Lichfield: 01543 416002 / Yoxall: 01543 473195

Welcome to the Lichfield Nursery

The staff and children would like to welcome you to Humpty Dumpty Day Nursery, Lichfield. We are lucky to be located in spacious grounds and a new, state-of-the-art premises in the beautiful Cathedral City of Lichfield.

We provide the children at our Nursery with the highest possible standard of care and our highly qualified and experienced staff recognise the importance of the well-being and nurture of children as they grow and develop.

Children have a wide range of experiences as they move through the Nursery. All activities are planned so that they are age and stage appropriate but always ensuring that everything is done in a fun way. Outside play is very important to us and we are lucky enough to have our own Forest School on site.

Even on rainy days we still get to play outdoors in our unique glazed Atrium where children can hear the ‘pitter-patter’ of the rain so that it feels as if they are outdoors. Being situated in an elevated position it gives them uninterrupted views across the fields and their community.

Top quality day care in purpose built premises

Our Lichfield nursery was designed by Heather Sutton of local Architects, Sutton and Wilkinson to a brief based on our 25 years of Nursery and Pre-School experience and built by G.F. Tomlinson Birmingham Ltd. We believe it equals the very best in childcare available nationally.

Brand new pre-school!

Back in 2015 when the Government announced its initiative to fund 30 hours of childcare for working families we set about designing a new home for our Pre-School to accommodate up to 48 three and four year olds in a state-of-the-art learning environment.

As a result of this 2-year project we are delighted to have opened our wonderful new Pre-School facility in February 2017; a fitting celebration for our 30th year anniversary. It comes complete with an exciting and extensive new PlayScape specially designed for fun, play-based activities all with specific learning and developmental goals.

Following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, we support our children to meet developmental milestones whilst gently and gradually introducing the feel of a school day in readiness for their transition to “big school”.

Traditional home cooking on the premises

We have a fully equipped, professional kitchen which has been judged 5 Star by Lichfield District Council and we have two resident cooks who prepare home-cooked meals on the premises and ensure that children have a nutritious and balanced diet. Our menus strike a healthy balance across all food groups in line with national advice.

A wide range of experiences

All of our children are offered a wide range of multi-sensory experiences appropriate to their age and level of development. The emphasis is on holistic learning. Activities such as music and movement, art and even French are taught in a fun and enjoyable manner.

Groups

Chicks (0 to 16 months)

Ducklings (0 to 16 months)

Penguins (16 to 26 months)

Pandas (16 to 26 months)

Zebras (24 to 30 months)

Giraffes (24 to 30 months)

Ladybirds (30 to 42 months)

Robins (30 to 42 months)

The environment at Humpty Dumpty is happy and relaxed so that your child feels at home and secure. The approach is friendly and informal creating an atmosphere conducive to healthy social interaction and sound emotional and physical development. We believe your child is an individual. Each day gives your child the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of activities which are tailored to suit their individual needs. during your child’s time with us they will grow and develop and after discussions with you and their keyworker we will ensure their move to the next group is a smooth and happy one.

Pre-School (3½ to 4½ years)

Brand new Pre-School!

Back in 2015 when the Government announced its initiative to fund 30 hours of childcare for working families we set about designing a new home for our Pre-School to accommodate up to 48 three and four year olds in a state-of-the-art learning environment.

As a result of this 2-year project we are delighted to have opened our wonderful new Pre-School facility in February 2017; a fitting celebration for our 30th year anniversary. It comes complete with an exciting and extensive new PlayScape specially designed for fun, play-based activities all with specific learning and developmental goals.

Following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, we support our children to meet developmental milestones whilst gently and gradually introducing the feel of a school day in readiness for their transition to “big school”.

Intermediate

All children work at their own pace and are constantly encouraged and praised for their efforts. Their work and paintings are either taken home that day or, quite often, put on display in the room.

Toddlers

Potty training is an important part of their development around this time and we continue this in the Nursery when you feel the time is right for your child. There are activity rooms, a nappy changing room and cot rooms available for the toddlers, as well as a wide variety of activities.

Baby unit

The Early Years Practitioner in charge of the Baby Unit will discuss with you all of your baby’s needs and routine and will quickly build up a relationship with your child. This is essential for the well being of your baby and your own confidence in the Nursery.

