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Little Lambs

Pre-School Centre

 

 

 

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Little Lambs Prospectus (pdf file reader_icon_special.jpg )

Little Lambs full Policy Documents (pdf file reader_icon_special.jpg )

What are we doing at Nursery this week? (pdf file reader_icon_special.jpg )

Weekly Notices (pdf file reader_icon_special.jpg )

Termly Newsletter (pdf file reader_icon_special.jpg )

Holiday Notification (Word file)

Wow moments – Parents Voice (Word file)

 

       

 

 

 

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 sixteen different local schools.

 

The setting operates 5 days a week, term times only.  Sessions are from 8.30 until 11.30am and 12.30 until 3.30pm (excluding Friday afternoons). 

 

Sessions for younger children remain at 2½ hours and are offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, 12.30 – 3.00pm. 

 

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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Playdough area, Rainbow Room

 

Thirteen full time and part time staff work with the children.  One staff member has qualified teacher status, two staff hold an NNEB qualification, five hold an NVQ3 qualification in childcare, one staff member holds an NVQ2 in childcare, one staff member holds a CACHE level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, one staff member is unqualified, supply cover and support is provided by the church Pastor, who also has qualified teacher status.  We also have a nursery apprentice.

 

The senior staff team has remained constant over the last 17 years and staffing has grown with the needs of the pre-school.

 

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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Beanstalk & Giant, Entrance

 

Throughout the year trips and outings are arranged for the children.  A farm trip at lambing time, a walk in the bluebell woods or to see the autumn leaves and nature in a park, a shape or number walk looking at features in the local environment, a trip to an allotment at harvest time or a trip to the zoo, 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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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, 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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               Outdoors – nature area

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The main aim of Little Lambs Pre-School Centre is to provide “purposeful play for little people”, 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.

 

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.    

 

Little Lambs does not have any official presence on any social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  Any pages on social media in the name of Little Lambs are therefore unofficial and we take no responsibility for their content.  If you do find references to Little Lambs on any social media of which you think we should be aware, please would you call the office on 01384 892137.  Thank you.

Little Lambs – Unforeseen Closures

We always try to stay open, but if Little Lambs should need to close for any reason, the Free Radio School Closure service will be informed

– you can access their website here

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Many thanks