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VICTORIA PARK HALL DAY NURSERY

Where Great Minds Are Born

At Victoria Park Hall Day Nursery our primary goal is to equip children with the necessary skills to succeed in their future endeavours. We achieve this by fostering the development of their motor abilities, thinking skills, and healthy interactions with their peers. 

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We take great pride in being the first setting in Rawmarsh to incorporate Forest School type led learning with our Forest School educated and experienced staff. Our approach is very much holistic and heuristic with a deep Scandinavian emphasis to learning and development. We practice in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, which promotes learning through play. All our educators are highly knowledgeable and professional, carrying at least level 3 qualifications in childcare with the majority educated to degree level.


We believe that every child deserves the best start in life and our team are dedicated to making that a reality. The Deputy Manager holds Early Years Teacher Status and oversees our educators in the classrooms. We are committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment that fosters optimal growth and development for every child in our care. 

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LEARN & EXPLORE

Focussed on maximising learning

At Victoria Park Hall Day Nursery, our primary focus is on fostering a nurturing and stimulating environment that is welcoming to all our children. Our commitment to inclusivity is evident in our unique lesson plans and activity programmes, which incorporate a range of educational theories, to ensure that the child’s interest and needs are met through participation in experiential learning.


Located in outstanding natural parklands, we are incredibly fortunate to have access to an abundance of green grass, woodlands, natural resources and wildlife. We celebrate this by utilising our outdoor areas to the fullest, regardless of the weather conditions. Our aim is to encourage our children to explore their surroundings and develop their creative imaginations, while interacting with our outdoor classroom.

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ABOUT US

Childcare you can trust

Our goal at Victoria Park Hall Day Nursery is to offer children a homely, warm and exciting experience. We nurture them all the way through each stage of their journey with us, until they are ready to progress to full time school. We are a well established private day care setting that caters for children from 6 months to 5 years of age. The setting is located in the heart of the beautiful 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 our Oak Tree Pre-School room at any one time, Whilst our Sycamore Tree Baby room is registered for 6 babies aged 6 months to 18 months and our Chestnut Tree Toddler room is registered for 12 children at any one time.  We have found that the children attending our setting 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 Chestnut Tree Toddler room is currently open to children aged 18 months to 3 year olds and our Oak Tree Pre-School room for 3-5 year olds.Children attending our setting 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 independent access to toilets, water coolers & outdoor play throughout each session. We also work alongside the local Primary Schools to mirror some aspects of their daily routine to give the Pre-School children a taste of what “big school” is all about, such as small group-time and circle time.

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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 nursery setting.
We have an abundance of on-site FREE Parking for all our Parents and care givers to access at drop off and collection. 
Lots of other nurseries around the area are located along the busy, vehicle & fume filled main roads. However we are exceptionally lucky and positioned in an unrivalled location, which provides clean, vehicle fume free outdoor spaces for your child to enjoy each day. 

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OPENING HOURS

We are open:

Mon - Fri: 8am to 6pm

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VICTORIA PARK HALL DAY NURSERY TEAM

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SARAH

Nursery Manager

EMILY

Deputy Manager

VICKY

Managing Director

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JOB VACANCY

Apprentice Educator

We are looking to recruit a new Apprentice to join our expanding team. You must be enthusiastic, reliable, motivated, responsible, willing to get stuck in with all aspect of the educator role under the guidance of your mentor and genuinely show a passion for working with small children. To apply use the form below:

  • Free onsite car parking

  • Company Pension Scheme

  • Competitive rates of pay

  • Friendly and inclusive working environment

  • Career Progression opportunities

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COME WORK WITH US

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GOVERNMENT FUNDING & FEE'S

Starting from April 2024, existing childcare support will be expanded in phases. By September 2025, most working families with children under the age of 5 will be entitled to 30 hours of childcare support.
The changes are being introduced gradually to make sure that providers can meet the needs of more families. This means that:
From April 2024, eligible working parents of 2-year-olds will be able to access 15 hours childcare support.
From September 2024, 15 hours childcare support will be extended to eligible working parents of children from the age of 9 months to 3-year-olds.
If your child was born before 1st December 2023 - you will be eligible to claim funding for your baby from September. You can apply for your funding code from 12th May 2024. 
From September 2025, eligible working parents with a child from 9 months old up to school age will be entitled to 30 hours of childcare a week. 
Like the existing offer, depending on your provider, these hours can be used over 38 weeks of the year

2 YEAR OLDS 

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Families receiving some additional forms of government support:
15 Hours Now
15 Hours Apr 24

15 Hours Sept 24

15 Hours Apr 25/ Sept25

Working Families:

15 Hours Apr 24

15 Hours Sept 24

30 Hours Sept 25

Who can claim?

