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Nursery

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

Good News Family Care Nursery is an exciting and stimulating environment caring for babies from 3 months old to preschool. It is an excellent caring environment which promotes your child’s development and helps them to work towards their potential 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. We welcome children of families from the community and those living in the Recovery Centre and Family Centre of GNFC.

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.

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 soft-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.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, children may attend for periods from three hours to a full day.

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

You can download the nursery brochure here.

To enquire, arrange a visit or speak to a member of nursery staff please phone: 07597591691

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

OFSTED Reports:

Download the latest report here

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. Qualifying 2-3 year olds are entitled to 15 hours of government funded nursery care, please speak to the nursery Co-ordinator to apply for nursery funding.

Meals

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

Fees

The hourly cost of nursery for babies and children is £5.50

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

Accompanied Stay and Play visit (parent/carer): the first visit is free, then £1.50 per day

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 co-ordinator – 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.

About the Nursery Team

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:

Jayne, our nursery Co-ordinator, who is a qualified teacher and has worked in Early Years settings for many years! She is very passionate about caring for children and helping them reach their potential. We are excited about the new ideas that she will bring to the nursery, watch this space…

Kerry is qualified to level 3 in Early Years, she had a nursery placement with us when she was training and came back, we love working with her, she is very caring and compassionate. She has a busy time with her young family – her youngest even comes to nursery with her!

Dannica is here from the Philippines as a Religious worker, she loves being around children and always has a smile to share with everyone. She is also very creative and is always ready to help the children to do a new display board or take part in an activity.

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 meets with the coordinator in a supervisory and supportive capacity.

Download the Nursery Brochure here