Newport Nursery

Our Newport setting opened in January 2018 after the successful acquisition of Buzzy Bees Nursery, which had successfully operated for over 10 years. We have under-two and over-two sections. The nursery is conveniently located close to Bassaleg, and for parents commuting to Newport City Centre.

Opening Times

Mon – Fri: 7.30am – 6pm
Sat – Sun: Closed

A standard full day runs from 8 am to 6 pm

Capacity:
59 Day Nursery places

GET IN TOUCH

Enquiries: 01633 666418

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit to our Newport Nursery, please fill in and submit the form below or email newport@little-inspirations.co.uk with the following information. We will be back in touch by telephone within one working day.

Facilities Available at Newport

  • Wrap around service
  • Secure Garden
  • All meals are cooked fresh on the premises

Baby Room

Our baby room is self contained, with its own milk kitchen and cot room, designed to be to be a home from home environment where babies can be happy and content. Children are encouraged to explore and develop their sensory skills by following planned activities and a flexible routine. There is also direct access to the garden.

Toddler Room

Our toddler room is designed for children who are taking their first steps and those that are more mobile. It has access to our garden and outdoor classroom. Toddlers have a separate dining area and messy area – the messy area allowing our toddlers to explore and experiment with a wide range of materials to enhance their sensory skills.

Preschool Room

Our preschool room is registered to provide education for 3 – 5 year olds, following the foundation phase which is child led, encouraging independence with support from trained staff. There is access at all times to the garden and outside classroom. There is also a quiet room with access to computers, a separate dining area and a messy area.

In Good Hands

Cerys Jones Newport Nursery Manager

CERYS JONES

Manager

Cerys began working with children over 25 years ago when she gained her NNEB Diploma, and has been a part of our team here at Little Inspirations for over ten years, spending time working in each of our settings. She has continued to learn over the years, becoming a Level 3 Elklan Speech and Language Ambassador, and is currently working towards gaining her Level 5 Diploma in Advanced Practice.

Emma Smith Nursery Manager

EMMA SMITH

Manager

Emma joined Buzzy Bees Nursery in 2008 and has worked as the nursery manager at their Newport setting for a number of years.

Emma became part of the Little Inspirations team in January 2018 and has worked hard to support parents during the transition of the businesses.

Our Newport nursery has been recognised for its achievements across the board, from food hygiene and health to education and childcare.

  • WPPA quality assurance
  • Employers pledge essential skills
  • Staff trained in;
    – Paediatric First Aid,
    – Appointed First Aid,
    – Child protection,
    – Food Hygiene up to level 3

ACTIVITIES

The nursery staff design activities that follow the Foundation Phase. Children are encouraged to join in activities suitable for their age and ability that will encourage learning through play. The nursery will provide opportunities for children to achieve this in all areas of development.

Physical
Gross motor skills – The children all have access to a large garden area that’s used in all weather conditions. The setting has a mixture of grass, patio, and soft landing areas. This allows us to offer a large range of physical activities ranging from bikes, scooter, climbing frame, slides, parachute and many more. The outside and inside areas offer continued play via activities such as water, sand, craft, digging and messy activities, all of which enhances the child’s individual gross motor skills.

Fine motor skills – The children take part in daily activities that enhance their hand and eye co-ordination. Activities are age and ability appropriate and range from playing with sugar strands, raisins, threading, jigsaws, finger painting, painting with brushes, mark making and messy play.

Intellectual
Children learn through hands-on experience, exploring and experimenting whilst taking part in fun activities. At Little Inspirations we implement the Foundation phase curriculum and principles for all children.

The children take part in long term, medium term and short term planning of activities. Each activity is constructed to enhance the children’s learning, and the staff extend the learning by achieving the learning outcomes and by monitoring the individual’s progress.

Language
The children are surrounded by a wealth of language, in both English and Welsh. On a daily basis they experience stories, song time, circle time, drama and music time. All activities and display boards are completed in both English and Welsh, and all staff speak incidentally Welsh where possible.

We encourage language development by asking open-ended questions that extend the individual speech. Children will be asked for daily input with activities, and speech will be monitored and recorded in individual development books.

emotional
The setting provides a homely environment with love and security for all children, who are encouraged to express their emotions during play. To assist their imaginations they’re provided with a selection of dressing up clothes, home corners, shops and other play areas. Staff will respond to children who are upset with love and reassurances whilst listening to the child’s view and opinion.

A child’s voice is valued by all, and staff will listen and act on their request or need. Children take part in activities that encourage them to become aware of their emotions and how to respond to them on a daily basis.

Social
The nursery creates a family environment for the children, who learn to become sociable by being part of the nursery community. They engage in daily activities such as washing hands, eating as a group, self serving, toilet training, using cutlery and dressing themselves.

Activities are also designed for children to learn to take turns and to value other people’s space and views. Children are surrounded by diversity, and take part in various activities that reflect a range of cultures, views, religions, and genders.

DAILY ROUTINE

Day Nursery Daily Routine

SAMPLE MENU

This is an example of a weekly menu, however menus vary between weeks and nurseries.

FEES

Every parent or carer is given a copy of contracted hours and fees; this is signed by both the parent and staff. This contract will be updated every time a child’s days or fees are changed.

Deposit

Four weeks before your child’s first session a deposit of £75 will be charged. This deposit is refundable only when four weeks written notice of leaving is given. When four weeks written notice has been given the deposit will be deducted from your child’s final invoice. Deposits will not be refunded if a child’s place is cancelled before they start.

Invoices

Invoices are issued between the 20th and 23rd of the month and all fees are to be paid by the last day of the month in which the invoices are issued. You will be charged in advance for the month you will be receiving, this will be calculated by the number of days and sessions pre-booked in that month. Additional sessions must be paid for in advance or, at the latest, on the day of the required session.  Fees will not be charged on bank holidays or over the Christmas closure. Any reduction in your child’s sessions will be charged for unless four weeks written notice is received.

Late payment

In the event of fees not being paid on time there will be a charge of £25 for every week that the fees are late. You will receive a letter notifying you of late fees and stating additional charges. Enclosed in the letter will be a date from which your child’s place will be cancelled if no payment or arrangement of payment has been made.

Absence

Fees are still charged when a child is absent as overheads have to be paid and to ensure that your child’s place is secured. No fees are charged when the nursery is closed, this includes bank holidays and one week at Christmas.

Fee Increase

The fees will be subject to annual review every March; in the event of fees increasing you will be given 28 Days written notice of change.

DOWNLOADS

Useful downloads for parents;


Parent Handbook (PDF)
Statement of Purpose (PDF)
Fees Policy (PDF)

Visit our Information for Parents page for details on our Policies & Procedures, Holidays and Exclusion Periods.

WHERE TO FIND US

Little Inspirations Day Nursery
Gaer Park Hall
Gaer Park Road
Newport
NP20 3NU
01633 666418