Our relationship with parents
Communication with parents is really important to us!
From when you and your child first join our nursery, you will find that we’re warm and welcoming and keen to get to know you.
Partnerships between parents children and members of staff are naturally built up whilst your child grows with us and we welcome your involvement at anytime.
Daily diary sheets, regular parents evenings, newsletters and progress reports keep you up to date with your child’s development and the nursery news. We are also on Facebook and twitter and of course there is this website.
In addition, we hold lots of events for parents, family and friends which we welcome you all to participate in.
So what will your little one get up to if they attend Little Stars Nursery?
A day at Little Stars
Breakfast is served between 8:00 and 8:30am.
We enjoy a healthy snack at approximately 10:30 during the morning session, where we offer a drink of milk or water.
Lunch is usually at 11:45/12:00p.m and afternoon snack is at approximately 3:00p.m. If your child attends all day then we can re-heat a meal for tea provided by you, usually at 4:00p.m.
At meal times we encourage children to come together and learn how to be part of a group and this teaches them valuable social skills.
There is a sleep time for the younger children after lunch in the sleep room in either a cot or on a sleep mat.
During the day the children can play in the secure enclosed garden. We value outdoor learning through play which includes water play, sand play, stories, tents and making dens amongst other things. The children also do lots of activities during the day such as arts and crafts, learning through play, stories and many more activities.
We help the children develop in all areas including academic & social and to develop confidence and independence.
Music and movement – On a Monday a qualified music teacher visits and provides a music and movement session for the 2 & 3 year olds. This is a very enjoyable time for the children.
Gymnastics – We provide, at an additional cost, gym lessons on a Wednesday during term time for the 1 ½ to 3 year olds at the local gymnasium. The children are taught how to use the gym equipment which helps them develop their physical skills.Gym is taken by qualified instructors.
Learning to swim, and being confident and familiar with water, is important for everyone. Swimming skills, particularly among children, are fundamental to every individual’s safety to ensure they have the ability to survive in and around the water.
Children learn to share, to take turns, and to play and learn together giving them a sense of belonging and as they learn to swim and learn new skills in the water they feel a sense of achievement, helping your children to become confident not just in the water but in everyday life also.
Children have achieved 5, 10 and 15 metre swimming badges, either on their front or back. Children thoroughly enjoy this experience we offer to them.