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Little Lambs

Pre-School Centre

 

 

 

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We have created our own YouTube channel and have uploaded some videos of staff reading bedtime stories, singing and even some phonics sessions with Auntie Rachel for you to share with your children. We are adding new videos all the time – so please keep watching.

If you have any requests, send them in on email!

Little Lambs YouTube Channel

 

Little Lambs COVID-19 Risk Assessment (pdf file  )

Outbreak Control COVID-19 Risk Assessment (pdf file )

Letter to Parents & Carers from the Director of Public Health EYS (pdf file )

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 Weekly Notice (pdf file )

What are we doing at Nursery this week (pdf file )

Learning at Home (pdf file )

Virtual Tour of Little Lambs Pre-School Centre

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Little Lambs Termly Newsletter (pdf file )

Little Lambs Prospectus (pdf file  )

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Meet the Team (pdf file  )

Little Lambs full Policy Documents (pdf file  )

Curriculum and Assessment Policy (pdf file  )

Privacy Notice (pdf file  )

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Unforeseen Closures

We always try to stay open, but if Little Lambs should need to close for any reason, a message will be posted on this page as soon as possible,

or ring the church office on 01384 892137 to check before leaving.

 

 

      

 

Little Lambs Pre-School Centre is a 55 place private Pre-School operating in a purpose built Early Years Centre in Bethel Chapel.  The centre includes 3 main rooms and a large outdoor play area, with lawns, paved areas, a soft surface play area and outdoor classroom.

 

The setting is on one level with its own private drive and access to the main entrance can be made via a ramp or steps.  The whole building has been designed for inclusion of all children and parents with any disability.

 

Children come from the local and wider community and transfer up to eighteen different local schools.

 

The setting operates 5 days a week, term times only.  Sessions are 8.30 until 11.30am for children the year before they start school and 12.30 until 3.30pm for younger children (excluding Friday afternoons).  Sessions for 2½ year olds remain at 2½ hours until the child is old enough to access Early Education Funding.  These sessions are 12.30-3.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

We offer a limited number of 30-hour places for morning children.  Sessions are 8.30am–3.30pm Monday – Thursday and 8.30am–11.30am on Fridays

 

Little Lambs has an optional uniform which parents/carers can choose to dress their child in.  Items are available to order from staff at a cost of £6.50 for a Polo Shirt, £8.00 for a Sweatshirt, £10.00 for a Cardigan and £10 for a Fleece, all embroidered with the Little Lambs logo.

 

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Role play area, Rainbow Room

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Eleven full-time and part-time staff work with the children.  One staff member has qualified teacher status, five staff members hold a level 3 qualification in Childcare, two hold a Cache level 3 Diploma in Childcare, one holds a BTEC National Diploma in Early Years, one holds a NVQ2 qualification in Childcare and one staff member is working towards a level 3 qualification in Childcare.  Two staff members are office based, one of these holds a NVQ level 3 qualification in administration

 

Staff attend regular update training in all areas so that the Pre-School can maintain it’s high standards and excellent provision.  Staff also have good knowledge of and contacts with outside agencies, including the Specialist Early Years Service.

 

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Home play area, Sunshine Room

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Sunshine Room

 

Little Lambs policy has always been to welcome all children, irrespective of any additional educational or physical care needs.  All children are equally valued, and as long as we have appropriate facilities and staffing, no child is ever turned away. 

 

Little Lambs was last inspected by OFSTED in September 2015. See our Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) Report by clicking here   We are delighted that our Pre-School was judged to be ‘Outstanding’ again, OFSTED’s highest judgment, in all areas, and our team of dedicated staff are committed to maintaining this standard. 

 

We were especially pleased when our Pre-School achieved the Me2 award for providing a welcoming, safe, suitable and accessible environment for children with additional needs.

 

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Dove Room

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Entrance

 

Throughout the year trips and outings are arranged for the children.  A trip to a local allotment to experience harvest, observe fruit and vegetables growing and plant some of our own, a walk in woods to experience Autumn or observe the bluebells growing, a trip to our local library to share our love of books and a Summer trip to enjoy outdoor play at the Sycamore Centre to mention but a few.  Little Lambs also accesses outside expertise to offer “Music Time” sessions with a qualified music teacher on a weekly basis.  

 

Little Lambs has a healthy eating policy and a varied array of healthy drinks and snacks are available daily. 

 

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Cafe area, Dove Room

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Butterfly Room

 

The Nursery staff have very good relationships with parents and carers and appreciate the help provided by them on varying occasions.  Parents are invited to a termly Parents’ Evening, to information sessions, Parents as Partners sessions and to ‘specials’ e.g. Christmas performances, Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Services and pop-ins, Easter celebrations and fund raising events.

 

Prospectuses are available CLICK HERE or upon request from the office (01384 892137) or via email.  If you wish to apply, you can print out the application form on the last page of the Prospectus and post it to us.  The full policy documents are available to view CLICK HERE.  Children applying to join Little Lambs will be placed on a waiting list and offered a place as soon as a relevant one becomes available.   Prior to starting at Little Lambs, staff members will make a visit to see the child at home, which is followed by a return visit to nursery.  Our waiting list is arranged in order of date of birth, taking into account all other relevant priorities.  In the event of demand for places exceeding room, priority would be given to

a)   Relevant looked after children

b)  Children with a brother or sister already in the Pre-School

c)   Children of families who can demonstrate a close commitment to Bethel Chapel, Wollescote

d)  Children of families who can demonstrate a close commitment to a recognised Christian Church

e)   Children of families committed to the practice of the Christian religion

f)   Children of families committed to the practice of other religions who would like their children educated at a Christian Pre-School

 

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The main aim of Little Lambs Pre-School Centre is to “explore – experience - enjoy”, offering a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which a child can develop to his or her full potential, and in which their parents can feel relaxed and confident, with every aspect of care channelled to the needs of the child.

 

The welfare of the child is of paramount importance.  Little Lambs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and parents to share this commitment.  Here at Little Lambs we take safeguarding very seriously.  We have a duty, known as the Prevent Duty, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism” (Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015).  Through positive role models and play-based and focussed activities, we promote the British Values of democracy; rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect and tolerance.

 

We believe children are a gift from God, and we count it a privilege to look after the children whose parents choose Little Lambs for their child’s Pre-School education.

 

If you would like to know more about Little Lambs, please feel free to contact us.     

 

 

lambs@bethelchapel.org.uk

01384 892137