Opening Times & Fees

If you would like your child to join us at Humpties then please telephone for an appointment to come and have a look for yourself at what we have to offer.

Fees are billed and must be paid monthly in advance. All sessions missed for any reason, including holidays and sickness, are payable in full.

One month’s notice is required, on the first day of the preceding month, when your child leaves the Nursery. The same notice is required if you wish to reduce your child’s attendance and for operational reasons we reserve the right to consider requests for reductions in attendance as new bookings if necessary. Notice must be given in writing. In the event of a child not attending Nursery during the notice period the appropriate full fee will be payable. Parents with children continuing on to our Pre-School will be required to complete a Pre-School booking form but will not be charged any additional booking fee.

All enquiries to Anne Etchells, Manager, on 01543 416002.

Opening times

FULL DAY (Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm)
Sessions: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 12.00noon, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Lunchtime: 12.00noon to 1.00pm
Teatime: 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Times flexible by arrangement
7.30am early start available

HOLIDAYS
Summer: Nursery remains open
Christmas: Nursery closed for one week
Easter: Nursery closed Easter Monday only
Statutory: Nursery closed all statutory holidays except Good Friday

Fees

BABIES UNDER 1 YEAR
Full Time:
£248.00 per week including breakfast and lunch
Single Day: £55.00 per day including breakfast and lunch
Session: £27.50 per session, £32.50 per session including lunch or teatime

CHILDREN AGED OVER 1 YEAR
Full Time:
£243.00 per week including lunch
Single Day: £54.00 per day including lunch
Session: £27.00 per session, £32.50 per session including lunch or teatime

A cooked tea is optional on a full day or an afternoon session at a cost of £3.10. A cereal or toast breakfast with fresh juice or milk is optional at 8.00 a.m. at a cost of £1.00 for the over 1 year olds. Breakfast is inclusive of charge for the 7.30 a.m. start and for the under 1 year olds. The early start charge is £4.70 per day.

Any additional hours will be charged at the rate of £8.70 per hour. Drinks and healthy snacks are provided at each session inclusive of charge.

Fees are billed and must be paid monthly in advance. All sessions missed for any reason, including holidays and sickness, are payable in full.

One month’s notice is required on the first day of the preceding month, for the withdrawal of a child from Nursery for any reason or for a reduction in sessions. Such notice must be given in writing. In the event of a child not attending Nursery during the notice period, the appropriate full fee will be payable.

A booking fee of £40.00 is required with all bookings and should be sent in with completed application and personal detail forms.

Daily Routine

Our routines are appropriate and differentiated according to the age of the child. There are opportunities for supervised play and craft and table top activities. Children are given opportunities to do puzzles and build things with construction.

Fresh water is available all day and children are provided with a range of healthy snacks that always include a selection of fresh fruit.

We have a wide range of craft and painting activities and provided experiences to the children both indoors and outdoors.

A traditional story time is on offer every day along with plenty of singing, rhymes and games

Learn more about the group routines

Ducklings and Chicks
With babies we follow the home routine as closely as possible, especially with regard to sleep and feed times. Appropriate indoor and outdoor activities are then incorporated throughout the day.

Pandas and Penguins
We incorporate more structured activities at this age but still follow the home pattern for naps. Children are given a wide range of opportunities to play both inside and out.

Giraffes and Ladybirds
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Ladybirds and Robins
The Ladybirds and Robins have access to our free flow area so that they can choose whether to take part in a learning experience inside or outside. The normal routine for snacks and lunches is followed as well as story sessions and time for singing.

Pre-school
In our Pre-School group the children follow a more formal routine which builds up gradually during the year to ensure they are ready for their transition to school. Children are encouraged to self register when they arrive.

A stimulating learning environment...

Forest School
As an accredited forest school we make the most of our fantastic setting and provide as many outdoor learning opportunities as possible. Our children develop a clear and in depth knowledge of nature and the world around them.

French
Our weekly French lessons for our older children give them the early foundations of learning a modern foreign language.

Movement & Dance
The music and movement classes are carefully structured music and movement sessions. Each week they introduce fun educational themes i.e. colours, shapes, numbers, animals. The sessions provide the children with another creative opportunity to express themselves and develop self control and confidence in their movements.

