Fox Hollies Road Nursery

General information about Fox Hollies road nursery:

  • - Registered for 46 children aged from 0 - 8 years.
  • - Open from 7.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.
  • - Nursery Education Grants for 3 and 4 year olds.
  • - Early years curriculum for all ages.
  • - Computer access for all children.
  • - Out of school care for children of primary school age.

 

In our Baby Unit babies have opportunities to explore their expanding world in the environment of the  room. These are matched to their interests and stages of development.
The room is designed for 0-12 month old babies with equipment and materials to stimulate their senses and encourage their curiosity.
The Baby Unit is a warm, caring and friendly environment. There are a large and varied selection of resources which are freely played with and used when planning focused activities. Soft play, sand and water play are favourite activities although the children also enjoy books, dancing and singing familiar songs and rhymes. Baby massage is also made available. Meal times are lots of fun and represent an important social occasion for children and staff.

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Babies have access to our two playgrounds.  Soft mats are used whenever the babies are taken out.  In addition to this babies are also taken out in prams in the local area as much as possible.
their own outside play area as well as the main playground and garden.
Parents provide us with a lot of information about their children's personalities, interests, favourite toys, sleeping patterns and dietary needs. We use The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum as a basis for planning a programme for our youngest children which is varied and flexible and which also fits in with familiar routines already established at home.
In addition to our Parents' Evenings we place great importance on daily discussions with parents to reflect on the day's events. We keep a written record of every child's day which is given to parents to take home with them.


Toddlers Unit is specially designed for toddlers between the ages of 12 months and two years. The room is a very friendly and welcoming environment.
The unit provides a range of activities for the children.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is implemented throughout the planning.  Children at this age learn spontaneously, and in order to mountain their confidence and to keep pace with their interest and rapid developmental skills, we provide fun and challenging activities to stimulate their learning and progress.  These activities include cooking, singing & dancing, making music, painting, soft play and sensory play. Most of these equipment and materials are stored at the children’s level so that they can access them easily throughout the sessions. Displays are also kept to their eye-level. Facilities are also provided to aid toilet training.
We work closely with parents and take the opportunity to involve them in the development of our planning and the organisation of activities.

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In addition to daily communication with parents we share our observations and records regarding children's progress and development at Parents' Evenings which are held every term.
We play outside as often as we can in our two playgrounds.  Children also get the opportunity to go on regular walks in the local area.

Our Pre-school caters for 33 children. This comprises of Pre- school Two (3 plus years of age) and Pre-school One (2.5 to 3 years of age). Both the schools in-corporates "The Early Years Foundation Stage" into their planning. The Unit is always busy with painting and collage activities as well as sand and water play. Children are given the opportunity to choose activities which also include the library, computers, imaginative play, construction equipment and music base.
Our curriculum is child-centered and builds on the children's own ideas and interests. One of our projects involved new born animals - an idea which was inspired by a visit to the Farm. The children created paintings, collages and clay models of a variety of new born animals.
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Children are also given the opportunity to learn French.  The children are taught in small groups by a Bilingual Speech Therapist who makes the sessions fun & enjoyable.

Parents' Evenings provide a chance to review a child's progress. Our continuous assessments and samples of the children's work from their time with us form the basis of discussion. Parents can look in depth at our literacy and numeracy programmes, Memory Book and other aspects of The Early Years Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum.

We believe that learning should be fun and should be a natural part of everyday life. We encourage children's interest in reading, writing, numbers and information technology. Our aim is to form a base for successful learning which will last for life.

The nursery is registered with OFSTED and therefore is subjected to regular reviews, the Government's central agency to monitor standards in care and education. We would like to share some extracts from our last OFSTED Inspection report:
" The provision is good. Staff use the 'Birth to three matters' framework to plan activities that promote the development of babies and toddlers. Observations are carried out frequently and the information gained is used for further planning. "
" Staff talk to children and this helps to promote their language skills effectively. Children's confidence is growing due to choice with regard to a selection of activities, for example, singing or listening to stories. "
" Children are clearly learning about personal hygiene as part of the daily routine and they wash hands in relation to activities. "
" Children are learning about healthy options primarily through balanced meals which are freshly cooked daily. "
" Children are kept secure due to controlled access to the premises. "
" Children's welfare is principally safeguarded due to staff's sound knowledge and understanding of child protection issues. "
" Children are valued and their individual care needs met as agreed with parents. "
" Children are well behaved due to strategies that encourage good behaviour. "
" The partnership with parents and carers of funded children is good. "



 


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