About

Little Angels Nursery

Little Angels is managed by Stacey Walker who has a great number of years experience in managing nurseries.

All staff members at Little Angels nursery undergo regular vetting through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Each unit has a senior early years practitioner that leads and supports the teams, they are qualified to a level 3 or above in Early Years childcare and education.

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Our Staff

Meet The Team

Fran Little Angels Nursery Owner

Manager

Fran Carabin

I have been the owner of Little Angels for the past 10 years, I also own the sister company Daisychain in Wiltshire. Over the past 22 years I have owned nurseries both in England and abroad.

I feel passionate that children can learn so much from the great outdoors and believe that it is a fundamental part of childhood. At Little Angels we are very fortunate to have an exceptionally large outside space where the children can explore and development.

I am a very hands on owner and work closely with Stacey my nursery manager to ensure the smooth running of the nursery. Stacey and myself strive to promote a positive parent partnership which in turns leads to understanding how best to support their child during their time at nursery.

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Manager

Stacey Walker

My name is Stacey, and I am the Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Little Angels Nursery I am level 6 qualified in Early Years. I have over 10 years experiences within the Early Years sector including managing a community charity nursery.

I enjoy being part of a team that strive in helping children to grow in confidence and develop their individual personalities in a caring and safe environment. We are proud of our links with the wider community and our parent partnership.

In my spare time I enjoy exploring our local countryside with my three grandchildren and two dogs. I also spend my time fundraising for The Not Forgotten Association a charity that is close to my heart

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Deputy Manager

Coming soon …

We will be announcing our new Deputy Manager very soon … 

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Robins 1

Leah Baxter

Leah Baxter runs Robins 1 our youngest baby room. Leah holds a level 3 Early Years qualification and enjoys messy play activities.

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Robins  2

Becky True

Becky True runs Robins 2 our older baby room. Becky has worked at Little Angels for many years and holds a level 3 qualification in Early Years

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Swallows

Chloe

Chloe Halliday runs swallows our busy 2 – 3 year olds room. She is level 3 qualified and has worked at Little Angels for many years.

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Kingfishers

Paige

Paige Dowdle runs Kingfishers our lively Pre-School unit. Together they have many years’ experiences of bringing fun activities to the Early Years.

Early Years Practitioners

We believe it is important to have a good mix of ages along with experience. Some of our staff have been with us since doing their apprenticeships, and some have previously held senior positions within other nurseries and have chosen to return to the more hands on role of an Early Years Practitioner.
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Senco

Victoria Chapman is the nursery Senco and is based in Robin’s 2. Victoria holds a level 3 qualification in Early Years along with Makaton.
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Qualifications

We believe that continuous training is essential to further our staff’s personal development; every member of staff is trained in paediatric first aid, safeguarding and COSHH. We are committed to the continuing development of our staff and provide a wide range of relevant in-house and external training.

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Nutrition

At Little Angels we provide the children with healthy homemade meals and snacks from fresh produce and ingredients that are prepared and cooked daily on site. The homemade meals meet all the nutritional requirements for the children.

Curriculum

Curriculum – Learning Framework

“Children still need a childhood with dirt, mud, puddles, trees, sticks and tadpoles.”

Brooke Hampton

The world is full of questions and interests, we have created inviting and exciting environments to stimulate inquisitive little minds both in and out doors providing children with the opportunities to take risks, explore and investigate safely. We implement and observe play experiences which parents can access through their individual Family login.

As a childcare provider we are required to deliver an educational curriculum that meets the government standard of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). This ensures each child understands things like numbers, letters, social skills and reaches specific learning goals ahead of school. Within our curriculum we cover the seven areas of learning whilst taking note of children’s interests and individual needs on a daily basis. However, we want children to arrive at school with much more than that…

EYFS
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high-quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

We aim to provide a relevant, broad and balanced curriculum, which is delivered by staff that are fully conversant with the curriculum requirements.

This will include:
• Provision for the different starting points from which children develop their learning, building on what they can already do.
• Relevant and appropriate content that matches the different levels of young children’s needs, interest and learning styles.
• Planned and purposeful activities that provide opportunities for both teaching and learning, both indoors and outdoors.

We recognise that children develop rapidly in the early years both physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. We aim to offer provision that supports and extends knowledge, skills understanding and confidence. In developing a curriculum, we recognise that the following principles should be adhered to:

• Each child will feel included, secure and valued; no child will be excluded or disadvantaged because of ethnicity, culture, home language, family background, special educational needs, gender or ability.
• Experiences offered to the children will build on what they can already do.
• Staff will encourage a positive attitude and disposition to learn.
• Staff will emphasise the process not the end product.
• Children will be allowed time to become engrossed, work in depth and complete activities to their own satisfaction.
• Varied appropriate interventions by staff will engage children and help extend their learning.
• The knowledge and expertise of parents and other adults are used to support the learning opportunities provided by the setting.
• The learning environment will continually provide the structure for children to explore, experience, plan and make decisions for themselves, enabling them to learn, develop and make good progress.

