Northchurch Cricket Pavilion
We are a small nursery welcoming children from 9 months to school entry age. We are registered for 30 children per day, and are based in Northchurch Cricket Pavilion. We have access to a spacious and scenic environment which we use in all weathers. Children can use large outdoor equipment i.e. Bikes, scooters on the fenced patio, and have the chance to play and explore on the large field. The children are grouped according to age for focused activities which are carried out in various parts of the nursery. There is a wide variety of toys and equipment to interest and stimulate your child at different stages of their development.
We have a dedicated area for 6 children under the age of 2 years which is suitable to meet all their needs. Every child has a daily 'Communication diary' which provides parents/carers with written feedback about their child's day. This is also enhanced by verbal feedback at the end of each day by their child's key worker.
Our experienced staffing team are qualified to a high standard. All staff are DBS checked our staff turn over is low and we pride ourselves on maintaining a close knit, dedicated team, who are always happy to help with any queries or concerns.
When a child enters the nursery for the first time we endeavour to make the transition as easy as possible for both parent and child. Settling in visits are arranged up to a month in advance, plus parents / carers are welcomed into the environment to complete a child's profile allowing us to understand the child's individual needs.
The team carry out regular observation in order to meet children's individual needs, and the early years foundation stage requirements, which recognises that all 0 - 5 year olds have a need to develop and learn through interaction with people and exploration of the world around them.
Children's progress and experiences are recorded using photographs, written notes all kept in their child's individual portfolio, the portfolio records progress and development and is available for parents / carers to view on request, information on activities is available to parents at the end of every day, on the notice board.
We are open to all families, cultures, languages and children with SEN or disabilities, every child is included and made to feel valued and welcomed.
Wrap around and funded nursery care
We offer flexible nursery education grant funding for three & four year olds which can be shared with other provisions and Support funding for two year olds.
We operate in partnership with local schools offering wrap around care which includes before and after school care and a nursery pickup or drop off service from / to local LEA nursery schools at lunchtimes including a hot meal and morning / afternoon care depending on which nursery seesion you need.
We follow the early years foundation stage throughout the setting which combines ‘the curriculum guidance for the foundation stage'. This is divided up into four main areas:-
A unique child.
A positive relationships.
Learning and development.
In order to meet the different stages of development, the children within the setting are divided into three main groups.
In Green group (9 months to 2 years) children have a dedicated area with a specilised team providing a Fun, Happy, & Safe environment in which the children can develop before moving onto Yellow group.
In Yellow group (2 to 3 years) the focus is largely on play opportunities to develop children's physical, personal and social development. Activities include outdoor play, painting, water, sand, role play, art and craft.
In Red group (rising 3 to 4) children are given the opportunity to explore the curriculum further, through circle time and more structured games and learning experiences. Children may carry out their funded nursery education with us, group sizes are small and focused which enables us to maintain the caring environment in the nursery.
All meals are prepared freshly every day, so we are able to cater for all medical, dietary and cultural needs.
Opening times and Holidays
- Home from Home is open for 50 weeks of the year, closing only over the Christmas and New Year period plus all Bank Holidays.
- The nursery day is from 8.00am to 5.45pm.
- If you should need to start earlier than 8.00am or finish later than 5.45pm, this can be arranged.
Terms & Conditions, Fees
The list of Terms and Conditions available from the Nursery Prospectus and the schedule of fees can both be downloaded from the Contact us page.