2019/20 TreeTops ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Report
TreeTops 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.
Our team of qualified staff are ready to welcome you and work in partnership with families to ensure all children’s needs are met. We will keep you informed with your child’s progress every step of the way.
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 cook lots of healthy food and snacks to keep us energised and ready to learn
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
The children will be involved in a wide range of activities such as painting, planting seeds, water/sand play. Physical play in the large sports hall and soft play. Why not visit us to see the wide range of equipment and activities on offer.
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 or via newsletters, notices and photos which are displayed on our notice board. Parents are also invited into the setting on a regular basis.
No, we take children that are still in nappies, then work with the parents to help toilet train the children when they are ready.
Water is available throughout the session. 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. Also include nappies and wipes if applicable. It is also a good idea to bring any comfort items such as a dummy or favorite toy.
Yes we do, we adopt the governments British value statement:
Both of our classes break up on 16th July for the 6 week summer holidays.
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 yo you and your family.
As well as current schemes, Childcare Choices introduces Tax-Free Childcare for 15 and 30 hours – two new offers being introduced gradually throughout 2017, starting on 21 April with parents of children aged under four (on 31 August), and parents of disabled children aged under 17. We also offer 6 hours places which is spread over 3 days on the afternoons (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 12.45pm to 2.45pm)
To find out more about the new and existing offers, and how they can help you, head over to the Childcare Choices website today at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Tees Active are hosting a number of family fun activities this October half term, including the first Pulse session of 2021 at Forum Ice Arena!
Primary school children in the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees can now attend Tees Active HAF 2021 activities with parents in attendance! Find out more about how your child can access free activities here.
Tees Active’s Super Summer 5 week programme, commencing on the 26th July, will provide over 1000 places per week and will provide children the opportunity to get active, make friends and have a healthy packed lunch.
Tees Active’s Glastonbury Swim Challenge saw our community swim the equivalent of Glastonbury’s epic perimeter and one lucky swimmer win a £75 Ticketmaster gift voucher!
Statue of Liberty swim challenge was Tees Active’s first swim challenge since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and saw our swimmers celebrate their freedom!
More activities return to Tees Active venues from Monday 17th May – including public ice skating, GoClimb and fitness classes! Find out more.
Saturday 1st May sees the return of Tees Active’s infamous swim challenges! Join us in celebrating our freedom as we come out of the UK’s third lockdown by swimming up the Hudson River NYC and around the Statue of Liberty.
Find out more about how Tees Active are working with partners to drive positive change in the community.