Times & Prices
- 7.30am to 6pm every day (Friday: 3.15pm)
- Breakfast Club – 7.30am to 9.15 am
- Morning Session – 9.15am to 12.15pm
- Lunch Club – 12.15pm to 1.15pm
- Afternoon session – 1.15pm to 3.15pm
- Evening session – 3.15pm to 6pm
- Breakfast Club – £5.00
- Morning Session – £13.50
- Wraparound Lunch Club – £4.50
- Afternoon session – £9.00
- Evening – £10.00
- Full day (7.30am – 6pm) – £39.00
We collect and drop off children who are attending Almondbury Community School KS1 at lunch time and after school.
The Mulberry Bush is open during term times. We currently don’t open during the school holidays. Perfect for teachers!
1st September 2015 – to 17th December 2015
4th January 2016 – 12th February 2016
22nd February 2016 – 23rd March 2016
12th April 2016 – 27th May 2016
(Closed for Bank Holiday: 2nd May 2016)
7th June 2016 – 19th July 2016
Return: 6th September 2016
Pre-School closes for staff training on the following dates:
Thursday 24th March
Monday 11th April
Monday 6th June
Wednesday 20th July
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.
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.