VICTORIA PARK HALL PRE SCHOOL

Where Great Minds Are Born

Our goal at Victoria Park Hall Pre School is to prepare children for the next stage of their lives through the development of motor abilities, thinking skills and healthy interactions with their peers. 

We are extremely proud that our setting is the first in Rawmarsh to offer Forest School led activities with fully qualified Forest School staff. We abide by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and firmly believe in children learning through play. This play is supported by our professional and knowledgeable practitioners. All our Early Years practitioners are qualified to at least level 3 in childcare and are supervised by our Deputy Manager who holds Early Years Teacher Status.

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LEARN & EXPLORE

Dedicated to maximising learning

At Victoria Park Hall Pre School, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing, stimulating and welcoming environment for all our children. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive provider and our unique programs incorporate a variety of educational theories, while always keeping the child’s best interest in mind and allowing for hands-on, experiential learning.
We have an abundance of natural resources and wildlife on our door step due to our unique location in the local parklands. We embrace our outdoor areas to maximise learning experiences for our children. Whatever the weather, we take advantage and encourage our children to explore the outdoors and interact with our outdoor classroom, whilst building creative imagination.

 
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ABOUT US

Childcare you can trust

Our goal at Victoria Park Hall Pre School is to prepare children for the next stage of their education. We are a well established private Pre-School that caters for children from 2 to 5 years of age. The setting is located in the heart of the local park surrounded by well cared for parklands & nature. The facility is modern, clean & very reputable with a repeatedly good Ofsted.
The setting is currently registered to care for a maximum of 24 children within the Butterfly room per session, Whilst the Caterpillar room is registered for 20 children per session.  We have found that the children attending our Pre-School benefit greatly from the smaller numbers within each session, as this gives them the opportunity to individually thrive and grow in confidence & ability at their own pace.
Our Caterpillar room is currently open to 2-3 year olds and our Butterfly room for 3-5 year olds.
Children attending our Pre-School are well prepared by our experienced team for a smooth transition to Primary School, because we pride ourselves in offering each child independence and choice by integrating social snack time and having access to their own water bottle throughout each session. We also work closely alongside the local Primary Schools to mirror some aspects of their daily routine to give the children a taste of what “big school” is all about, such as group-time and a class register.

 

OUR PARK

Natural Surroundings on our doorstep

Victoria Park was once the private grounds to the Park Hall, spanning almost 14 hectares of parklands and flowerbeds. The hall was built in the 1830’s and was a lavish home to the Firth family. Both park and house were later acquired by the local council and were opened to the public in 1901 to honour Queen Victoria's 1897 diamond jubilee, hence the name. The Park Hall has undergone major refurbishment and is now the home to our Setting and other community resources.

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VICTORIA PARK HALL PRE SCHOOL TEAM

Passionate, dedicated, and caring, Victoria Park Hall Pre School practitioners love their work and it shows in everything they do. Our goal is to make a positive difference on young children who come to our setting. We strive to combine a nature and nurture ethos, utilising the fantastic safe outdoor space and well kept parklands. 

All of our Early Years Practitioners are fully qualified to a minimum of Level 3 in Childcare. Some are graduates with either PGCE Teacher Status or have been awarded Degree's in Childhood Studies.


We would welcome applications for

Relief practitioners to cover holidays & sickness.

For all posts an understanding of the revised EYFS is essential. All applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS and reference checks. 


Please contact us for further details of how to apply. 

 
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Pre School Manager

SARAH SIMS

My name is Sarah and I am the Manager here at VPHPS. I have a many childcare qualifications including a degree in Early Childhood studies. I have a wealth of skills and knowledge gained from additional training and development opportunities, which enables me to recognise and maximise the learning opportunities with the children. 

I have been managing settings in Rotherham and Sheffield for over 12 years, including a busy Forest School Nursery. 


I am profoundly passionate about providing high quality, fun and engaging experiences for the children In our setting. I fully believe in a holistic approach to learning at this young age, developing the children at their own pace through nurturing relationships with caring practitioners. We will be exploring nature, science and the arts as part of our EYFS curriculum and giving the children some new experiences which will help to support the development of their mathematical understanding, social and emotional wellbeing, as well as their communication and literacy skills.


I am really excited and humbled to be part of the team at Victoria Park Hall preschool, working in partnership with the whole staff team, the children and their families. 

 

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OPENING HOURS

We are open:

Mon - Fri: 8:45am - 4pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

 

FUNDING & FEE'S

Fee's are payable in advance only

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2 YEAR OLDS 

15 Funded hours - For eligible children (if you’re in receipt of certain benefits, your child has an EHC plan or is a Looked After child).

