Welcome to our wonderful nursery!
In September 2016 we opened Little Squirrels for children from the age of two years as part of the Early Years Provision at Redgate. Our team of dedicated staff, lead by Ms Gambon (Assistant head) and Miss Dean (EYS leader) have created a nursery to deliver a caring and exciting Early Years experience to our Little Squirrels to prepare them for their first steps in Primary School.
Since September 2017 our nursery has been teacher led, with Miss Dean teaching full time in our nursery provision. Miss Dean has had over 24 years experience in Early Years provision working with children from 0 -5 years in both private and school settings.
Supporting Miss Dean within nursery we also have Mrs Lesley Davis who also runs our weekly toddler group.
During term time many of our Little Squirrels use the wrap around care facility and are with us from 8 am until 4:30 pm each school day.
Funded Child Care
We offer funded 15 hours a week childcare places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds, and also offer the 30 hour extended entitlement to families meeting the criteria. For more information please contact the school office or www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Foundation Stage Uniform (Nursery and Reception)
As our curriculum is very active (and messy!!!) the children in Little squirrels and Reception wear a uniform which is more suited to being active (messy) and outdoors.
As we are outdoors in all weathers throughout the day our early years children need to keep full waterproofs (available with the school logo) and wellington boots in school.
School uniform can be ordered from three different providers:
1. UK Clothing Company
Follow the link directly to their website to order online.
Select Collection from School for free delivery to school
2. From School Office
Print and complete the attached order form and return to school.
Uniform will be delivered back to school
3. Whittakers of Southport
Call in to their shop on the corner of London Street in Southport to purchase all your school uniform requirements.
If you would like more information on how to register your child to become a Little Squirrel please contact Mrs Steele in the school office.
We also welcome pop in visits so please feel free to come and have a tour around our wonderful provision.
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Here are some useful websites to support your children......
www.childcarechoices.gov.uk - Information on support with childcare costs and funded places
http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/ - Information and resources for parents
http://www.ican.org.uk/en/sitecore/content/ICAN2/Global/Content/Audience%20Menu/Parents%20and%20carers.aspx - Resources and information to support your child's communication and development
www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm - Resources, interactive games and information to support your child's early phonic skills
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games - Interactive games