About Us //
At Butterflies Nursery School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every child and we expect all staff to share in our commitment. Each child is given the opportunity to be individual and independent. We celebrate cultural differences and the uniqueness of each child is recognised and respected.
We offer a home from home environment and through nurturing and affection we give each child a love for learning to take to school with them. We offer a wide range of stimulating activities to bring out a child’s curiosity and to awaken their creativity, as they grow within a bright and friendly environment.
We recognise the importance of a successful partnership with parents and strive to achieve this through annual sports day, nativities and reports. We have an open door policy and take pride in daily handovers and use communication books to give more information. We also use the key persons system, which allows each parent to build a special bond with a staff member – who know their child and understands that child’s individual needs.
We have a beautiful enclosed garden, which offers children the opportunity to enjoy outside play while getting lots of fresh air in a safe and secure environment. We have lots of new equipment including water wall, cars and bikes.
We also hold sports days and outdoor classrooms.
During the time children are in the Nursery they will be taken on walks to the nature reserve that the nursery backs onto, the local park and the local church.
Please exercise extreme care when driving into and out of the Nursery. PLEASE DO NOT PARK NEXT TO THE NURSERY ENTRANCE DOOR.
Parking is available around the back of the nursery, however we do ask you take great care in maneuvering around this area as there will potentially be parents and children around.
Only high quality, fresh natural foods are used in our menus supplied by Zebedees where a delicious range of meals are provided to the children.
We also take into consideration a range of special dietary needs or food allergies. These will be discussed with parents prior to a child starting at our nursery. We continue to hold a Level 5 in Food and Hygiene.
All fees are charged monthly in advance and must be paid by cash or direct debit on the first day of the month to which they relate. Below is a list of our daily prices. We also take children on FEET funding , as well as accept the government funding for 3 to 4 year olds. If you think you meet the criteria for either of these please contact us for further prices and information.
FULL DAY – 8.00am-5.30pm £53.00
HALF DAY – 8.00am-1.00pm or 12.30pm-5.30pm £33.00
SCHOOL DAY – 9.00am-3.00pm £48.00
Our hourly rate - £8
Fees will be reviewed on an annual basis.
The meal times are shown below. The Caterpillars meal times can vary if required linked to children's individual milk times and daily routine from home.
Sian is our Manager and Room Leader for the Cocoons and Butterflies groups. Sian joined us as a student in 2012 and has her Level 3 qualification in Childcare. She is about to start working to attain a Level 4 qualification. Sian is also our transitions coordinator and SENCO for the setting. Sian holds her Paediatric First Aid, Safeguarding, and Food Hygiene certificates.
Rosie is our area Manager and is also the Manager for our sister setting, Beacon Hill Nursery. Rosie joined us in September 2012 and has a wealth of experience of working in childcare settings. Rosie supports the setting with Sarah P. Rosie holds a Foundation Degree in Early Years Child Care and Education and is also First Aid trained.
Sarah P. joined Butterflies in February 2016 and works alongside Sian and Stef with the Cocoons and Butterflies. She has spent most of her working life teaching in South Africa where she taught in both prep and nursery schools, until returning to England in 2009. She has a Level 4 Montessori Diploma, Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding Certificates.
Estefania (Stef) arrived from Spain in 2015 and joined the Butterflies staff in October 2016. Stef is a qualified primary teacher (QTS) specialising in early years’ education. She also has an Educational Psychology qualification. Stef will be working alongside Sian with the Butterfly and Cocoon groups.
Since her arrival from South Africa in 2006, Heloise has taught in both nursery schools and junior schools. She has a B.Ed. (Preschool and Foundation Phase) degree, and holds current First Aid and Safeguarding certificates. Heloise is currently working in the Caterpillar room.
Sue is working in the Caterpillar room and has over 20 years working experience in the childcare sector. She has a Level 3 Early Years Care and Education certificate. Her Paediatric First aid and Safeguarding certificates are just two of the many CPD courses she has done.
Molly joined us in June 2016 as an apprentice and is working in both areas of the nursery. Molly has just completed her ‘A’ levels and is currently working towards her Level 3 in Child Care and Education.