Little Butterflies Nursery
Hello and welcome to Little Butterflies Nursery!
We are the youngest members of the Grangetown Primary School family, catering for children aged 2 - 3 years. If you are interested in joining the Butterfly gang, you can pick up an application form from the school office or you can pop into Nursery to speak to a member of staff.
About Little Butterflies Nursery
At Little Butterflies Nursery we aim to provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment for children to explore, investigate and learn. We believe that by providing support, praise and encouragement, the children will be able to flourish and reach their full potential.
To ensure the best possible start for the children we follow a play based approach to learning in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. By closely observing the interests of our children, our practitioners are able to create a fun, stimulating and meaningful learning environment that sparks curiosity and encourages independence.
Meet the Team
Helen - Acting Room Lead Donna - Nursery Nurse
_________ - Nursery Nurse ________ - Nursery Nurse
Session times and Prices
Little Butterflies provided places for 2 - 3 year old children. As we work to a ratio of 1:4 we are able to offer 12 morning places and 8 afternoon places. We also provide full days to a limited amount of children depending on availability.
For families who are eligible, we offer FREE 15 hour places. Families have the option to choose either Morning/afternoon sessions or if it is more suitable 2.5 days. Children who attend a full day session can pay £2.20 per day for a school dinner or if preferred can bring in a packed lunch. If your child receives a school dinner, the additional £2.20 per day will be added to the total cost.
|Session||Time||Daily Rate||Weekly Rate|
|AM||8:45 - 11:45||£15||£75|
|PM||12:30 - 3:30||£15||£75|
|Full Day||8:45 - 3:30||£30||£150|
We encourage good attendance and punctuality at Little Butterflies Nursery. We have found that sticking to your child's Nursery routine helps your child to feel happy, safe and settled.
If your child is not attending their session please inform the school office of their absence.
If you will be late to collect your child please call the school office to let us know.
At Little Butterflies we welcome new children on a termly basis. We have 3 school terms - September, January and April. Your child will be able to access their place at Nursery the term after they turn 2.
If you are eligible for FREE 15 hours you will need to apply for your code the term before your child is due to start. You MUST inform us off their code before they begin their sessions.
Snacks & Refreshments
We provide a variety of delicious and nutritious snacks for the children including fresh fruit, toast and pancakes. We also offer a range of drinks such as milk, and fresh fruit juice.
We also enjoy baking and cooking with our Little Butterflies and love to eat our tasty treats!
If your child has any dietary requirements please inform a member of staff and we can find an alternative.
Your Child's Progress
Sharing your children's progress and achievements are vitally important to us. There are a range of ways that we communicate your child's progress with you:
- Weekly updates/ monthly newsletters
- Termly parent/ teacher consultations
- Tapestry - Our online Learning Journeys: When you fill out your registration forms it would included a letter about Tapestry and an accompanying consent form. We will create a secure account with the details you provide us which enables us to upload photographs, observations and reports relating to your child's time with us. As a parent this allows you to view exciting achievements via a computer or smart phone.
- Open Door Policy: All of our staff are happy to answer any queries or questions during drop off and pick up times. More lengthy meeting can be arranged usually for that week or you can also email and phone us at any time.
Could we remind parents and carers to bring the following items in their child's bag:
- Spare clothes - top, trousers, underwear, socks, etc
- Extra spare clothes if your child is toilet training
- A water bottle
- Nappies, wipes and cream
- Wellies - these can be left at nursery
- Slippers - these can be left at nursery
- Hat, scarf and gloves in the winter
- Sun hat, sunglasses and sun cream in the spring/ summer.
- A coat appropriate for the weather.
We have had an amazing start to the new school year. We love how well all the children have returned to nursery happy and settled. We have made lots of new friends and we are enjoying getting to know them. This month we have focused on one of our core stories "Owl Babies" the children have really enjoyed it and can already join in with parts of the story. We have also had some new indoor climbing equipment added to our sensory area. The children have really enjoyed playing on this !
We have loved going for Autumn walks this month. We have been to Back House park and also explored our school grounds going on listening walks and hunting for apples and berries. The children walked fantastic using their listening ears when staff spoke to them. We can't wait to take the children on their next adventure out.
We finished the month off by dressing up for Halloween the children had lots of fun at the school disco. We had our own little party where the children bobbed for apples, decorated spooky biscuits and enjoyed some yummy party food !