Is a childcare centre that provides a safe and structured environment that is set up to care for children from birth to about five years old.
Children can play, learn skills, be part of a group and make friends while their parents work or study.
Open between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday all year round (excluding Bank Holidays).
Offer part time and full time care.
Are different to nursery schools. Nursery schools are for children aged between three and five and are often attached to a preschool or primary school and used as a “feeder” for the school they are attached to.
Access free entitlement funding for 2,3 & 4 year olds.
The Early Years Foundation Stage is a mandatory framework for all Ofsted registered childcare providers and schools caring for children from birth to five years. This was developed to ensure that all childcare services provide a safe and secure environment for children to support their learning through carefully planned play activities which are fun and appropriate to their needs