Full Day Care (0 years to Reception)
Staff to children ratio:
1:3 for 0-2 year olds
1:4 for 2-3 year olds
1:8 for 3 years and over
Planned activities relate to the Early Years Foundation Stage from birth to five years. We work to written plans but encourage spontaneous child lead activities and allow the children to develop as individuals. Play is an important part of learning and development.
Nursery Education Funding (NEF)
Two, Three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks a year of funded nursery education. We will follow the New Code of Practice on the provision of free education places. This can be made up of flexible sessions between 9.00am and 3.00pm.
The Pre-school children at Westlands will have the opportunity to have a cooked school lunch, which will be eaten in the main hall. Staff will eat with the children so lunch time will be a enjoyable and social occasion.
(School lunches are at an additional cost)
We will be offering the 30 hours entitlement for eligible families from September 2017.
Before and After School Club
On arrival your child will be offered breakfast for example toast, cereal or fruit with a drink. They will have the opportunity to play and pepare for the day ahead.
After school your child will be offered a tea for example cheese and tomato oatcakes, chicken and salad pitta breads or soup and a selection of sandwiches. They will have the opportunity to carry out homework but this will not be complusary followed by free play. We will organise a planned activity each night for example arts and crafts, sports or dance and drama.
Our main aim will be to listen to what the children want to do and what they enjoy. All the children will be involved in planning the activities and how they spend their time with us.
During the school holidays we will provide a range of activities to entertain the children from 7.30am until 6.00pm. We will be working in partership with NCHS to use some of there facilities for example swimming, cooking and computers. We will be organising trips and days out for the children to local attractions and places of interest for example Alton Towers and Amerton Farm. We will provide breakfast, a light tea, snacks and drinks but each child will need a packed lunch. Please put the lunch in a labelled bag which will be stored in a fridge.
Uniform is avaliable to purchase from Clive Mark Uniform shop in Newcastle.