Edgbaston

Nursery & Pre-school

41 Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 1TS

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0121 455 7887

Full day care for babies from 4 weeks old to 5 years old in Edgaston

Edgbaston Nursery & Pre-school offers a warm and friendly atmosphere in a large property on the beautiful Calthorpe Estate in Edgbaston. We are located close to the centre of Birmingham and are easily accessible by car, bus and train.

We are committed to providing exceptional childcare through our experienced and highly qualified management team and practitioners.

Working in partnership with parents, our aim is to provide the platform to enable children to fulfill their potential in a secure and caring environment. We invite parents to become involved in nursery activities and extend their learning at home through our bi-monthly “Activities at Home” and Newsletter.

Zareena Rashid

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  • Secure key fob entry system and CCTV for your peace of mind
  • Nutritious homemade meals are prepared daily by our qualified Nursery Chef
  • Online learning journals to encourage parent engagement with their child’s learning and development
  • Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2, 3 & 4 year olds (15 & 30 Hours)

Age Groups

Our nursery is split into 4 rooms, with each room devoted to caring for a specific age range. We’ve designed our nursery so that children move between rooms when they are ready, not based on when their birthday is.

Here at Edgbaston Nursery & Pre-school, our days are not rigidly structured but all rooms try to keep to a routine which the children can recognise and anticipate. A familiar routine helps to ensure that your child is happy and secure.

Edgbaston Nursery School

Baby Room

During the first year of life, young children’s physical development is very rapid and they gain increasing control of their muscles. They also develop skills in moving their hands, feet, limbs and head, quickly becoming mobile and able to handle and manipulate objects.

Even before their first words they find out a lot about language by hearing people talking, and are especially interested when it involves themselves and their daily lives. Sensitive caregiving, which responds to children’s growing understanding and emotional needs, helps to build secure attachments to special people such as parents, family members or carers. Regular, though flexible, routines help young children to gain a sense of order in the world and to anticipate events.

The indoor environment for our youngest children is like a second home providing a place for activity, rest, eating and sleeping.

The outdoor environment gives the infants chance to explore, use their senses and be physically active supported by their key person.

The activities and resources in this age group include the following themes:

  • Messy Play – To encourage fine motor exploration of objects using all the senses.
  • Sensory Play – To encourage all aspects of sensory development, attention and concentration skills including the ability to make simple choices.
  • Family Books/ Scrap Books – To encourage a child’s own self esteem, positive self image and links between home and nursery.
  • Book Area – To encourage an early love of books sharing them with a caring adult.
  • Treasure Baskets – To encourage early object explorations of different texture, colour, patterns, shape, size and weight.

Toddler Room

As children become mobile new opportunities for exploration and exercise open up. A safe and interesting environment, with age-appropriate resources, helps children to develop curiosity, coordination and physical abilities. This is a time when children can start to learn the beginnings of self-control and how to relate to other people. In this period, children can be encouraged to develop their social and mental skills by people to whom they have a positive attachment. Building on their communication skills, children now begin to develop a sense of self and are more able to express their needs and feelings. Alongside non-verbal communication children learn a few simple words for everyday things and people. With encouragement and plenty of interaction with carers, children’s communication skills grow and their vocabulary expands very rapidly during this period.

Exploration and simple self-help builds a sense of self-confidence. Children are also learning about boundaries and how to handle frustration. Play with toys that come apart and fit together encourages problem solving and simple planning. Pretend play helps children to learn about a range of possibilities. Adults are an important source of security and comfort.

The room and outdoor environment for the Toddlers provides a safe, secure yet challenging space for the children.

The activities and resources in this age group include the following themes:

  • Pretend Play – To encourage speech, social and listening skills by the use of dolls, teddies and simple every day objects.
  • Messy Play – To encourage fine motor exploration of objects using all the senses.
  • Sensory and Heuristic Play – To encourage all aspects of sensory development, exploring objects, developing attention and concentration, hand-eye co-ordination and making simple preferences and choices.
  • Family Books/ Scrap Books – To encourage a child’s own self esteem, positive self image and links between home and nursery.
  • Book Area – To encourage an early love of books sharing them with a caring adult.
  • Sand and Water Play – To encourage exploration of objects using a child-focused approach.

Early Learners

Children’s fine motor skills continue to develop and they enjoy making marks, using a variety of materials, looking at picture books and listening to stories, important steps in literacy. Self-help and independence soon emerge if adults support and encourage children in areas such as eating, dressing and toileting. Praise for new achievements helps to build their self-esteem. In this phase, children’s language is developing rapidly and many are beginning to put sentences together.

Joining in conversations with children is an important way for children to learn new things and to begin to think about past, present and future. Developing physical skills mean that children can now usually walk, climb and run, and join in active play with other children. This is an important time for learning about dangers and safe limits.

