Important Announcement

Dear Community User,  Thank you, for your ongoing support of the community department during these difficult times. 


Please note that all our lettings, adult education, OSCAS holiday club, the childcare provision and the fitness suite are now closed indefinitely.


We welcome your emails and communication however please note due to our team working shortened hours and from home it may take a while to get back to you. 


Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future,


Your Community Team

Portchester Day Nursery

Portchester Day Nursery

Portchester Day Nursery

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Little Stars Pre-School

Portchester Day Nursery

Portchester Day Nursery

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OSCAS Holiday Club

Portchester Day Nursery

OSCAS Holiday Club

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PORTCHESTER DAY NURSERY

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We are very proud of our purpose built setting with its own gardens. We provide a fun, caring environment for your child to grow. 


Open 51 weeks of the year, Monday to Friday 7.30am—6pm.


To help your child feel less apprehensive about being left we arrange a settling in period with you. The experience prepares you for the first occasion you leave your child with us. All children have a designated key worker who is responsible for your child’s development records, planning and keeping parents informed of their child’s progress and well-being.


Our onsite cook Sandra prepares freshly cooked meals for all children that attend the nursery. She works with parents to ensure all needs are catered for, including allergies and special diets. Healthy drinks and snacks are provided throughout the day.

OFSTED - May 2018 – THIS NURSERY IS GOOD WITH OUTSTANDING CHARACTERISTICS.

We are pleased to confirm that we were judged as 'GOOD' with an area of 'Outstanding' for personal development, behaviour and wellbeing. 


"The managers, and many of the staff, are very experienced practitioners who work as a highly effective team. Over the years, they have constantly evaluated and improved the combined settings to raise the standards of care and learning for children in the community".  Ofsted May 2018


THE NURSERY HAS THREE DIFFERENT SETTINGS WHICH ARE ALIGNED TO YOUR CHILDS AGE AND NEEDS:

THE BUNNIES

3 months to 18 months.  A home from home, providing care from our committed staff who offer a secure, safe and fun environment to ensure your baby is given the best foundations.


THE BUTTERFLIES

18 months to 3 years. To help your child achieve confidence and independence through a variety of independent led play.  We work with parents and carers to work towards achieving a child’s goals such as toilet training.


THE LADYBIRDS

3 to 5 years. All children within our setting follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This is continued all the way to the end of Reception Year at school. Our friendly staff are committed to providing the best care to help your child prepare for school and make the transition process an easy one.

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FUNDING 

All children receiving the Early Years curriculum are entitled to funding from the Early Years education grant. This entitles each child to 15 free flexible hours per week, term time or over 52 weeks. We accept 2 year old funding and 30 hours funding. For more information visit the government website www.gov.uk


SNOW DAYS/EXTREME WEATHER

Please check the website in the event of extreme weather to see if we are able to open.

Snow days will still be charged at the normal rate.  This is due to our running costs and overheads still having to be paid.  However, where possible during the period of the time that your child is at our setting we will always try to offer additional sessions to compensate for the missed sessions.  These sessions will be given when available. Please refer to the payment policy for more information.


PARENT/GRANDPARENT VOLUNTEERS

We are always in need of an extra pair of hands!  If you or you know of someone that is willing to give up a few hours a week, then we'd love to hear from you. Some of the activities we need help with are:

Gardening

DIY and decorating

Looking after on site animals

Having fun with the children!

For more information please speak to a member of staff. Please note all volunteers will be subject to employment checks and DBS. 


‘Assessment is precise and accurate for all areas of children's learning and development. Staff use their in-depth knowledge of each child to plan interesting learning opportunities that help children to achieve the next steps in their development.’

Ofsted May 2018.


PARENTS/CARERS - Please be aware of our payment policy that all parents/carers must adhere to when attending one of our childcare settings. 

Food Hygiene Rating

Food Hygiene Rating

Food Hygiene Rating

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Facebook

Food Hygiene Rating

Food Hygiene Rating

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Visit our Facebook site to see what we have been up to. 