If your child was born on or before 1st December 2023 you are eligible to claim the funding from September 2024. You can start to apply from 12th May 2024.

3 & 4 YEAR OLDS

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All Parents - For all children the term following their 3rd birthday can claim 15hrs of subsidised funding towards childcare costs.


Working Families:

For all children in a working household, following the term after their 3rd birthday can claim 30 hours of subsidised funding towards childcare costs. (Generally, both parents must be working more than 16 hours a week and earning no more than £100,000 each)

9-23 MONTHS

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Working Families:

15 hours - Sept 24 

30 Hours  - Sept 25

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT CAN HELP WITH YOUR CHILDCARE COSTS

WHAT IS UNIVERSAL CREDIT?

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly, in advance.
You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income, out of work or you cannot work.

ELIGIBILTY

You may be able to get Universal Credit if you’re on a low income or need help with your living costs. You could be:

HOW CAN IT HELP?

You can claim back up to 85% of your childcare costs if you’re working. If you live with your partner both of you need to be working, unless one of you is unable to work due to a disability or health condition.

The childcare needs to be from a registered provider. You can get help paying for childcare including nurseries, childminders, breakfast clubs, after school care and holiday clubs.

The most you can get each month is:

  • £646.35 for one child

  • £1,108.04 for 2 or more children

You need to pay your childcare costs up front and claim the money back as part of your payment. You can get support to help you pay your childcare costs up front. Talk to your work coach after you’ve made your claim.

Read more about childcare costs and Universal Credit.

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TAX FREE CHILDCARE

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You can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. This goes up to £1,000 every 3 months if a child is disabled (up to £4,000 a year).

If you get Tax-Free Childcare, you’ll set up an online childcare account for your child. For every £8 you pay into this account, the government will pay in £2 to use to pay your provider.

You can get Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as 30 hours free childcare if you’re eligible for both. ( We recommend Parents who access 30 hrs with us, use this tax free top up to assist with the cost of the additional of hours.) 

Use the link above to check your eligibility.

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PRIVATE NURSERY FEE'S 

From 1st January 2024


5hr Session 8am -1pm or 1pm -6pm

(All meals, Snacks & Care items included)

• 6mth -18mth £30

•2 Yrs £30

•3/4 Yrs £27


Little Lunch Club 12pm - 1pm

(Can be added in advance to both funded & fee paying afternoon children) 

• £6.50 per day (includes a home cooked hot meal.) 


3hr Session 1pm - 4pm

(Snack & Care items included) 

• 2yrs £27

• 3/4Yrs £25

                                                                    

All Day 8am - 6pm

(Little Lunch Club, Snacks & Care items included.)

• 6mth - 18mth £59.50

• 2yrs £58.50

• 3/4 Yrs £56.50 


Optional Items:

• Breakfast & mid-session snack £1.65 

(Alternatively please provide a healthy packed breakfast & mid-session snack) 

• Hot Lunch £3.75 (home cooked, nutritious ingredients) 

(Alternatively please provide a healthy age appropriate packed lunch) 

Afternoon Snack & Light Tea £1.65

(Alternatively please provide a healthy age appropriate packed tea & snack) 

**’Due to children with food allergies please do not send your child with nuts of any kind, including Nutella and Peanut butter. 


We have a minimum booking policy of 2 full days or 3 half days per week for all children.

• Late Collection Fee after 1pm/ 4pm or 6pm £20 with £15 charge every 15 minutes thereafter. 


• Overdue Invoice Fee £50 (Payments not made by the 7th day from the date on the invoice will be automatically charged.) 