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3 & 4 YEAR OLDS

15 Funded Hours - For all children the term following their 3rd birthday.


30 Hours Funded Childcare - For eligible children. (Generally, both parents must be working more than 16 hours a week and earning no more than £100,000 each)

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30 HOUR FUNDING 

You may be entitled to claim 30hrs funded childcare. You eligibility depends on;

 

NON-FUNDED FEE'S

3hr Session 9am -12pm or 12:45pm - 3:45pm 

•2 Yrs £24.50 

•3/4 Yrs £21.85 

•Addition Hourly Rate £7.50  


Lunch Club 12pm - 12.45pm 

• £5 per day

                                                                    

All Day Session 9am - 3:45pm including wrap around Lunch Club

•2yrs £53.75

•3/4 Yrs £47.45

•Addition Hourly Rate £6.99


We recommend a minimum of 2 sessions per week for each child.

• Late Collection Fee after 12pm or 3:45pm £10 


• Late Payment Fee £25 with a daily charge of £2 every day thereafter. 

 
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NURSERY FEE'S

  • Nursery Fees are payable half termly in advance.


  • Payments are accepted by Electronic Bank Transfer, Debit Card, Standing order or Cash


  • Full nursery fees are charged for sickness and holidays during Term Time.


 
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OUR MISSION

Quality Child Care

We believe that children thrive in an environment which values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially and creatively. By building on each child’s strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships.

 
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LOCATION

We are located at:

Victoria Rosehill Park

Park Hall

Rawmarsh, Rotherham

South Yorkshire

S62 7HJ

 

CONTACT US

01709 524302

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EXCLUSION POLICY

This guidance refers to public health exclusions to indicate the time period an individual should not attend a setting to reduce the risk of transmission during the infectious stage. This is different to ‘exclusion’ as used in an educational sense.


Key;

•Infection

>Exclusion period

>>Comments


• Athlete’s foot

> None

>> Children should not be barefoot at their setting (for example in changing areas) and should not share towels, socks or shoes with others.


• Chickenpox

> At least 5 days from onset of rash and until all blisters have crusted over

>>Pregnant staff contacts should consult with their GP or midwife


• Cold sores (herpes simplex)

> None

>> Avoid kissing and contact with the sores


• Conjunctivitis

> None

>> If an outbreak or cluster occurs, consult your local health protection team (HPT)


• Respiratory infections including coronavirus (COVID-19)

>> Children and young people should not attend if they have a high temperature and are unwell
Children and young people who have a positive test result for COVID-19 should not attend the setting for 3 days after the day of the test

Children with mild symptoms such as runny nose, and headache who are otherwise well can continue to attend their setting.

Diarrhoea and vomiting

Staff and students can return 48 hours after diarrhoea and vomiting have stopped

If a particular cause of the diarrhoea and vomiting is identified there may be additional exclusion advice for example E. coli STEC and hep A
>> For more information see chapter 3


• Diptheria*

> Exclusion is essential.
>> Always consult with your UKHSA HPT

Preventable by vaccination. Family contacts must be excluded until cleared to return by your local HPT


• Flu (influenza) or influenza like illness

> Until recovered

>> Report outbreaks to your local HPT
For more information see chapter 3


• Glandular fever

> None

 

• Hand foot and mouth

> None

>> Contact your local HPT if a large number of children are affected. 

>> Exclusion may be considered in some circumstances


• Head lice

> None

 

• Hepititis A

> Exclude until 7 days after onset of jaundice (or 7 days after symptom onset if no jaundice)

In an outbreak of Hepatitis A, your local HPT will advise on control measures


• Hepatitis B, C, HIV

> None

>> Hepatitis B and C and HIV are blood borne viruses that are not infectious through casual contact. Contact your UKHSA HPT for more advice


• Impetigo

> Until lesions are crusted or healed, or 48 hours after starting antibiotic treatment

Antibiotic treatment speeds healing and reduces the infectious period


• Measles

> 4 days from onset of rash and well enough

Preventable by vaccination with 2 doses of MMR
> Promote MMR for all pupils and staff.  >>Pregnant staff contacts should seek prompt advice from their GP or midwife


• Meningococcal meningitis* or septicaemia*

> Until recovered

>>Meningitis ACWY and B are preventable by vaccination. Your local HPT will advise on any action needed


• Meningitis* due to other bacteria

> Until recovered

>> Hib and pneumococcal meningitis are preventable by vaccination. Your UKHSA HPT will advise on any action needed


