Since all parents want the very best for their children, right from their very first learning experiences, increasing demands are being made on child care facilities to provide the very best level of care in all areas of their development. There is now a marked trend towards intellectual education for children, but children still need to play, move, get enough exercise and discover their own bodies. Our nursery school achieves both objectives by offering space for moving around, plenty of opportunity for play, a small library and various facilities for creative activity. Our aim is to support each child through their own development.
We offer quality childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years. The nursery is open from 7:30am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday for 51 weeks of the year. We are Ofsted registered and have an open door policy and welcome you to visit the nursery for a viewing with Sarah the Nursery Manager or Jane the Deputy Manager at any time.
If you are a member and are using the club facilities you are welcome to place your child in the crèche. Crèche hours are as follow 9:30am to 11:30am, you may book your child for a one or two hour session.
“Education specialists, wholehearted commitment and comprehensive childcare”
Enjoying and Achieving
Here at Club Kingswood Nursery we believe that children learn best when in a happy safe environment where they can achieve through play and support from the people whom care for them. Club Kingswood Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which encourages children to build self confidence and a curiosity and desire to make sense of the world around them. We deliver this in a number of ways:
- Literacy and numeracy
- Role play and imaginative play
- Stories and rhymes
- Mark making and creative activities
- Outdoor opportunities
- Exploring and investigating
Play and exploration
Here at Club Kingswood Nursery we understand that children explore in a variety of ways, so we offer a range for equipment to and environments for them
- Did you know that sand play enables children to create different worlds and act out their own experiences ?
- Drawing enables children to create early marks, allowing children to begin to form the foundation of writing skills.
- By using dress up children can discover more about the worlds around them an develop vocabulary and social behaviour.
The key person approach
At Club Kingswood Nursery we give all families a key person, giving you and your child the reassurance to feel secure and cared for, helping you as a family to become confident within the nursery environment. A key person approach is the most effective way of ensuring children develop strong relationships with a significant adult in the nursery.
Each key person within Club Kingswood Nursery builds a learning journey on every child, this allows our parents/carer to really discover what each child is learning throughout the day and how they are developing.
Each key person takes observation on their children and begin to build a picture of their
- Personal social emotional development
- Physical development
- Communication and language development
- Creative art and design
- Understanding the world
Meet the team
Nursery ManagerNVQ Level 3
Main Responsibilities: Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children within the nursery, implementing the Early Years Foundation Stage and encouraging children to play and learn in an enjoyable environment. Building strong partnerships with parents and providing the best possible care for all. To ensure a smooth running of the nursery everyday.
Sarah is the named Co-ordinator for looked after childen & our safe guarding officer, speech, language & communication co-ordinator. First aid trained.
“From the moment I left school I knew what I wanted to do, my passion always lay with childcare so I went to collage to complete my level two in childcare and education. From there I got my first job as a nursery assistant and have work in the childcare setting ever since.
I have always enjoyed the experience of helping these young people grow and develop – watching as their little minds absorb every ounce of information that is passed to them like little sponges!
By taking on my Level 3 in Childcare, I built a career working my way up to manager here at Club Kingswood Nursery. Here, I look after a team of like-minded staff, motivating them to achieve the very best every day. Achieving the very best from our staff is the best way to achieve the very best for the children and together we strive to create an environment where children can learn through play.
And for the future, well, as it is with children, it seems I too have the bug for learning and will be completing a Level 3 in Leadership and Management this year.”
Nursery Deputy ManagerNVQ Level 3 in Child Care
Main Responsibilities: Working with children aged 0-2 year following the Early Years Foundation Stage. Ensuring child have a safe enjoyable place to strive and learn through a range of activities, games and play. Jane is also a qualified gardener and is our outdoor play & garden co-ordinator. Jane is creating new space and ideas in the garden and teaching the children about plants and insects.
“When I was younger I used to earn extra cash babysitting, I enjoyed the laughter that the children gave me and so decided to train in childcare when I finished school. Firstly I trained doing a C.P.V.E in Community Care for one year and then training as an N.N.E.B (Nursery Nurse) for two years.
My first job was as a live-in nanny in London and over the past 20 or so years I have worked in a number of settings in roles such as a Manager, Deputy, Supervisor and Room leader.
I enjoy the variety of the day in a childcare setting and the sense of pride and achievement when you see one of your key children reaching their potential.”