Humberston Cloverfields Academy Nursery
Cloverfields Preschool (as we were previously known as) was established in 1994 and has grown and adapted to changes within the Early Years forum over the years. We are currently situated within what was the Humberston and New Waltham Children’s Centre onsite of Humberston Cloverfields Academy. In September 2015 we joined the Academy and are now part of the Enquire Learning Trust, providing opportunities for links and closer partnership working.
We are a relatively small setting with a well-established team of 5 qualified practitioners who were very proud to be graded as outstanding by Ofsted in April 2014.
Our Aim and Objectives
Our aim is to be an inclusive nursery where we welcome each child and their family, providing a caring, friendly, safe and stimulating environment. We work to build positive relationships between ourselves, the children and parents and carers to establish a sense of belonging. This supports trust and enables children to become confident to engage in ‘nursery life’ with their peers and practitioners to become independent and have a positive attitude to learning. Practitioners recognise that each child is unique and will develop and learn at their own rate and in their own way, therefore this is taken into when planning and providing experiences and activities.
At nursery a fun, enjoyable curriculum is delivered by way of learning through play and offering opportunities to engage in varieties of experiences and activities with a combination of adult directed and child initiated activities. Equal opportunity enables all children to partake and enables them to become confident and independent in their thinking and learning. The Early Years Foundation Stage, Development and Care for children from birth to five years provides the framework in which planning encompasses the seven areas of learning.
How to apply for a place at nursery
A telephone call to 01472 500217 ext 222 to arrange a visit is recommended first. A tour and information will be provided and an application form will be given to you. The form enables us to send an invitation to a summer parents evening and a ‘come and play’ session before your child begins at nursery.
Sessions, times and fees
We usually cater for approximately 24 3 & 4 year old children at most each session. We are open Monday – Friday. Term times only. All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to 15 hours government funding and some parents who meet particular criteria may also behaved 30 hours government funding. We offer our 15 hours each week as a block of sessions either at the beginning or the end of the week, requiring a small charge to stay for packed lunch. Further discussion with regard to funding will be entered into during a pre visit or enquiries via telephone.
Morning sessions are 9-12.
Afternoon sessions are 12.30-3.30
A full day requires a child to bring a packed lunch and lunch starts at 11.45-12.30. The cost to stay for each packed lunch is £2.50.
Each 3 hour session costs £8.00 where sessions require payment. Payment is made through Parent Pay.
A healthy snack is provided every session and drinks are available throughout the day and this costs £3.50 per half term.
At nursery we also accept child care vouchers.