Tidbury Green School

Tidbury Green School

 
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Tidbury Green Pre-school & Baby Unit

Tidbury Green School is proud to offer an extensive Early Years provision to give children the best start in life and support families in our community. We strive to ensure children learn in a safe, secure and stimulating environment. It is our priority to develop positive relationships with your child, that they communicate effectively and they make lots of friends. Our setting is divided into 3 areas that cater for your child’s individual needs.

 

 

                                                  

 

 

Our experienced and friendly Early Years staff work closely with families to understand the needs of your child and provide them with a curriculum that offers first hand experiences and challenges them appropriate to their individual development. We love to play, talk, listen, read, sing, dance, create, eat, drink, explore and investigate with every child to make a magical childhood experience.

    

        Little Ducklings

Little Ducklings is a calm and nurturing environment for the youngest children in our care. Our staff are highly skilled and experienced in caring for babies and toddlers. We work hard to ensure each child feels safe in our care and trusts us. We play with children, encouraging them to explore and giving them confidence to try new experiences. Our staff have an excellent understanding of child development and we carefully monitor each child’s progress.

                  

 Little Ducklings is divided into areas that offer a ‘home from home’ experience for your child. The light and airy space gives your child the opportunity to access a range of activities that extend their experiences in a language rich environment. Our topics link to what interests your child to stimulate and engage them. We use our own outdoor space and the extensive school grounds to explore and investigate the natural world.

Parents are well informed about their child’s day. We like to keep in touch through talking daily to our parents on arrival and at home time. We share experiences though ‘Parent Share’ and our daily diary. We also meet formally each term to discuss your child’s progress. We like to share our experiences and strategies with parents to support their child at home too. Take time to look at our Little Ducklings page on this website offers up to date advice for parents and information on the topics we are exploring together.

When a child is ready and reaches the age of 2, they begin to transition into our 2-year-old provision, Little Sparrows.

 

       Little Sparrows

Little Sparrows is our vibrant provision for our 2-year-old children. Our enthusiastic, experienced and imaginative staff play with your child to develop their understanding of people and the world around them. We work hard to model speech and language, using a range of strategies to make every child a talker. Through language rich social play, we explore friendships, build confidence and self-esteem – we are a very positive environment. In Little Sparrows, we continue to monitor your child’s development, ready for their 2-year-old check with the Health Visitor.

 

 We work hard to create a safe, stimulating environment for energetic 2 year olds. We encourage our children to explore all their senses to develop communication, social and physical skills. Our curriculum is book based, which invites children to explore their own world and their imagination. We carefully plan activities to develop speech and language and give children confidence to talk. Little Sparrows outdoor space develops independence and confidence with a range of physical activities; while at Forest School, we play and investigate in the natural environment.

We always make time to talk to our parents about their children. It is vital to us that parents trust us and we have good relationships to support their child. 2 year-old children can display a range of emotions and behaviours and we offer a range of information, ideas, strategies and shared experiences (we’re parents too!) to support your little one at home. We continue to share experiences through ‘Parent Share’ and meet termly to discuss your child’s progress. Check out our Little Sparrows page on this website for up to date advice for parents and information on the topics we are exploring together.

When a child is ready and reaches the age of 3, they begin to transition into our 3-year-old provision, Little Wrens.

 

      Little Wrens

Little Wrens is our engaging preschool for 3 year-old children. Our experienced Early Years staff monitor the children’s development closely and they have an excellent understanding on how to get them ‘school ready’. We play with your child to develop their independence, involvement and concentration. We carefully plan activities based around the child’s interests to promote curiosity and spark conversations. We model language in our play and interactions with your child to develop and extend their vocabulary - there are always opportunities to talk. When we work and play with your child we promote kindness, helpfulness and cooperation. Everyone enjoys working and playing together.

 

 

Our large indoor classroom gives each child the freedom to use a range of resources and encourage groups of children to get involved and develop social skills, self-awareness and confidence. Our rich curriculum is book based to open up new worlds and experiences, while extending the children’s vocabulary and language. We teach children to listen and talk about their own experiences in small groups. We introduce phonics and integrate pre-reading skills into activities and small group teaching. Little Wrens take every opportunity to work outside and learn in our outdoor classroom and in our weekly Forest School sessions. Our Preschool joins up with the school to participate in Christmas Plays and special occasions throughout the year.

We have good relationships with our parents and we like to share with you your child’s achievements from the day. We continue to share experiences through ‘Parent Share’ and meet termly to discuss your child’s progress. Please read our Little Wrens page on this website for up to date advice for parents and information on the topics we are learning together.

Children who are aged 3 by 31st August are eligible for admissions into our Foundation Stage Nursery Unit in the September. Children who attend Little Wrens will have priority on the places offered. Please see our admissions criteria on the website.

Preschool Times

For all settings the standard time for a full day is 8.45 a.m to 3.15 p.m. There is an option to add on additional bookings from 7.30 a.m up to 6.00 p.m.

For Little Sparrows and Little Wrens we offer a half day option of 8.45 a.m to 11.45 a.m or 12.15 p.m to 3.15 p.m.

School Meals

Our meals are provided by Solihull Catering Service. Meals are healthy and carefully planned with high quality ingredients, menus are available on our website.

Fee’s

Little Ducklings

Full day (8.45 a.m to 3.15 p.m)                   £37.00

This price includes a hot meal, snacks and cow’s milk. Any other milk or specific dietary requirements must be met by the parent/carer. Nappies, wipes, creams and suncream must be provided by the parent/carer.

Additional hours to be added on if required:

7.30 a.m to 8.45 a.m                                       £4.50

8.00 a.m to 8.45 a.m                                       £3.50

3.15 p.m to 4.45 p.m                                      £6.00

3.15 p.m to 6.00 p.m                                      £10.00

Little Sparrows and Little Wrens

Full day (8.45 a.m to 3.15 p.m)                   £32.00

This price includes a snack only, school meals can be requested or a packed lunch can be brought in. Nappies, wipes, creams and suncream must be provided by the parent/carer.

Additional hours to be added on if required:

7.30 a.m to 8.45 a.m                                       £4.50

8.00 a.m to 8.45 a.m                                       £3.50

3.15 p.m to 4.45 p.m                                      £6.00

3.15 p.m to 6.00 p.m                                      £10.00

Funding

Funding may be available for the term after your child is 2:

https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-2-year-olds

2 year old 15 hours funded sessions are only available from 8.45 a.m to 11.45 a.m Monday to Friday. There are no meals provided for any funded places.

Funding may be available for the term after your child is 3:

https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/free-childcare-and-education-for-2-to-4-year-olds

You may eligible for 3 year old 15 hours funded sessions, these are available from 8.45 a.m to 11.45 a.m Monday to Friday. There are no meals provided for any funded places.

You may eligible for 3 year old 30 hours funded sessions, these are available from 8.45 a.m to 3.15 p.m Monday to Friday. There are no meals provided for any funded places and a charge of £2.00 per day is payable for lunchtime supervision. This charge is payable as one termly payment regardless of the amount of days your child is in. Hot meals can be provided by our school kitchen at a cost of £2.00 per day. Alternatively, your child can bring a packed lunch in a clearly labelled lunch bag.