At St Augustine's Centre, we offer a stimulating and caring environment with qualified staff whose aim is to treat children as individuals, supporting their development and edcuational needs through play in a safe and friendly context.
We are OFSTED inspected and operate an equal opportunities policy and welcome to all members of the community.
We comply with the legal requirement of the Data Protection Act to issue a Fair Processing Notice. Click here for details.
We have a team of qualified experienced staff, a number of whom are bi-lingual. The nusery has space for 25 children, both morning and afternoon, with a staff to pupil ratio of 1:5. This ensures that each child receives individual attention and that their needs are met.
Early years Staff Team
|Karen Hammond||Degree in Early Years & Early Years Professional Status|
We welcome childcare students on placement throughout the year and volunteers at any time.
When your child enters nursery, they will be under the care of a key worker. This is a member of staff who is responsible for the observations and assessments of a small number of children.
Areas of learning
Our curriculum is broken down into 6 areas of learning
- personal, social and emotional development
- communication, language and literacy
- problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
- knowledge and understanding of the world
- creative development
Activities are planned to ensure all areas of learning are included. From time to time, we invite visitors into our setting, for example a dentist or nurse when we are learning about keeping healthy. We often take the children on outings related to topics being taught. We always seek written parental permission before any outings.
If you would like a place in the nursery, please contact Karen Hamond on 01422 352492 or call into the centre. We charge a registration fee of £2 per year per child.
Nursery - 3 to 5 yrs
09:00 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 15:30
£3 per session
Parent & Toddler - 0 to 3yrs
13:00 - 15:00 on Wednesdays
£2 per session
Summer Holiday Playscheme - 5 to 10yrs
13:00 - 15:00 Monday to Fridays
£3 per session
Creche for parents attending courses within the centre - 0 to 5yrs
09:30 - 11:30 Monday to Friday
£2.25 per hour (subsidies available)
We believe that parents are the most important adults in a child's life, valuing their contributions and involving them as much as possible by
- being approachable and available
- keeping them informed about their child's progress
- involving them in shared record keeping of their child
We believe it important that children attend regularly and do not arrive late or leave early, thereby missing important parts of the daily routine.
To help your child in the transition from home to pre-school or nursery and onto school you could encourage your child to
- go to the toilet by themselves
- put on and take off their own coat
- wipe their own nose
- sit quietly and listen when others are talking
- look after toys and equipment
Every day chidren are offerred a healthy snack, usually fruit and drink.