Welcome to Nursery (F1)
To find out if you are eligible for the 30-hour funding and apply for the funding please click on the link below:
When are we open?
We offer 15 hours of early education a week, 3 hours a day. The session times are as follows: 8:30am-11:30am or 12:15pm-3:15pm 5 days a week. This offer is in term time only.
Who will look after my child?
For every 13 children that we have in the Preschool we have at least 1 member of staff, often more. This ratio means that the staff develop good relationships and know every unique child in their care.
When you accept a place at OSPA Nursery your child will be allocated a Key Worker. This is the adult that will work more closely with your child and monitor their progress. They will also communicate with you about your child.
|Staffing in the Morning Sessions||Staffing in the Afternoon Sessions|
|Nicky Drinkell||Nicky Drinkell|
|Natasha Dean||Natasha Dean|
|Sally-Ann Howard||Sally-Ann Howard|
|Becky Olley||Becky Olley|
|Hannah Hutton||Hannah Hutton|
|Kirsty Wilbourne||Kirsty Wilbourne|
|Katelyn Kinnaird||Katelyn Kinnaird|
What will my child do for three hours?
In the Early Year’s Foundation Stage (Birth-5 years old) we believe that children learn best through play. We set up the environment with careful thought about every child’s needs, interests and stages of development and we have skilled adults that play with your child, extending their play ideas and challenge their thinking.
The Statutory Framework for the EYFS states that “Practitioners must respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive interaction.”
The statutory Framework can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/596629/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf
How can I help me child at home? What should I be doing/looking out for?
Below is a very useful document that gives information about what your children should be doing at their age and ideas about what you can do to support their development. https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/09/4Children_ParentsGuide_Sept_2015v4WEB1.pdf
I am interested, what do I do next?
If they are not eligible for the funding, you will be given 15 hours a week.
Just contact the office and we will show you around and introduce you to key staff. We will then offer you a home visit and a stay and play session. After this we will give you a start date.