Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes 619 Sheffield Road Old Whittington Derbyshire S41 9DX
01246 450354

About Nursery Rhymes

The Nursery recognises that one of the most important factors for children to enjoy and achieve is that the environment they are in must be safe, secure, promote and encourage positive behaviour. Children must be happy and content to develop and achieve. This atmosphere is created with small groups of children and key workers who give continuity of care and promote strong links with parents and carers. The activities for the groups and individual are planned to meet the development matters and early learning goals in the EYFS. Regular assessments are undertaken to monitor the progress of each child and ensure they are achieving appropriate goals. Their progress is discussed with parents and carers and activities for individual children are planned accordingly. The staff are supportive and encourage children to make choices and discuss consequences and opportunities. Creative work and individual choice activities are incorporated on a daily basis. The children are encouraged to work independently and group work is incorporated into daily routines. Children's work is valued and displayed in Nursery and they are encouraged to take items home to show parents/carers and also bring items of their own choice into Nursery for discussions. Term booklets for the individual child with their own work are produced for pre-school children and these are taken home for the child to show parents/carer, relations, friends etc. The children are encouraged to lead activities. Discussion in groups and good listening skills are promoted amongst staff. The small groups enable children to form good relationships and have intimate knowledge of others needs and backgrounds. The group identities and interaction is strong in Nursery and the children are eager to help and foster a progressive, supportive environment. Individual planning improves the provision for the children as they relate eagerly to activities around their own interest and subsequently the outcomes for this are improved. We actively seek information on each child's home interests and hobbies, this is used to promote good relationships and motivates them to learn and discuss their own and others activities. The transition to school is discussed with children of an appropriate age and with their parents. Visits to our local school are undertaken and pictures used to inform children and remind them of the experience. The children discuss their future schools and a positive image of the move to school is fostered. All staff are made aware of the importance of personal care for young children and the effect of providing appropriate care for a particular age group and individual needs. Routines are established such that children's development is fostered at all stages from nappy changing to toilet training to independence. Children are encouraged to share in meal time and snack routines and learn the importance of healthy eating and enjoy the benefits of group interaction at these times. Children are encouraged to explore all the Nursery inside and out with free flow opportunities regularly made available. This encourages children to choose their own activities. Craft activities are provided both in and out doors and a wide variety of resources' made available for them to use and extend their imagination. The older children are taken on frequent visits to explore the wider environment. Activities are planned with regular group times to enable children to express themselves and form positive relationships with their peers and staff through play. Outdoor activities are provided daily with a large outdoor area and equipment to access physical development. The benefits of physical activity is discussed with children at an age appropriate level. The importance of diet, healthy and not so healthy foods is promoted and all children have regular food tasting activities to discuss likes and dislikes in food.

Additional information from provider

Times: Late collection available: 5:30pm - 6:00pm. The setting also runs a breakfast club, Monday - Friday: 7.30am - 8.00am. For further information, please contact the provider (additional costs apply) Costs: Under 2's: Per Day (8.00 - 5.30pm) = £42.00 Weekly = £190 Half Day = £22 Over 2's: Per Day (8.00 - 5.30pm) = £40.00 Weekly = £180.00 Half Day = £22

This provider is registered to provide the free nursery education for two, three and four year olds.

Opening times

Open during

All Year

Opening times

  • Mon (07:30 - 18:00)
  • Tue (07:30 - 18:00)
  • Wed (07:30 - 18:00)
  • Thu (07:30 - 18:00)
  • Fri (07:30 - 18:00)
  • £4.50 per Hour
  • £40 per Day
  • £22 per Session
  • £180 per Week
Age Groups

Caters for the following age groups

3 months To 5 years
Special Needs area of experience

Asthma, Autistic spectrum, Challenging behaviours, Developmental delay, Diabetes, Special Dietary Needs, Emotional and social needs, Epilepsy, Hearing impairment, Language/communication needs, Learning Difficulties, Need for medical intervention, Physical impairment, Visual impairment, Allergies/ Epi Pen Administration, Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder, Dyspraxia, Multi Sensory Impairment, Other Behavioural Disorders,

Vacancy notes

Please contact the setting for more vacancy details. This provider offers up to 30 hours free early education for 3 and 4 year olds. Please contact the provider for further details

Location map

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