Roche Pebbles provides 50 weeks of quality childcare for children aged from 3 months – 4 years old and for those aged 5 – 11 years old, after school and during the school holidays. We open from 8.00am – 6.00pm during the term time and 8.00am – 5.30pm during the holidays. (Breakfast club is only offered to 5 – 11 year olds during the school holidays). We are closed for Christmas, bank holidays and occasional inset (training days). We follow the guidelines certified by OFSTED, Children, Schools and Families, and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework.
Both the indoor and outdoor facility has been equipped with resources that are age appropriate and all carefully selected to provide your child with the best possible early learning experience, whilst making it fun!
Our aim is to help and encourage your child to gain his/her first taste of independence in a happy, caring and stimulating environment, whilst emphasising upon ‘play.’ Every session is carefully planned to include as many areas of learning and experiences as possible, in accordance with the needs of the ‘unique child,’ fully promoting equality and diversity.
Maximum intake at any one time:
- Baby room – 12 (staff : child ratios = 3 : 1)
- 2 – 3 year room – 16 (staff : child ratios = 4 : 1)
- 3 – 4 year room – 30 (staff : child ratios = 8 : 1)
This room is open plan with activities planned in accordance with the children’s individual needs, whilst promoting babies development, with the flexibility to allow spontaneous activities initiated by the children. We have a sleep room which is calm and cosy with a monitoring routine to ensure that your child is sleeping safe and soundly.
Every morning, during the term time, we run a breakfast club between 8.00am and 9.00am for the nursery children only. (Roche C P School provides a breakfast club during the term time).
After-School Club runs between 3.30pm and 6.00pm during the term time for children aged up to 11 years.
Holiday Clubs run alongside Roche C P School’s holidays between 8.00am and 5.30pm, for children aged up to 1 1years old(bookings need to made in advance). Children who are not funded will be expected to attend 50 weeks of the year unless a holiday form has been completed. (Note – only 20 days holiday maybe taken each year).
Any child attending a lunch session must bring in a named and nutritious packed lunch . Healthy snacks are provided and water is fully accessible.
Staff interact with children effectively, following their interests well to blend learning experiences seamlessly. They encourage children to become familiar with words and develop their early writing skills. OFSTED REPORT 2017
We aim to enhance the development and education of children, under statutory school age, in a safe, secure and relaxed atmosphere. The staff have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the value of play, which enables children to progress towards the Early Learning Goals throughout the Foundation Stage, providing a gradual progression towards life at school. Staff training and development is always ongoing to ensure new guidelines and knowledge is kept up to date.
Our Childcare Supervisor has gained her Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies.
9 members of staff have achieved their level 3
3 members of staff have gained their level 2 (of which one member is currently working towards their level 3)
Our SENCO has completed Elklan (Speech and Language support for 0-5’s, Level 3) and acts as the settings Speech and Language Specialist