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The Grantham Preparatory School Nursery

Welcome to the Grantham Preparatory Early Years Foundation Unit

In our care children thrive and make excellent progress within all the areas of learning and development. It is our aim to have happy, independent children, who are confident in their play and learning. In our last ISI inspection report (2014) it was said that in EYFS there was a rich breadth of planned purposeful activities, both indoors and outside that enabled the children to develop and learn extremely effectively.

The unit offers full and part time places for children. The EYFS Unit accepts children in the term after they are three and government funding enables the children to access five free afternoon sessions. This continues until the term after they have reached five years old. Prior to commencing, we offer 6 weekly half day Taster sessions and we visit the child’s existing nursery to discuss their progress with their key person. This aids a smooth transition into the setting.

We run a key person system to ensure excellent communication between home and school and work in partnership with the parents to ensure children have a curriculum which not only meets their needs but also their interests.

We have an excellent staff ratio and highly qualified staff who are supported by qualified and experienced assistants. All staff within the EYFS Unit hold paediatric first aid certificates.

Children can access the outdoors all year round as the school provides warm and waterproof all-in-one suits for the children to wear. Attached to the unit is a large area covered by a canopy and on the school playing field there are several wooded areas in which the children have a den and climbing areas to explore and play in. The EYFS children also regularly use the school’s adventure playground and have P.E. lessons in the hall.

Within the EYFS Unit there is an interactive whiteboard which the children can access or is used by staff to aid the children’s learning. There are planned sessions in the school’s ICT room and the children also have opportunities to use and play with different programmable toys, equipment and ipads.

The EYFS children regularly visit surrounding places in the school mini bus for different learning experiences, such as a village walk, fruit picking at a local farm, planting at a nearby allotment, an indoor soft play area, and Belton House.

The school offers a creche facility to help with wrap around care; it opens at 8am and closes at 6pm.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs Jane Thompson
Contact Position
School Administrator
Telephone
01476 593293
E-mail
contact.grantham@iesmail.com
Website
Grantham Preparatory School
Parent Organisation

Where to go

Name
Grantham Preparatory International School
Address
Grantham Preparatory School
Gorse Lane
Grantham
Grantham
Lincolnshire
District
South Kesteven
Postcode
NG31 7UF

Time / Date Details

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 09:00 15:00
Tuesday 09:00 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 15:00
Thursday 09:00 15:00
Friday 09:00 15:00

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
31.00 Per Day

Inclusion Information

Premise Accessibility

Has Provision
Yes

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Universal Disability Provision

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Details
Cooked lunches provided

Languages Spoken

Languages
French
English

Childcare Information

Age Range

Age Range
From 3 years 0 months To 5 years 0 months
Do you cater for over 8's?
No

Funded Places

2 year old funding
No
3 & 4 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
No
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
No

Vacancies

Registration exempt?
Yes
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Maximum number of vacancies (registered)
20
Maximum number of vacancies (unregistered)
0
Is there a waiting list?
No
Details
Vacancies available. Last updated 9/10/20

Costs

Contact provider for cost details?
Yes
Are there any cost reductions?
No
Are there any age related price differences?
No

Facilities

Facilities
Arts & Crafts
Projector
Push-alongs
Accessible Parking
Adventure playground
Refreshments
CCTV security cameras
Ride-ons
Role play dressing up
Sandpitsand play
Climbing Frame
PuzzlesJigsaws
Books & Storytelling
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Car Parking
Reading
Creche Available
DanceDrama
Short Breaks
Disabled Access
Computer
Schools
Construction toys
Secure Access
Cookery
Creche
Flipchart
Themed Sessions
Toys
Full cooked lunch
DVD
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Events parties
Visit & Outings
Home Corner
Water play
House based activities
Games
Laptop
Meeting Rooms
Messy Play Area
Wendy House
ICT Facilities
Internet Connection
Kitchen
Kitchen Facilities
Nature Exploration
Open Space
Multicultural Themed Play
Music Room
Music time
Out-door Play
Outdoor Playspace
PC's & Game Consoles

Transport & Pickups

Offers pickups
No
Provider has their own transport?
Yes
Provider is near public transport routes?
Yes - None

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY242204
Local Offer

Local Offer

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