Red Wellies opened in June 2013 and is co-owned by Richard and Jo Stainsby.
With an expanding graduate workforce, a beautiful building set in extensive grounds and an externally accredited "advanced" award in nutrition, Red Wellies is continuing to thrive.
Our cosy baby room has its own outdoor area allowing the babies to play safely outside. There are also regular walks around the local area. We have a separate sleep room for the babies and we try to make it a "home from home" environment.
Babies start their transition into the toddler room, once they become mobile and start to walk. The focus continues to be learning through fun, games and plenty of messy play. The continuous focus on the outdoors enables children to problem solve, socialise, challenge their bodies and let their imaginations run wild! The adult-child ratio for under two years olds is one adult to three children.
The transition to the Tweenies room happens on or just before the children's second birthday. In this room, friendships between the children start to flourish and the explosion of language and vocabulary begins. Children actively seek out opportunities to assert themselves and to be independent and we embrace these new developments. The adult child ratio for 2 year olds is 1 adult to 4 children.
Children move into pre-school either the term after their third birthday or in some cases within the same term. The children who are starting school the following September are called "Pre-School" and those who are not starting until the following September are called "Mini Pre-School" or "Minis". Four qualified teachers work in the Pre-School and all staff work hard to make sure that the children have a fun-filled and busy year performing Nativity plays, graduation ceremonies and an exhilarating sports day! Schools tell us how easy the children from Red Wellies transition to school and how well they are prepared for the demands of school life. We love how confident our children are when they move into school, both physically and mentally!
Jo has a special interest in pre-school and helps to support and guide the staff and provision to ensure a high-quality pre-school offer. As a reception teacher of thirteen years herself, she knows exactly what the challenges of school life are! Jo also leads the parent workshops and events, such as meetings on school readiness, phonics, fine motor control and number and maths Our Pre-School children are just amazing and we can't keep up with their learning!
Ever wondered what your child gets up to at nursery? Then look no further! Your child will have their very own secure web page profile, and whenever it is updated with a photo, comment or audio file, you will be alerted by email. Or of course, log in at anytime!
We believe in being outdoors as much as possible and make sure your child is dressed in our special outdoor suits for outdoor play- whatever the weather!
So what's the big deal about being a qualified teacher and what is high quality education anyway? If you feel your child is too young for "education" and prefer to use the word "play", then read on!
The nursery is located in the grounds of Foolpenny Hall, the building is perfect for little people to be looked after - it's secure and safe with beautiful grounds and a large car park.