Leigh Lollipops Pre-School Nursery has been established in Leigh Village Hall for over 40 years and is registered with Ofsted on the Early Years' Register to provide care for children from 2 to 5 years old.
Facilities at our beautiful rural setting include our large hall, which is divided into areas to promote learning, and a recently developed enclosed garden for outdoor play providing additional opportunities for the children to extend their learning and fun.
We follow the Early Years' Foundation Stage (EYFS) which sets the statutory standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years' providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, pre-schools, nurseries and school Reception classes.
We actively work to get the children ready and confident for school in areas such as eating socially, toileting, expressing their needs, dressing / undressing and we use teaching tools such as Jolly Phonics - a fun and child-centred approach to teaching literacy.
We like to take the children out to visit different places such as farms, parks and on local walks.
Outside visitors, as well as parents, come to talk to us and share their knowledge of many different areas, eg, caring for pets, animals, local farming, the fire service and healthy living.
Peripatetic teachers visit us each week to lead other activities including yoga, singing and music.
We are soon to be a fully fledged Forest School.
All of our highly experienced and professional staff are qualified or training as Early Years' Practitioners. They all hold current Paediatric First Aid Certificates and regularly attend training courses to update their knowledge in all areas of childcare. Many of the dedicated and committed staff have been at Leigh Lollipops Nursery for a number of years and range in age from yummy mummies to glamourous grannies!
Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in March 2017, we are also soon to be a fully fledged Forest School and run regular outdoor sessions.