flexible, affordable, quality childcare
Butterfly Nursery School staff are highly qualified and regulated by Ofsted. Click here for more information.
During the term we are open 8am - 5.30pm, 50 weeks a year. Click here to view our fees.
We provide care and education, ideal preparation for school in a calm and friendly environment. View more.
At Butterfly Nursery School we understand how important the decision of choosing a nursery for your child is, so you can be assured of a warm welcome by our dedicated and experienced team. We provide a safe, stimulating environment in which your child can have the opportunity to develop their individual personalities, gain confidence with their own abilities whilst socialising and having fun. We know that sometimes you can't always plan in when you might need our service so if parents require ad hoc sessions or need sessions on a rota basis we can accommodate this
We are Ofsted registered and inspected, delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. We also work closely with local authority Early Years Services, local schools and National Day Nursery Association (NDNA) to ensure we keep up to date and provide the best care possible for your child.
At Butterfly Nursery School we understand how important the decision of choosing a nursery for your child is, so you can be assured of a warm welcome by our dedicated and experienced team. We provide a safe, stimulating environment in which your child can have the opportunity to develop their individual personalities, gain confidence with their own abilities whilst socialising and having fun.
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Our dedicated and experienced team are focused on providing a fun and stimulating environments for your child. We believe that the delivery of the best quality childcare and education is made possible by staff having an in depth knowledge and continued professional development. The team currently hold level 2 and 3 qualifications and one member having a higher foundation degree. Our other members are undertaking training to further their skills.
Just a little thank you for all the tantrums and tears you have gone through to reach the stage our daughter has got to, enjoying school. You really are a fantastic team and we will miss you.
Thank you so much for all your help. You and your amazing nursery really have restored our faith in 'day care'. The extra attention you have given to help settle are truly appreciated and will not be forgotten. We will miss your beautiful nursery and it will be hard to find anything that compares. We look forward to visiting.
What can we say, it's end of an era for our family, you have been so great for our son and absolutely wonderful with our youngest, you have really helped him come along with his development and all the help you have given us. I know we will keep in touch hat's a given, but thank you for helping our baby be ready for school.
Thank you so much for a fabulous few years, a few years which so much has changed for us personally but always you and the nursery has been a constant. Our son said to us on the way home today 'nursery is such a pretty place, no one fights and everyone is happy' I don't think a mum could wish her child to have a better memory of their nursery experience. I shall always look back at the boys nursery time so fondly so thank you and your team from the bottom of my heart.
The nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) which sets the standard for learning, development and care.
We provide a stimulating environment to allow children to experience rich language environment. This allows children to extend their vocab by talking, listening through a wide range opportunities including singing, stories and rhymes.
Children can develop opportunities both indoors and outside promoting co-ordination, control and movement. We also provide activities to help make healthy choices in food, e.g. cooking, growing own vegetables.
We support the children's individual needs by building their self - confidence in their own abilities, autonomy and self - respect, within a social environment in both large and small groups.
We provide a cosy book area which has a wide range of books to explore both individually and within small groups. Children are also encouraged to explore letters and sounds and begin to read and write.
Children are given the opportunity to develop and understanding of the world around them in our garden by growing their own flowers and vegetables. We have a computer area which provides children the chance to explore technology and a wide range of activities both individually and in small groups.
We support children with basic numbers, shapes, sorting, matching, space and measures, through games, planned activities both indoors and outside.
Children are encouraged to use a wide range of resources including paints, glue, sand, playdough, cornflour in order to express their own ideas and develop skills. Our role play area provides children the opportunity to explore their imagination, act out own experiences both individually and or part of a group.
Universal Funding All 3 and 4 year olds are eligible for 15 hours of funded childcare the term after their 3rd birthday. This can be taken 15 hours a week over 38 weeks (term time only) or 11 hours per week over the 50 weeks of the year (stretched funding)
30 hour (extended) funding
In September 2018 the government introduced extended funding for many working parents of 3 and 4 year olds. To see if you are eligible, you will need to register online at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk and if you are eligible, you will be issued with a ‘code’. Once you have received your code, provide this to the Nursery Manager. The information given will need to be updated every three months.
Free Early Education for Two Year Olds
Free Early Education for Two Year Olds (FEET) is offered for eligible two year olds. (Terms and conditions apply). If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The nursery will invoice for any additional hours attended and meals monthly for all children claiming 3 and 4 year old funding. Hourly rate: £ 5.90. Lunches: £ 2.20. Tea: £1.60. These are currently being reviewed.
Our caterpillar room is a spacious room catering for a maximum of 8 9 months to 2 year olds with a one to three ratio of staff where toddlers can enjoy and learn, exploring a range of materials and textures. As this is the first introduction to nursery life for your child, we believe it is important to base our daily routine around your child's individual needs and routines you may have put into place before attending a nursery. A care plan will be discussed upon signing up to the nursery.
Daily record sheets are handed out at the end of each session informing you about rest/ sleep, food, nappy changes and keep you informed of your child's development whilst exploring the environment. We have a sleep area within the room, offering rest/sleep at times to suit your child's needs and routine.