Situated on the Kineton Primary School site, we have our very own, purpose-built, building, Helen’s Place. It provides an excellent venue for “our” children to participate in a wide variety of activities. The children’s area comprises two large rooms: a general playroom, which accomodates our role play area, our arts and crafts area and much much more! We also have a “quiet” room, where we have chance to read books, unwind and also where we have register and story time. Not only that but we also have a fantastic outdoor area (enclosed and secure), where we ride bikes on our litte road, play in the play house and explore in the sandpit. Our extensive covered area allows us to join in outdoor activities whatever the weather. Together this makes a wonderful outdoor classroom.
We also have access to the school fields and have a Forest School, offering us an even greater area for outdoor play and discovery.
We have an excellent team of experienced early years and child care staff, some of whom have worked here for more than ten years and many of whom have (or had) their own children with us. We operate a minimum ratio of 1 adult to 8 children (or 1 adult to 4 children under 3 years old). Our team comprises the Manager, the Deputy Managers, Senior Practitioners, Practitioners, our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and a dedicated team of Assistants.
All of our staff are trained in Child Protection and Food Hygiene. All staff who have contact with children have First Aid qualifications. All members of our staff participate in regular in-house refresher training in all aspects of playgroup and after school club life, as well as external training courses and qualifications.