Happy Valley Preschool opened in September 2020. It is led by an experienced graduate who has more than 25 years’ experience in the early years sector including ‘Reggio’ and ‘The Curiosity Approach’. The nursery is located within a local Community Centre and provides a large car parking space for easy access to the nursery. What is more it is situated near Sandwell hospital, local primary schools and shops.
We understand that starting your child at nursery can be a daunting experience for both parents and children and therefore we go the extra mile to help you and your child settle into nursery. Once you have registered with us, we offer a settling in period for your child where you are invited to stay and complete an “All About Me” which enables the practitioners to learn about each child and their families. You are also provided with a “Welcome Bag” which contains fun activities for you to do at home that are easy and cheap to recreate.
As a nursery, we also pride ourselves in upskilling the staff team and regularly provide them with training opportunities to improve their Continuous Professional Development, through online training with Noodle Now, offering an in-house Graduate Programme and sending them on external training sessions.
Our nursery environment provides a light, beautiful and natural space with objects and activities developed for and by the children which provides for extended and open-ended discovery and play. Both our Explorers and Discoverers rooms have been carefully organised and developed to ensure that children can learn independently. The environments are fluid and constantly changing according to our children’s interests, our project work or to reflect a special event we are celebrating. All our educators are fully committed to their role and strongly believe children have unlimited potential who are eager to interact and contribute to the world. Therefore, as a nursery we strive to support and encourage all our children on their learning journey.
When your child starts with us, you will receive an e-mail which allows you to log on to our Parentzone app and access your child’s Learning Journey. This enables you to see what your child has been up to in nursery through photos and videos and any daily messages. You are also able to communicate with your child’s key person through a messaging service.
Our nursery has a large, grassy outdoor area where children can explore, improve physical development and learn through their experiences. We have a variety of areas in the garden including a music wall, water wall, muddy kitchen and balancing area. So make sure those wellies and waterproof clothes are packed as we like to go out in all weather! We don’t just rely on our own outdoor space, we often go out into the local community and regularly visit local shops, the library and market.