Pontypridd

A purpose built nursery, open plan setting based in Pontypridd town centre, with wonderful indoor and outdoor resources 

Opening Times

7am – 6pm 51 weeks a year

Providing full and part day childcare, plus wraparound and school holiday scheme

Capacity: 22 children aged from 2 years old

GET IN TOUCH

Enquiries: 01443 849545

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit to our Pontypridd nursery, please fill in and submit the form below or email [email protected] with the following information. We will be back in touch by telephone within one working day.

    Facilities Available at Pontypridd

    The openplan playroom has play areas such as language area, home corner, construction and free play. It also has an area designated for messy play where there are facilities such as sand, water, painting and many more messy activities.

    In Good Hands

    SHANNON PETRIE

    Nursery Manager

    SHANNON MORGAN/KASEY HUGHES

     Deputy Nursery Manager

    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 garden area that’s used in all weather conditions. The setting has a artificial grass and soft landing areas. This allows us to offer a large range of physical activities ranging from bikes, scooters, 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 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. The staff work closely with the Vale of Glamorgan flying start to ensure the needs of each child are met.

    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 profile logs.

    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. Children plan for their sessions during the week and have an input into what activities they get involved in.

    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 snack in a small group, self serving, toilet training and using cutlery. .

    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.

    SAMPLE MENU

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

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

    WHERE TO FIND US

    Pontypridd
    1st Floor, YMa Building
    Taff Street
    Pontypridd
    CF37 4&S
    01443 849545

    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.

    SessionsTimeNew fees from 1/3/2023
    Full Day8am-6pm£56.00
    School Day9am-3pm£45.00
    Full morning8am-1pm£37.00
    Full afternoon1pm-6pm£37.00
    Holiday Scheme Full Day (5 years and over)8am-6pm£37.00
    Holiday Scheme Half Day (5 years and over)8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm£21.00

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.