Sun Safe Nursery

Food Hygiene Rating

Sun Safe Nursery

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Contact Us

Portchester Day Nursery - From 3 months to 4 years. Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6pm 02392 364349

Little Stars Pre-School

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We are so proud of our little stars pre-school. Based in a separate facility to our day nursery little stars follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This is continued all the way to the end of Reception Year at school. Our friendly staff are committed to providing the best care to help your child prepare for school and make the transition process an easy one.


We have recently built a whole new pre-school team to ensure our learners have the best start, key workers who are able to cater to each Childs’ individual needs making sure they are ready for transition.


OFSTED - May 2018. we are pleased to confirm that we were judged as 'GOOD' with an area of 'Outstanding' for personal development, behaviour and wellbeing. The full report can be found by following the link below. 


https://reports.beta.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/16/110030


"The managers, and many of the staff, are very experienced practitioners who work as a highly effective team. Over the years, they have constantly evaluated and improved the combined settings to raise the standards of care and learning for children in the community".

Ofsted May 2018

Food Hygiene Rating

Food Hygiene Rating

Food Hygiene Rating

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Facebook

Food Hygiene Rating

Food Hygiene Rating

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Visit our Facebook site to see what we have been up to. 

Sun Safe Nursery

Food Hygiene Rating

Sun Safe Nursery

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FUNDING 

All children receiving the Early Years curriculum are entitled to funding from the Early Years education grant. This entitles each child to 15 free flexible hours per week, term time or over 52 weeks. We accept 2 year old funding and 30 hours funding. For more information visit the government website www.gov.uk


SNOW DAYS/EXTREME WEATHER

Please check the website in the event of extreme weather to see if we are able to open.

Snow days will still be charged at the normal rate.  This is due to our running costs and overheads still having to be paid.  However, where possible during the period of the time that your child is at our setting we will always try to offer additional sessions to compensate for the missed sessions.  These sessions will be given when available. Please refer to the payment policy for more information.


PARENT/GRANDPARENT VOLUNTEERS

We are always in need of an extra pair of hands!  If you or you know of someone that is willing to give up a few hours a week, then we'd love to hear from you. Some of the activities we need help with are:

Gardening

DIY and decorating

Looking after on site animals

Having fun with the children!

For more information please speak to a member of staff. Please note all volunteers will be subject to employment checks and DBS. 


‘Assessment is precise and accurate for all areas of children's learning and development. Staff use their in-depth knowledge of each child to plan interesting learning opportunities that help children to achieve the next steps in their development.’

Ofsted May 2018.


PARENTS/CARERS - Please be aware of our payment policy that all parents/carers must adhere to when attending one of our childcare settings. 

Contact Us

Little Stars Pre-school - From 2yrs 6 months to 4 years Open Monday to Friday (Term Time) 8am - 4.30

OSCAS Holiday Club

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The OSCAS Holiday club is open 8am-6pm daily from 8am – 6pm in the school holidays, offering children in year R to 6 fun filled days and exciting activities. 


Each day is planned to include a wide variety of activities to keep the children entertained. There are often themed days and off-site local trips. Some examples are listed below.


Welly Walk

OSCAS Has Talent

Map Making

Circus Skills

Pizza Making

Disco

Zoo Lab

Crabbing at Portchester Castle

Zorbing

Pool Fun

Face Painting & Nail Bar

Team Games

Obstacle courses

Rocket Ghosts

Bake Off


Please note some activities may change due to the weather. 


All activities are a guide and there will be plenty of other activities available for those children not wishing to take part.

Morning sessions include a snack, afternoon sessions include a light tea. 

Children attending over lunch are asked to bring a packed lunch. 


Please ensure your child dresses appropriately (hat, rain jacket, change of clothes where needed) and that all clothes are labelled clearly. Please always ensure your child brings clearly labelled sun cream with them each day. 


Wheelies can be brought in to be used outdoors, however, normal shoes must be worn in-doors.


If you would like to be placed on our mailing list, please contact us on 02392 364399 or email us at campus@portchester.hants.sch.uk.