NURSERY

NURSERY

Here at Nature to Nurture the welfare of all of our children attending the nursery is paramount. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Nature to Nurture is a research setting working collaboratively with Liverpool Hope University to ensure that your child receives the very best start in life. Over the past two years, we have upskilled ourselves with the very best training to help us meet the needs of all children and deliver an inclusive provision. Furthermore, attachment theory lies at the heart of all we do so that children feel loved, safe and secure. This will help them to develop a high emotional intelligence and self-efficacy that will set them up with future life skills. Our knowledge and understanding have enabled us to look at the environment and meet the sensory & physical needs of the children by implementing simple woodland strategies. We want children to embark on a journey of discovery by being given the opportunity to participate in experiential hands-on learning. We also believe that the outdoors helps engender the capacity for joyful learning and that free play in a natural environment supports children’s inborn desire to learn. It is for these reasons that we are National Pre-School of the Year winners in 2017, 2018 and 2019 at the Nursery World Awards and Outstanding in all areas for our Ofsted inspection.

We aim to follow nature’s rhythms and adopt a slowliness approach to children’s play and development, making meaningful decisions as to what is right at each phase of your child’s unique journey. We will ensure that staff become reflective researchers, striving to gain a deep understanding of each child. Through a loving, nurturing and language-rich woodland environment, children feel safe to play and develop important life skills such as persistence, resilience, curiosity, creativity, and resourcefulness. Our ‘less is more’ approach enables children’s imagination and creativity to flourish. Children, in turn, become empowered, exploratory learners with very high emotional intelligence. We will also help children foster an appreciation, respect, and care for nature, which will then deeply embedded in their lives
Sessions are child-led and children are free to choose how they spend their days. Skilled staff will facilitate individual lines of inquiry to support and extend play and learning. Furthermore, this approach also develops a community where collaborative learning takes place daily? We feel that this nature-inspired unhurried approach allows children to develop a deep love of learning and care for the environment, which will continue throughout their lives.


OPENING TIMES

  • Monday (Home Ed - 5-10) 9:30-15:30. September 2020.
    • Tuesday 9:30-15:30
      • Wednesday (Home Ed) 9:30-15:30
        • Thursday 9:30-15:30

SPRING TERM

  • 7th January – 2nd April
  • Half term: Monday 17th to Friday 21st February
    • Easter break: Monday 6th to Friday 17th April

SUMMER TERM

  • 21st April - 21st July
  • Half term: Monday 25th to Friday 29 May

AUTUMN TERM

  • 1st September - 17th December
  • Half term: Monday 26th to Friday 30th October
    • Christmas break: Monday 21st December to Friday 1st January
Here are the new hours and prices for 2020

PRICES

CHARGES

Pricing Structure from September 2019:
  • It will be a 2-day minimum and children can access their 15 hours over the 3 days. We will only accept universal funding. .
    • We offer a maximum of 5 hours of Government funding per day which is free at the point of delivery. However, we apply a charge for the lunchtime hour (£9.50 for Garston, £12.50 for Bootle, due to the high eco-friendliness of the new site). The funded hours are from 9.30-11.30 and 12.30-3.30. If however, you do not want to pay for the extra hour, you are free to pick up at 11.30 and drop your child back off at 12.30
      • The nursery is currently open for 50 weeks. (We close for 2 weeks over Christmas)

        • For children who are not yet eligible for funding, or are accessing their funding at another setting fees are charged at £32 per day

          • Sessional times are from 9.30-3.30

          • Funded hours per week - 10 hours over 2 days or 15 hours over 3 days.
          • Additional hours per week - 2 hours over 2 days or 3 hours over 3 days.
          • Number of weeks per year - 38
          • Cost of additional hours per week - £18.00 for 2 days or £27.00 for 3 days.

          • From September 2020 we will only be running term time only.
          • Fees for the lunchtime hour will be £10.
          • Funded hours per week - 10 hours over 2 days or 15 hours over 3 days. Anyone who requires 4 days would need to have a 30-hour code to receive the funding.
          • Additional hours per week - 2 hours over 2 days or 3 hours over 3 days, 4 hours over 4.

NURSERY WORLD AWARDS

We are absolutely delighted to have won Pre School of the Year at the NW awards 2017, 2018 & 2019. We are thrilled that our work is getting nationally recognized and that we are national winners for this award.