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Why choose ‘ MythaM Little Stars’ for your child ?

Our nursery is an integral part of Mytham Primary School…a trusted and successful school in Little Lever ! Mytham Early Years staff  know how to give your child an excellent start to their educational journey  .

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Why choose ‘ MythaM Little Stars’ for your child ?

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  1. Our nursery is an integral part of Mytham Primary School…a trusted and successful school in Little Lever ! Mytham Early Years staff know how to give your child an excellent start to their educational journey . We pride ourselves in preparing children well for the move to ‘Big School’ and we love to see them make progress and shine!

  2. Why choose ‘MythaM Little Stars’ for your child? • At Mytham we know the impact that a quality, pre-school education can have on a child’s readiness for school. • We have wanted a nursery at Mytham for many years and now ,with the acquisition of the ‘Little Lever centre ’(Formerly Little Lever Children’s centre) , we are excited to be able to offer the benefit of Mytham’s expertise , to a younger group of children. • Mytham is a vibrant, popular and successful primary school .Mrs Bogle, staff and governors are confident that we can extend this success into our new nursery class. • We can offer an enabling environment which is tailored to each child’s individual needs • One of Mytham’s strengths is our belief that working in close partnership with parents is the key to children having a wonderful start to their educational journey .

  3. About Mytham Little Stars • Mytham Little Stars Nursery opened in September 2017, with additional benefits of wrap round care and a separate room for two year olds. • We may be new, but our nursery is supported by the well established and long term success of the parent school; Mytham Primary School • The nursery can be found within the ‘Little Lever Centre’ on Herbert Street, Little Lever. • In 2017 we remodelled the building to create a nursery with two large rooms and secure outdoor areas • There is great potential for further development and we have exciting plans over the coming years Extending Mytham’s commitment to supporting the Little Lever community ‘Mytham where Children and families come first!’

  4. Why are we calling our Nursery ‘Mytham Little Stars’ ? Our name is linked to our school Vision. We enable children to become STARS : Successful, Thoughtful, Ambitious, Responsible and Strong .. this starts from 2 years old. We feel strongly that our nursery children will be part of our Mytham family .. They are our ‘little stars’ and we wanted the name to reflect it. We can’t wait to see them grow and start to shine ! Our lovely logo says just that; ‘Mytham Little stars... Watch me shine!’

  5. Our Provision • Full wrap around care 7.30am until 6.00pm • All year round opening * • Core hours 9.00-11.45 am and 12.30-3.15 pm • Lunch 12.00 -12.30 • Managed by Mrs Sue Beatty (Nursery Manager ) and Mrs Sarah Unwin (Deputy Manager) • Experienced Early Years staff ; many with a private nursery background • ‘Mytham Little Stars nursery’ is an extension of Mytham Primary School and is run by the Governor Board of the school under the leadership of Mrs Angela Bogle, Head Teacher. We are not a private nursery. * Closed bank holidays and Christmas week

  6. Sparkle ROOM for Two Year olds • We have capacity in the ‘Sparkle’ room for eight two year olds during our core hours of 9.00-11.45 and 12.30-3.15 pm • We offer government funded 15 hour places for our two year olds. . • Staff ratios in the two year old room are1 adult : 4 children. There will always be two members of staff in the ‘Sparkle’ room. • The outdoor play area is shared with the Starlight children on a rota, so the younger children have access to age related activities outside. • When a child turns three staff will discuss the move into the ‘Starlight’ room with parents. • Our two year children may join the Starlight children, before 9.00am and after 3.15pm. This will depend on numbers and ratios of staff to children. • ‘Sparkle’ children are not required to wear the nursery uniform

  7. Starlight nursery class for three and four year olds • We have capacity for 26 full time equivalent ,places in our nursery class. • Most parents will want to use their government funded entitlement of 15 or 30 hours. Parents can top up these hours. • We would prefer parents to choose the following hours ;5 mornings or afternoons or 5 days. One reason is to prepare children well for school hours. • We can be flexible with hours…please ask • The Starlight room is designed with a range of areas to facilitate all aspects of Early Years nursery class provision. • The nursery class will be held between 9.00-11.45am and12.30-3.15pm. Our Nursery Lead Practitioner ,Mrs Beatty , will plan a curriculum which will prepare children well for the transition to primary school. • There will be a focus on early maths , reading and writing skills balanced with a strong focus on developing essential social and communication skills. • We will hold Parent meetings and there will also be an annual report to let parents know how their child is doing and how they can help them at home.

  8. SUPER STAFF; Our special ingredient! • Led by Mrs Susan Beatty a much loved and well respected Early years Educator from Mytham,in partnership with Mrs Sarah Unwin (Deputy Manager) • Competent, experienced staff from a mixture of Private and maintained school pre school backgrounds • Staff all support our values and ethos which underpins everything they do • Staff are committed to Safeguarding children and ensuring that all their needs are met • Mytham school staff go the extra mile and our nursery staff will do too!

  9. Our VISION; We aim... • To provide an Early Years experience that is of the highest standard with an ethos of continual improvement for children aged 2 to 4 • To get to know each child well. We will develop each child’s natural abilities and help them achieve their full potential • To plan broad and balanced learning experiences, delivered through an EYFS Play based approach • To foster warm, caring relationships so that children are happy and able to engage in learning • To ensure our children develop a love of learning which will support them as they move to primary school • To help our children develop values and life skills such as; resilience, confidence, good manners, social skills and healthy relationships with adults and other children. • To provide a nurturing environment where each child will feel safe , secure, happy and valued • To recognise and reward achievements in learning , behaviour and social interaction • To develop healthy attitudes to eating and exercise by providing nutritious meals and opportunities for daily exercise

  10. What matters to us? • Meeting the needs of every child is of paramount importance • Parents must trust our staff ..this is achieved by openness and transparency • All children and their families are treated equally • We want children to enjoy their time at Little Stars and we give them opportunities to shine • Children are safe and feel secure • Children will become more confident and good at socialising with each other • Children are well prepared for their next steps, be it into the Starlight class or Reception class • Children are encouraged to care for each other and their environment • We focus on developing good values and a positive attitude • Children should have separate areas where they can explore, be quiet, be physical and be imaginative.

  11. The head teacher and Governors are committed to safe recruitment and all staff have full DBS checks in place. We currently employ two senior leaders with Early Years Teacher Status and six additional Early Years Educators with level 3 or 2 NVQ’s. • All staff hold paediatric first aid qualifications and most have level 2 food safety and hygiene certificates. • All staff in the nursery are safeguarding trained. We have a Designated Safeguarding lead and a Qualified SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) • The nursery has a fully equipped kitchen and we provide healthy snacks and warm cooked breakfast, lunches and teas for our children. • We have a secure and safe outside play area for valuable outside learning .We offer a wide variety of activities which promote all seven areas of learning in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage.

  12. Flexible Hours We are very flexible in the hours we offer… just ask and we will see what we can do! 3/4 year olds? Why not spread your 15 funded hours over a week -5 mornings or 5 afternoons -Just like school! What better way to prepare your child in the year before they start school?

  13. Would you Like to see more ? We are happy for parents and little ones to come and see the nursery at a mutually convenient time . Please contact the nursery by either; • Emailing us at info@mytham.bolton.sch.uk or • Telephone ; 01204 333556 Information about Fees and contracts can be found on the nursery website Please note that attendance at Mytham Nursery does not guarantee your child a place at Mytham Primary School. The Local Authority applies strict criteria. Please visit www.bolton.gov.uk/admissions. to find out more.

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