Town Tots, North Walsham
At Town Tots Pre-School we offer a warm and welcoming environment for all children and their parents/carers where everyone will feel safe, valued and happy. We provide activities that we believe will enhance children's social and learning skills.
We cover all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage and all of our activities are planned around the interests of the children.
Each day the children have opportunities to play and explore in our indoor and outdoor play areas, which have been designed to encourage children to develop their physical skills and learn about the world around them using an extensive range of equipment and carefully planned activities. The pre- school offers a lively and stimulating environment in which the children are actively encouraged to develop their social, physical and academic abilities. There is lots of work on numbers, letter sounds and pencil skills; plus stories, craft, drama, music. Children are also introduced to simple science, information technology.
The daily routine incorporates these activities with free play and time spent outdoors to provide a happy, healthy balance. There is also the opportunity to spend some time relaxing quietly. Meal and snack times are used to encourage independent personal skills and to create positive learning situations. Children are encouraged to enjoy their food and to participate in preparing and cooking healthy meals and snacks. The children are offered a curriculum that builds on their interests, developing their ideas and knowledge to broaden their experience. Each child has their own key person who helps them settle in, talks with parents and liaises with their future school for a smooth transition. A home visit is offered to all children prior to their start.
Our Caterpillar room offers 8 places each session to children 2 to 3 years old and has access to its own enclosed garden.
The Butterfly room offers 16 places each session to children 3 to 5 years old with access to its own secure garden. All staff are qualified to Level 3 and above and are fully DBS checked.
Town Tots is Ofsted registered with an award of 'Good'. We offer places to children with special educational needs and disabilities. Children can join us at Town Tots from the age of 2 years through to 5 years, We are open from 9am until 3pm during Term Time only. We accept all children entitled to 2 and 3 year funding.
"Fantastic place! Never worry about my little one, staff are enthusiastic and very committed to supporting the children." – Parent
"Staff are all wonderful and supportive. Children are well looked after nothing you could possibly fault them on. Children are main priority always brilliant place to send your children".
At our latest inspection in September 2018 we were rated Good by Ofsted. This repeats the Good rating on the previous visit in October 2015. Here are some of the quotes from the September 2018 report:
- 'Parents praise the friendly, welcoming staff. They note how well their children settle and enjoy attending the nursery.'
- 'Staff praise children's positive behaviours, such as waiting patiently or being kind to their friends. This supports their good behaviour and self-esteem.'
- 'The quality of teaching is consistently good.'
For the full Ofsted report please follow this link: https://files.api.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50031503
Meet the team
Play Work Manager