Our School is a happy and safe community where everyone shares a love of learning.
We take strength and direction from Isaiah 40 : 31
“They will soar on wings like eagles,
They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not be faint”.
Our Christian Core Values of Respect, Responsibility, Perseverance, Trust, Courage, and Compassion underpin all we say and do.
Fledglings at Salhouse School
Salhouse Primary School is a community based school which incorporates Fledglings Nursery along with Fledglings Breakfast and After School Club. The setting provides a safe, secure, and stimulating environment in which your child will develop to their full potential by learning through play. Please contact a member of the Fledglings team on 01603 720402 (option 3) or firstname.lastname@example.org for any information or to book.
We started off our term by looking at different houses and buildings and how they are made. The children were tasked with building a house with our foam bricks. Simone explained the formation of bricks on a building, and took the children out to look at the school building. The children then came back and worked as a team to successfully create their own brick wall!
We celebrated World Book Day by offering various activities for The Gruffalo, Mr Wolf’s Pancakes, Whatever Next, Ten Little Pirates and the Smiley Shark.
The children have been learning about our planet earth. We read a story about our world and created our own planets, by cutting and sticking green sugar paper on our circles. The children also had the opportunity to paint their own flag! The children then extended their interest in this topic by making their own aeroplane with our outside resources!
Fledglings provides an early years provision Monday to Friday from 7.45am to 6pm, term time. Children from 2 years of age are able to attend our Nursery with funding available for 3 year olds, please see Tracy or Sophie for more details. Parents and carers are most welcome to stay for the settling in period to ensure their child feels happy, safe and secure in their new environment. Some children may settle very quickly, others taking more time and needing a more gradual integration.
How and when you pay
Fledglings as a Nursery is self-financing. Funding from Children’s Services entitles your child in the term following their third birthday to have 15 hours of child care. This can be shared between two providers. Parents of children not eligible for funding will continue to pay the sessional fee. Both sources of income cover the cost of; Staffing, Premises, Administration, Insurance, Equipment and materials, Snacks, Staff development and training. Payment of the sessional fee can be made in advance, weekly, monthly or half termly to the duty supervisor.
Payment can be made by:
- Direct Payment – details:
Account name: NCC Salhouse VC Primary School
Account number: 60691224
Sort code: 20-62-61
- Work place child care vouchers are accepted
- We provide 2 year and 3-4 year old funded places
We are not able to take credit card payments. Families faced with financial hardship should consult with Tracy who will be able to offer advice.
age 3 years to 10 years
|7.45am to 9am||£4.00|
age 2 years to 4 years
|9am to 12pm||£12.00|
|12pm to 3pm||£12.00|
|After school Session
age 3 years to 10 years
|3pm to 4.30pm||£6.00|
|3pm to 6pm||£8.50|
All pre-booked sessions are payable, any amendments to these sessions will require 4 weeks written notice or you will continue to be charged.
To book a child into the Breakfast Club, or After School Club please ring the Fledglings on 01603 720402 Option 3 or email email@example.com
In emergencies we can take children into the clubs at the last minute but please contact the school with details.
Primary/First School Links
Fledglings is located at and part of Salhouse V.C C of E Primary School we have a close partnership with the school. Being sited within the school grounds has a beneficial effect on the children as they grow and reach school age. The transition between Nursery tends to be smooth as the children are already familiar with their surroundings and the older pupils and the staff.
Our Aims and Objectives
Our Aim is:
- To provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment in which your child will develop to their full potential by learning through play.
- To deliver effectively a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.
- To develop self-motivation, confidence, self-discipline and respect.
- To work closely in partnership with parents, to the benefit of your child.
- To prepare your child/children for the opportunities and experience of Primary/First School.
Fledglings provide the opportunity for your child/children to:
- Learn through play.
- Share and enjoy the company of other children.
- Be in a group which values everyone, where there is freedom of opportunity for personal growth and development regardless of gender, colour, ethnicity, religion or social background.
- Develop at his or her own pace with the support of trained staff.
- Grow in self-confidence by being part of a positive environment and learning to choose from a range of activities and materials, by trying new skills and receiving praise for achievement.
- Take forward their learning and development by building upon what they know and what interests them.
- Gain independence.
Fledglings Nursery has a range of documented policies and procedures to protect, safeguard and promote wellbeing of children. All documents are available on the Salhouse School Website, under ‘Key Information’ for parents and carers to view. These policies serve as a constant reminder of what we are aiming to do and demonstrate the high standards we aim to achieve. Any comments and suggestions from parents/carers are always welcome.
Key Person Approach
At Fledglings Nursery we operate a Key-Person approach. Each child is assigned a Key-Person. Their role is to build a strong attachment with each of their key children. They will ensure that the learning and care is tailored to meet each child’s needs. They also are a point of contact for parents and carers, allowing for information sharing and offering support and guidance where and when is needed. A child who has a secure attachment with their Key-Person feels safe, secure and valued within the Nursery. We feel that children who feel safe and secure develop the confidence to explore their physical environment and become confident and competent learners.
Early Years Foundation Stage (0 - 5 years)
Here at Fledglings we work within the frame work of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) encompassing the three prime areas of learning:
- Communication and Language (CL)
- Physical Development (PD)
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
The EYFS sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. The EYFS framework recognises the fact that “every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential”
Children are individuals who progress at their own individual pace. Through careful observation, planning and evaluation, we aim to support learning and development through play-based activities, beginning with what a child already knows or has an interest in and then by adding enhancements. They are stretched and can continue to have fun and enjoy learning.
Health and Safety - Group Responsibility
‘Every child has the right to be protected and it is everyone’s responsibility to protect children’.
Fledglings has a duty and responsibility under the 1989 and 2004 Children Acts to report any concerns regarding your child to Norfolk County Council Children’s Services who have procedures to follow. Fledglings Pre-School is obliged to disclose any confidential information which is relevant to the safety of a child to the Norfolk County Councils Children’s Services who will in turn make confidential enquiries which they deem necessary from other agencies.
For more information regarding safeguarding please read our safeguarding policy or speak to the Safeguarding Lead Practitioner (SLP) Mrs Tracy Chambers or Julie Church Head Teacher (Designated Safeguarding Lead).
SENDCo: Mrs Tracy Chambers and Miss Sophie Middleton
Salhouse Primary School SENDCo: Ms Choo Chean Laband
If you would like to have a private chat with Mrs Chambers, please make an appointment via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 720402 (option 3).
Cameras and Mobile Phones
Personal cameras are not permitted in Fledglings, this is to ensure the security of the children in our care. We politely request that if parents or carers bring a mobile phone onto the premises that it is kept in a pocket or in a bag. We appreciate that you may need to take a call, if this situation arises could you explain to a member of staff then go outside, away from children.
If you require any further information regarding this, please talk to Tracy or Sophie.
The following links may be useful:
- Childcare Finder: www.childcarefinder.direct.gov.uk
- Childminding Matters: www.childmindingmatters.org.uk
- Active Norfolk: www.activenorfolk.org
- Broadland School Holiday Schemes: www.broadland.gov.uk/t2t
- North Norfolk Community and Wellbeing: www.northnorfolk.org/community/4754.asp
- Development Matters - Non-statutory curriculum guidance for the early years foundation stage (publishing.service.gov.uk)