Physical Education
As well as the wide range of equipment we provide for our children to use everyday, we have a visit from a specialist PE provider on a weekly basis who helps the children learn to jump, balance, listen and follow instructions and to work as a team.

Healthy Eating

We really do CARE about the dietary requirements of the children at Humpty Dumpty Day Nursery. We have an 4 week rotational menu system and all of our menus are planned to provide a healthy, nutritious and balanced meal preparedfresh on the premises each day.  Breakfast, snacks, lunches and teas have been carefully balanced to take into account the governments recommendations for children’s diets. Each nursery has its own in-house cook who prepares meals fresh every day, and who also ensures that any child with special dietary requirements have specially prepared food.

Meal times are also a time to educate children on the table manners and etiquette; we believe it’s important for a child’s discipline and preparation for integrating confidently into their home life and schooling.

Take a look at our tasty four week cycle...
 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
WEEK 1 LUNCHSpaghetti bolognaise & cheese
Fruit cocktail
Cheese pie & beans
Custard tart
Chicken & Mushroom Stoganoff & carrots
Fruit Cake
Tuna pasta bake & sweetcorn
Apple crumble & cream
Irish stew & Pitta bread
Jelly
WEEK 1 TEAHot dogs & spaghetti hoops
Fruit scone & jam
Sweet & sour chicken & rice
Smoothie
Meat balls, pasta with tomato sauce & garlic bread
Mousse
Minestrone soup & crusty bread
Rice pudding
Fish goujons, roast potatoes & peas
Chocolate crispy cake
WEEK 2 LUNCHChilli con carne & rice
Lemon cake
Cauliflower, broccoli & potato bake & peas
Crispy bake
Turkey roast dinner
Arctic roll
Pasta carbonara & veg
Mousse
Sweet & sour chicken & rice
Cheese and biscuits
WEEK 2 TEASausage & pasta in neapolitan sauce with cheese
Melted moments
Chicken, couscous & vegetables
Fruit yoghurt
Pizza & new potatoes
Fresh fruit salad
Cornish pasties & vegetables
Jelly
Sausage, mash & beans
Fruit crumble
WEEK 3 LUNCHBolognaise with pasta bows & crusty bread
Peaches & cream
Chicken & vegetable risotto
Chocolate cake
Lasagne & garlic bread
Bananas & ice cream
Vegetable curry & naan bread
Flapjack
Bacon & potato bake & beans
Jelly
WEEK 3 TEACorned beef hash & vegetables
Fruit smoothie
Quiche lorraine,spaghetti hoops or corn on the cob
Mousse
Cheese pie & beans
Chocolate chip cookies
Pork & stuffing baps with roast potatoes
Cheese and biscuits
Pasta bows, tomato & basil sauce & cheese
Carrot cake
WEEK 4 LUNCHMeatballs with tomato & basil sauce & garlic bread
Rice pudding
Chicken & Leek pie with vegetables
Mousse
Fish pie, mash parsley sauce & peas
Smoothie
Sausage & pasta in neapolitan sauce with cheese
Cherry cake
Cottage pie & vegetables
Fruit yoghurt
WEEK 4 TEALamb burgers & baps with spaghetti hoops
Arctic roll
Jacket potato, tuna & sweetcorn
Chocolate crispy cake
Macaroni cheese & vegetables
Melted moments
Beef lentil casserole & crusty bread
Bananas & ice cream
Sausage rolls, phili mash & beans
Chocolate chip cookies

Testimonials

At Humpty Dumpty our primary goal is the care and wellbeing of your child. Below are a small selection of the many thankyou letters and cards we receive from parents whose child or children have been cared for by Humpty Dumpty. Click the image to enlarge…

We’re so proud of our Ofsted Outstanding status!

Get in touch...

Lichfield

Humpty Dumpty Nurseries & Pre-Schools Lichfield
Trent Valley Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6HB

01543 416002

Humpty Dumpty Nurseries & Pre-Schools Lichfield

Trent Valley Road
Lichfield
Staffordshire
WS13 6HB
Tel: 01543 416002
Email: lichfield@humpties.co.uk

Get in touch...

Lichfield

Humpty Dumpty Nurseries & Pre-Schools Lichfield
Trent Valley Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6HB

01543 416002