Prospectus

2019

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Contact details

185a Park Road, Crouch End,

London  N8 8JJ

020 8883 1394

Opening Times

Full Time Day Care – 50 weeks per year
Ages 3 months – 5 years


Monday to Friday 7am - 7pm

*Closed all Bank Holidays and for one week over the Christmas Period.

Holiday Clubs - 11 weeks per year
Ages 4 – 10 years

Statement of Aims

Little Crickets Day Care will:


 Provide a key person to help to meet the individual needs of every child
 Create a safe, secure, friendly and stimulating environment where
children can thrive and enjoy their adventures
 Recognise appropriate support from highly qualified adults to move
children forward in their learning
 Offer a balance between child initiated and adult directed activities
 Use materials and equipment imaginatively and creatively to expand
learning
 Give children the opportunity to develop their own lines of exploration
and enquiry, focusing on their own choices
 Promote experiences that widen their world into that of their
community
 Provide creative opportunities to stimulate the imagination of children
and excite their senses

Board and Management

Caroline Jamieson
Callum Wear
Christopher Bennett

Room Structures

Little Crickets Ltd is run on the ground floor of a cricket club and the surrounding grounds.
The rooms used for the nursery are fully convertible with your child’s safety and comfort in mind.

Baby Room: 3 months – 12 months


Children are in this room from ages 3 months to approximately 12 months. There are a
maximum of 9 babies in this room with a ratio of 1:3.


The babies in this room can rest and sleep comfortably in cots in a sleep room joined to this
main area.


Babies enjoy a range of tactile activities including flour play, rice play and gloop. The babies
have sensory play daily with lights, wind chimes where they can relax or be stimulated using
their senses. Babies have access to a wide range of toys appropriate to their age and
development.


Babies are offered fresh pureed fruit and vegetables whilst weaning and gradually the staff
introduce carbohydrates and proteins following instructions from parents.


Parents are asked to provide formula milk, nappies and wipes for their children.


Mealtimes are taken in the playroom with chairs around small round tables, where babies
are facing each other and can interact socially. Children have access to drinking water
through-out the day as and when they require it.


With permission from parents, babies are taken for walks using buggies around the grounds.


The staff within the baby room focus on the children’s Personal, Social and Emotional
development, they focus on a home from home sense of feeling and concentrate on the
children feeling secure and happy while in our care. They are focused much more on our Key
Person approach this is beneficial for both children and parents.

Toddler Room: 12 – 24 months


Children in this room range from age approximately 12 months to 24 months. The maximum
number in this room is 11 with a ratio of 1:3


The toddlers in this room can also rest and sleep comfortably in cots or on mats.


Toddlers use a range of toys appropriate to their age and participate daily in adult led
activities such as painting, sticking, cooking, flour play, rice play and gloop.


With permission from parents, the toddlers are taken for walks using buggies and reins. The
children will go out at least once a day if not twice.


Mealtimes are taken in the playroom with chairs around small round tables, where toddlers
can face other and begin to communicate with their peers. The children are also encouraged
to brush their teeth after meal times. Children have access to drinking water through-out
the day as and when they require it.


The staff within the room will focus their planning around the Prime areas of learning taken
for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

 

Prime Areas of Learning


Personal, Social and Emotional Development 


 Making Relationships
 Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
 Managing feelings and Behaviour

Physical Development

 Moving and Handling
 Health and Self-Care

Communication and Language 


 Listening and Attention
 Understanding
 Speaking

Nursery Room: 24 – 36 months

Children in this room range from age approximately 24 months to 36 months. The maximum
number in this room is 16 with a ratio of 1:4


The nursery children can be changed or use the small toilets or potty.


Children are encouraged to brush their teeth after lunch.


Nursery children can access a range of toys appropriate to their age and participate daily in
adult led activities such as painting, sticking, cooking, sand, water, flour play, rice play and
gloop.


The nursery children have access to the garden straight from their room, they will go
outside in the playground or go for a walk around the grounds at least twice a day, they will
also have free flow through-out the day directly to the garden. Mealtimes are taken in the
playroom with small chairs around small round tables, where the nursery children are
encouraged to begin to be more independent with feeding themselves and appropriate
table behaviour is encouraged. Children have access to drinking water as and when they
require it through-out the day


Children in this room sleep on mats with the supervision from a member of staff in their
playroom.


The staff will focus their planning around the prime areas of learning taken from the Early
Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as stated above.


Children in the pre-school can sleep on mats in the afternoon if they wish.
The staff within this room will focus their planning the both Prime and Specific areas of
learning taken from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as stated below.

Pre-school: 3 years – 5 years

Children in this room range from age approximately 3 – 5 years. The maximum number in
this room is 24 with a ratio of 1:8


The pre-school children benefit from their own cloak area where they can hang their
belongings, use the toilets and wash their hands.


Mealtimes are taken in the playroom with small chairs around small round tables, where the
Pre-School children are encouraged to serve themselves and take their plate and scrape it
when they are finished. They have access to drinking water through-out the day as and
when they require it.


Pre-school children can access a huge range of activities and toys which are laid out in the
seven development areas; these are both the Prime and Specific areas of learning taken
from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which are:

Prime areas of Learning


Personal, Social and Emotional Development 


 Making Relationships
 Self-Confidence
 Self-Awareness and Managing Feelings and Behaviour

Physical Development 


 Moving and Handling
 Health and Self-Care

Communication and language


 Listening and Attention
 Understanding and Speaking

Specific Areas of learning


Literacy 


 Reading
 Writing

Mathematics


 Numbers
 Shape, Space and Measure

Understanding the World


 People and Communities
 The World and Technology

Expressive Arts and Design 


 Exploring and using Media and Materials
 Being Imaginative

Our Fees

The fees from January 2019 are set out below:

*Lunches and dinners are not charged until your child reaches 12 months old

Fees are invoiced monthly in advance and the deadline for the payment is the 7th of that month


Eligible three year olds will receive up to 30 hours free per week in the local authority set term times. These hours will be deducted from their invoice in hours. Any extra hours over and above the 30 free hours will be charged at the usual rate.


Late pick up fees: £10.00 for the 1 st 15 minutes, £5.00 per 15 minutes thereafter. Late payment of fees unless arranged prior to invoicing will be subject to a 10% charge.

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020 8883 1394

185a Park Road, Crouch End, London  N8 8JJ

If you're in Central London, North London, South London or West London you may have a little further to travel but we are certain the journey will be worth it!

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N8 - Hornsey, Crouch End, Harringay, Haringey

N22 - Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, Bounds Green, Bowes Park

N15 - Seven Sisters, South Tottenham, West Green, Stamford Hill, Hackney

N6 - Highgate, Hampstead Heath, Camden

N4 -  Finsbury Park, Manor House, Stroud Green

N19 - Upper Holloway, Archway, Tufnell Park, Islington

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