“Ensuring the best possible start.”
Dear Parents/Carers/Parents to be!
Springwood Nursery offers high-quality nursery provision for children aged 0 to 5 years and open from 7.30 am – 6:00 pm, 51 weeks a year.
Established for over 40 years, we know how important it is to provide the highest standards for you and your child. We take the responsibility of caring for your little ones very seriously.
Our aim at Springwood is to be the best in substituting the child’s family care; we provide care and learning opportunities in a homely environment. We ensure that every child in our care is safe, happy. You can be confident that your child will receive an exciting, engaging and motivating learning experience through a well-planned, quality, resourced indoor and outdoor environment that support their individual needs, development and learning.
Our nursery has been rated to be ‘good’ by Ofsted, and we are very proud of the care and learning opportunities we provide to our children.
We offer two-year funded places for 15 hours per week for eligible families. The Government currently funds 15 hours per week of nursery education for all children or 30 hours for eligible children from the term following their 3rd birthday. These hours are available either during term time only or as all year round as part of our’ stretched offered’. Additional chargeable hours are available to provide full daycare options for parents/carers above their free entitlement.
Please contact us if you have any further questions, and most importantly, to arrange a visit, we look forward to meeting you and your little ones.
Our Mission Statement
Springwood Nursery will provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment where children are treated as individuals and feel respected, valued, confident and happy.
Each child will be encouraged to progress, learn and develop a sense of self with play activities and equipment made available to them.
In planning the curriculum, we will incorporate positive opportunities for all children reflecting diversity and addressing issues of race, culture, gender and disability, offering each child equal access to support, development and learning.
Springwood Nursery is committed to providing a high-quality childcare service for you and your child in anti-discriminatory surroundings in the following ways:
– We will treat you and your child with respect and courtesy at all times.
– We will promote good relationships between parents/carers and the staff, respecting and valuing your view as the prime carer of your child and involving you in all discussions about your child.
– We will hold regular meetings to discuss your child’s progress with you and any involved professionals.
– We will provide you with written information about the service you and your child will be receiving.
– We will respect and pay due regards to each child’s individual needs taking into account their race, gender, ethnicity, language and disability.
– We will provide surroundings where every child feels confident, secure and valued as an individual.
Your Child’s Learning
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2017 is a document for us, as early years providers, to help us support your child’s learning and development from birth to five years old. All early year’s providers must follow the EYFS 2017.
Information on the EYFS and how we offer this curriculum in our setting is explained through letters, parents’ evenings, leaflets and poster displays.
Our practice is designed around four EYFS themes.
A Unique Child + Positive Relationships + Enabling Environment = Learning and Development.
Springwood Nursery & Link Club provides a “learning through Play” Curriculum which aims to stimulate and excite each child to enable them to reach their full potential. This is only possible if you and your child’s Key person work in partnership to identify your child’s strengths and areas of development, this information will then be used to identify your child’s next step to ensure all children are suitably challenged.
“Learning through play. It’s as good as it sounds!”
In moment planning – Children are observed initiating their own play and encouraged to try new and different activities to further develop their skills sets.
These observations are then reviewed and used to plan curriculum activities for the moment.
Information is evaluated and adapted to enhance what skills they may have developed.
The process is a repeated cycle.
During your child’s first few years, the main focus will be on the development of the prime areas of learning; these are:
When appropriate, your child will be supported to develop the five specific areas of development:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
- Language and communication – Every Child is a Talker (ECaT)
We have an allocated an ECaT advocate. Their role is to promote the development of children’s language skills through providing support, training and workshops for both parents and nursery practitioners.
It is the staff that work with the children every day who make Springwood great.
Our staff are passionate and committed to providing a supportive and encouraging environment, where opportunities are offered to challenge and inspire children through learning that is irresistible, exciting, accessible, meaningful and fun.
Our staff ensures that a day in the life of our children is bursting with a wide range of exciting learning opportunities. We strive at all times to provide the highest level of care through all aspects of our provision.
At Springwood, our recruitment procedures aim to ensure all people working with children are suitable to do so. All our staff are fully qualified, very experienced, caring and approachable. They are required to undergo continual training and development to keep up to date with all relevant issues related to their important role as caregivers. They are highly motivated in their pursuit to offer the best care and education for your child.
All staff are Paediatric First Aid trained and safeguarding train.
What OFSTED say about us…
“Staff are experienced and well qualified; they use their knowledge of their key children to provide interesting and stimulating experiences.” Ofsted 2018