Children learn best through play and this is encouraged by providing a varied choice of toys and activities which are a mix of child led and adult led. There is a daily opportunity for outdoor play and games as well as regular story and song sessions. We provide a healthy snack mid way through the morning consisting of a varied selection of fresh fruit and vegetables, rice cakes, breadsticks, crackers or cheese. Milk or water is provided for the children.
All our staff are DBS checked and have training in child protection and paediatric first aid. Staff have necessary qualifications and regulary attend training courses to keep up to date with best practice. All of our staff have their own children, many of whom once came to Betty Lewis Nursery themselves.
We always ensure the required staff:child ratios are met with 1:4 for our 2 year olds and 1:8 for our 3 year olds.
At Betty Lewis Nursery School each child has a designated key person. This is the person with whom your child will develop the closest relationship and also acts as a link between nursery and home. Keyworkers are responsible for overseeing your childs care and development and through parental contributions, observations and 1:1 contact they build up a unique story of your child which is kept in their own 'Learning Journey� file and available for you to see and contribute to on a regular basis.
Established for over 30 years the nursery has an enviable reputation for providing care and education in a fun, safe and stimulating environment for 2-5 year olds
We work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families.
Betty Lewis Nursery School offers individual care and attention made possible by a high ratio of adults to children that ensures that all children are supported in reaching their full potential.
1 - To provide a safe, caring, inspiring environment where children have the opportunity to learn and develop though guidance and self discovery.
2 - To plan for each childs development following the early years foundation stage curriculum.
3 - To welcome, involve and inform parents/carers on their child�s wellbeing and development.