Our aims are to:
- Provide quality care and education for all children attending the nursery
- Work in partnership with parents and carers to help children play, learn, achieve and grow
- Enhance the well being of the local community
- Offer a service that positively promotes equality and diversity
We are open between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm. We offer a 7:30am - 8.00pm day by arrangement for an addtional fee. We only closing for bank holidays and for 1 week during the Christmas period.
We provide flexible care on a full, part, sessional and occasional basis, and we also provide before/after school care and a holiday club.
The Nursery Day
The nursery organises the day so that the children participate in both child led and adult led activities that aim to stretch their minds, language and ability. These take into consideration the individual needs of each child and their differing energy levels throughout the day.
All children have the opportunity for outdoor play which contributes towards their good health, physical development and knowledge of the world around them.
Plans for the room’s activities are always on display and please ask a member of staff to explain them in more detail if you wish.
Baby Room (0-2yrs)
Our specifically equipped baby room provides a warm and nurturing environment where your baby can explore and learn. The embedded key person system ensures continuity of care and enables the staff to really get to know your baby’s needs.
Building excellent relationships with you, your child’s key person will expand home routines within the setting, so you can be confident of the best possible care.
The play areas are attractively designed with stimulating and inviting resources that are guaranteed to engage the intended age range. Your baby will have the opportunity to explore new and exciting experiences everyday like paint, water and sand as well as more unusual mediums such as shaving foam and ‘gloop’.
You can be sure that your baby will learn something new everyday whilst developing through the EYFS.
Continuing the Key Person system and well planned transitional stages, your growing child will move naturally and seamlessly into the next room. Here at Amber's Attic we recognise that at this age your child is learning at a fast pace, developing their identity and being eager to make their place in the world.
Covering all areas of the EYFS this room aims to excite and stimulate to feed the two year old's thirst for knowledge. As they begin to grow they are encouraged to make more choices whilst staff are on hand to assist with play and learning. Activities aim to develop the already beginnings of learning social skills like sharing and playing with friends.
This room has the added advantage of free flow to the outdoor classroom where bigger, bolder and different experiences can be had enhancing your child’s physical development and experimental mind.
Here we prepare your child ready for the transition to school. Activity begins to take a more structured approach whilst your child has the freedom to choose play experiences and experiment new ideas. From September 2017 the government are doubling the funded childcare for 3 & 4 year olds, from 15 to 30 hrs per week for working families.
Teaching and learning through the EYFS curriculum ensures a vast array of first hand experiences that can result into achievements for all children. Routines and boundaries set in the preschool environment enhance independence, further assisting children with their continual development.
Base Club is a Before and After School Club plus Holiday clu for Reception to 11 years old.
We can drop off and pick up your child from Chapelfield Primary School during term time.
Whilst at the setting, the children who attend Base Club are given the opportunity to partake in games, creative activities or have quiet time to read or complete homework. A breakfast and/or a snack tea is provided.
During the holiday club, children will partake in a variety of activities that give a mix of fun, education and excitement. This may be a trip to the farm, a museum or even going to the cinema.