Wellingtons Nursery and Out of School Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff volunteers and stakeholders to share this commitment. Our safeguarding policy can be found below. Other policies are available on request.
Ofsted Report December 2021
The Wellingtons team are very pleased to share our Ofsted Report. We are particularly proud of the following comments:
‘Staff form strong relationships and work closely with parents’
‘Partnerships with parents are well developed’
‘There is a clear curriculum to support children’s learning and development’
‘Staff have high expectations for all children and want them to achieve all they can’
‘There is a strong focus on literacy. Children of all ages enjoy looking at books and listening to stories’
‘The staff are passionate about providing rich and exciting opportunities for children to experience’
Curriculum and daily routine
Play is at the heart of everything we do!
Wellingtons Nursery aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which allows for many ‘wow' moments as the children engage in play-based learning within a safe and stimulating environment. We provide a variety of adult-led and independent activities that support the seven areas of learning outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS):
Local Offer and SEND Provision
Wellingtons is an inclusive setting which strives to meet the individual needs of all children. We work in partnership with children, parents and outside agencies to provide the best possible outcomes for all our children, including those with a range of additional and complex needs.
Our policies form the basis of clear procedures, which ensure that high expectations, early intervention and appropriate support for all children are in place to ensure they reach their full potential.
Extra Curricular Activities
Not all children get to experience extra-curricular activities at home. Wellingtons offers a range of extra curricular activities throughout the week, delivered in small groups. We offer a variety of five different themed sessions, over a period of five weeks. These activities allow children to explore a range of themes, and promote language, sharing, taking turns and confidence building.
Our menu is changed termly and food is prepared fresh on site each day by our cook Tracey. We use guidance provided by the The School Food Plan and Early Years Alliance to ensure we provide appetising and nutritious meals. We incorporate children’s learning into our mealtimes, occasionally deviating from our menu to incorporate special events such as Chinese New Year. All allergies and special diets can be catered for.
Please note that home learning is available on tapestry during a period of closure or child absence due to an outbreak of covid-19.
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