• At VPHPS we operate a strict cashless operating policy - meaning we cannot accept cash/cheques of any type on the premises at anytime. (Except for fundraising and charity contributions) 


• All our private fee paying sessions include nappies, wipes, cows milk, sunscreen, weaning food. 


• All Government Funded children will automatically incur a service charge to cover the cost of delivering the session. A detailed list of items covered under this overarching cost can be provided upon request.  

(Please be aware all our fees are reviewed bi-annually inline with the UK cost of living and Budget.)

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PAYMENT OF NURSERY FEE'S

  • We operate a strict 7 day payment term for all Nursery Fee Invoices.


  • All fee's are payable monthly in advance only.



  • Payments are accepted by Electronic Bank Transfer, Cash/ Cheque are no longer accepted on the premises. 

  • Full nursery fee's are charged for all sickness and holiday absences including bank holidays.

  • Payment Details:

    Virgin Money

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OUR MISSION

Exception Early Years Education 

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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SAMPLE FOOD MENU

Weekly Meal Plans - 4 week rotation

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MONDAY

MAIN: Beef Stew or Vegetable Stew SIDES: Mashed Potato Dumplings DESSERT: Lemon Sponge Custard or Fruit/Yoghurt


TUESDAY

MAIN: Pork Sausages & Gravy or Veggie Sausages (VE)

SIDES: Mixed Vegetables Yorkshire Pudding: Mashed Potato

DESSERT: Rice Pudding Berry Jam Fruit/Yoghurt


WEDNESDAY

MAIN: Mild Chicken Curry or Sweet Potato Curry (VE)

SIDES: White Rice Pitta Bread DESSERT: Jam Tart Cream Fruit/Yoghurt


THURSDAY

MAIN: Roast Turkey Dinner or Saitan “Turkey” (VE)

SIDES: Mixed Vegetables Roast Potatoes Yorkshire Pudding

DESSERT: Flapjack Fruit/Yoghurt


FRIDAY

MAIN: Penne Bolognese or Penne tomato (VE)

SIDES: Mixed Vegetables Garlic Bread DESSERT: Chocolate Delight Fruit/Yoghurt


VE = Vegan / V = Vegetarian / GF = Gluten Free / DF = Dairy Free

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CURRICULUM STATEMENT

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At VPHPS we strive to work in conjunction with our Nursery ethos to enable our children to develop their confidence, independence, regulate and talk freely about their emotions and most importantly be happy at Nursery.
We aim to provide an environment that is exciting, safe and stimulating and that carries a valued learning experience for all of our children that will stay with them throughout their lives, encouraging them to become independent and confident individuals, working in partnerships with parents, extended families, future schools and the community.
We use our experience and knowledge as educators, alongside Development Matters to create a rich & diverse curriculum which involves a mixture of adult led and child led activities.
We always ensure the children are at the centre of any planned learning experiences, although we do have an overarching curriculum intent in place, that is broad and flexible to ensure we are always meeting the children's evolving interests using In the moment planning.
Through our detailed knowledge of the Early Years educational sector, we have an excellent understanding of the children in our care, which is assisted by strong partnerships with parents. If we were to identify any potential concerns or delays with a child we would act appropriately and swiftly.  
We use an “All About Me” sheet to gain information about new children when they start with us, we use Babysdays online system to record any wow moments, daily photos of the children and any observations. We also hold termly focus meetings with each parent to discuss their child’s development and how they can support their child’s learning at home. Next steps are discussed together to ensure parents always know what their child is learning while at nursery.
When children leave our setting for the next step in their learning journey, the impact of our curriculum should ensure that they are confident, self-assured, emotionally regulated school ready children.

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LOCATION

We are located at:

Victoria Rosehill Park

Park Hall

Rawmarsh, Rotherham

South Yorkshire

S62 7HJ

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CONTACT US

Interested in learning more about Victoria Park Hall Day Nursery? Please feel free to get in touch, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

01709 524302

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EXCLUSIONS

Infection Control

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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. 
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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. 

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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 current testimonials from our parents below and see what they say about us. 

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“Super Nursery. 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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