• 01298 24761
  • mail@gnfc.org.uk

Nursery

Day Nursery and Pre-school centre:  Buxton, High Peak, Derbyshire

Good News Family Care Nursery is an exciting and stimulating environment which offers an excellent caring environment which promotes your child’s development and helps them to work towards their potention in a safe and Christian setting.

We specialise in providing excellent care with far smaller than average numbers of children each day. This ensures that there is plenty of opportunity for both individual attention and small group activities.

Government funded child-care is undertaken for eligible children. Whether your child is awarded 15 hours or 30 hours a week, our nursery provides a caring and secure environment where their individual needs will be catered for.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, children may attend for periods from three hours to a full day. Open all
year with the exception of Bank Holidays.

The nursery closes for 2 weeks in August and the week between Christmas and New Year.

To enquire, arrange a visit or speak to a member of nursery staff please phone: 07811 660272

Address:
Good News Nursery,
Charis House,
Hardwick Square East,
Buxton,
Derbyshire,
SK17 6PT.

The nursery was established in 1995 and is staffed by committed Christians who have a desire to share God’s love in the community. The team of nursery practitioners employed to work directly with the children include one team member with Early Years professional status who is also a qualified teacher, one Primary School Teacher and one experienced Brazilian teacher who holds a degree in Education and Pedagogy. The Coordinator holds an NNEB certificate (Level 3) with over 20 years’ experience. The manager is an NNEB qualified nursery professional who has many years of experience in nursery schools and private nurseries, having managed day nurseries for over 30 years. She regularly m eets with the coordinator in a supervisory and supportive capacity.

General Information

Description

The nursery is conveniently situated at Charis House on Hardwick Square East. It has its own private entrance and is accessible by wheelchair. Outside there’s an all-weather soft play area and adventure garden. A spacious indoor play area ensures that children don’t miss out on active play when the weather is unsuitable for outdoor play. Activities include climbing frames, trampoline, slides and ride-on toys and a special area for the ‘Messy’ activities that children love so much. These include water and sand play and free painting.

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Age Range

*Babies (from 3 months old) and pre-school children

Fees

All babies 3 months to 2yrs £5,50 per hour, £8.25 per hour for two children

Sessional Care
2-3yrs 8am to 4pm = £40, 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm = £15
3-4yrs 8am to 4pm = £36, 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm = £14

Fees payable by cash or cheque monthly in advance, or termly if preferred.
(Please speak to staff if this creates difficulty for you).

Meals

Currently parents are asked to send their children with sandwiches for lunch.
There is a charge of 50p for each snack during the day.

Accompanied visit
(parent/carer)

First visit free, then £1.50 per day

Pre-school education sessions

3 and 4 year-old children are entitled to 15 hours (or up to 30 hours for working families) free nursery care during term-time. Contact one of our nursery supervisors for details.

Additional information

We serve the local community by providing high quality pre-school education for all children – regardless of their parent/carer’s financial status. Costs must be covered of course, but profit is not what motivates us. Parents who are experiencing financial difficulty are encouraged to talk to our nursery supervisor – and not stop bringing their child, (or hesitate to register them for a place). We do our best to help in cases of genuine hardship.

Job Vacancy

We currently have a vacancy for the position of the Nursery Co-ordinator. If you are interested in applying, please contact Hazel Guest or Fiona Brown by phoning 01298 24761 or email us at mail@gnfc.org.uk. Further information is also available here, where you can make an initial enquiry.