Welcome to Alnwick Children’s centre. We are situated on the St Michaels C of E First School Site, next to Barndale school, in Alnwick. It provides a variety of of services and activities for families with children under 5 years. Please see our “Whats On” for what is running in your locality.
For further information contact us on: Telephone: 01670 620430, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Little Stars Playgroup/pre-school runs in our Alnwick Children Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 3pm and Friday from 9 – 12 noon. Our experienced and fully trained nursery practitioners aim to provide your child with a stimulating, caring and safe environment in which they can learn and develop through play and exploration. We offer high standards of childcare and promote school readiness for children 2 years and over.
3 hour sessions cost £12 and run from 9am -12 noon and 12 noon to 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9am to 12 noon on Fridays. We also provide places for 2 year old who are eligible for the 15 hours per week of free childcare.
‘The children are happy and enjoy their time at the playgroup. Staff observe and assess children’s learning and the management team effectively track and monitor children’s development. As a result, children are making good progress in relation to their starting points.Children establish a close bond and secure attachment with their key person. As a result, they feel safe and secure and their confidence and emotional well-being is promoted. Partnerships with parents are good. The settling-in procedures meet the needs of the children attending and the sharing of information successfully involves parents in their children’s learning’
(Ofsted inspection report 10.07.2015).
All Nursery Officers have a minimum Level 3 Childcare qualification, whilst, several are Graduate level.
Our Nursery Officers are responsible for providing high quality childcare and play/learning opportunities through the planning, and delivery, of a wide range of activities appropriate to the child's needs and stage of development.
They ensure consistency in facilitating children's physical, emotional, intellectual and social development whilst working in partnership with parents/carers.
Our Modern Apprentice is in their first steps into Childcare and are working towards a Level 2 Childcare qualification.