Our provision at Violet Way Academy began operating in September 1997 under the name of Violet Way Nursery and Care Club. It became a limited company in 2012 and changed its name to Our Pride Our Joy Ltd in September 2019.
We currently provide nursery provision for children from their second birthday until they are ready for Reception. We have three different classes and have a capacity for 80 children. Our wrap around club is open to children attending both Violet Way Academy and Edge Hill and also operates a holiday club during school holidays.
For those parents who have arranged for their child to attend nursery next week, please find a video for you and your child to watch prior to returning on Monday 1st June.
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.
Care Club Information
At Violet Way our wrap around care starts at 7:30 am at finishes at 6 pm.
We have qualified members of staff who provide planned activities for your children to join in with and have the exciting addition of a forest to play games in. Our on site catering team provide a selection of healthy breakfast choices and an afternoon snack to ensure you can go to work knowing your child/ren are well looked after.
"Arjan loves coming to Nursery as she 'loves to play with my friends'.
We are so happy that Arjan was able to come to Violet Way Nursery as we have all been welcomed with open arms and feel that our voice and opinions have all been listened to.
Arjan has made so much progress and so many close friendships within a short amount of time whilst at Nursery and she has come on so much in her overall development too. This wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for the hard work, commitment and dedication of Mrs Blackman and Mrs Ward.
My husband and I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work in ensuring that the activities available for Arjan not only stimulate her but challenge her in her play and development.
Thank you again for being very positive role models in our daughters life."
Meet The Violet Way Team
Mrs Sue Blackman
Mrs Catherine Tongue
Mrs Sonia Shenton
Mrs Laura Whetton
Mrs Dawn Evison
Playworker & Admin Support
Miss Lenia Batkin
Mrs Rebecca Hunter-Hadley
Miss Ashlea Jefferies
Care Club Leader
Mrs Vicky Dawson
Mrs Carol Ward
Mrs Sophie Tift
Miss Kat Raban
There is currently no Ofsted grading available for Our Pride, Our Joy Violet Way.
Our Pride, Our Joy Ltd
Violet Way Academy,
Burton upon Trent,