Fingertips Woodland Nursery
Fingertips Woodland Nursery is based in the beautiful woodland area of Manland Primary School, where we are able to offer Day-care from 8am till 4pm with the option of an extended hour till 5pm.
The layout of our setting is specifically designed to meet all areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
We have a designated art and malleable materials area where children can select their own creative activity, a role play area, small world, literacy, mathematics, construction and science tables. We have labelled all the trays with photographs of the equipment, activities and games so that children can choose what to play with, giving them multiple opportunities to explore, learn and enjoy.
We will have times of singing and dancing, reading together, playing games with letters and numbers and having fun with friends. This gives our children a head-start, growing in confidence and enthusiasm for learning about the world around them. We help children to believe in themselves and excel, catapulting them into school readiness.
Our nature garden
We have also arranged our garden in order to be exciting, stimulating and fun. With areas to play, explore, climb and experiment while developing self-confidence and learning to manage their own risk. Throughout the day, children can choose whether they want to play indoors or outdoors and can select activities from visiting our nature garden, diving into the mud kitchen or experimenting with sand and water, So that wherever they learn best they can have access to the same learning opportunities outdoors as they do indoors. This will then flow to learning in the wider woodland area with forest school.
Each day we will engage in forest school activities taking them out into our large woodland area.
This is a holistic Scandinavian approach that develops collaborative learning skills, problem solving, co-operation, confidence building and self-esteem. In our opinion we believe this is the very best way to learn.
Some of the things we do at forest school; whittling sticks, making mud pies, sawing, climbing trees, playing imaginary games, lighting fires and learning about the environment and the natural world we live in. These activities are carefully designed to; build confidence and self-esteem, improve communication and social skills, learn to recognise and manage risk improve team skills and provide a natural motivation and positive attitude towards learning.
Fingertips Woodland Nursery, Manland Primary School, Sauncey Avenue, AL5 4QL
Monday - 8.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday - 8.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday - 8.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday - 8.00am - 4.00pm
Friday - 8.00am - 4.00pm
Extended hour available Monday to Thursday - 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Autumn Term 2023/24
Monday 4th September 2023
Tuesday 5th September 2023
Monday 23rd October - 27th October 2023
Friday 15th December 2023
Spring Term 2024
Tuesday 2nd January 2024
Wednesday 3rd January 2024
Monday 19th February - 23rd February 2024
Thursday 28th March 2024
Friday 29th March - 12th April 2024
Summer Term 2024
Monday 15th April 2024
Tuesday 16th April 2024
6th May 2024
Monday 27th May – 31st May 2024
Friday 19th July 2024
8am – 4pm
(using 6 funded hours)
£24 per day
8am – 4pm
(using 3 funded hours)
£51 per day
8am – 4pm
£74 per day
4pm – 5pm
Optional extended hour (Monday - Thursday)
£8 per day
Our Woodland Nursery fees are:
inclusive of a healthy breakfast, snacks and milk. We will offer a warm/hot tea for the children who stay between 4pm and 5pm
2 year old funding (the term after your child turns 2)
There is now funding available for some children who are aged 2 years old depending on your circumstances. If you need assistance we will help you apply for this. (You can use a maximum of 6 funded hours per day).
3-5 year old funding (the term after your child turns 3)
The term after your child turns 3 you are entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week, you are welcome to take additional days for your child if you wish. Additional sessions will be charged at the normal sessional rate. (You can use a maximum of 6 funded hours per day).
30 Hour funding
We are able to offer a small number of 30 hour funded places. (You can use a maximum of 6 funded hours per day), Please call to discuss.
We invoice termly, however this can be paid in two instalments each instalment must be paid 7 days before the start of each half term. We would appreciate payments being made before the start of the new half term to avoid late payment fees. Any additional sessions can be paid by cash or cheque in advance.
Registration and Waiting list
To register your child with our setting or to place them on our waiting list an application form must be completed and returned with a registration fee of £35. This is a non-refundable fee. Once a place comes available and we are able to offer your child a place you will have 14 days to make a refundable deposit of £200 to reserve your child’s place in our Woodland Nursery. This will be deducted from your invoice on the last month before your child leaves the Woodland Nursery. This deposit is not refundable if you decide that you no longer want the space prior to starting. There is no reduction in fees for absence due to holidays or sickness.
We are registered on many different childcare voucher schemes. Let us know which scheme and we will forward you the details.
A typical day
The day begins with a flexible start between 8.00am and 8.30am and ends with a flexible finish 3.30pm - 4.00pm. An additional hour 4.00-5.00pm is available.
We operate term time only but will offer a number of holiday clubs throughout the year.
We accept 2-year old funding, 3-4 year old funding and a small number of 30 hour funded spaces.
Children will be provided with a simple healthy breakfast and two healthy snacks (morning and afternoon). Parents will supply a healthy packed lunch.
The children will have continuous free-flow from the indoor nursery to the woodland garden. There will be regular planned activities, small teaching groups, story, song and dance time and Forest School activities each day.