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At Ibstock Day Nursery, we aim to provide a safe, welcoming and friendly environment for children to achieve excellence through play and learning. We recognise the individuality of all children and their entitlement to high quality care and education. We aim to ensure the atmosphere in our provision enables all children to feel values, secure and included.
Our Happy Hedgehogs room offers an exciting environment for children from the age of 21-36 months. As we continue to follow the EYFS core areas we offer a wide range of adult-led and child initiated activities with a warmth embedded key person system. At this age your child is achieving many milestones so with the support of our experienced staff members, communication groups, and working in partnership with parents your child will be supported and celebrated.
Pre-school one and two
In the pre-school room we have our Friendly Foxes and Wise Owls, with children from 3 years up to school age. Our staff support your child’s individuality and independence whilst guiding them through play. The Wise Owls have access to many areas to develop their interests, fine and gross motor skills and ‘being school ready’. Although the main learning is through play we offer small group times with each child’s key person as well as communication groups. We offer FREE 15 to 30 hour places for eligible 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
During their time at pre-school, children will:
We encourage children to explore and find out about the world around them and to ask questions. They build with different materials, embrace modern technology and learn its uses. They also find out about past events in their lives, and in the lives of their families, and discover different cultures and beliefs.
Our Mighty Oaks club runs for children from 4-11 years, all year round. We offer a breakfast club from 8am to school drop off and after school club until 5pm or 6pm with collections from Ibstock St Denys and Ibstock Junior School. Our Mighty Oaks club also runs through the school holidays from 8am – 6pm with sessions available that work for you. We provide themed weeks with exciting and challenging activities. Our holiday club is planned by our qualified level 3 play work staff member who creates a captivating environment for all children who attend.