We would like to warmly welcome you and your family to Warren Hills Nursery. We strongly believe that children come first and we ensure that this is promoted throughout your child's time with us. We hope that you will find our nursery a happy, safe and caring environment where your child is able to thrive and grow in confidence.
Our Nursery is open term time only with the hours 8:45-2:45 daily, sessions can be discussed via telephone on 01530 834030 option 3 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Kirstyn Massarella, Nursery Manager
Our families are very important to us. We know how difficult it can be for parents to leave their children in nursery for the first time and we want to work together with you to give your child the best possible start in life, and help them to be secure, settled and valued.
We provide our children with a homely, warm and welcoming nursery environment, and have an open door policy to parents. We gladly welcome your suggestions and feedback.
We believe that the best way to prepare children for their adult lives is to give them what they need now. This means that we respond to every child’s individual needs appropriately and plan for each unique child. We give children the freedom, space and time that they need to play, and to enjoy their childhood in a supportive and nurturing environment. We provide daily access to a wide range of rich and varied experiences that help our children learn and care about the world. Please see attached photos and our facebook page.
The nursery provides high quality care and education for children from the ages of 2 years to 4 years old. It is our aim to make your child’s first experience of nursery a happy and positive one.
The nursery has a friendly stimulating atmosphere encouraging children to explore, discover and learn, and develop at their own pace. Everything we do is aimed at meeting children’s individual interests and learning development. We plan for the children through observations and their interests, using the 7 areas of learning (please see the link below for a parents guide to the EYFS). We encourage children to become increasingly independent and to develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and others.
Our children are based in our Sunflowers room for children aged 2-4. The room is furnished in natural and calming colours and equipped with toys and activities appropriate to the children’s ages. We aim to provide a fun filled environment which promotes learning and development. We have ‘free flow’ access to the outdoor areas which have all weather ‘grass’ surfaces and canopies with outdoor play equipment, allowing for use all year round whatever the weather. We also access our large playing field, the all weather outdoor sports court and the children join our Sports coach for regular daily sessions in the hall or outdoors, encouraging Big Moves and developing large gross motor skills as well and listening and attention skills.
With us being joined with the school, we often attend their assemblies, shows and other special occasions, We also have really good links with the Rainbows class allowing for excellent transition to school.
Play is vital for children. It is how they come to understand the world around them and develop socially and emotionally. Through play they develop at their own pace, learning and having fun with adults who understand and support them. Whilst at nursery your child will take part in many play experiences, this will also include sensory play. Sensory play supports your child'slearning by encouraging exploration and curiosity, problem solving and creativity. We will offer your child these opportunities to ensure that whilst in nursery they feel secure and are able to learn and develop in confidence. The sunflowers room is where you willfind most of the busy play taking part, the staff within the room observe the chidren and then ensutre the environment is engaging and enabling for the children to learn and develop, along side this room we have two other rooms. Our Poppies room is where you child will be able to take part in adult led,planned activities which support your child's progress and next steps of development.In this room they will also have the opportunity to take part in messy/sensory activities on a larger scale and in smaller groups. Our Bluebells room is where you child will have their snack and lunch.
Each child is allocated a keyperson. A key person is a member of staff who will support your child whilst at nursery, they will build relationships with your child and your family, ensuring that secure attachments are made and that your child's needs are fully met. Your child's key person will be responsible for your child's learning and development whilst at nursery and will engage with you about your child progress.
What your child will need whilst at nursery.
We ask that each child brings a bag to nursery with spare clothes in for when they need to be changed, this bag is to stay at nursery. We ask for wellington boots that also are to stay at nursery, we like to go outside in all weathers so it is really important for your child to have the correct footwear needed. In the summer we ask that all children have sunhats.
If your child is in nappies then we ask that your bring a bag of nappies and wipes to be kept at nursery and a member of staff will let you know when they are running low.
We ask that each child brings a drinks bottle with them each day, this can be refilled with water throughout the day, it is important that children have access to drinks throughout the day.
If you child is here for full days then they will need to bring a packed lunch with them. We promote healthy eating and ask that this is provided for in your child's lunch box. Please see the link below for healthy lunch box ideas. Alongside healthy eating we promote good oral health which is why it is important to consider what is added to your child's lunch box. There is also a link below to support good oral health at home.
The Staff Team
Kirstyn Massarella Nursery Manager
Maria Crowie-McGrath - Senior Early Years Practitioner
Gemma Stringer - Early Years Practitioner
Amanda Saxby - Early Years Practitioner
Jackie Hart - Early Years Practitioner
Maryann Curtis - Early Years Practitioner (Currently on maternity leave)
Our Staff team have all have worked here for over 12 years or more and have a wealth of knowledge between us that we would love to share with your child and your families.
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
All children are welcome at Warren Hills. If you have any concerns regarding your child's health or development then please discuss this with your child's key person or Kirstyn Massarella the nursery Senco, this will ensure that we are meeting all of your child's needs/requirements. Your child's key person will plan for your child's learning and development and ensure that their needs are being met.
We work closely with Leicstershire County Councils Early Years SEN team and we have an Area Specail Educational Needs Coordinator too who we work with who provides additional support and advice.
Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)
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Activities to try at home.
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Useful links for resources and guidance.
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