Kerry ann started the Nursery in February 2004 and is now a sole trader.
Sofi joined the team in February 2007 and has been Manager for the last few years. Both Kerry Ann & Sofi have a wealth of experience within the early year s sector with Kerry ann having an NNBE & Level 5 in Early Years and Management and Sofi having an Early Years Foundation Stage, Foundation Degree as well as a further level 5 Management qualification. You will find us within the Nursery on a regualr basis.
As a setting we use Tapestry. This is an online/app based service that enables us as a setting to effectively share your Child s learning journey and Development with Parents, Carers and other family members. This is a completely secure system and only those email addresses nominated by the child s main caregiver will be added to your child s account. You can log in to your account here: https://tapestryjournal.com/
Children s Centre
Many of the local community will recognise some of our staff as we work very closely with Ross on Wye Children s centre. We do from time to time run the Cr che service for the centre and the centre staff often visit Nursery to put on play days and run nurture groups where needed.
We play an active part within the local community and will often been seen out and about whether its within visiting the library, going to the pet shop, feeding the ducks or running around at the park.
We also run trips further afield and have recently been to: @Bristol, Cattle Country, Newbridge Farm Park, West midlands safari park, Beechenhurst
We believe it is very important for the Children within our care to experience both the local community and further afield and have found this plays a massive part in their development.
When possible we also take part in Ross on Wye town Carnival.
Parents can order all of our uniform directly from here:
Spring Gate Nursery School has a completely secure free flow area to the rear of the building as well as a mud kitchen, front garden, side garden and use of the school field. We as a setting are passionate about outside play and what this has to offer to the children. We often revamp both front and back gardens to incorporate more learning opportunities for the children.
We are the main Nursery feeder to Bampton Abbotts Primary School. More information on the school can be found here: http://www.bramptonabbotts.org/
What to Expect
The following link can help Parents / Carers know what to expect and different stages of a child's development.http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/09/4Children_ParentsGuide_Sept_2015v4WEB1.pdf
More information on Health living can be found here:
Two year checks
When the children in our care turn 2 they will have a 2 year check carried out on them to assess their development and any additional needs that may need some support with. More information can we found here: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/early-years-and-childcare/health-and-education-checks-for-two-year-olds/two-year-old-checks-information-for-parents Please let us know when you are going to your Health visitor so that you can take along a copy.
When some children turn 3 / 4 they are entitled to EYPP (Early Years Pupil Premium) which in effect is extra money that comes directly to the setting, which we then spend within the setting to achieve extra outcomes for those children. More information can be found here:https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/early-years-and-childcare/support-for-childcare-providers/early-years-pupil-premium
As a setting we have a limited amount of Spaces available to those families wishing to access the 30 hour funding. More information on this and other forms of financial support can be found on: https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/