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Friday, 21 March 2014 13:12

Curriculum

Little Wombles follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. The EYFS framework details how and what children should be learning from birth to five years of age.

As the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage states:

"The EYFS sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's 'school readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life."

There are seven areas of learning and development in the EYFS:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

These seven areas are used to plan the children's daily activities and learning experiences at Little Wombles. Our children are encouraged to have enquiring minds and to learn through play, exploration, physical and creative activity. The curriculum is implemented through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities.

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These seven areas are used to plan the children's daily activities and learning experiences at Little Wombles. Our children are encouraged to have enquiring minds and to learn through play, exploration, physical and creative activity. The curriculum is implemented through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities.

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Every child is an individual and therefore each child at Little Wombles is encouraged to learn at their own pace. Through careful observation and planning, children are given individual 'next steps' for their development and learning.

Each child is assigned a Key Person (a named member of staff) who is responsible for a small group of children. The Key Person helps those children in the group to settle quickly and feel safe and cared for as well as supporting their emotional and physical needs. Your child's Key Person is accessible and available as a point of contact for parents and carers and builds a relationship with the family. Records of development and care are created and shared by the Key Person, parents and child.

The children are also given regular access to learning activities on Ipads.

Throughout an average day at Little Wombles your child will engage in a wide range of activities such as some of those listed below:

  • Phonics
  • Number
  • Shape
  • Problem solving
  • Reading / Story time
  • Messy play
  • Role play / Dressing up
  • Nature walks
  • Sand and water play
  • Gluing and sticking
  • Sport
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Singing
  • Gardening
  • French
  • Dance

A new topic is introduced each month e.g. Seasons, The Seaside, The Farm, and the Early Years Foundation Stage is incorporated into these topics.

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014 17:00

Westover menu

All meals are homemade using fresh ingredients. Your child's health and nutritional balance is important to us, therefore we will ensure they receive a varied and healthy diet whilst in our care. Menus will change weekly on a four week rota system.

Water is given at each meal as well as being accessible to all children throughout the day.

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Presentation and consistency of meals will be adapted to suit your child's needs according to their age.

All meals are served with extra vegetables of the day.

Any dietary requirements due to allergies or religious reasons will be discussed with parents and catered for accordingly.

Children are given a choice of fruit and a biscuit both in the morning and afternoon at snack times. Older children are encouraged to help cut / prepare fruit.

 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:34

Excellent Childminder

Nicky looked after my four month old baby this year and I am more than happy to recommend her as a childminder. Nicky is an extremely friendly, caring and generous person who always went the extra mile when looking after my son. Nicky has a lovely warm and friendly home environment where there is plenty of space to cater for children at all different ages. Nicky always met my needs and would always reassure me with peace of mind before I went off to work. I always felt comfortable when leaving my son for the day.

Nicky's experience as a primary teacher is evident in her excellent activities for all levels. Nicky possesses some wonderful skills and is simply a natural when looking after children. I highly recommend her!

Lisa, Parent

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:34

Highly Recommended

Nicky looked after my 10 month old son for 3 months earlier this year and he was always very happy in her care, holding out his arms to greet her each morning. She provided a home from home setting with plenty of activities to keep him busy during the day. She has a naturally warm and bubbly personality and seemed to click instantly with my son. He loved his time at her house.
Nicky always found the time to communicate with me, either at the beginning or the end of the day so I could go to work safe in the knowledge that my son was happy.
Returning to work after having a baby was a big step for me but having Nicky look after my son so well made the transition seamless. I would highly recommend her setting to anyone.

Jane, Parent

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:34

Excellent - in demand

Nicky looked after my 1yr old daughter for 6 months this year while I returned to work. I must stress we only left as I was starting maternity leave again and for no other reason - we were so sad to leave.

While my daughter was in her excellent care she grew and developed so much. Both Nicky and her colleagues provide such a warm, happy, secure environment for the children in their care, it was like one big happy family. They were so understanding of any concerns I had initially and I felt comfortable leaving my daughter in their care from the word go. Within days of settling in my shy, mummy hugging daughter would wait by the door to leave in the morning and propel herself inside without a backwards glance once she arrived.

Nicky provides such a wealth and breadth of experiences for the children, from messy play, to music time, to arts and crafts to trips and visits. All are listed in her profile above and all are enjoyed by the children. I can't imagine another child minder going to such efforts, it's truely amazing.

I debated about childcare when returning to work for the first time, believing a nanny was the best option. How wrong I was - small group, bespoke, home based childminding is brilliant for the social interactions and experiences your child will gain. And Little Wombles is hands down the best!

Suzi, Parent

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 00:00

First class childcare

Little Wombles looked after my daughter from just before her first birthday. The childcare she received couldn't be bettered. The atmosphere at Little Wombles is homely, friendly and personal and it is clear that a lot of thought goes into making the nursery the best possible place for the children. Isla has been encouraged to blossom into a lively, creative, caring little girl.

Sam, Parent

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:30

Great Childcare

The team at Little Wombles looked after our son for four days a week from 7mths until just before his third birthday. We couldn't have been happier with the care and attention he received. Choosing childcare is such a stressful process and we both felt confident that we were leaving him in capable hands and most importantly that cuddles, love and attention would be available whenever needed. He has developed into a confident, chatty, happy little boy for which I give Nicky and her team full credit! Activities are varied, communication between staff and parents is good and there was never anything we felt we couldn't raise with them. If you're looking for a home from home childminder who provides a stimulating environment in which little people can grow and interact, look no further!

