We opened in February 2016, and can be found in the Sure Start building.
Our Opening times are Monday to Friday8.30am/11.30am and 12.30pm/3.30pm, offering 3 hours per day of child care.
We have free 2 year funded places and paid places available, with priority places to the funded 2 year olds.
Paid places are £14 per session term time only and we also close for school INSET days and all school holidays.
If you think you may qualify for free 2 year funding please follow this website link-
or phone 03005008080
We look forward to meet the toddlers of Bilsthorpe.
We inspire creative and independent thinking, through our open-ended play activities, and by celebrating and listening to our children's ideas. We do 'in the moment' planning following the children’s lead creating an emotionally secure environment.
Hi everyone, Mrs Tuck here...
As we can't be at school at the moment I will be adding activities,stories and songs that you can do at home to our class page.
Hi 👋 I’ve put the videos onto You Tube as I can add more stories to the page then.
If you click on the links below it will take you to the stories/songs xxx hope you enjoy them Mrs Tuck
https://youtu.be/bvt5i9QNyGI Dear Zoo xx
Here are some links for you to have a look at.
Try to encourage lots of taking, independence and self-care (potty training if you think they are ready)
Some great ways to help encourage talking:-
Get your child’s attention
Face your child or sit down with them. Say their name before you start speaking. Talk about something you can both see in front of you. This helps them to learn what words mean.
Have fun together
Use actions, sing, make noises and funny faces. Don’t be shy, being a bit silly helps get their attention and makes them laugh and can encourage language development.
Comments not questions
Asking lots of questions can feel like it’s a test. Make it a conversation. When you talk to your child comment on what they are doing and what is happening instead.
Give them time to think
Children need more time than adults to think about what they’ve heard, and to decide what to say back. Give them time to respond, and look at them while you wait.
Maybe have a scavenger hunt in your garden?
Can you find a ….
.A small leaf and a big leaf
Can you make a collage with the items you have collected?
If you would like you can email me any photos to show me what you have been up to at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state weather you are happy for these photos to go on our website or not.
Mrs Tuck and Miss Townsend xx
Hi, if you would like to make your own play dough at home and have your little ones help you this is a good one to follow as you don't need any cream of tarter and you can make it without cooking it
If you don't have any food colouring standard children's paint will work the same, please make sure it is children's paint as this wont cause any harm if accidently eaten!
Enjoy making your play dough and don't forget to email me a picture