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Snugglebums Nursery, Battersea Rd, Stockport SK4 3EA

EYFS

The Early years foundation stage (E.Y.F.S) is the guidance as a nursery we work with to help us to ensure that your children are cared for and nurtured in a safe environment and that we are able to support learning and development in a way that interests and challenges them.

The E.Y.F.S also states the importance of the Characteristics of effective learning. These are;

• Playing and exploring (engagement)
• Active learning (Motivation)
• Creating and thinking critically (Thinking)

The E.Y.F.S. is from birth and goes through to age 5 (end of the school reception year)
There are seven areas of learning within the E.Y.F.S, these are broken down further into Prime and specific areas.

Whilst all areas of learning are important and inter-connected, it is important that the three prime areas are embedded first and then begin to build further with the specific areas of learning.

Prime areas
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Personal, social and emotional development

Specific areas
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design

It is with these seven areas in mind and a focus on each individual child’s characteristic of learning, that we can create an environment that nurtures creative minds and allows your child to explore and experiment.
At Snugglebums this is achieved by In the moment planning, child initiated play and adult led activities.

Our Processes

When you decide you want your little one to attend Snugglebums, we book them in for a week of settling sessions. This is usually built up over the five days before their first official day at nursery.

When your little one starts we have a key carer ready as soon as the settles begin to ensure that those good relationships start straight away. If your little one shows a connection with a different team member we immediately change, as it’s the child’s choice that is really important.
During your settle sessions we sit together to establish what stage of development they are at and the types of things they like and dislike. This helps us to create an environment that can nurture their interests, support their development and provides an environment in which they feel safe and can explore. These are called Starting points.

We have an Online learning Journey called Tapestry. You will be given an individual log in which allows you to access only your child’s information. Photos, observations and reports are posted on here for you to see and add your own. This allows both the nursery and parents to see your child’s progress as a whole and monitor development.

To enhance this, every child is given a wonderful work book which displays their beautiful work. This is kept at nursery and can be seen by parents at any time.

Termly summative assessments are written and added to your child’s learning Journey. This tells you where your child is at within the 7 areas of learning, what your child has enjoyed that term and what the next steps are.
2 year old progress checks are carried out between the age of 2 years and 2years 11 months. This report will be added to your child’s learning Journey. It is a short summary of their development, focusing specifically on the prime areas.

Welcomms are carried out at different points within the child’s time at nursery. These help us to assess if your child’s communication, understanding and language are developing and guides us as to whether to put further support in place or refer to other agencies.

As the child’s parent / guardian, Snugglebums recognises that you are their Primary carer. Your input into your child’s learning journey is vital to ensure we see the whole development of your little one.

Education

The Early years foundation stage (E.Y.F.S) is the guidance as a nursery we work with to help us to ensure that your children are cared for and nurtured in a safe environment and that we are able to support learning and development in a way that interests and challenges them.

Key Education Information

EYFS

The Early years foundation stage (E.Y.F.S) is the guidance as a nursery we work with to help us to ensure that your children are cared for and nurtured in a safe environment and that we are able to support learning and development in a way that interests and challenges them.

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Our Processes

When you decide you want your little one to attend Snugglebums, we book them in for a week of settling sessions. This is usually built up over the five days before their first official day at nursery.

When your little one starts we have a key carer ready as soon as the settles begin to ensure that those good relationships start straight away. If your little one shows a connection with a different team member we immediately change, as it’s the child’s choice that is really important.

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“I wanted to say thank you for this morning, it was lovely to spend the time with you all and to see Harriet in her new room eating her own body weight in rabbit crumpets. I was also very impressed to see the Easter Bunny make an appearance, we’d heard that there had been sightings! Thanks again for a fabulous start to the day.”

Emma (Harriet’s Mummy)

“The management team are passionate about providing a quality service and has a strong drive to continually develop the nursery”.

“Staff work closely with other professionals and help support children to make good progress”

“Parents are very happy with the quality of care and teaching provided”.

Ofsted March 2017

A’ine has absolutely loved doing French and the first thing she says on a Friday morning when she wakes up “it’s French day”. As a French speaker myself, I am absolutely delighted that A’ine is getting the opportunity to learn French at a young age.

Cara (A’ine’s Mummy)

Annabel loves Frenchtastic and likes to practice at home. She looks forward to the lesson every week.

Helen (Annabel’s mummy)

“Freyja shows us what she has learnt that day (Makaton) and signs and says at the same time. She used Makaton at her swim class with a little girl who was deaf to talk to her.”

Rebecca (Freyja’s mummy)

Clearly beautifully looked after children. Lovely to have information to take away and reflect upon.

Mrs Cooke and Miss Sprekley (Norris Bank Primary School)

Loved the clear information provided from the children’s parents, key worker and management. All the information has created a clear picture of the children ready for their transition to school

Leah Hadfield (St Thomas’ Heaton Chapel)

My Son has been at Snugglebums for 3 years and loves going to nursery. He has moved from snowflakes, to sunshines, to sunbeams and is now is rainbows. Each move involved thought and care into how he was responding and they adjusted the transition based on his feelings.

Hannah (Haiden’s Mummy)

Thank you for being absolutely brilliant with Rudy day in, day out.

Jenny (Rudy’s Mummy)

Thank you for looking after A’ine and us over the last 2+ years. The happy, confident little girls she is has a lot to do with you.

Cara (A’ine’s Mummy)

The staff tailor the children’s learning to their individual needs and interests. The range of activities planned for the children are varied and really stimulate them.

Angela (Luke’s Mummy)

The nursery always has a happy feel to it, the staff all seem to enjoy working there and the building is always immaculate

Lee (Max’s Daddy)

Staff were very supportive with parents whilst Jasmine was settling which made me feel so much better.

Bhavini (Jasmine’s mummy)

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Snugglebums Day Nursery LTD,
Blade House,
Battersea Rd,
Stockport,
SK4 3EA 0161 222 6151Click to Email >

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