Chapelford Village Nursery
Chapelford Village Nursery and Link Club is a private setting based on the school grounds of Chapelford Village Primary School. We are open from 7:30 – 6pm,and provide care 51 weeks per year.
We have three offers
- Education and Childcare for children aged 2-4
- Breakfast and After School Care for children aged 2-11
- Holiday club care for children aged 3-11
Recently graded Good by Ofsted – with outstanding in behaviour and attitudes – we are very proud of our setting and passionately believe that we offer your child the best preparation for school, whilst having a fun time and embracing being 2, 3 and 4 !
Nursery is about making friends and learning to be kind, becoming independent learners who can join in nursery routines. We have a challenging literacy based curriculum, where we plan for all areas of learning based around specific quality texts. We teach early maths and phonic skills, in line with schemes used in local schools so children go to school ready to learn in the next step of their journey. We are champions of play, and celebrate the outdoors with free flow into our fantastic playground. We offer forest school sessions each morning, which is fantastic for building the children’s confidence, resilience and self esteem. Our session routine begins and ends with group time, but we manage to squeeze in as much free play as possible to ensure that every child learns through age appropriate play experiences in a challenging and well resourced environment.
We observe all children closely, and feed back on our famly app what your child has been learning and what we identify as their next steps to make sure they are progressing well. We also screen for any speech and language needs, and work with parents on activities to help in their development. We value parents as partners and hope to engage you in lots of activities that will help your child thrive during their nursery years.
Our SENDCO is very skilled in supporting our children, parents and staff in identifying and supporting any additional needs, putting plans in place and making appropriate referrals.
Hot lunches are provided by Chapelford Village Primary School and delivered to nursery, a cold lunch option is also available.
We also have a very smart jade green coloured uniform – it’s another way of getting your children ready for school, and very practical too.
We accept government funding for children aged 2, 3 & 4, and also offer private places too. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet your needs. We offer sessional places of a morning or afternoon, full school days, or indeed full day care too from 7:30 -6pm.
Children can choose any local primary school to attend after our nursery, but we do have a great relationship with Chapelford Village Primary. Their Early Years team are very proactive and come and meet the children at nursery and get to know them before they start. As we approach the end of the preschool year, we make lots of visits to see the classrooms, outdoor okaygrounds, and have snack in the hall so that lunchtime will be more familiar to the children. This makes for a very smooth transition to big school, which helps everyone!
Breakfast & After School Care
Full day care can be offered at nursery. We welcome younger children from school before and after school to our building as part of our Let's Be Kids offer. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One attend breakfast and afterschool club in the Nursery building and children in year's 3-6 attend breakfast and afterschool club next door in the community hall in Chapelford Village Primary. The children receive their breakfast and a light evening meal along side lots of fun playing indoors and outside with friends. We take school aged children direct to their classroom door through school, and collect internally too. We have a great relationship with school, can pass over messages and work with school and parents to support children. Please see the Let's Be Kids page on the school site or our own website www.letsbekids.co.uk.
We are open for holiday club in line with the holidays at Chapelford Village Primary School. We only close for the week between Christmas and New Year. We offer a short day of 9-3 and a long day of 8-6 during holiday club. Sometimes we get funding for children on benefits related free school meals, where we can offer free holiday club. Our days are packed with fun, making friends with children from all local primary schools. We offer lots of art and craft, making and creating, access to our play provision, and also lots of active play outdoors on our big playground.
To contact us to arrange a visit, please call our Manager Katie on 01925 713220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be able to answer any questions you may have in relation to joining our waiting list, enrolling, and applying for funding.
Please note, you can only join our waiting list when your child is born and they must be aged 2 to start with us. Joining the waiting list is strongly recommended.