, known as the PEAL research, so we […]

Summer Menu 2017

July 10th, 2017

We are now under way with the launch of our new Summer menu, which has been awarded Outstanding by the Children’s Food Trust for the second year running. This reinforces our commitment to providing young children with healthy and nutritious food. Tor and Rana are doing a great job of preparing the new items on […]

4 New Team Members

July 10th, 2017

Emma Seymour Emma has 10 years’ experience within Early Years and is NVQ Level 3 qualified in Children’s care, Learning and Development. Emma is passionate about working with young children and their families. “I enjoy the outdoors, walking and socialising with friends and family. I also do some voluntary work for my local church. Having […]

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