• Meningitis viral

> None

>> Milder illness than bacterial meningitis. Siblings and other close contacts of a case need not be excluded


• MRSA

> None

>> Good hygiene, in particular handwashing and environmental cleaning, are important to minimise spread.
Contact your UKHSA HPT for more


• Mumps*

> 5 days after onset of swelling

>> Preventable by vaccination with 2 doses of MMR. Promote MMR for all pupils and staff


• Ringworm

> Not usually required

>> Treatment is needed


• Rubella* (German measles)

> 5 days from onset of rash

>> Preventable by vaccination with 2 doses of MMR.
Promote MMR for all pupils and staff. Pregnant staff contacts should seek prompt advice from their GP or midwife


• Scabies

> Can return after first treatment

>> Household and close contacts require treatment at the same time


• Scarlet fever*

> Exclude until 24 hours after starting antibiotic treatment

>> A person is infectious for 2 to 3 weeks if antibiotics are not administered. In the event of 2 or more suspected cases, please contact your UKHSA HPT


• Slapped cheek/Fifth disease/Parvovirus B19

> None (once rash has developed)

>> Pregnant contacts of case should consult with their GP or midwife


• Threadworms

> None

>> Treatment recommended for child and household


• Tonsillitis

> None

>> There are many causes, but most cases are due to viruses and do not need or respond to an antibiotic treatment


• Tuberculosis* (TB)

> Until at least 2 weeks after the start of effective antibiotic treatment (if pulmonary TB
>> Exclusion not required for non-pulmonary or latent TB infection
Always consult your local HPT before disseminating information to staff, parents and carers

Only pulmonary (lung) TB is infectious to others, needs close, prolonged contact to spread
Your local HPT will organise any contact tracing


• Warts and verrucae

> None

>> Verrucae should be covered in swimming pools, gyms and changing rooms


• Whooping cough (pertussis)*

> 2 days from starting antibiotic treatment, or >> 21 days from onset of symptoms if no antibiotics

Preventable by vaccination. After treatment, non- infectious coughing may continue for many weeks. Your local HPT will organise any contact tracing

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PUPIL UNIFORM INFORMATION 

Whilst we do not have a formal pupil uniform policy as such, we do heavily encourage Parents to purchase our branded Polo Shirts and Sweatshirts/Cardigans to protect your child’s own clothing, as enjoying the interesting and engaging activities we set up for the children sometimes may mean they can get messy and muddy. 
The most reliable supplier of our Children's uniform is Pinders School-wear located in Rotherham town centre or via their online order system. You must order it direct with the supplier and have it either delivered to your home address or arrange collection from the store. 
https://pindersschoolwear.com

 

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KIXX FOOTBALL SESSIONS

Children can join Coach Ross each week and enjoy the Kixx football programme. Currently it is priced at £5 per session during the nursery day, paid half termly in advance directly to Kixx. It teaches children not only football skills but listening and attention skills, coordination, keeps them active, all whilst having fun. Let one of our team members know if your child is interested in taking part. 

OUR PARENT TESTIMONIALS

Picking the right Nursery for your child is an important decision, and we want to support you every step of the way. Read testimonials from other parents below and see what they say.

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“Super pre school. Both my children spent a year at VPHPS and loved every second of it. The staff are very caring and thoughtful and both have gone on to do spectacular things at primary school thanks to the educational start they received at VPHPS.”

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“The best preschool…….the staff are amazing. Both my children went here and both enjoyed it. My little girl gets excited every morning to go to school, which shows just how good the school is. My baby will also be going here once she's old enough. Highly recommend VHPS”

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“Amazing preschool! Friendly staff, child centered, all children seen as individuals, amazing with my SEN son, been a godsend in his development. Activities are interesting and again child led. Excellent communication. Can't praise the place enough!”

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“Amazing preschool. Friendly staff and amazing support for us parents not just for the children. Always there whenever you are unsure about anything and go above and beyond for you and your child. I cant thank them enough for the help and support my little boy gets and for the support me my husband  get. Would 💯 recommend”

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“This pre-school is amazing. Despite my sons medical requirements they have gone above and beyond to support my son and the whole family. They trained staff to support him and have never once made me doubt that they could handle anything he has thrown at them. He has been there 2 years and in those years he has become so confident. The staff are patient and informative and willing to help even if its just having a chat. My son always leaves happy and tired and full of stories about creatures found in the park or activities done through the day.“

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“Absolutely amazing, the best preschool. They helped me with both my girls. Cant praise them enough for what they’ve done”

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“I am so glad we chose this preschool for our daughter. The staff is amazing. They really care. Always there to support and encourage the child.”