Manager’s blog

Dear Viewers,

I am back with lots of information. Firstly, we have finalised and published our new Funded sessions structure along with our new fees and sessions so please feel free to contact us for this information. Secondly, breaking news!!! We have Preschool places available! Amy and Emma are doing a fantastic job in developing the Preschool environment and would love you to bring your children along to visit! 

We always like to welcome new faces and encourage families to come along to experience a taste of Kings Meadow. With this, we would like to invite you and your children to our fun music and dance sessions! (free of charge! : 0) Please call us to let us know you’re coming so we can add you onto the visitor’s register. 

The following dates for ‘Twirling Toddlers’ fun and interactive dance sessions with Ashley, our dance teacher!

9:30am (Tots and Preschool 2.5 years+) 10am (Tiny Tots and Tiddlers 0-2.5 years) 

Tuesday 17th October

Tuesday 7th November

Tuesday 21st November

Tuesday 5th December 

The sessions last approx 30 mins

 

The following dates we have Sam, our Spanish teacher from Bilingual Sing. A fun and interactive way to introduce the Spanish language into well known songs. (It’s so much fun for all ages!)

Thursday 19th October 2pm

Thursday 9th November 2pm

Thursday 23rd November 2pm

Thursday 7t December 2pm

Thursday 21st December 2pm

Sessions lasts approx 30 mins

 

Of course young babies are welcome to the above fun sessions. Additionally I am hoping to run a few baby sensory sessions a few times this term. Dates to follow shortly. I’m hoping to meet some new families during this and of course welcome families who have booked baby places already for the near future. Please feel free to contact me to register your interest. They will be free of charge and you’ll be more than welcome to collect more information on our setting before and after the sessions. We will publish the dates on here very shortly. 

Finally, I know our current parents have been eagerly waiting for me to return back from Maternity leave so that I can get Forest School sessions established…it won’t be long now! We’ve got the perfect spot just along the side of the Football pitch. I’m calling it ‘The Magic Garden’ I just need to do some work on the area to make it secure and finalise some details. I’m hoping to release some Forest School session dates very soon in the near future! Eek! Dream come true for me!

These sessions will run during nursery session time and will be included in the universal funding weekly enhanced resources fee. Due to ratio’s and funding we are only making these FS sessions available to children over the age of 3.  

There will be more information on Forest School and how it will run to follow shortly.

 Thanks for reading, 

Rebecca Hatton

Nursery Manager

Calling out Level 3 Early Years Educators

Our team is growing! Our you interested in joining our team? 

Job role: Level 2/3 Nursery Practitioners

Contract: Part-time or full time roles available

Hours:
Full time: 41.5 hours per week. – varied shifts to cover opening times which are 7:30am-6pm

Part time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 7:30am – 1:30pm

Job description: To work in a team, supporting the children in their unique learning journeys in a kind and sensitive way, working with the families to ensure we are meeting the needs of the children and helping them learn through their current interests and experiences.

Requirements: A full and relevant childcare qualification

Pay scale: Varies on qualifications and experience.

To obtain an application pack, please contact Charlotte: You can call on 01926 495343 or 07456 603 148, or email
charlotte@kingsmeadownursery.co.uk

Start date: 4th September 2017

Further requirements for the post: 

  • DBS check and fantastic references
  • A passion and positive drive for enhancing and supporting children’s learning and development
  • A focused drive for improvement that follows the vision of the setting
  • Applicant must love to promote learning through outdoors

We follow a strict Safer recruitment policy and recruiting procedure to ensure the safest and best practice within our team and environment.

Funded sessions update

Dear parents, 

We have now published our new funded sessions structure for this September. 

We are offering funded places for 2&3 year olds and are now offering the 3 year old extended funded hours for working families! 

Please feel free to get in touch to view the structure and talk through your options with us. 

Are you undecided about sending your child to nursery? Talk to our lovely Acting Manager, Charlotte about some taster sessions. We understand that it can be a daunting experience to send your child somewhere new, so we are happy to arrange a ‘taster session’ so you and your child can come and join in with some fun!

Enquiry form glitch

Good afternoon viewers,

We regret to tell you that we have been fixing a problem with our enquiry form on this website. The good news is that it is fixed now. If you have enquired and have not been responded to then please get in touch again either via our enquiry form or the Manager’s email: Rebecca@kingsmeadownursery.co.uk

 

Thank you

Additional 3 year old funding update

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the additional 3 year old government funding for working parents?! We want to keep all families, current and those looking for childcare posted on how we plan to deliver it. 

Commonly, it’s known as 30 hours free childcare. Just like the free 15 hours Government funding for all 3 year olds the term after their third birthday.

30 hours per week is correct for settings who only operate like schools, term time only over 38 weeks of the year. Families who I have spoke to often assume that with being eligible for this additional funding it will mean that they will get free childcare 3 days a week. Unfortunately this is not the case. Bare in mind that it’s 30 hours free over 38 weeks of the year. So over 51 weeks it’s 22.35 hours per week. Kings Meadow choose to spread the same amount of hours over the whole year so the free government funded hours benefit our families all year round because this suits the majority of our families’ needs better. 

The funded hours you have claimed for will be provided completely free of charge however we still do charge a fee to cover meals, snacks, other consumables and enhanced resources within the set funded sessions. Funded only places are available but the choice of sessions will be limited. 

Kings Meadow choose to spread the same amount of hours over the whole year so the free government funded hours benefit our families all year round because this suits the majority of our families’ needs better. 

We are currently working hard to review and update our fees and funded sessions structure in order to accommodate the new government funding for this September 2017. We will keep you posted here on our website, our Facebook page and for our current families in our monthly newsletters. 

 

If you have questions about the additional funding please contact our nursery Manager via email: rebecca@kingsmeadownursery.co.uk

Click here to find out if you are eligible for 2,3&4 year old government funded childcare hours.

Click here to find out if you are eligible for the additional 3 year old funded government childcare hours.