After School & Holiday Club
Since it is important that in the early years, and especially when starting school, children do not have too many changes, we offer a School pickup and drop off service. Children will be picked up by people familiar to themselves and cared for until the parent arrives. By arrangement, the service can be extended to have children picked up from Home and dropped off home.
Due to traffic and the need to pickup children as quickly as possible, we can only serve the following schools:
- Kings Norton Primary School
- West Heath Primary School
- Turves Green Primary School
- St John Fisher
At the end of each academic year the nursery carries out a survey to establish the school pickup and drop off service required by parent/carers for the forthcoming year in September. The school's listed above do change year to year.
Our after-school care is second to none providing your child with a place to relax and play, enjoy new learning opportunities but also encouraging your child to complete their homework with help, allowing you more time with your child at home.
Children will be able to use our computer area to play interactive games to help with their knowledge and understanding of ICT and further encouraged to play with our extensive range of resources and equipment both indoors and outdoors.
Your child will be encouraged to complete homework tasks such as reading, writing or mathematics. They will have help from a qualified member of staff to complete their work. This will provide you with the opportunity when arriving home to spend quality time and relaxation with your child.
Your child will have the opportunity to explore our outside play area experiencing resources and equipment suitable for their age and stage of development.
At The Willows Day Nursery, we plan every child's day to make sure that it is fun and educational. All activities are carefully planned and are prepared appropriate to each age group.
Partnership with Parents
Daily feedback is given to parents and carers as well as parent's/curriculum evenings held twice a year. Parent/carer's are encouraged to discuss their children's progress regularly with staff, and all nurseries have an "Open Door" Policy, recognising the importance of parents having trust and confidence in our care of their children.
Our interactive website hosts a variety of educational games to support individual children's learning at home with the support of parent/carers. Games are specifically chosen to meet the diverse backgrounds, culture, language and needs of all our children at The Willows. We strongly encourage feedback on how the interactive games have supported your child. The information is used to form an assessment and next steps in your child's development target which are chosen and discussed in partnership with all parent/carer's.
Your child will be offered the opportunity to play games sometimes adult led that are developmentally correct for your child's age and stage of development. They are all designed to provide your child with your child's learning and a bit of fun thrown in!!!
Your child will have a selection of books to look at, read and learn from whilst they are at the club. They will all be developmentally suitable for your children.
Your child will be encouraged to take part in physical play such as skipping, dancing, football and running games. We will try to help keep your child as healthy as possible!!
Your child will also be encouraged to join in with our extra curriculum activities which include Drama and Dance through Expressive Arts and Design.
Special Educational Needs
The Willows Day Nursery has a strong commitment to children with Special Educational Needs and operates an inclusive environment for each child's needs. The Nursery has a designated Special Needs Co-ordinator who is fully qualified and vast experience of children with a number of health and educational needs. All children are encouraged to take part in Nursery activities.
The nursery provides afternoon Tea at an additional charge:
- Beans/Spaghetti on toast
- Variety of sandwiches
- Dried fruit
- Fresh fruit
Menu displayed in all rooms, copies available on request.