The latest from Grunty's Day Care Nursery
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This evening our Preschool, Blossom and Management team attended phase one phonics training with the amazing James @nurserynook
As you can see, the team had so much fun completing a range of activities based around the 7 aspects of phase 1 phonics!
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome back Wallace to Grunty's. Wallace joins us with a wealth of experience, after working in both early years and primary school settings. Wallace has retuned back to Grunty's in the role of Nursery SENCO.
The role of the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) is crucial for supporting early identification and intervention for children with special educational needs and will be a useful contact for you if you have any concerns about your child's development.
Wallace will be available at Grunty's on Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's
Say Hello to Tia - our Nursery cook assistant and newest member of our Grunty's team. Tia will be working closely alongside both Marc and Sue in our Nursery kitchen as well as the wider Grunty's and Partingtons team.
Healthy eating in the early years is more than just what's on the plate. It's about consciously educating our children too, giving them the knowledge and independence to make healthy choices that will leave them in good stead for the future.
Many children will eat most of their meals with us here at Grunty's, which in turn makes up most of their weekly nutritional intake. That means the breakfast, lunch, snacks and teas that we provide need to be healthy, balanced and nutritious.
Here at Grunty's we take pride in our menu. To ensure that we are offering the best quality, well balanced and nutritious meals we have extended our kitchen team. We hope by doing so we will be able to make exciting amendments to our menu, implement new ideas and recipes suggested by yourselves, give our parents and families regular updates to our menu and ensure that one of our kitchen team is always on hand to answer any of your questions or queries you have surrounding healthy eating.
Both Marc and Tia will be available at Nursery between the hours of 7:30am and 5:30pm. We hope you join us in welcoming Tia to the team!
Due to an increase in numbers, we are looking for candidates who have a passion for childcare. Both full and part time positions available, hours are flexible and can be discussed at interview.
We offer a competitive rate of pay of £10.14 per hour for level 3 qualified practitioners and an attractive apprenticeship wage starting at £8.75 Benefits include - uniform provided, use of on site facilities and amenities, staff discounts of up to 25%, company pension scheme, on site parking and many more exclusive company incentives
For any further information contact us on 01253 300455
Our Christmas Markets were a huge success, we raised an amazing £2219.58 for Brian House Children's Hospice. Thank you to everyone that visited we hope you had a great time! With this added to our previous amount raised from the £50 challenge, in total Grunty's Day Care have raised a fantastic £4019.23 for Brian House this year
We are thrilled to announce we raised a total of £1799.65 in our £50 challenge for Brian House! Thank you so much to everyone who contributed through donations and sponsorships, we couldn't have done it without your support!
Jellybean has settled in well; he enjoys hopping around the garden and loves strokes from the children who have all been very gentle.
The pre-school children have been out in the community spreading some kindness by leaving flowers to be found, to brighten peoples days
Our virtual fair is now live.
Keep an eye our Facebook page over the next few days to see how you can help us raise money for Brian House Children’s Hospice.
We were very happy to finally cut the ribbon and open the door! We have had so much fun exploring it and cannot wait to provide endless outdoor opportunities for our Pre School children.
The Blossom room is designed to introduce independence for children aged 3 in preparation for their move to Pre-school in the September, one year prior to them starting primary school.
Our Indoor Tree Tent offers a fantastic space for children to enjoy story time in a cosy exciting environment. With innovative engineering and craftsmanship from the 'Tree Tents' company this is the first indoor tree tent of its kind.
"I have always been extremely reassured by the attentive and caring nature of the staff who are willing to go the extra mile"
"The staff – all staff, managers, practitioners, chef and cleaners are all fantastic, they know and greet all the children individually making the effort to go the extra mile"
"Staff work with an extremely professional and organised manner along with good humour and have fostered an environment for my children to develop and thrive whilst equipping them with skills that will last them a lifetime"
"Grunty's is a special place that has given my child a fantastic start in life"
"You have been like extended family and we will miss you all greatly"
"I will be so proud when I take my son to school for the first time and the staff will see what a polite little boy he is and Grunty's have played a huge part in that"