Welcome to our nursery website!
We have a wealth of experience to give your child the best learning and development experience whilst providing the best care possible.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information.
Please feel free to give us a call and arrange a visit. You can meet our team and look around our nursery, see what you think and have a chat about you and your child's individual needs.
From September we are open as normal to all parents and attendance will be as normal. We are taking all appropriate measures regarding covid, following government and public health guidelines and regulations.
Beginning a place at our nursery
If you are considering a place at a nursery then please call us or drop us an email to arrange a visiting time. We suggest 10:30 or 2:30 any week day, or call at any time as some parents prefer. Come and meet us and see what we do and what we can offer you and your child. You can go through your child's routine and what your son or daughter's needs and requirements are. We then schedule some settling in sessions which are free of charge. Settling in is different for every child and there is no limit of settling in sessions as some children take longer than others. Once your child is settled you can then begin your care with us. We do not require a booking fee, notice period or any other rules, getting your child happy and settled with us is the priority!
If you have found yourself not working or on reduced or part time hours you may be eligible for 15 hours a week free early learning hours for your 2 year old. Follow the link below and apply for the hours vis Sheffield City Council website or contact us, we can do it for you.
Free early learning and play for 2 - 4 year olds
3 & 4 Year Olds
We offer free early learning and play for 3 and 4 year olds. Up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year.
The fifteen hours can be taken over 2 or 3 days of your choice. This can be used as 1.5 days care or used as morning or afternoon sessions between 8am and 6pm. Our ratio is 1 staff member to every 8 children unlike school pre-schools which is 1:14 this means we can provide good emotional support to your child as well as teaching and learning.
2 Year Olds
We offer 15 hours per week over 38 weeks per year. The fifteen hours can be taken over the days of your choice. They can be used as 3 hours per day for 5 days per week or 3 x 5 hour sessions. Whatever works best for you and your child. You do not have to use your full 15 hours you can use less.
Please see our Free Early Learning page for further information or any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us!
DID YOU KNOW?? School Nursery has a ratio of 1 adult to 14 children but nursery settings because they offer full day care have a ratio of 1 adult to every 8 children but we offer exactly the same curriculum. Research shows if children stay in the same pre-school until starting school, they achieve more of their early learning goals. Children who start nursery at 3 years old have emotional needs as well as learning goals and it is absolutely vital these are fulfilled.
We are offer 30 Hours Free Childcare.
• It is available to all 3 and 4 year olds and you will receive 30 hours free child care the term after they are 3 years old. Terms are 1st January, 1st April and 1st September.
• The hours can be split
between providers e.g. between a school nursery and private setting.
• It can be taken as 22 hours per week over 50 weeks or 30 over 38 weeks. You can use your hours over days and times that suit you.
• All 30 hours do not have
to be used.
• Both parents need to be working 16 hours per week or more.
• Single parents need to be working 16 hours per week or more.
• You need to apply and receive a code and let us have the code to receive the hours. The website is www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
The current 15 hours for all 3- and 4-year olds regardless of your employment situation does not change.
Please find below the link for parents from the NHS with information on Coronavirus.
We have seen a surge in cases of domestic abuse and related killings have more than doubled during lockdown.
IDAS is offering support including: online video, WhatsApp messaging, telephone calls, online chats and emails. Sheffield has a freephone number 0808 808 2241 and a website www.IDAS.org.uk
Help is also available for the abusers. If you think this could be you, we urge you to visit gov.uk/domestic-abuse for more information and help.
Always call 999 in an emergency and if you need a silent solution you can cough or tap on the phone and press 55 when prompted.
Emergency accommodation and support is available for anyone who needs to leave their home during Covid-19.
Go Outdoors and explore
One of our parents has done some great work on activities that can be done outside in your garden and a walk in the park. The link is below, there are lots of great ideas.