The nursery is open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and runs over two floors which host four different age groups.
The nursery also benefits from two outdoor play areas which are used all year round. One of these play areas features a stone track around its edge that the children can use to use the trikes we provide. There is also a small jungle gym here which the children really enjoy as well as a large chalkboard the children can use.
The second of these play areas features a soft rubber floor as well as some bespoke seats, a sandpit, some vegetables the children help to plant and maintain as well as many other things to enjoy.
Our ground floor is home to several important rooms. The first room is the front room, this hosts a range of activities such as: Home corner, dressing up, jigsaws, construction, story time, book corner singing and many more. The second room is the art room, this room is designed for messy activities such as: Water, sand, playdough, painting, gloop, basically anything messy you can think of, children love! The final room downstairs that the children will enter is the dining area where all the children sit down to have their meals, which are explained in later detail further down this page.
The main group that use the downstairs facilities are ages two to three. This group have a child to staff ratio of 4:1 with the normal amount of children present being twelve.The pre-school group also use the downstairs facilities and they have a child to staff ratio of 8:1 with the normal amount of children being sixteen. Within our pre-school group we offer children a variety of skills, early language and number work, phonic skills and many activities which build the childrens confidence. Our aim is to give the children a flying start both socially and academically when entering main stream school.
The first floor is usually reserved for the smaller children. One of the rooms upstairs is known as the 'baby room' which holds six babies with a baby to staff ratio of 3:1. Our baby room has a variety of toys and equipment to meet all developmental needs.
Another of our upstairs rooms is the toddler room. This caters for nine toddlers with a child to staff ratio of 3:1. Our toddler room is equiped to encourage development for children aged between 1-2 years. The toddler group also has their own art room for messy activities and use of our outdoor areas.
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The nursery currently employs fourteen members of staff. All have an up to date DBS. Thirteen members of staff have a paediatric first aid qualification and seven of these staff also hold a first aid at work qualification.
The owner/manager Amanda Leader has a degree in early years teaching and has been teaching nursery/reception since 1991. Amanda taught at a primary school in Llanishen prior to opening the nursery in August 1995.
Qamar Arif is the deputy manager and holds an NVQ level 3 in childcare and has been at the nursery for ten years. Qamar runs the 2-4 year old groups and works with the pre school children.
Renee Keene is an assistant manager and runs the baby and toddler groups. Renee holds a BTEC in childcare, works primarily with the babies and has 17 years experience. Renee has been at the nursery for ten years.
The staff at the nursery have all been carefully selected by Amanda with her own children in mind. We have a small team who work extremely well together. Three staff currently hold a level two in childcare and are working towards level 3. The remainder of staff are all NVQ level 3 qualified.