Barry Nursery

An open-plan playroom and large secure garden with areas for composting, role-play, planting and digging to enhance learning through play.

Opening Times

Mon – Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat – Sun: Closed

Capacity: 16 children

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years

Facilities Available at Barry

  • On site kitchen where fresh meals are prepared daily
  • Large car park
  • Large secure garden leading from playroom
  • Separate sleep room
  • Use of the local allotment to extend learning
  • Based on one level for wheelchair access

In Good Hands

Kayleigh Thomas Barry Nursery Manager

KAYLEIGH THOMAS

Manager

Kayleigh has over 10 years experience and joined our management team in September 2008. She’s since gained an NVQ level 3 in Management Skills and has intensive training in Child Protection, First Aid and Food Safety. With a natural love for working with children, Kayleigh prides herself on moving the nursery forward.

Lucinda Finney Barry Nursery Deputy Manager

LUCINDA FINNEY

Deputy Manager

Lucinda has over 20 years experience of working with children in a variety of pre-school settings, is qualified to level 4 in both Childcare and Management and strives to support the nursery through local initiatives and schemes. She ensures that each child reaches their full potential through fun activities and play.

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

  • Small Workplace Health Award – Gold
  • Rated No.4 on daynurseries.co.uk
  • Gold Standard Snack award
  • Designed to Smile – Gold
  • Rated 5 for Food Hygiene
  • Successfully completed all phases of the Vale of Glamorgan Healthy and Sustainable Pre-Schools Scheme
BarryAwards

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;

Information Pack (PDF)
Statement of Purpose (PDF)
Parent Handbook (PDF)
Fees Policy (PDF)
Contract (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
Barry Enterprise Centre
Skomer Road, Barry
CF62 9DA
01446 722622

GET IN TOUCH

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