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Great Wood Farm Early Years Centre

We are a nursery school for babies from 6 weeks up until going to school, and an out of school club. We provide a before and after school club for children from Ropsley, Great Ponton and Ingoldsby Schools, as well as a Holiday Club for all children aged from 4 (after starting in reception in September) to 14. We also host school trips where visiting children can experience exciting hands on days on the farm or in the woods.​

Great Wood Farm Early Years Centre is an idyllic rural setting and benefits from having its own ‘little farm’, a large outside play area and Forest School.

Great Wood Farm Early Years Centre is situated about half a mile outside Boothby Pagnell.  Boothby Pagnell is 5 miles south of Grantham.  It is easily accessible for many surrounding villages and Grantham, and has the advantage of plenty of parking facilities, no traffic pollution, or congestion.

Kathryn Spence, Charlotte Spence and Kate Robinson are Directors in this joint family business venture.  Kathryn is married to 'Farmer Brian' and Charlotte and Kate are their daughters. GWFEYC was set up in 2002 as a farm diversification project by Kathryn, Brian and Julie. (Julie is Kathryn's sister and has since retired).

 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Charlotte Spence
Contact Position
Director
Telephone
01476 585584
E-mail
office@greatwoodfarm.com
Website
Great Wood Farm

Where to go

Name
Great Wood Farm Early Years Centre Limited
Address
Great Wood Farm Early Years Centre
Ponton Road
Boothby Pagnell
Grantham
Lincolnshire
District
South Kesteven
Postcode
NG33 4DH

Time / Date Details

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 07:30 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 18:00
Thursday 07:30 18:00
Friday 07:30 18:00

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£51.00
£28.50

Inclusion Information

Premise Accessibility

Has Provision
Yes
Details
Ramp access & disabled toilet.

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Allergies
Special Diet
Universal Disability Provision
Diabetes

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Details
Menus adapted to accommodate needs of individuals. Coeliac, allergies, diabetic.

Languages Spoken

Languages
English

Childcare Information

Age Range

Age Range
From 0 years 6 months To 14 years 0 months
Do you cater for over 8's?
Yes

Funded Places

2 year old funding
Yes
3 & 4 year old funding
Yes

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Intending to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes
Registered to provide 30 hours entitlement
Yes

Vacancies

Registration exempt?
No
Immediate vacancies
Yes
Maximum number of vacancies (registered)
78
Maximum number of vacancies (unregistered)
32
Is there a waiting list?
No
Details
Various full and part-time vacancies

Costs

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

Facilities

Facilities
Arts & Crafts
Baby Facilities
Baby toys
Projector
Push-alongs
Accessible Parking
Adventure playground
Allotment Plot
Refreshments
Ride-ons
Role play dressing up
Sandpitsand play
Climbing Frame
PuzzlesJigsaws
Books & Storytelling
Both indoor and outdoor activities
Quiet Area
Car Parking
Reading
Sensory Room
DanceDrama
Disabled Access
Sleeping Area
Computer
Construction toys
Secure Access
Sensory Play
Themed Sessions
French
Toys
Full cooked lunch
Environmental Area
Songs, Rhymes and Music
Under Floor Heating
Healthy Eating
Heuristic play
Water play
Games
Garden
Treasure baskets
Meals cooked on premises
Meeting Rooms
Wendy House
Internet Connection
Kitchen
Kitchen Facilities
Nature Exploration
Open Space
Music time
Nappy changing facility
Out-door Play

Transport & Pickups

Offers pickups
Yes
Schools
Ingoldsby Primary School
Great Ponton CofE School
Ropsley CofE Primary School
Provider has their own transport?
Yes
Provider is near public transport routes?
Yes - No - rural location

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY545446
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
11/06/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
Local Offer

Local Offer

The Family Information Service maintains the list of Ofsted-registered childcare in the county, although any information provided by us does not constitute a recommendation and you should satisfy yourself of the quality and standard of any service or childcare provider you contact so that it meets the needs of your family.

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