2019/20 TreeTops ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Report
TreeTops Nursery is Thornaby Pavilion’s childcare provision which offers a warm, welcoming and safe environment for your children – and good news, we have spaces available! In December 2019 we achieved an ‘Outstanding’ across all areas Ofsted Report for the second time in a row. Read the full report here.
Tree Tops is a registered childcare setting, offering outstanding care for children aged 2 – 4 years. The nursery is based at Wrightson House within Thornaby Pavilion’s Leisure Centre which is conveniently located in Thornaby’s Town Centre.
We have an exciting programme of activities to stimulate and develop children to their full potential as well as two well-equipped playrooms which offer children a friendly and educational environment. We also use the adjoining sports hall, soft play areas and visit the local children’s centre outdoor area so children can take part in regular physical activity.
Tree Tops supports and implements Operation Encompass. Operation Encompass is an initiative that will provide early intervention support for children affected by domestic abuse. Its success will be dependent upon close partnership working between the police and schools, academies, colleges and nurseries, and the sharing of accurate domestic abuse information where children have been present, witnessed or been involved in such abuse. For more information please see the website.
We have fun in a friendly, encouraging and sociable environment where everyone is welcome
We explore, build and learn through numbers, shapes and letters
We experiment with different materials, weights and textures to stimulate our senses
We create colourful art and enjoy lots of messy play time with paints and crafts!
We investigate and expand our imagination through exciting books and stories
We play indoors and outdoors with friends
Ofsted ‘Excellent’ Report
Middlesbrough Sensory Teaching Advisory and Resources Services
Sue supervises children aged 2-3 and has over 17 years of childcare experience.
Sue is qualified in: NVQ Level 3 in Childcare & Early Learning, Early Years Foundation Stage Certificate, Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene Certificate.
Sue loves seeing the children's confidence change from when they start to when they leave. Her favourite part of working at TreeTops is knowing the team have made an amazing impact on the lives of the children in the short time they at TreeTops!
Dawn supervises children aged 3-4 and has over 10+ years of childcare experience.
Dawn has a BA Hons degree in Early childhood studies!
Dawn loves seeing the children's development over the time they are in TreeTops. Her favourite part of looking after your little ones is seeing the children's cognitive, social and speech development while they are with us and receiving feedback from parents about how much their child has developed!
Our children are involved in a wide range of activities in the classroom that develop their skills and abilities such as painting, planting seeds, water/sand play. Due to our location, children also have the opportunity to take part in physical activities in the large sports hall and soft play adventures.
Arrange a visit to see the wide range of equipment and activities on offer by calling 01642 760971.
Our warm, welcoming classrooms and staff provide a safe, nurturing environment for your child which helps ease them into you leaving however all children are different, some settle quickly, others take a little more time. We normally advise that parents should be prepared to stay with your child for the first week, until the child becomes familiar with the staff and the surroundings.
The nursery prides itself on the close relationships it builds with its parents. Information is shared verbally on a daily basis and quarterly via newsletters. There are also notices and photos which are displayed on our notice boards within the classrooms and we have a Facebook page which you can use to keep up to date with information and activities! Head over to our Facebook page here.
Parents are also invited into the setting on a regular basis including for Christmas parties and special events.
No, we take children that are still in nappies then work with the child’s parents to help toilet train the children when they are ready.
Drinking water is always available for the children. Children are also offered milk and a range of healthy snacks.
Essential medication can be stored and administered by a named member of staff once written consent from the parent is obtained.
Normal fees would apply if holidays are taken during term time.
We encourage children to bring a bag with a complete set of clothes such as vest, pants, t-shirt, trousers/skirt and socks. This should also include nappies and wipes if applicable. It is also a good idea to bring any comfort items such as a dummy or favourite toy if the child wishes.
Here at TreeTops we adopt the governments British value statement:
For the first week that your child is with us, we ask that a parent/guardian/close family member attend nursery sessions too to help the child adjust.
During that first week our team will observe everything your child does to get to know them and build close relationships with your family.
We provide you with reviews and feedback from previous TreeTops parents to help you and your little one adjust.
We have your child's best interests at heart and will work with you to provide the best childcare for your child.
Are you looking for support with childcare costs? Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time. The new Childcare Choices website makes it easy to find out what’s on offer. Use the Childcare Calculator at www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to see what support is available to you and your family.
As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare for 15 and 30 hours. We also offer 6 hours funded places which are spread over 3 days on the afternoons (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 12.45pm to 2.45pm)
To find out more about Childcare Choices, how they can help you and to apply for funding head over to the Childcare Choices website at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
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