St Albans Little Learners Nursery
We are a small nursery that is based in the centre of the community in Blurton. We offer places for babies and children from 6 weeks to 4 years and 11 months.The nursery opens from 7am until 6pm five days a week, 49 weeks of the year excluding bank holidays. We currently have 10 qualified staff who range from a Level 3 NVQ up to Level 5 Foundation Degree. There is a SENCO (Speacial Educational Needs and Disability) on duty at all times who has had training through the local authority. She has worked with in the setting for a long period of time and has excellent knowledge in this area.
The nursery works in partnership with Early Years and Ofsted with whom the nursery is registered.They regularly visist and provided advice and support. We were recently inspected by Ofsted (July 2016) and received a 'GOOD' judgement
At the setting we use two halls that are devided into three areas, a baby area,toddler area, and pre-school area. We are based inside a community centre and are fully accessible for wheelchairs/pushchairs and is all on one level.
Our staff provide a good range of experiences that enables children to lead their own learning and build on the children's interests. The pre-school children learn key skills in literacy through daily writing and sounds-and-letters activities. They enjoy recalling the key parts of their favourite stories, using a puppet theatre or the outdoor story themed playhouse to act these out. Our younger children enjoy experimenting with water, paint brushes and chalks to make patterns. Children's communications and language development are supported well. The staff engage the children in purposeful dialogue and encourage them to talk about their ideas, they also skilfully incorporate numbers, counting, shapes and size into everyday activities and promote children's early mathematical skills extremely well.
All staff are enthusiastic as they encourage the children to explore sensory experiences. Young children are fascinated by frozen jelly, which sparks their curiosity and sustains their engagement.
Our children are positive, active and motivated learners.
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Lisa Jane Bromley
- Contact Position
- 01782 367470
Where to go
- St Albans Little Learners Nursery CIC
St Albans Community Centre
- ST3 3JS
We also offer 2,3 and 4 year funded places through out the year, this is term time only, please call the nursery on 01782 367470 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £4 Per hour £32.00 (8 hours) Per day
- Cost are £4.00 an hour with a minuimum of 4 hour per session. Maximum of 9 hours per day. We offer flexilble hours to suit all needs.
- Referral Details
All referals are made by the settings SENCO, we also work in collaboration with other professionals such as the area SENCO for Early Years, health visitors, speach and language and hearing impaired specialists.
- Other notes
The nursery operates in ST Albans Community Centre which is located with in a residentail area. The setting is close to local amenities, on a central bus route and has its own car park facility. The nursery makes use of a near by play area and a mill pond and has its own outside play area.
The nursery is situated near to local schools whom we have close links with during the tranition period form the nursery to school.The teachers from these schools regularly visit the setting to familiarise them-selves with the children to aid their transition to school when the time comes.