Charlotte, Parent

Thursday, 13 March 2014 11:51

Registration information and fees

Registration

If you would like to register your child for a place at Little Wombles please complete the registration form via the link below. There is a £50 Non-refundable registration fee.

When we are in the position to offer you a place you will be required to pay one month's deposit in advance to secure the place. This is non-refundable and covers your child's first month of care.

 Fees

At Little Wombles we operate a competitive, monthly rate for 1 to 5 full days per week. This is all-inclusive so all daily outings, specialist classes, food, nappies and wipes are included within your cost, giving you full transparency and consistency each month. Please contact us for further information.

Funding

EECP FUNDING 3-4 YEAR OLDS – UNIVERSAL 15 HOURS

Wandsworth Council provide funding for Early Education Childcare Places, Universal 15 hour for 3 and 4-year olds, for up to 15 hours per week, 38 weeks a year. A child is eligible for the EECP Universal 15 Hours the term after they turn 3.

Little Wombles nursery will automatically apply to Wandsworth Council, on behalf of parents, once a child turns 3 to claim the EECP universal 15-hour funding which is then deducted from the monthly invoices. The funding provided does not cover the total cost of your Childcare.

Your 38 week entitlement is stretched across our 49 week year, so you will receive equal funding across each month within the year.

HOW DO I RECEIVE PAYMENT FOR THE UNIVERSAL 15 HOURS?

The EECP funding will be paid directly to Little Wombles. You will be required to sign the “Parent Declaration” form from Wandsworth council stating that you are receiving this funding in line with your entitlement. This is a Government requirement and must be signed each term.

EXTENDED MEANS TESTED 15 HOURS (30 HOURS)

Some parents will be eligible for the Extended 15 hours (making a total of 30) funding. Parents themselves need to apply once their child is 3 with HMRC www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and complete the on-line application form. You will be supplied with a 13 digit code which you need to give Little Wombles to authorise the funding, along with the National Insurance number and the full name of the parent claiming to confirm entitlement to the free place.

HOW DO I RECEIVE PAYMENT FOR THE EXTENDED 15 (30 HOURS)?

Exactly as per the Universal 15 hours.

Please note that funding levels for the future are subject to Government decision.

Invoicing and making payments

Invoices are prepared and sent out by email 30 days prior to the new month. Full payment should have cleared within Little Wombles account by 25th of the previous month otherwise a late payment fee will be applied.

The preferred method of making payment is by BACS transfer – the bank details are on the invoice.

If you have overpaid on your account it is incumbent on you to notify Little Wombles and if correct, we will credit to your next invoice or refund the amount via BACS.

PAYING WITH CHILDCARE VOUCHERS AND OTHER INFORMATION

Paying with childcare vouchers is something you need to set up with your voucher provider and you will need to instruct them to pay the vouchers to us. Please can you make sure that any voucher payments made to us are referenced with your child’s name, so we know who's account to credit.

We do have accounts with many providers but if you are using a different one you may be asked for our Ofsted registration number which is RP 900838.

Additionally, Parents can receive up to £2,000 per child per year through Tax-Free Childcare, and can use this to pay you for childcare. If you haven’t signed up yet, find out more at: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/providers

Little Wombles offers a sibling discount of 5% off the second child to join. Please note that siblings must be at the nursery at the same time for the discount to apply

When enrolling your child your deposit will cover your first full month of childcare.

Notice of leaving is required 8 weeks in advance.

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00

Little Wombles

15 DSCF3350The Broomhill Road Nursery consists of a large main hall where our toddlers and pre-schoolers are based and two smaller rooms, one of which is for our babies. The Nursery also boasts a good size outdoor area. Little Wombles Broomhill is situated across the road from King George's Park which the children visit regularly whether that be to use the play parks, feed the ducks, play sports or have their lunch! The Nursery is in a truly fantastic location for outings. The children regularly visit the library, local soft play centres, the supermarket and the Fire Station. The Nursery's private and enclosed outdoor area is utilised daily for sand and water play and a wide range of other activities. Little Wombles Broomhill also has weekly specialist led classes of music, sport, dance and French.

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Friday, 07 March 2014 12:33

Westover curriculum

Little Wombles follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. The EYFS framework details how and what children should be learning from birth to five years of age.

As the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage states:

"The EYFS sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's 'school readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life."

There are seven areas of learning and development in the EYFS:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

These seven areas are used to plan the children's daily activities and learning experiences at Little Wombles. Our children are encouraged to have enquiring minds and to learn through play, exploration, physical and creative activity. The curriculum is implemented through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities.

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Every child is an individual and therefore each child at Little Wombles is encouraged to learn at their own pace. Through careful observation and planning, children are given individual 'next steps' for their development and learning.

Each child is assigned a Key Person (a named member of staff) who is responsible for a small group of children. The Key Person helps those children in the group to settle quickly and feel safe and cared for as well as supporting their emotional and physical needs. Your child's Key Person is accessible and available as a point of contact for parents and carers and builds a relationship with the family. Records of development and care are created and shared by the Key Person, parents and child.

The children are also given regular access to learning activities on Ipads.

Throughout an average day at Little Wombles your child will engage in a wide range of activities such as some of those listed below:

  • Phonics
  • Number
  • Shape
  • Problem solving
  • Reading / Story time
  • Messy play
  • Role play / Dressing up
  • Nature walks
  • Sand and water play
  • Gluing and sticking
  • Sport
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Singing
  • Gardening
  • French
  • Dance

A new topic is introduced each month e.g. Seasons, The Seaside, The Farm, and the Early Years Foundation Stage is incorporated into these topics.

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