As well as the main nursery building we also have “The Beechdale Centre”, which is an extension to our nursery and is situated next to the main building.
The following activities take place in the centre in addition to those we provide for the children in the main school:
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club is held every morning from 7.45 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. at a cost of £2 per day.
Children using this facility are involved with choosing and shopping for a range of healthy foods and they help to prepare these each mornng. This provides the children with a meaningful experience of healthy eating and food preparation.
The Lunch Club
The Lunch Club is held in main Nursery daily from 11.30 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. at a cost of £2 per day. Children are asked to bring a drink and a packed lunch. The payment covers the cost of our lunch time supervisory staff.
The Toddler Group
The Toddler Group meet weekly each Thursday morning. This is run by local parents and one of our governors.
There are courses and workshops for parents / carers held in the Centre throughout the year. We also hold school perfomances in this area, including our Nativity and Leaver’s concert.
After School Film Club
From the Spring term we also run a monthly after school film club for the children from 3.10-4.30pm This is usually held on the last Wednesday of each month and we ask for a £1 contribution towards snacks and drinks.
During Autumn 2011, our centre was extended further to include an additional room. This new room was originally a dedicated space for our Child Care Children, but now due to an extension in nursery numbers we now have the room as a key worker group and a very recent addition when not in use as the key worker group it is a super Sensory Room. Complete with bubble tube, UV lights, mirror ball, large mirrors and bubble machine! Its a vital space and one that is used on a daily basis for all the children, its ideal for those children who just need a quiet space to ‘chill’, do more focused work and take part in sensory activities.
Many thanks to the Tom Cowie Charitable Trust for part funding this project.