Welcome to Portico Nurseries
OUR AIM is for children to grow with self confidence, autonomy and to develop an appetite for learning in a happy and caring environment.
WE ARE COMMITTED to protecting the children in our care and offering equal opportunities for all.
A homely environment which encourages a relaxed transition from family to nursery life.
A key worker system supporting parents and child throughout.
Fully trained staff who are continually encouraged and supported to develop their skills through training and higher qualifications right up to Early Years Teacher Status.
Large outdoor play area for children to learn on a large scale and in fresh air.
A wide range of home made natural resources.
Full and part time places to fit in with working hours.
Healthy menus with food cooked fresh on site providing children their recommended 5 portions a day of fruit and vegetables
Care And Education is offered withing the following Age Ranges:
6 - 12 MONTHS
A homely atmosphere helps young babies settle into nursery life. Babies are treated as individuals and a key person ensures that all babies are provided with warmth and security of care ensuring their basic needs are met.
1 - 2 YEARS
A large variety of activities help the ever inquisitive toddler to develop independence, social and communication skills and to develop strong muscles and co-ordination through physical play.
2 - 3 YEARS
A well planned environment means that children can play with a wide range of resources and take part in well planned activities and experiences which will enable them to continue to develop social skills in turn taking, co-operation and how to communicate with adults and their peers. They will have access to a range of activities to encourage their creative skills and imagination.
3 - 5 YEARS
The continuous provision areas ensure children's free choice of activity within a structured learning environment. They can continually access these areas in order to develop, practice repeat and refine skills in their own time. Carefully planned resources offer the chance to experiment, observe and explore their surroundings and enables the children to discover information for themselves. Parent partnership is strong and children's interests are used alls cross the settings to plan exciting games and activities making sure learning is fun. Through the seven learning areas, children will be supported in reaching their full potential and achieving the stepping stones, giving each child a wide range of experiences and knowledge to draw upon when they enter school.
When a child is ready to move onto school (or a new setting) information is gathered about the children and shared with parents and the school in order to make transitions easy and smooth for the children. Teachers are invited into our setting to visit the children