Nursery and Pre-School for children aged 2-4 years in the Appley Bridge area of Wigan
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Headstart is a privately run Ofsted rated Outstanding Pre-school, within the grounds of Shevington Vale Primary School. We pride ourselves on making learning unique to each individual child and stand strongly by our motto ‘Where young minds grow, independence is nurtured and inspired lives begin’.
We offer childcare for children aged two to four years; funded places are available. Headstart is a fully inclusive setting, supportive of all children and families. We have an appointed Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator that ensures children and families who require additional guidance are able to access this at all times.
Headstart follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory framework and Development Matters. We track children’s progress continuously and will report back to parents/ guardians periodically throughout the year.
Headstart provides a wide range of activities to support all areas of the Early Years curriculum. Children can access the indoor and outdoor environment as they please.
Headstart promotes healthy lifestyle choices at every opportunity. We encourage all children to be aware of good oral health as well as eating healthy snacks and engaging in physical play activities. Headstart provides one cup of milk per child, per day.
All members of staff are fully qualified and experienced in childcare. They are committed to providing the best care and education for each individual child. All children are nominated a key person that is responsible for; helping the child to settle into the setting, liaising with parents and updating development trackers.
At Headstart we offer an ‘open door’ policy, please feel free to visit us any time.
Before and After School Care Provision
We provide a service with our before and afterschool club (run by the Shevington Vale Primary). Children are able to walk to and from the club with a member of staff. (This service is for children aged 3 years upwards).
Manager: Mrs A Davies (Dip in Pre-School Practice)
Deputy Manager: Mrs E Lunt (BA Honours in Primary Education With Qualified Teacher Status / Level 3 Early Years Childcare) Currently on materninty leave.
Acting Deputy: Miss A Ainscough (PGCE Level 7 Childcare Education)
Practitioners: Miss Z McCann Sharrock (Level 3 Early Years Educator)
Mrs B Ward (Level 4 Early Years Childcare)
Mrs G White (Level 3 Early Years Childcare)
Miss E Tollie (Level 3 Early Years Childcare)
Miss T Holland (Level 5 Early Years Childcare)
Bank Staff: Mrs G Anderson (Level 3 Early Years Childcare), Miss H Swindells (Level 3 Early Years Childcare).