The Mulberry Bush // Pre-School + Day Care
Tel: 07979 485816

Times & Prices



Opening Times

  • Monday- Friday 07:30-3:00
  • Breakfast club: 07:30-08:45
  • Morning session: 08:45-11:45
  • Lunch club: 11:45-12:45
  • Afternoon session: 12:00- 3:00


  • Breakfast club- £6.00
  • Morning session- £15
  • Lunch club- £5
  • Afternoon session- £15
  • Full day discounted price £32

We collect children who are attending Almondbury Community School nursery at lunch time.


Term dates

4th September 2019 – 19th December 2019
7th January 2020- 3rd April 2020
21st April 2020- 16th July 2020
(Closed for bank holiday Friday 8th May 2020)

Pre-School closes for staff training on the following dates:
Monday 2nd September 2019
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Friday 20th December 2019
Monday 6th January 2020
Friday 17th July 2020



We follow the play based Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) from birth to five years. This gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life. The children play and learn in a fun environment with adults who understand and care about them, ensuring that each individual child is learning through high quality play that is tailored towards their individual needs.
Our childcare practitioners provide a rich, varied and imaginative environment for every child. Activities are planned by assessing and monitoring your child’s development through observations and tracking using ‘Tapestry’.

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Communication and language
We provide a language rich environment where children can develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical development
Children are encouraged to be active and develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Children will be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, social and emotional development
We help 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.

We encourage children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children have access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest and we use “Jolly Phonics” to support their learning.

Children have opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers; calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the world
Children are encouraged to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design
There are opportunities to explore and play with a range of media and materials, as well as 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.

• Download: Parents’ Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework