Lichfield: 01543 416002 / Yoxall: 01543 473195

Welcome to the Yoxall Nursery

The staff and children would like to welcome you to Humpty Dumpty Nursery and Pre-School, Yoxall. We are lucky to be located in a beautiful setting with extensive grounds and wonderful views of open countryside and woodlands in part of the National Forest.

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 the 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.

Our partnership with parents begins from the first phone call you make enquiring about a place and we hold regular parents evenings and events during the course of the year for you to share in your child’s achievements and developments.

Outstanding care in beautiful spacious grounds

We have well equipped rooms with age appropriate equipment and resources. Our beautiful, spacious grounds are easily accessible to the children and we take advantage of our country setting as much as possible.

Specialist pre-school group

Our specialist Pre-School has the benefit of high-tech interactive whiteboards as well as free-flow to outside play.  Our on-site Forest School with its outdoor classroom to ensure that your child is well prepared for the next step of their learning journey at School.

Traditional home cooked food

Our cooks prepare nutritious meals every day in the nursery kitchen and ensures that the 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 (6 weeks to 18 months)

Penguins (18 months to 2 ½ years)

Robins (2 ½ to 3 ½ years)

Owls (3 ½ to 5 years)

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)

From three year olds upwards to school age we concentrate on seven main areas of learning in line with the Early Learning Goals for early years development. These are the prime areas: personal, social and emotional development, physical development, communication and language and the specific areas are: literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.

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 Emily Taylor, Manager, on 01543 473195.

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, £33.50 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.

3 & 4 year old funding

30 Hours Nursery Funding for 3 and 4 year-olds

You will have heard that from September 2017 the Government is introducing 30 hours “free” childcare for working parents of eligible 3 and 4 year-olds. The scheme aims to support working families by reducing the cost of childcare.

The eligibility rules for the scheme are:

  • Your child will be aged 3 or 4
  • Both parents must be working – or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family
  • Each parent earns, on average, a weekly minimum equivalent of 16 hours at National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage . . . note, this could be fewer hours at a higher rate
  • Each parent must have an annual income of less than £100,000
  • You must live in England

Although the scheme is widely referred to as 30 hours “free” childcare it is only 30 hours per week during the 38 weeks of school term-time, which amounts to 1,140 hours per year. Nurseries like ours are typically open for 51 weeks a year precisely because we’re here to meet the needs of our working families. There is a certain irony that a scheme designed to encourage people into work has been developed around a term-time model but publicised conveniently omitting the words term-time only!

We have worked out a way of making the best use of the money we receive from the Government towards funding your child’s place here at Humpties. To be able to continue providing the outstanding childcare everyone expects from Humpties, it is essential that our offer is sustainable both now and into the future. This short video will explain some of the challenges we’ve been faced with.

www.30hoursfunding.co.uk

We have decided to “stretch” our offer over the whole year. This will mean that parents will be able to receive just over 22 funded hours a week for 51 weeks of the year instead of 30 hours, only in term-time.

These hours can be taken over a minimum of 3 days, or 4 or 5 full-days. As our minimum recommended booking for Nursery and Pre-School is 2 full-days it will also be possible to have just under 15 hours over 2 days all year round. As a guide it will cost just over £50 per week for a 2-day place or £76 per week for a 3-day place all year round. These costs include hot lunches, healthy snacks and all extras over and above the basic funded provision.

The table below shows the monthly costs to parents for 2, 3, 4 and 5-day-a-week bookings as from September 2017.

Any bespoke bookings, for instance, to incorporate part days where available, will be quoted separately. We are able to offer some stand-alone funded places on a limited basis, which changes from time to time and is dependent on how our occupancy and staffing levels fluctuate over time. We would encourage anyone interested in such sessions to enquire at the office.

Tax Free Childcare

Even if you have not previously been able to benefit from a childcare voucher scheme run by an employer you may be eligible for the Government’s new Tax Free Childcare initiative. This would mean a 20% saving on your childcare costs for standard rate taxpayers. It may also be advantageous to switch from an employer provided childcare voucher scheme to a Government Tax Free Childcare account. We recommend that you use the calculator on the ‘Childcare Choices’ website and/or take independent advice to help you make this decision.