The indoor environment contains resources which are age appropriate, well maintained and accessible for all children in the Early Learners room. The outdoor environment offers the children opportunities for doing things in different ways and on different scales than when indoors.

The activities and resources in this age group reflect the following themes:

  • Role Play Area– To encourage speech, social and listening skills by the use of dolls, teddies and simple every day objects.
  • Messy Play – To encourage fine motor skills and creative exploration of objects using all the senses.
  • Sensory Play – To encourage all aspects of sensory development, exploring objects, developing attention and concentration, hand-eye co-ordination and making simple preferences, choices and begin to assign words and attributes to objects
  • Family Books/ Scrap Books – To encourage a child’s own self esteem, positive self image and links between home and nursery.
  • Book Area – To encourage an early love of books and developing language by sharing them with a caring adult.
  • Sand and Water Play – To encourage exploration of objects using a child-focused approach.

Pre-school Room

An increased interest in joint play such as make-believe, construction and games helps children to learn the important social skills of sharing and cooperating. Children also learn about helping adults in everyday activities and finding a balance between independence and complying with the wishes of others. Children still need the comfort and security of special people. Close, warm relationships with carers form the basis for much learning, such as encouraging children to make healthy choices in food and exercise.

At this stage children are becoming more aware of their place in a community. Literacy and numeracy can develop rapidly with the support of a wide range of interesting materials and activities. Children’s language is now much more complex, as many become adept at using longer sentences. Conversations with adults become a more important source of information, guidance and reassurance.

The indoor spaces are age appropriate and planned by the practitioners to allow flexibility by the children in Pre School as they follow their own child focused learning approach across all seven areas of learning. The outdoors gives the Pre School Children first hand contact with weather, seasons and the natural world.

The activities and resources in this age group reflect the following themes:

  • Family Books/ Scrap Books – To make connections between different parts of the children’s life experiences helping them to talk freely about their home and community.
  • Large and Small Movement Resources – To enhance and improve the children’s co-ordination, control, manipulation and movement skills.
  • Sand and Water Play – To explore sand and water capabilities and quantities through scientific, mathematical and imaginary, sensory and manipulative experiences.
  • Messy Play – To explore a range of materials, tools and medias to develop a child’s imagination, understanding, manipulation, control and spontaneous expression and creativity
  • Book Area – To develop early reading skills, handling books, retelling stories, listening skills, discussion skills and love of books
  • Construction Area – To join, build and balance with a variety of construction materials, sometimes building with a purpose in mind.
  • Role Play and Small World Areas – To use available resources to re-enact children’s own life experiences, interacting with others and developing social skills as they do so.
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy Activities – Resources are available to allow for children’s mathematical development as they seek patterns, make connections and recognise relationships through finding out about and working with numbers and counting, with sorting and matching and with shape, space and measures

Sessions

Our nursery and pre-school is open 7:30 am – 6:30 pm, for 51 weeks of the year. We are closed on bank holidays and for a week between Christmas and New Year.

  • Full Day Session 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Early Start: 7:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Late Finish: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please give us a call for a full list of sessions available.

The care they have provided for both my children has been amazing. I could not have asked for anything better. I have not had one day where both my children have not been happy to attend.

Manpreet P

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Help with Fees

Edgbaston Nursery & Pre-school is pleased to offer Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2-year-olds subject to eligibility, as well as for 3-4-year-olds (15 and 30 hours).

The Childcare Choices website provides a straightforward explanation of all Government Childcare Support in one place, providing a simple way of seeing which schemes are available, with easy next steps to where you can find out more.

Using the Childcare Calculator you can quickly find out which of the offers are available to you and choose what works best for your family.

For further questions on fees and funding, please contact us.

Refer a Friend

If you have a friend or family member who is looking for a place for their child at Edgbaston Nursery & Pre-school, please ask them to complete the Get in Touch form, stating “Referral + Your Name” in the comments box. If a place is available and they do register their child, both you and your friend could receive £25 off one month’s fees!

Terms and conditions apply.

Nutrition

We believe it’s very important to encourage our children to love eating healthy and nutritious food. These healthy habits remain with them through their entire lives and can be the foundation of a healthy lifestyle ahead.

We have a 5-star Food Hygiene Rating and are able to cater for all dietary requirements.

Fresh homemade food

Our dedicated on-site chef prepares healthy balanced meals on a daily basis and ensures our children are offered their 5-a-day

Varied seasonal menus

Menus are constantly varied to encourage curiosity whilst taking into account dietary and nutritional needs.

Education

We teach our children about different types of food and how it helps them grow, encouraging good habits for the future.

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