We are happy to announce that
we have been awarded the Kite Mark for quality assurance.
This scheme is endorsed by the local authority and Child Care
and Early Education Centre.
Nursery is a work of Bethel Christian Fellowship - Registered
Charity Number 1050498.
At Bethel we work on a �Key Worker� system whereby a member of
staff is allocated to each child to be their main carer whilst
in the group. They will play with them, monitor their development
and assess their progress. Parents will receive a progress report
half-termly and are invited to contribute in any way to the report.
All staff hold relevant childcare qualifications and regularly
attend courses to update their knowledge and skills. Students
are on placement in the setting from a variety of childcare courses.
We join with
other Pre-Schools in the area for Easter, Harvest and Christmas
Praise at St. John�s Church in Sandown. Every year we hold our
own Nativity Play and just before we break up for Christmas there
is a party for everyone which usually includes some special entertainment
for the children.
Regular visits are undertaken with the children which enhance
their educational learning and provide fun and stimulation. Weekly
these include a trip to the library, walks to parks and beach
and a swimming session at the local leisure centre.
Outings for fun and learning are seen by us as an important feature
in children�s lives and throughout the course of a year we have
many such excursions. These include fire station, airport, hovercraft,
farms, donkey sanctuary, bat hospital, zoological gardens, local
shops, radio station and local woods.
NURSERY is unique in our local area inasmuch as we open 50 weeks
of the year and take children up to the age of 9 in our Fun
Club. It is common for older siblings to join their younger
brother(s) and sister(s) at Bethel during the school holidays.
babies and children under 2
The ratios given
above represent the legal requirements. However, here at Bethel
the number of staff is usually over and above the minimum.
of the Nursery are by Ofsted. Reports are available to read on
request and reflect favourably on the provision and educational
day-to-day running of Bethel Pre-School Nursery is funded
by fees and fund raising. To maintain a regular income,
fees are required in advance either weekly, monthly or
termly. For those who pay monthly or termly in advance
there is a 2�% discount for prompt payment. Other discounts
are available upon request.