At our Radcliffe nursery the offer is open to all ages from 3 months up to 5 years old. We have recently opened a dedicated forest school at our Radcliffe nursery as we are committed to providing lots of outdoor education opportunities.
At our Salford nursery the offer is open to children aged between 2 and 5 years. This is a new provision which opened in February 2018. It has a large garden and a fresh and bright indoor space where we utilise natural resources as much as possible. We will be opening a forest school at this site in February 2019.
Kids adVentures is a not for profit nursery, we are dedicated to providing high quality early years childcare experiences for all. All proceeds go back into providing more high quality childcare, this enables us to provide experiences like forest school across our provisions.
By February 2019 every Kids adVentures nursery will have a forest school. We have been running forest schools for 2 years and have seen massive benefits from providing outdoor education. The children are more engaged in learning, they gain confidence, naturally learn team work skills and, find out about risk taking in a practical and safe environment.
These are both Forest School Holiday Clubs based mainly in the outdoors with indoor facilities available for extreme weather conditions.
At Kids adVentures we are passionate about outdoor learning and the fantastic opportunities that this brings for children. Forest schools have been shown to increase a child’s confidence and teamwork skills but also to be an excellent place for children to learn about risk and decision making.
Our October holiday clubs will be full of autumn activities. We will be building shelter, cooking over a fire and going on lots of exciting adventures. We will be searching for conkers, going on bug hunts, making bird feeders and playing games in the woods.
Open to 4-12 year olds, we work in two age groups to do age appropriate activity.
Kids adVentures has been running forest schools for 2 years and has 4 forest school leaders with all staff having undertaken outdoor training and first aid training.
Our holiday clubs are open from 7.30am through to 6pm offering flexibility for parents.
On a typical day parents drop off at the forest school or setting where the children are offered breakfast before heading outdoors. We then have a circle meeting led by the children where we decide what activities we are going to plan into the day.
Bookings for the two Forest School Holiday Clubs are now open online via Eventbrite. We accept all childcare vouchers and there are full instructions on the booking page on how to use these. You can book as follows:
Kids adVentures, Radcliffe has recently been given a ‘New Look’. The nursery rooms have been renovated in a way that was inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach.
Extra natural light has been added to the main toddler room. A large internal window has been added in to provide this. Extra comfort has been added across the rooms to give the kids comfy places to read books or to just take a minute to relax. An array of scattered cushions and blankets give them all they need in their cosy
The rooms have been decorated in a calming cream colour. Hessian has been placed on the display boards enabling the children’s artwork to stand out from the board. This allows the kids to admire their artwork in a clear and colourful manner. Kids adVentures staff say they have noticed that the children have been playing in a more calm and cooperative manner since introducing this approach. The staff also claim that it has made a difference with even the children displaying the most challenging behaviour.
Kids adVentures aims to offer a lot of sensory experiences throughout the nursery. This includes treasure baskets with wooden, metal and material resources and sensory bottles containing various noise and visual items such as rice and pasta and also water with sequins inside.
New equipment has been brought in to provide lots of opportunities for role play in the nursery. There are role play areas around the setting such as wooden fruit, vegetables and other cultural foods alongside a range of props which aim to stimulate imagination in the children’s play.
We are very excited about all the new renovations and equipment that we have added to our Radcliffe nursery. We look forward to welcoming in some new families for a look around. We have recently set up a new free of charge stay and play session and everyone is welcome to come and join in.
To find out more give us a call on Tel: 0161 7240700 email@example.com
We are very excited to be starting Forest School at Garden Needs / Kersal Dale – www.gardenneeds.org.uk. Garden Needs is the ideal base for us to go out and explore, have fun and learn in the beautiful Kersal Dale which is less than a mile from our Prestwich nursery.
Our Forestry School will run as an additional activity for our nursery children during term times. We are also opening our Forestry School as a holiday club during school holidays.
We will also be looking to work with other groups as we are excited about giving as many children (and adults) access to this fantastic facility.
Forest School is an inspirational concept providing learning opportunities through practical activities in an outdoor environment. Children enjoy the freedom to explore and experience the natural world in all seasons and in all weathers. Forest School embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self-esteem of participants. It is an ideal environment in which to develop innovation, problem solving, risk taking, creativity and teamwork.
Kids adVentures currently has some government funded free childcare places available. All 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds are entitled to some free childcare every week and we have places at Kids adVentures Prestwich and Radcliffe.
This means every child can access some early educational, interactive and fun activities before starting school. There have been many studies that show the benefits of early education and at Kids adVentures we have an emphasis on learning through play.
Who is eligible?
All 3 and 4 year olds are eligible to several sessions a week of free nursery sessions and this is increasing in 2017.
Some 2 year olds are also entitled to some free childcare sessions. The criteria for this is as follows:
You are entitled if
You already claim Free School Meals for a child in your family
You claim certain benefits, including:
Income based Jobseekers Allowance
Income related Employment and Support Allowance
Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (Asylum Seeker)
State Pension Credit – guarantee element
You are entitled to Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit and your household income is less than £16,190
This includes the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
You are entitled if
The child you are claiming for has an Education, Health and Care plan or Statement of Special Educational Needs
The child you are claiming for receives Disability Living Allowance
The child you are claiming for is adopted or has a Special Guardianship Order
The child you are claiming for has a child protection plan (this may not be applicable in areas other than Bury)
The child you are claiming for is looked after by the local authority
To celebrate the start of the New Year we have an offer for all new families – 10% off a full year of childcare.
We recognise that January can be a difficult time of year for families with budgeting stretched for many and often there is an increased demand for childcare in this period.
Because of this we have decided to give families a helping hand to access great quality childcare at Kids adVentures. The 10% off a year of childcare offer equates to up to £969 off at Kids adVentures Prestwich or £816 off at Kids adVentures Radcliffe.
We are able to do this because as one of the only social enterprise led nurseries in the area we do not operate to make profit, our sole aim is to provide opportunities for communities. Any surplus made goes straight back in to providing more great services. This allows us to give families discounts and extra benefits.
Some of the additional services that we include free of charge are, swimming sessions, lots of outdoor activity and forestry school sessions, great home cooked food, high quality learning and events for families.
To qualify for this offer families must book their place before the end of January and must commit to a full year of childcare. In return we will welcome you into the Kids adventures family, provide high quality childcare encompassing fun, movement, imagination and education; and, we will let you know about all of our events both at Kids adVentures and at our community garden centre – Garden Needs.
Places are limited so if you would like to take advantage of this offer get in touch with us on email or call Tel: 0161 212 4965
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