Higher Folds 2 Year Olds Nursery and pre-school opened in April 2014 in Higher Folds Community Centre and we are an established nursery that plays an important and key role in the early year’s education of local children. It is the only 2 year olds funded nursery in the area.
The Nursery is fully equipped for the education of 2, 3 and 4 year olds and has excellent free flow indoor and outdoor facilities for children to learn and play.
In December 2017 the Nursery was inspected by Ofsted and received a “Good” rating. To maintain this and continually improve we always strive to be outstanding in the activities and facilities we offer children and parents.
To introduce new ideas and continue the success of the Nursery we have an excellent working relationship with Wigan Council Early Years team and other local nurseries who we always share good practice with.
The Nursery is an open plan room with accessible toilets for the children. The Community Centre and Nursery are fully accessible for children, parents and carers with a ramp on entry, wide entrance doorways and disabled toilet facilities.
The Nursery session times are mornings 9.00-12.00, afternoon sessions 12.30-3.30 and full days 9.30-3.30. Opening hours have recently been extended depending on the need from 7.30am - 6.00pm. The extra hours are at a rate of £4.00 per hour.
There is a maximum capacity of 28 children who may attend the Nursery at any one time.
We have also been extending the hours by offering holiday time hours. This has proved popular during the summer holidays and for details of availability during other school holidays please contact the Nursery on 01942 674548.
The nursery employs six members of staff and volunteers also support the children, the Nursery Manager is qualified to level 4 Management and Leadership and is studying for level 5 CYPS. The Pre-school Deputy is currently level 3. We have a practitioner at level 3, a practitioner at level 2, one training for her level 2 and one training at level 3.
If you would like to know more about the Nursery or to arrange a visit please ring 01942 674548 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit our website www.higherfolds.co.uk or find us on Facebook Higher Folds 2 Year Olds Nursery and Pre-School.