Reach for the Stars Nursery opened in January 2014 and is based at 5 Rupert Street, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 6EB. Contact details: Tel; 01782 519829, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering full day care provision for children aged 0-5 years. We operate Monday to Friday, all year round, except bank holidays and a week at Christmas. Our opening times 8am-6pm (7.30am starts are available but must be booked in advance) and we offer a range of flexible booking patterns to suit parents individual needs. We aim to provide parents with affordable childcare so that they only pay for the hours that they needs. To support this we accommodate term time only contracts and offer an hourly rate for those who do not require a full days care.
Under 2's -
Full Day; 8am-6pm £43.00 (incl. lunch & tea)
Flexi place Full day; 8am-6pm £48.00 (incl. lunch & tea)
Half Day; 8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm £27.50 (lunch or tea extra)
Flexi place Half day; 8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm £29.50 (lunch or tea extra)
Over 2's -
Full Day; 8am-6pm £42.00 (incl. lunch & tea)
Flexi place Full day; £47.00 (incl. lunch & tea)
Half Day; 8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm £26.50 (lunch or tea extra)
Flexi place Half day; 8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm £28.50 (lunch or tea extra)
Hourly rate: all ages £5.75
10% discount is applicable for full time places and siblings
We provide funded early education for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old and offer the 30 hour extended entitlement for eligible children.
We can provide care for up to 29 children at each session. We have 2 childcare rooms and a large outdoor play area.
Activities for our youngest children are based on their experiences of the world. We offer a wide range of sensory and exploratory resources which stimulate and encourage their development.
The children will engage in messy play activities such as painting and water play.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and use children's schema's and individual learning styles to support our planning.
Staff will discuss sleep and feeding routines with you during the initial taster sessions to ensure continuity of care between home and nursery.
All aspects of your child's day will be discussed with you upon collection and also recorded in their daily diary, including sleep, milk feeds/meals, nappy changes and key activities.
The children experience a stimulating, challenging and fun environment, equipped to enable them to access a wide range of play and learning experiences. Activities are carefully planned and selected to build upon their natural curiosity as learners and to support the development of new skills.
There is a wide range of toys, equipment and resources for the children to choose from, including role play, books, construction, mark making, sand/water play, ICT and small world.
We encourage children to develop their confidence and independence particularly during mealtimes, toileting and dressing routines. However, we recognise the importance for each child's individuality and that they progress at their own pace, so assistance is always offered where needed.
We provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum based around children's individual needs. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and use children's schema's and individual learning styles to support our planning. When we feel children are ready we introduce them to letters and sounds activities to further develop their skills in preparation for school.
Providing opportunities for active outdoor play significantly increases children's agility. We can't underestimate the value of the aesthetic development promoted by being outside. Aesthetic awareness refers to a heightened sensitivity to the beauty around us. Because the natural world is filled with beautiful sights, sounds, and textures, it's the perfect resource for the development of aesthetics in young children. Pre-schoolers learn much through their senses. Outside there are many different and wonderful things for them to see (animals, birds, and green leafy plants), to hear (the wind rustling through the leaves, a robin's song), to smell fragrant flowers and the rain-soaked ground, to touch (a fuzzy caterpillar or the bark of a tree), and even to taste (newly fallen snow or a raindrop on the tongue). Children who spend a lot of time acquiring their experiences through television and
computers are using only two senses (hearing and sight), which can seriously affect their perceptual abilities.
At Reach for the Stars Nursery, the purpose and aim of our outdoor environment is;
• to allow children to be creative, imaginative and messy
• to learn about the natural world and it's wildlife
• to foster children's contact and involvement with nature
• to allow children to explore and have a sense of freedom and independence
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