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Our Nursery

At St Joseph’s Nursery we believe that a positive start to education is one of the most important gifts we can give to the children in our care. A good Early Years experience is the first building block to the rest of a child’s education. Our aim is to provide the best possible learning experience for every child in our care.  To do this, we begin by creating a nurturing environment.

 

The Nursery has two well equipped classrooms, Butterfly Class and Ladybird Class. There is a large adventure playground at the front of the Nursery and a sensory garden at the back. The children have access to both areas every day.

 

The Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, and this learning happens
through child and adult led activities, around your child’s interests. Within our classrooms and outside areas, the seven areas of learning are implemented through play based activities. The child’s Key Person will find out what they already know and plan activities to support and develop their learning.

What We Offer

Children are able to join our nursery the term they turn 3 years old. We have limited space
for rising threes. Our children are between 2.5 and 5 years old.

 

  • We offer up to 30 hours per week free childcare
  • We offer FEET funding, for those eligible
  • We are open Monday to Friday 8.40am – 3.20pm, 38 weeks a year
  • We offer 5 days, 3 days or 2.5 days 
  • Extra 40 minutes extended day (2.40 - 3.20pm) for £7.50 per day
  • We offer a school dinner for £2.34 per day

 

The Nursery Day

8.40am – The children arrive and self-register
8.40am – 9.00am – Free play
9.00am – 9.15am – Circle time
9.15am – 10.00am – Free play (and the outside areas are open)
10.00am – 10.15am – Snack time
10.15am – 10.35am – Singing or music and movement
10.35am – 11.00am – Free play and supported activities
11.00am – 11.20am – Story time
11.25 – 12.00pm – Lunch

 

The afternoon session is a repeat although the activities are changed to support the needs of the children.

 

Nursery finishes at 2.40pm (or 3.20pm if the children are staying for the extended day). 

 

To see our full list of sessions and prices, please see our Charging Structure below:

Meet the Nursery Staff

All our staff attend regular training sessions, this ensures that your child will benefit from the latest teaching techniques.


Miss Diane Haslett
Nursery Manager
BA Hons Early Years Teaching
Early Years Teacher Status
SENCO/DSL/Behaviour Management Officer

 

Butterfly Class Ladybird Class

Miss Emma Jones

Butterfly Room Leader
Level 3 Childcare & Education

 

Mrs Mandy Hollis
Deputy Nursery Manager &
Ladybird Room leader
Foundation Degree in Early Years

Mrs Kim Frew

Nursery Practitioner
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Mrs Debbie Curlis

Nursery Practitioner
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Mrs Melanie Martin

Nursery Practitioner
BA Hons Early Years Teaching

Mrs Angela Gillingham

Nursery Practitioner
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Mrs Angela Pickler

Nursery Practitioner
Level 2 Childcare & Education

Mrs Theresa Kelly

Nursery Practitioner
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Mrs Rita Ryan

Nursery Practitioner
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Mrs Andrea Torrisi
Nursery Practitioner
Level 2 Childcare & Education

Mrs Lorna Thornhill (maternity)

Nursery Practitioner
Level 3 Childcare & Education

Mrs Liz Rickinson
Midday Supervisor

 

 

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