Our provision at Glascote Academy began operating in September 2019 in place of the old Glascote Heath Preschool.
We accommodate both two and three year olds and operate with a maximum of 30 children in any one session. All staff are qualified and trained in accordance with the Early Years Framework and have close links with the school Early Years team to ensure transition into school is both a natural progression for your child and an informed one.
18 November 2020
This half term has been so busy and went by so quickly!
We have been busy exploring, experimenting and discovering. As the season changed, the weather has been very wet at times, but that didn't dampen the children's enthusiasm when it came to experimenting with paint and washing up liquid in puddles, we had enormous amounts of fun!
We have worked together in teams, we learnt to take turns and share, build relationships with others and wow our teachers with our confidence and resilience.
We have also been finding out about Autumn and noticing the changes going on around us as well as thinking about the animals and how they stay safe and warm.
1st October 2020
Wow! Just where did September go!
We have been really busy getting all of the children settled in and feeling happy at nursery. We are so proud of the way they have shown great confidence and independence and adapted to different arrangements.
We would like to thank our parents for entrusting their beautiful children with us and trusting our knowledge and experience during the difficult period of getting their children settled in, we know it has been a testing time for you all.
We are now moving on and looking forward to exciting times ahead in nursery.
If you would like to put your child’s name on our waiting list, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Spring Term 2021
15th February 2021
Our Spring Term so far............
The first half of this term has go by so quickly, but the children have been learning so much! This time of year becomes a focus on children becoming increasingly independent and all of our children can now use our “magic coat “ method to put on their own coat. We have also looked at emotions and encouraged the children to challenge themselves physically by creating an obstacle course using resources found outside.
With the arrival of the snow it prompted lots of opportunity for team work, discovering facts about winter and the weather, exploring our environment , learning new language, and most of all, having lots of fun! The children showed great excitement and high levels of interest and demonstrated their adaptability and resilience.....not once did the children moan about being wet or cold, they were having a fantastic time,(but it was nice to come in and enjoy warm milk and hot chocolate !)
Exciting times ahead after half term, we have lots of work to do in the garden!
In Our Pride Our Joy nurseries we follow a 'child initiated' curriculum which enables children to follow their own interests and learn through quality play, whilst being supported by qualified and experienced staff. Staff are trained to observe the children and look for 'teachable moments' in which to intervene and support the child to their next steps.
We have full access to the outdoor areas throughout the sessions and in all weathers, so children can choose their preferred area to learn within a well thought out, enabling environment.
Parents are kept informed of their child's progress through secure online accounts which they can read, enjoy and add to so that they can play a part in the 'learning journey' their child travels along whilst with us.
"My daughter absolutely loves attending Glascote Nursery. We have been so happy with how well Lacey quickly settled into nursery. As a quiet individual, she has started to grow in confidence and is forming positive relationships with peers and all the staff.
It is nice to be greeted each morning by friendly faces. The staff are always at hand to discuss any concerns and feedback.
I particularly like the parent-nursery relationship that the nursery has striven to build. This has been done through parent workshops, coffee and chats, children’s Christmas productions, stay and plays etc.
Children are given lots of opportunities to grow and thrive. This may be through teddy bear picnics in the school forest, visits to a local nursing home and hands-on, exciting learning within and outside the classroom.
Lacey has made many special memories and friends in her time at nursery that I’m sure will stay with her for a long time."
"Charlie absolutely loves it at pre-school, he has learnt so much since he has been there, he can't wait to go and see his new friends he has made. I feel that my child is safe and well looked after and I can't thank the teachers enough for that."
2 slices of wholemeal toast with butter
Fresh fruit and yoghurt pot
All served with a glass of semi-skimmed milk or water
Meet The Glascote Team
Miss Linda Pearson
Mrs Helen Townsend
Mrs Maxine Wainman
Mrs Tracy Kane
Mrs Karen Coffey
Mrs Janette Tarpey
Mrs Mandy Powell
Mrs Sarah Holmes
There is currently no Ofsted grading available for Our Pride, Our Joy Glascote