How do I access these schemes?

If you are eligible and want to take advantage of either of these schemes you will need to register on the Government’s ‘Childcare Choices’ website as soon as possible. In fact, we encourage all parents who use our Nurseries and Out of School Clubs to view the information on this site and use the online calculators to ensure that you are making the most of your entitlements. We also recommend that parents who have children who are currently 2 years old register early in preparation for when their child turns 3 years of age.

The website, which is simple to use, can be found at:

www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

Daily Routine

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

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.

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.

Robins
The 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.

Music & Movement
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 Experiences
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 1Spaghetti bolognaise & cheese
Fresh fruit salad
Homemade chicken and vegetable pie, new potatoes
Arctic roll
Homemade cod mornay served with peas
Chocolate crispy cake
Homemade curry served with rice
Homemade yogurt and fresh fruit
Homemade toad in the hole, mashed potatoes and veg
Chocolate mousse with banana
WEEK 2Jacket potatoes served with tuna and sweetcorn
Peach melba
Chilli con carne & rice
Homemade chocolate shortbread Turkey roast dinner
Turkey roast dinner
Fresh fruit platter
Homemade cottage pie served with cabbage
Fruit jelly and ice cream
Homemade pork and pasta bake
Fresh strawberries and cream
WEEK 3Homemade ham and leek macaroni
Vanilla mousse and sponge fingers
Homemade lamb cobbler served with mixed veg
Homemade yogurt with honey
Homemade cheese and potato pie with baked beans
Homemade spiced apple cake
Homemade fish and vegetable rissotto
Fruit flan
Homemade corned beef hash served with mixed veg
Fresh fruit sundae
WEEK 4Homemade cauliflower cheese served with carrots
Stewed apples and raisins
Turkey roast dinner
Arctic roll
Homemade tomato and herb pasta with garlic bread
Milk jelly
Homemade cod mornay served with peas
Cornflake cake
Homemade savoury mince, rice and brocolli
Banana split
WEEK 5Homemade irish stew,new potatoes and peas
Arctic roll
Homemade spiced chicken with savoury rice
Homemade yogurt with fresh fruit
Homemade cheese and squash pie with baked beans
Homemade banana loaf
Homemade moussaka with mixed vegetables
Peach and apricot ice cream sundae
Homemade ham and leek rissotto
Homemade fruit cake
WEEK 6100% cod fishfingers with mashed potato and peas
Arctic roll
Lasagne & garlic bread
Chocolate mousse with sponge fingers
Homemade toad in the hole, mashed potato & veg
Homemade lemon sponge cake
Homemade chicken and vegetable pasta bake
Homemade yogurt with apricots
Homemade pork burgers with bubble and squeak
Fresh fruit salad
WEEK 7Chilli con carne & rice
Peach melba
Homemade tomato macaroni cheese with garlic bread
Flapjack
Homemade fish bake served with peas
Homemade apple strudel with ice cream
Homemade shepherds pie with mixed veg
Fruit smoothie
Homemade chicken and leek pie with mixed veg
Fruit jelly and ice cream
WEEK 8Homemade sausage casserole with new pots
Fresh fruit platter
Homemade chicken fricasse served with rice
Strawberry mousse
Jacket potato served with ham and sweetcorn
Homemade blueberry muffins
Homemade cheese and squash pie with baked beans
Homemade yogurt with honey
Homemade lamb cobbler with potato wedges
Homemade rice pudding

* This menu could be subject to change. Please note that a variety of `hidden’ vegetables are in most of the dishes where possible.

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...

Yoxall

Humpty Dumpty Nurseries & Pre-Schools Yoxall
Woodhouse Farm, Woodhouses, Yoxall, Burton upon Trent DE13 8NR

01543 473195

Humpty Dumpty Nursery Yoxall

Woodhouse Farm
Yoxall
Burton upon Trent
DE13 8NR
Tel: 01543 473195
Email: yoxal@humpties.co.uk

Get in touch...

Yoxall

Humpty Dumpty Nurseries & Pre-Schools Yoxall
Woodhouse Farm, Woodhouses, Yoxall, Burton upon Trent DE13 8NR

01543 473195