Foundation Stage 1 Class
Welcome to the Nursery
We understand how important the early years are for children’s growth and development. At Swingate we aim to provide a safe, inviting and nurturing environment to enable children to develop a love of learning which they will carry for a lifetime. Our environment is colourful, stimulating and continuously changing to spark children’s enthusiasm, interest and to show them that no two days are the same.
Our staff are committed to developing children’s understanding of the world around them, develop empathy and kindness towards people they meet regardless of religion, size, ability, gender, culture, age, sex, or disability as well as foster independence to be risk-takers and forward thinkers. At Rainbows nursery, we endeavour to support every child in our care to ensure that they achieve their best, focusing on them as individuals to develop their own strengths, passions and interests and facilitate this by planning fun activities that makes them curious and eager to learn more.
We want our children to be proud of their abilities and celebrate their achievements. We want them to be resilient when they fail but to have self-belief and confidence to try again and gradually think for themselves to make their own decisions in the future.
At Rainbows, we want all children to be happy and safe while they are with us, and we know that this is something we provide on a daily basis. We are dedicated to providing a good quality Early Years education with our caring and passionate team of teachers and staff, so our children can excel and achieve their full potential to have the best start in life.
We aim to provide a quality educational experience for children aged 3+. Our nursery is nurturing, high-quality and supports the transition into school especially for those who are wanting their children to continue with us as they start school into Reception.
During the morning session children are given a healthy snack of cereal or toast and in the afternoon, milk and fruit is provided for snack time. This is a really important time of the day for the children. They are encouraged to serve themselves independently, understanding the importance of hygiene as well as developing their speaking and listening skills and table manners when having snack with their peers.
Our Rainbows Nursery children are a big part of school. They enjoy visiting our school library and take part with whole school events such as charity days, dress up days as well as celebrations like World Book Day.
Our nursery is currently open from 8:30 - 12:30pm, Monday - Friday term time only.
From September, we are delighted to be extending our nursery hours.
Parents are able to choose from a morning or afternoon session or full day session (subject to availability).
Morning sessions: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Afternoon sessions: 12:00pm - 3:00pm.
Full day 9:00am - 3:00pm.
Monday - Friday Term Time Only
We offer both 15 and 30 hour free funded sessions, but parents are able to pay for further sessions at a cost of £15 per session.
Children who stay all day will be required to bring in a healthy packed lunch.