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Kneehigh Pre-school Nursery

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Member since Jan 2011 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login Sep 2020 Email Website

Our Summary

After School Care
Ofsted Registered
Holiday Club
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Before School Care
Key Worker Childcare

About Us

Established in 1991, Kneehigh Nursery provides a vibrant and friendly space for children to learn and play in Newquay. Kneehigh Nursery prides itself on its friendly and stable environment with an excellent staff to child ratio. 1:4 for 2 year olds and 1:5 for 3 to 5 year olds.

Kneehigh Nursery provides the following services:
•Open five days a week
•Pick up and drop off service
•Pre school and after school care
•Fully qualified staff
•Ofsted & CCC registered
•Freshly cooked lunches
•Full, part-time and seasonal care
•Aged from 2 years up to their 6th birthday
•Outdoor and indoor spaces
•Holiday care for children under 6
•Competitive rates
Government funding available for all 3 and 4 year olds, and some 2 year olds, including 30 hours offer. We are registered to accept all childcare vouchers.

About Kneehigh Nursery

Our nursery manager has achieved the Early Years Professional status, a BA Hons Degree in Early Childhood Studies and a foundation Degree in Early Years Teaching and Learning, as well as attending various early years courses including Paediatric First Aid Certificate, Basic Food Hygiene, a Certificate in First Line Management (SMILEY) and NVQ Level 4 Management in Childcare.

In June 2019 we were recognised as one of the top twenty Day Nurseries in the South West. The nursery is registered and monitored regularly by the Early Years Advisory team.

Structured learning and childcare in Newquay

Kneehigh's main room is a moderate size and is presented in such a way that it gives a reception class atmosphere, to prepare your child for the school environment. Our indoor and outdoor free flow learning environment includes activities for all children such as:- painting, sand, water, book corner, gluing, collage/junk, jigsaws, board games, various pre-writing skills, construction, playdoh, clay, role play, small world play, threading, matching, singing, dancing, story time, drama, problem solving, rhyme time, cooking and use of ipads. Children can choose activities throughout the day.

We promote play as the most appropriate way for under fives to learn. The key categories listed above are incorporated into the activities that we undertake. Every child has an equal opportunity and is encouraged to take part in each of the daily activities, so that over a period of time, their experience is continued and they can be seen to be making progress.

Our curriculum has been designed so that each of the children has an equal opportunity to learn, to the best of their abilities, within the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS). See Curriculum policy. We use these to plan our Short Term Curriculum which includes differentiated activities for all children’s different phases of development.

Whenever your child comes to Kneehigh he/she will see the same friendly faces, thus creating a stable environment, helping your child to settle more easily. It is also reassuring for you, knowing that there is not going to be any one caring for your child that you do not know. With this in mind we have incorporated a key person system which offers each family support and care from one of the members of staff, who is also responsible for your child's development file and Learning Journey.

Kneehigh Nursery has specific learning objectives
At Kneehigh Nursery we have specific aims to prepare your child for school. With all our learning activites we consider knowledge, skills, concepts, ideas and attitudes. With our curriculum we aim to:

1) To encourage your child to be polite, considerate, ask questions, be as independent as they can be and be ready to attend school when the time comes.

2) To be able to write their own name and more if possible.

3) To recognise and hopefully write the numbers up to five.

4) To know all the colours and most shapes.

Kneehigh Nursey has 26 places in each session for any children aged 2 to 5 years. Of these 26, a minimum of 4 places will be full day places. The amount of Full day places available each session will be reviewed at least three times a year.

Our Availability

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 11/08/2020

Our Fees

  • Childcare from £11.50 per morning
  • Childcare from £11.50 per afternoon
  • Childcare from £33.00 per day

Our prices are as follows:
•Pre-School session (9am -12pm or 1pm - 4pm) unfunded = £11.50
•Pre-School session (9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm) funded = Free
•Half day sessions (8am - 1pm or 1pm - 6pm) unfunded = £17.50
•Half day sessions (8am - 1pm or 1pm - 6pm) funded (3 hours) = £6.50
•Half day sessions (8am - 1pm or 1pm - 6pm) funded (5 hours) = Free
A “School Day” (from 9am to 4pm) = £25.75 (unfunded)
= £14.25 (3 hours funded)
= £11.25 (4 hours funded)
= £8.00 (5 hours funded)
= £4.50 (6 hours funded)
= Free (7 hours funded)
A Full Day (any time between 8am and 6pm = £33.00 per day (unfunded)
which is before and/or after the “School Day”)
= £21.50 " " (3 hours funded)
= £11.50 " " (6 hours funded)
= £8.00 “ ” (7 hours funded)
= £5.00 “ ” (8 hours funded)
= £3.50 “ ” (9 hours funded)
= Free “ ” (10 hours funded)
•Lunch hour (12pm - 1pm) own packed lunch = £3.50
•Lunch hour (12pm - 1pm) cooked lunch = £4.25
•5 full days for one child unfunded = £155.00
•5 full days for one child funded = £102.50
•Pick up after school (3pm - 6pm) = £10.50
Breakfast hour (8am to 9am) = £4.50
•Early drop offs and late pick ups will be charged at £1.50 per 15 minute period.
•Funded children have 15 or 30 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year. You can spread the hours as you wish through the week.

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Below are the latest reviews for Kneehigh. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

My 3 year old daughter goes to this nursery and absolutely loves it. I can't fault the nursery or staff at all. She loves everyone who works there as they are so friendly and competent. The nursery staff are so helpful and polite and can't do enough to help us, her parents, either whether it be with advice, tips and pointers or just praise and communicating how well our daughter is doing etc. Highly recommend this nursery!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Hnr_18 about Kneehigh on 14/10/2012

My son goes to this nursery, it's great. There are so many toys, the staff is really friendly and knowledgeable. There is always new activities that reflect the various holidays, birthdays and events. The food is healthy and there is lots of outdoors play.

  • 5 stars Overall

by ltlrainb about Kneehigh on 13/03/2011

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