Facilities of St Mary's Nursery Group
The setting is an 18 place nursery, in a single storey building with wheelchair and buggy access. We also have a secure single entrance door.
Our ratios are:
The nursery offers an open plan layout with separate toilets for children and adults. All toilets and hand basins are child size to promote independence and good hygiene practices. Furthermore, we also have a substantial natural garden which is made up of different areas for the children to learn and explore in. The nursery also has a kitchen area where snacks are prepared by the nursery staff.
The nursery works in partnership with St Mary’s CE Primary School and is also very fortunate to be able to use some of the school’s facilities with the nursery children.
Please note that we welcome children that go onto any school in the area.
At St Mary’s Nursery Group we believe that parents/carers are paramount in their child’s welfare and early years’ education.
What you can expect from the Nursery
That all families and children will be treated equally.
A welcoming and friendly environment for both you and your child.
Newsletters to keep you informed of forthcoming events in the nursery.
Daily communication about your child’s day at nursery.
To have access to all nursery policies and procedures and our Ofsted report.
High levels of professionalism at all times.
What we ask of you
To build good relationships with the staff.
To have regard for and follow where necessary nursery policies and procedures.
Keep staff informed of any changes to your child’s lifestyle that may have an effect on them or their behaviour.
To pay your child’s nursery fees on time and inform the management team immediately if your circumstances change and you encounter any difficulties in paying your child’s fees.
Free early education funding
The term after your child’s 3rd birthday he/she will be entitled to 15 hours free government funded education sessions that can be taken at the nursery. For further information please speak to the Nursery Manager - click here for contact details.
We place a huge emphasis on choice, independence and confidence building. The nursery staff carefully plan activities within the Early Years’ Foundation Stage framework.
The activities offered aim to engage the children and promote their learning through encouraging each child to become active and creative in their own learning.
The staff will observe and assess your child’s development and educational needs. The assessments will be recorded and form a learning journey of your child’s development whilst they are at the nursery. You will be able to look through your child’s learning journey at any time; likewise you can also discuss any concerns you may have with your child’s key person.