Blues Pre-School Nursery

Blues Pre-School Nursery

At a glance

Causes

  • Children / families

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

To enhance the development and education of children primarily under statutory school age, and to encourage parents to understand and provide for the needs of their children by:
- offering appropriate play, education and care facilities, family learning and extended hours groups, together with the right of parents to take responsibility for and to become involved in the activities of such groups, ensuring that such groups offer opportunities for all children whatever their race, culture, religion, means or ability;  
- encouraging the study of the needs of such children and their families and promoting public interest in and recognition of such needs in the local area;
- instigating and adhering to and furthering the aims and objects of the Pre-school Learning Alliance.

Activities

The pre-school is open for 9 sessions (5 morning and 4 afternoons) a week with the tenth session, a Thursday afternoon, being dedicated to a ‘Play and Stay’ group. The pre-school can cater for up to 24 children in the morning session and 16 children in the afternoon session. The Blues offers the 15-hour Government funded entitlement to 3- and 4-year-olds and the 'additional entitlement' of a further 15 hours to eligible children. We offer flexible attendance with five 3-hour sessions being popular. We also have provision for a limited number of children to stay for a full day (6 hours) by providing a lunch club. Children may pay to attend additional hours. We also offer the 15 hour funded entitlement to eligible two year olds who, mainly, attend the afternoon sessions.  We receive funding for children eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP). This money must be used to further the development of the child to which it relates and we ensure that all funding is spent while the child is in attendance at Blues.

The pre-school provides care and education as laid down by OFSTED - Office for Standards and Education - with children working in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.  The pre-school was last inspected in February 2018 by Ofsted and received an "outstanding" rating for 'Personal development, behaviour and welfare' and a "good" rating in all other areas. 

 

Current opportunities

Hertfordshire, CM23 3GX

We are a local Charitable Incorporated Organisation status Pre-School, with a strong staff team and a solid reputation.  We are seeking a...

Hertfordshire, CM23 3GX

We are a local Charitable Incorporated Organisation status Pre-School, with a strong staff team and a solid reputation.  We are seeking a trustee ...

Hertfordshire, CM23 3GX

We are a local Charitable Incorporated Organisation status Pre-School, with a strong staff team and a solid reputation.  We are seeking trustees...