Vale View Nursery
Free places for 3 and 4 year olds!
Spaces now available from 8.45am-3pm
Vale View Nursery offers 15 hours of FREE quality nursery education to children from the beginning of the term in which they become three.
Children are entitled to five sessions of three hours per week (15 FREE Hours), which can be taken as mornings, afternoons or various combinations including full days.
NEW 15 to 30 Hours
As of September 2017 the Government is introducing an additional 15 “FREE” hours for all 3 – 4 year olds of working parents. The 30 hours entitlement is intended to support working parents with childcare costs and enable them to return to work or work additional hours. For more information:
The times of our sessions are:
Morning: 8.45am - 11.45pm
Afternoon: 12.00 (midday) - 3.00pm
All day: 8.45am - 3.00pm (but children can be left from 8.30am)
(all day counts as two sessions)
Additional sessions can be purchased (subject to availability). Please speak to the nursery staff for more information.
At Vale View Nursery we offer:
- A wide range of fantastic resources & activities to the children, including a very impressive outdoor area and a purpose built “gym”.
- Opportunities for children to explore and build on their learning through play and play based activities.
- A child-centred curriculum based on the needs and interests of each child.
- A happy, safe and interesting environment where children want to learn.
- An inclusive education for all children.
A typical day at Vale View Nursery
During the day children follow a regular routine, which enables them to feel secure within the nursery.
At Vale View Nursery we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. We ensure that we plan activities and resource the environment to meet each individual child's needs based on the 3 Prime areas of learning and the 4 Specific areas of learning as set out in the Framework (Please visit our "Changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage" page for more information about the areas of learning & the Framework). Within the structure of each session children have a balance of teacher directed and child initiated time. Teacher directed activities are planned to follow on from the child’s interests and developmental stages.
Meet the Team
Sarah Briscombe– Nursery Teacher
Sarah is a NQT who is leading the Nursery this Term. She is enthusiastic and energetic. She has taught in several other classes within the school in the past.
Nicky Ulyatt - Nursery Nurse
Nicky is a qualified and experienced Nursery Nurse with experience of working within the Early Years, supporting children with additional needs. Nicky likes to promote children's learning through practical play with glue and paint.
Becky Watson- Apprentice
Becky joined us as a volunteer and became an Apprentice at the beginning of Term 5. Becky has a delightful manner with the children in the Nursery and is rapidly acquiring the skills she needs to gain her Level 3 qualification.
Rose Taylor - Teaching Assistant
Rose is a very experienced Teaching Assistant who has been a member of the Early Years Team for a number of years. She is especially skilled at supporting children with social, emotional and behavioural needs.
Please feel free to contact us to find out about forthcoming open days, or to arrange a play and stay visit.
To get to know the team you could also drop in to our Toddler sessions: Wednesdays 9am - 10.30am, access through the nursery entrance.
Tel: 01304 202821