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Little Leo's Nursery Day

Our core Nursery hours are from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year.  We offer both full and part time places for children aged from 3 months to 5 years.   If your schedule demands a earlier / later drop off or collection time we offer an additional half hour from 7:30-8am and 6pm-6:30pm.

Our day is carefully planned and activities are prepared in relation to the different age groups.  Each of our rooms has a Team Leader who ensures daily routines are followed and activities run smoothly.

Firm Foundations 

Little Leo's Nursery follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  This is a very important stage as it helps your child get ready for school as well as preparing them for their future learning and success.  From when your child is born up to the age of 5, their early years experience should be happy, active, exciting, fun and secure; and support their development, care and learning needs.  Our trained staff who understand your child's needs refer to the EYFS document as they plan for your child's learning and development.  The EYFS covers 7 areas of learning, 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas.

Prime areas:

  • Communication and language.
  • Physical development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development

Specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and Design.

Being Stimulated

Babies and young children have active minds and bodies and the most important time in their learning is the first five years.  Babies through to Pre-School children need appropriate activities to encourage, enable and challenge their minds and bodies. 
One of the main reasons parents choose to send their child to Nursery is to allow them to mix and socialise, sharing toys and equipment, saying please and thank you and respecting others is fostered through play.  All children are encouraged to develop their social skills in a caring environment.

Being Informed

Information about your child and how they are when you are not with them is very important.  Planned activities provide you with part of the picture.  Your child’s Key Person will provide you with details of your child’s individual progress and we will also complete a variety of formal and informal reports that we will feed back with you.  This constant dialogue along with opportunities to attend developmental meetings, focusing on care and education are all part of the package we offer you.  Being informed enables you and your child to make the very best of our service.

 

“Staff have a secure understanding of how children develop and learn.  They make regular assessments of the children’s abilities and identify the next steps in their learning.  This ensures that effective learning takes place for all children”  Jennifer Liverpool Ofsted Inspector (February 2016)