- Our Mission Statement -

"We aim to equip our children for the next stage of their lives so they are ready to make friends, to play, to learn, and to ask what they need and say what they think."

Introduction

Little Hands Nursery was established on the 19th of April 1997 and our Nimbus Road branch was opened in January 2013. We are a small family run sessional pre-school offering day care and education for 2, 3, and 4-year-olds. We are open Monday to Friday during term time and we offer morning sessions (8:50 am to 11:50 am) afternoon sessions (11:50 am to 2:50 pm) or whole day sessions (8:50 am to 2:50 pm). Lunch and ad-hoc sessions are also available and we also offer Forest School every Wednesday and Friday at our Epsom common branch. The nursery prides itself on offering a personalised service to families and carefully assessing each child's individuals needs. Due to being smaller than most nurseries, our staff spend lots of individual time with children and we offer flexible hours.

 
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Setting

 

We are a purpose built nursery kitted out with hundreds of toys and learning stimuli for the children to make use of. We have an art room and 3 other bright, vibrant rooms for the children to play in. We have a free flow system where children can go out into the enclosed outside area which has a playhouse, a slide, a 'mud kitchen', a stage, a soft play area (to cushion any falls) and much more. We also have lots of unrestricted off-street parking nearby.

Tapestry

We use a secure online learning system called Tapestry. Here, your child’s key worker will upload observations, assessments, photographs, and videos of your child throughout their time with us. You can access this anytime online and we encourage parents to comment on the observations and upload their own pictures. This partnership creates a tapestry which grows throughout the year allowing you an insight into your child’s learning journey whilst providing a valuable keep sake from their early years.

Trips & Events

We take our children on local trips to the church, library, pond and park throughout the year. They star in a Nativity play during Christmas time and take part in our 'Mini Sports' day during the summer. Also, every year children take part in a Fun Run for our chosen charity (this year it's for Turner's Syndrome). In addition, we also have 'Pet Week' where children can show off their pets to their classmates - in years past we've had cats, rabbits, hamsters and even snakes!

Our Staff

Key to the nursery's success is our team of highly experienced and qualified staff who create a stimulating environment in which every child gains confidence and an enthusiasm for learning. All our staff are Early Years Pediatric first aiders, have attended a Safeguarding Children course, and are DBS and reference checked.

Hyacinth Rodrigues

Owner/Admin/Manager

 

BA Hons Early Years

Early Years Professional Status

Specialised Forest School Leader

First Aider

Sarah Manning

Deputy Manager

NVQ Child Care Level 3

First Aider

Carol Birkbeck

Nursery Practitioner

NNEB Child Care Level 3

First Aider

Karen Wellard

Nursery Practitioner

NVQ Child Care Level 3

First Aider

Nicola Coit

Nursery Practitioner

NVQ Child Care Level 4

First Aider

Autumn Term 2019

Part 1:

4th Sept - 25th Oct

Half Term Holidays:

28th Oct - 1st Nov

Part 2:

4th Nov - 17th Dec

Christmas Holidays:

18th Dec - 4th Jan

Term Dates

Spring Term 2020

Part 1:

8th Jan - 14th Feb

Half Term Holidays:

17th Feb - 21st Feb

Part 2:

24th Feb - 31st Mar

Summer Term 2020

Part 1:

1st Apr - 3rd April

 

Easter Holidays:

6th Apr - 17th Apr

Part 2:

20th Apr - 22nd May

Half Term Holidays:

25th May - 29th May

 

Part 3:

1st Jun - 21st July

Booking Sessions

All children must take on a minimum of 2 sessions and can take a maximum of 10 sessions per week. You are also welcome to take Forest School sessions in our Epsom Common branch which run on Wednesdays and Fridays. Free introductory sessions are offered to introduce your child to the nursery to help them settle in. As a healthy relationship between the nursery and home is of great importance for every child in our care, we highly encourage home visits before your child starts.

 

We accept a variety of government-funded schemes to help fund your childcare. Please note, these schemes do not apply to Forest School sessions.

FEE

Free Early Education

This entitles you to 5 funded sessions a week for 3 and 4-year-olds.

 

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FEET

Free Early Education for Two-year-olds

If you qualify, this entitles you to 5 funded sessions a week for 2-year-olds.

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30 hrs

*New* Funded Childcare for Working Parents

If you qualify, this entitles you to 10 funded sessions a week for 3 and 4-year-olds.

 

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Contact Us

Tel: 07838 197790

Email: nr@littlehandsnursery.co.uk

Address

Little Hands Nursery, Nimbus Road,

Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BL

@Copyright 2019

by Hansel Rodrigues

 

Photography by Tom Oliver

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