St Issey Mini Diggers Nursery
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At St Issey C of E school our nursery facility 'Mini Diggers' has just celebrated its first birthday (July 2018). It's been an exciting year with lots of work put in to create the perfect environment for our children to grow and learn.
We facilitate children from the age of 2 to children starting school, offering funding in line with the government initiatives for 2 and 3/4 year olds for both 15 and 30 hour entitlements.
Our aim at nursery is to provide children with a calm home styled environment in which to flourish. With our ethos being to ensure all children are provided with a stimulating continuous provision both indoors and outdoors, focusing on the seven areas of leaning within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) providing encouragement and support.
Mrs Sole our Nursery Manager has over 10 years experience of working with children from 2- 5 years old and has a dedicated and highly qualified team supporting her in delivering the best quality care for our children. We strive to support our children in becoming independent learners to ensure they are given the best possible start in life learning skills they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Mrs Sole is also trained as a forest school teacher. This has led to the desire to create a new woodland area for not only the nursery but the whole school to enjoy. Funding has been secured to enhance this area with the incorporation of a yurt style building to our woodland area to support and develop our year round outdoor exposure to the joys of natural learning so our 2018/19 academic year will see further growth in the experiences our children will enjoy.
If you have any questions about our nursery please don't hesitate to contact Mrs Sole on the details below. Come and have a look around and see for what a special nursery we have.
Who to contact
Where to go
- St Issey Mini Diggers Nursery
St. Issey V A C Of E School
- PL27 7RN
St Issey C of E school has just opened its brand new nursery facility 'Mini Diggers' (September 2017). We will be facilitating children from the age of 2 years to children starting school, offering funding in line with the government initiatives for 2 and 3 year olds. Our aim is to provide children with a calming home styled environment in which to develop and grow. Our ethos is to ensure all children are provided with a stimulating continuous provision both indoors and outdoors focusing on the seven areas of leaning within the Early Years Foundation Stage. Mrs Sole our nursery manager has over 10 years experience of working with children from 2- 5and is also trained as a forest school teacher. If you have any questions about our nursery please don't hesitate to contact her on the details below.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £13.00 Per 3 hour session £2.00 Lunch Club £1.00 Breakfast Club
- If a child stays for lunch club they have the option of bringing a packed lunch with them or having a cooked nursery/school lunch at a cost of £2.30
- Do you offer a free or reduced rate to carers?
Inclusion within our setting
- Has provision
- Experience with
- at St Issey Nursery we will support all your children's dietary requirements.
- Has provision
- Languages spoken
We are an inclusive setting and will aim to support you and your child's needs and requirements. Although no other languages other than English are spoken in our setting at present we will do everything in our power to ensure we support any family with EAL requirements in our setting.
- Are there any pets at the setting?
- Immediate vacancies
- Please contact Sarah Sole on 01814 540232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for latest availability.
- Vacancy range(s)
- From 2 years to 4 years (spaces available: )
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Opening times & facilities
- Opening times
Opening times Day Opening time Closing time Monday 8.45 3.15 Tuesday 8.45 3.15 Wednesday 8.45 3.15 Thursday 8.45 3.15 Friday 8.45 3.15
- Offers pickups
- SENCo name
- Sarah Sole
Early Years Local Offer response
- Systems and strategies we have in place to identify children that may require additional support
We support all our children's individual needs and will get the relevant referrals in place quickly and effectively.
- How we identify and support children's learning and development needs
Meticulous records are maintained with our children's interests and developmental needs at the forefront of all planning supported by our online learning journals on Tapestry.
- Links we have to other agencies
We have built good links with outside agencies and other settings.
- How we support children transferring to school
We have an extensive transition programme in place to ensure a seamless journey from our nursery into our school. For those children who may not be coming to school with us we will endeavour to support them in their journey into school.
Learning and development
- Specialist skills or training our staff have
All staff are highly trained and take their personal development seriously with courses being taken on a wide variation of subject matter.
- Support we offer regarding children's health and well-being
We regularly discuss and follow good health and well being processes. We have an in house cook who provides wholesome home cooked food for our children.
- Ways we inform parents about how their child is being supported
We use our online learning journal Tapestry to create and build our children's learning journey. This is also used as a communication tool with our parents.
- Our complaints policy
All relevant policies are in line with our school policies and some can be found online on our schools website. Those not online can be signposted to by contacting Mrs Sole.
- Alterations we have made to make our building accessible
Our whole school is wheelchair accessible.
- Facilities we have for personal care
Our nursery has two sets of toilets/areas to change nappies and detailed personal care records are monitored and kept.
- Specialist resources we have
We have a wide and varied continuous provision which incorporates resources to support sensory processing and speech and language development.
- How we include all children in activities, such as trips
We are an inclusive setting and will endeavour to ensure that all children are included into trips with a 1-2 ratio to ensure there safeguarding is in place when off site.
Last updated: 01/07/2018