Communication and Language
Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves, and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical Development
Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food and personal hygiene.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others, to form positive relationships and develop respect for others, to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings, to understand appropriate behaviour in groups, and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Mathematics
Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, positional language, and to describe shapes, patterns, spaces and measures.

Literacy
Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin form recognisable letters. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

Expressive Art and Design
Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Knowledge and Understanding the World
Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places and the environment which includes local events and multicultural celebrations.

At Little Angels we strongly believe that each child is unique and therefore we look at each child and their individual needs. We believe planning should be based around each individual child and their next steps. We believe in a strong partnership with parents and carers, working alongside parents to ensure their child has a positive experience with us at Little Angels.

We enjoy the fresh air and exploring the outdoor environment and believe that we can take our indoor learning environment outside.

Our nursery day is planned using the Development Matters and its seven areas of learning and Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning.

Robins 1 – Babies

Babies need to feel happy, safe and secure during their day at nursery. This is achieved by building a positive relationship between baby, key worker and parents and having a calming relaxing environment as shown in our baby routine. Our intent is for babies to be mobile and confident in their surroundings to move in to our toddler department.

 

Robins 2 – Toddler

Following on from our time in babies we further their confidence by encouraging friendships and playing alongside others. We encourage language development through singing and action songs. We promote independent mealtimes by encouraging children to use a spoon and fork therefore promoting gross motor skills.

 

Swallows – 2-3’s

Following on from our time in toddlers we further the 2-3’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical skills through a range of child led activities around health and self care, golden rules and positive relationships.

 

Kingfishers – Pre-School

During our final years at Little Angels we have two separate groups for ‘School Leavers’ and ‘Emerging Fours’ Our school leavers focus on becoming school ready with daily phonics, circle times and stretched activities along with our weekly PE sessions. Our Emerging Fours are introduced to our school leavers curriculum with more emphasis on play to enable them to be ready for their final year.

Recruitment

Working with Little Angels

There are currently no positions but if you wish to send in your CV then we will keep this on file for when any suitable positions become available.

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Pricing

Please see below our prices for Little Angels.  Should you have any questions, please just get in touch and we’ll be happy to explain.

Little Angels Fees January 2024

Full Time
8.00am to 6.00pm

Full Day
8.00am to 6.00pm
Morning
8.00am to 12.45pm
Afternoon
1.15pm  to 6.00pm
12 weeks – 2 years
Babies & Toddler Room
(includes all meals) 
£330.00 £69.00 £41.00 £41.00


2 years – 3 years

£320.00 £67.00 £39.50 £39.50
There is a meal and consumables charge of £8.00 on days that nursery grant is claimed for all 2 year olds.
3 years – 5 years
Pre School
(Grant claimed term after 3rd birthday)
£310.00 £65.00 £38.00 £38.00
3 years – 5 years
There is a meal and consumables charge of:
£16.70 for a full day
£8.45 for a half day
on days that the nursery grant is claimed.

Please Note: All fees, including consumable charges, are reviewed regularly.

Little Angels Fees January 2024

12 weeks – 2 years
Babies & Toddler Room
(includes all meals)

Full Time
8.00am to 6.00pm
£330.00
Full Day
8.00am to 6.00pm
£69.00
Morning
8.00am to 12.45pm
£41.00
Afternoon
1.15pm  to 6.00pm
£41.00
  2 years – 3 years
Full Time
8.00am to 6.00pm
£320.00
Full Day
8.00am to 6.00pm
£67.00
Morning
8.00am to 12.45pm
£39.50
Afternoon
1.15pm  to 6.00pm
£39.50
There is a meal and consumables charge of £8.00 on days that nursery grant is claimedclaimed for all 2 year olds.
  3 years – 5 years
Pre School
(Grant claimed term after 3rd birthday)
Full Time
8.00am to 6.00pm
£310.00
Full Day
8.00am to 6.00pm
£65.00
Morning
8.00am to 12.45pm
£38.00
Afternoon
1.15pm  to 6.00pm
£38.00
  3 years – 5 years
There is a meal and consumables charge of:
£10.00 for a full day
£8.00 for a half day
on days that the nursery grant is claimed.
   
   
   
   

Contact

Get In Touch or Visit Us

For more information, please contact the team at Little Angels and we will get back to you as soon as we can.