Little Lions Nursery

 

 

 

About Us

Policies and Procedures

All our policies and procedures are available to customers on request. Please contact us for more details.

Opening times & costs

We are a term time nursery which means we are open 38 weeks of the year, and closed during the school holidays. Ask us for a list of term time openings and closures. We are open Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm. We charge £4.50 per hour.

charity and the local community

We take part in many national charity events such as Christmas Jumper day and Children in Need.


WE EDUCATE YOUR CHILD TO MEET
EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION CURRICULUM

We provide the highest standard of childcare for children between the ages of 2 years old to 5 years old.
We are passionate about childcare and dedicated to a safe and happy environment in which each child can achieve their full potential by developing confidence, creativity and a lifelong love for learning - regardless of their ability or background.
We educate our children to meet the Early Years Foundation Curriculum, educating through play to make learning fun.
At Little Lions Nursery, your child will participate in developmentally-appropriate activities throughout the day, such as:

Communication and Language
Physical Development
Social and Emotional Development
Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding the World
Expressive Art and Design
And much more

Little Lions Room for 2 year olds

    Little Lions room is for children aged 2 years old until their 3rd birthday. Ratios within this room are 1:4. This room is bright and airy, with lots of natural light. There is lots to stir the senses of our busy toddlers! The cosy chill out zone provides a peaceful area for those wishing to settle down with a book, the construction area for building train tracks, or a tower, the mark marking area is great for producing some lovely art work for parents, or getting messy with paint and glue!

Team Pride Room for  3-5 yeaR olds

    Team Pride Room is for children aged 3 to 5 year old. Ratios within this room are 1:8. this room is for our 3 year olds and pre-schoolers - a grand and colourful room with an array of activities on offer, as with the Little Lions Room, we offer a cosy corner, role play area, Construction zone, messy play for all the artwork, we also do numbers and phonics songs within this room.
    Pre-School children are prepared for their next steps of moving on to school, we concentrate on getting the children “school ready” such as independence of taking their coat on and off, going to the toilet, being confident around children and adults, separating from parents, eating lunch and following routines. We also support in name writing, pencil grip, English speaking, shapes, numbers and we provide weekly Sports sessions with male sports coaches.

OUR NURSERY & BUILDING

    Little Lions Nursery has made its home in the building known to many locally as the Conway School, built in 1890 as a middle class all girls boarding school, with its boarding house in the building which Prezzo restaurant resides, it then went on to become the prestigious Conway school which was a private fee paying school for many years, after its closure, it then became the temporary home of The Pioneers Academy, whilst they were having their new school built across town. The school then became empty for a few years and fell into disrepair, until we had the exciting chance to take it over and renovate it to open it as the Little Lions Nursery. It is a beautiful building with big airy classrooms, and a great outdoor space.

Our outside space

Our outside space gives the children the opportunity to run, play, have fun and explore. Again like the rooms inside we have zones of role play, construction zone, the Sensory garden, which has sensory plants, mirrors, windmills, planting area. Also scooters and cars to ride on and a dedicated Forest school area.

REGISTER YOUR CHILD WITH US

Register your Child with us.

If you would like to register your child with us for government funded hours, please call us on 01205 350099 to book a visit to the setting. We may complete an enquiry form with you over the telephone or when you get to the setting. Please bring with you your National Insurance number and you and your child's identification (ID), which could be a passport or birth certificate.
If you want to register with us for a place you will have to complete a registration form and a funding declaration form. We are happy to help you complete these.

2 Year old funding for Free 15 hours per week.

To check if you are eligible to access 2 year old funding for 15 hours per week, please apply in the following ways:
- Come to see us and we can check online or give you a leaflet to complete, we will need you to bring your National Insurance number with you.
- Apply online at 
HERE >
- Contact the Family information service Freephone on 0800 195 1635

3 and 4 year old funding for Free 30 hours per week 

Children over the age of 3 years old can get 30 hours funding, the start dates are September, January and April, they must have had their birthday before these start points. Check if your child is eligible by visiting -
www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

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Paid hours at £4.50 per hour

We charge an hourly rate of £4.50 per hour. You can book your hours for the coming month, and pay for them on the 1st of each month in advance, so the hours you choose for September you pay for on the 1st of September.
8 am - 9am and 3.30 - 4.30pm are paid only hours at £4.50 per hour. 

Our Philosophy 

It takes a village to raise a child

- an African Proverb

What do we mean by this? 

We mean that children start nursery with different experiences from others, in their play and learning, at nursery we support children to experience the Awe and Wonder of the world in which they live, through the seven areas of learning, to help them thrive and be able to achieve future successes.

How do we do this? 

