With an experienced and vibrant staff, a beautiful building set in extensive grounds and a menu designed with the Early Years Nutrition Partnership, Red Wellies is continually expanding and growing.
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 embed 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". Lyndsey is one of our more recent recruits who has an Early Years Teacher status. She leads the pre-school and helps to ensure that your child is ready for school when the time comes! Jess leads the Mini Pre-School and is currently studying for a post-graduate Early Years Teacher qualification. Heather has lots of experience as an Early Years teacher and helps to deliver a great "school ready" curriculum. They have lots of help from Chloe, Chanté and Lila, who are all loved by the children.
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 is keen to make sure that the children are prepared for school and ready for the next chapter in their lives. 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.