Ladybirds is a small, friendly, stimulating and happy pre-school. We currently take up to 40 children in our sessions for 2 – 5 year olds. We open between 9am and 3pm, term time only, with sessions split into:
Morning Session 9am – 11:30am (Monday to Friday)
Afternoon Session 12:30am – 3pm (Monday to Friday)
*Lunch Club 11:30am – 12:30pm (Monday to Friday)
Full Day Session 9am – 3pm (Monday to Friday)
*Lunch Club is offered as an ‘add-on session’ to a morning or afternoon.
We take children aged 2 years into our morning sessions only (from Autumn 2019), however, you can also add-on lunch club. We don’t currently offer afternoon sessions for 2 year olds.
Children aged 3-5 years can attend any session.
We aim to offer flexible arrangements for parents and carers, so sessions can be taken in any combination provided we have space available.
Our premises are purpose built and fully accessible for all children and adults, with ramps and toilets. We are the only people who use the site and its facilities.
At Ladybirds we pride ourselves on understanding the children as individuals. We adapt our environment and routine to ensure every child is included, whatever their individual needs.
The pre-school itself includes a large playroom, a quiet room for reading and computer activities and an art and craft room. Activities are varied and are changed for each session. Our outdoor area is well maintained with an open astro turf ‘active play’ zone and two covered areas, enabling outside play in all weathers. We have a small climbing frame, a pebble construction area, sand kitchen, exploration gardens and many different types of play equipment.
We run the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which underpins our ‘learning through play’ philosophy. More details on our curriculum can be found here.