The nursery is part of that “village” or community that helps the child grow, through experiences, a content community feel for both children and their families, feeling welcome, getting involved, feeling valued, sharing new experiences, an inclusive environment to all, with shared values and a focus for all children’s future success. Just a few examples below of how this happens here:

    • Giving children new experiences.
    • Working closely with other professional for best outcomes for children with additional needs.
    • Daily Routines that prepare them for going to school.
    • Creating a community feel within the nursery.
    • Holding family fun days.
    • Getting children involved in charity fundraising.
    • Learning and getting involved in local events.
    • Creating good partnerships.
    • Parent meetings with key persons twice yearly to discuss your child’s progress.
    • Police and community visitors to nursery.
    • Christmas magic shows.
    • Weekly forest school sessions.
    Weekly sports coaching. 

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Children’s well-being is fundamental to good learning. So first we ensure that your child feels safe and secure and that he/she feels valued and of significance. You will find strengths are celebrated and weaknesses supported. Caring staff and generous pupil-staff ratios ensure that we know your child as an individual.
We use a variety of means to do this. We consider children’s individual learning styles. We offer extensive curricular and extra-curricular activities. We harness children’s interests and curiosity both indoors and outdoors. We invite visitors from outside the school to share their experiences and skills with the children and we take pupils on visits to the wider world. Here, at Little Lions Nursery our staff teamwork alongside parents to give our pupils every opportunity to make the most of themselves and to enable them to do a little bit better than anyone thought possible – to reach for the stars!
We have bespoke classrooms for all of our Early Years children that encourage free flow play. We believe that the parent is the first, the teacher the second and finally the third is the environment. We work hard to make sure the environment is stimulating and rich as this provides optimum learning opportunities.
All children learn best from hands-on experiences. We teach the fundamental skills of reading, writing and maths through daily play. We also encourage independence right from the start.
We believe that the Early Years Foundation Stage is fundamental in instilling positive dispositions towards learning.  In Nursery, children play and explore, make choices and learn to have a go and persevere, are creative and solve problems, form good relationships and are safe, secure and happy.

Online learning journals (Tapestry)

All children at Nursery, have their own online learning journal. Tapestry is about capturing the magic of a child’s early years experiences. The staff at Nursery capture these photos then share them with parents through an online app/website. You will have access to a number of observations sharing wow moments from your child’s learning.

Parent mail online App
 

The nursery we have invested in the most up to date way to communicate with our parents’ and carers with Parent Mail. This is an online app/email service, which brings information to parents from the nursery in a fast, safe, secure and an environmentally friendly way as we are using far less paper to communicate with our families. All letters, notification, and forms are sent to parents using this system. Many schools use this fantastic system.

Our Building

Little Lions Nursery has made its home in the building known to many locally as the Conway School, built in 1890 as a middle class all girls boarding school, with its boarding house in the building which Prezzo restaurant resides, it then went on to become the prestigious Conway school which was a private fee paying school for many years, after its closure, it then became the temporary home of The Pioneers Academy, whilst they were having their new school built across town. The school then became empty for a few years and fell into disrepair, until we had the exciting chance to take it over and renovate it to open it as the Little Lions Nursery. It is a beautiful building with big airy classrooms, and a great outdoor space.

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co-curricular activities 

Our co-curricular activities provide children with a wealth of opportunities to pursue their interests or try something new.
We aim to help children increase their confidence and self-belief while cultivating new abilities which may develop into lifelong skills and interests and which encourage them to take on new challenges.

Weekly Forest school
Weekly Sports Coaching
 

Forest School

 

Forest school offers our children the opportunity to make the most of the Great Outdoors.  Once a week, the Pre-school year group are taught at little lions’ new, purpose built outdoor learning area and at times in the local park.

The outdoor sessions have been designed to give children exciting and practical experiences that enable them to gain a deeper understanding of theoretical concepts they have learned in the classroom.   Learning outdoors encourages our children to think of learning as an ongoing process and that it is not limited to when they are indoors.

We believe that outdoor learning and the freedom that it offers has many benefits for our children.  In addition to weekly visits to the outdoor learning site, children enjoy trips to the park, where their imaginations and creativity are stimulated by the landscape around them.  Children come out of their shells and become more social as they feel less inhibited by all the space around them.  We take great delight in watching them have fun making new friends and becoming more confident in taking part in games and activities.

Activities that children enjoy throughout the year as part of the forest school, keeping them healthy, alert and active include:

Woodland walks and nature trails
Making nature crowns
Hunting for mini beasts
Shelter
building
Making teddy homes
Story
telling
Making mini beast hotels
Making wooden
snakes
Making tree cookies
Making leaf presses
Building and lighting fire
cooking on camp fires

Testimonials

 

"At first, he could only count to 5, now he can count to 20, so there's definitely an improvement and he can write his name now"

"We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all the staff at Little Lions Nursery, you all do an amazing job, thank you all so much."

"Thank you for helping our daughter to settle so well"

"Her English skill are getting better since going to nursery, she is talking very good."

Contact Us

We'd to help!

We like to create things and make learning fun !

Little Lions Nursery
Conway School, Tunnard Street,
Boston PE21 6PL
Open: Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

01205 350099
07852 299054


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