Janet Lamport is the Sole Director of Methwold Nursery School Ltd which initially started trading in August 2006 and became incorporated in April 2009. The Nursery is registered with OFSTED in compliance with The Child Care Act 2006.
The business has built up a very good reputation over the years and is renowned for friendliness, flexibility, quality of care and education which is second to none. The Nursery employs qualified, experienced practitioners and encourages parents/carers to work in partnership with the nursery ensuring a positive relationship for all concerned.
We provide full day care for children aged between 2 and 7 years including pre-school education through delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guide lines, and out of School clubs for older children.
We are open from 7.30 am in the morning until 5.30pm in the evening, 38 weeks of the year. We close for all public holidays and the school holidays.
Whilst our main priority is for the care and wellbeing of the children who attend our setting, we also appreciate the demands of everyday life that Parent/Carers have to deal with. Therefore, we try to be as flexible as possible when offering child care to meet the varied demands of all who come to our setting.
We are registered with Norfolk County Council and offer 15 hours per week of Government Funding to all children from the age of 3 to 5 years.
We are also registered to offer 2 year old funding subject to eligibility. Parent/Carers are advised to call their Local Authority to see if they qualify for 2 year old funding on 0344 800 8020.
We are also able to offer Extended Free Entitlement (30 hours). Again this is subject to eligibility. You will need to register with HMRC through GOV.UK. You will be given a ‘voucher code’ which you will need to pass on to us if you qualify. Qualification is based on financial circumstances.
In 2011 the Government reviewed the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. This Framework is a Statutory (legal requirement) and has been developed to ensure the best possible outcomes for every child. However, research has shown that over 50% of children in the UK, when starting Primary School, have speech, language and communication needs. ‘If communication and language difficulties are addressed prior to a child starting Primary School they are more likely to go on to develop good reading and spelling skills...and their communication skills should then continue to keep pace with their development’ (‘I CAN’ report). Improving children’s speaking and listening skills has never been so important.
The Government has addressed these issues by reviewing the EYFS and reforms came into effect in September 2012 and are being revised for 2017. Key elements are to ‘Provide for early intervention where necessary, through the introduction of a progress check at the age of two and ‘to focus on prime areas of learning most essential for children’s readiness for future learning and healthy development’
Children have many years of education ahead of them and at this stage of their little lives it is more important to learn how to communicate, make friends, learn how to share, use their imagination and become confident individuals. All of these attributes they can learn whilst playing with their peers. A Practitioner or Key Person’s role in our setting is to gently guide each child and help them to learn and develop at their own pace, using resources that the child is interested in. Our beliefs are very much in line with the EYFS, which in summary, is about meeting each child’s individual needs whilst learning through play!
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