Our Founders and Directors Brenda Burling and Julie Mannering (pictured); together,have six children of their own and more than 30 years’ childcare experience. Brenda is a Registered Midwife and Nurse (RMN), and Julie is an NVQ3-qualified Childcare Practitioner and Childminder.
What is EYFS?
EYFS Statutory Framework. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.
The 7 different areas of learning and development in the EYFS:
Communication and language development.
Personal, social, and emotional development.
Understanding the world.
Expressive arts and designgn.
The four principles of the EYFS are:
Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships
Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers; and
Children embrace learning and development in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Our care and facilities
All our nurseries offer the following:
Dedicated rooms and practitioners for Babies (newborn to walking), Tweenies (walking to 2 years), Toddlers (2 years to 3 years) and Preschoolers (3 years to 5 years) to support the delivery of age-appropriate care, education and play
Access to two Early Years Teachers, who work across the Group’s Warrington settings
A range of healthy and flavoursome food provided for children at snack and meal times
Free activities are included such as Forest School, ‘Fun Spanish’ and sports
Free on-site car parking
We welcome children with Special Educational Needs, disabilities, specific dietary requirements or who speak English as a Second Language.
Offering Forest School provision, which are hands-on learning experiences in a natural wooded setting
Ofsted: A range of healthy and flavoursome food is provided for children at all times during the day.
Breakfast (before 8.30am), a light morning snack, lunch
and light afternoon tea
Each day, our cooks display their menus on the nursery notice boards; however, please note that we reserve the right to make last-minute changes to the menu.
Practitioners maintain a 5-star rating for food hygiene, as well as creating enjoyable experiences at snack and meal times so they do not become battlegrounds.
Outstanding choices at both snack and meal times ensure that babies, tweenies, toddlers and preschoolers are satisfied, energised and eager to learn.
We aim to stimulate all the senses and to encourage a lifelong passion for healthy eating, which leads to a positive self-image.
Before your child starts to attend nursery, you will be asked to provide details regarding any dietary needs – including allergies.
These needs are incorporated into your child’s individual menu plan, and then communicated to all practitioners – meaning you can feel assured that any medical, cultural and dietary requirements are fully respected.
Older children are engaged through table-setting and snack preparation responsibilities, and younger ones through self-service; conversation and a family atmosphere are actively encouraged.
The children are also supported to learn how to bake and cook their own snacks during Forest School, which includes roasting and toasting on the campfires!