4 The Lawns, Rolleston‑on‑Dove, Burton‑on‑Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9BZ
01283 813299info@rollestonkindergarten.co.uk

Welcome to Rolleston Kindergarten! "Curious / Creative / Caring"

Rolleston Kindergarten has been offering top quality pre school childcare for nearly 30 years. We are an independent pre‑school setting situated in the quiet picturesque village of Rolleston‑on‑Dove, overlooking Brook Hollows Spinny. Our secure, homely facilities consist of designated play areas, kitchen, child sized toilets, enclosed garden and outdoor play area. All space is fully utilised to enable us to maximise your childs experience of learning through play.

Dates

We operate during Staffordshire term times only:

Autumn Term 2021

From: Mon 6th Sept
To: Fri 22nd Oct

From: Mon 1st Nov
To: Fri 17th Dec

Spring Term 2022

Open: Tues 4th Jan
To: Fri 18th Feb

Open: Mon 28th Feb
To: Fri 8th Apr

Summer Term 2022

Open: Mon 25th April
To: Fri 27th May

Open: Mon 6th Jun
To: Thurs 21st Jul

Closed Bank Holiday: Monday 2nd May

Admissions

We take children from the date they are 2 years old, and accept the Governments Nursery Education Grant for eligible 2 year olds as well as all 3 and 4 year olds. This is funding for up to 30 hours per week at one or more settings.

If your child has a place at a Maintained Nursery Class (spaces allocated by the Schools Admissions Team), you will only be offered the standard 15 hours per week. Any additional hours that you are entitled to can subsequently be used at Kindergarten.

For registration details and session availability please contact us by telephone, e-mail or call in and speak to a member of staff.

Opening times

Monday - Friday

8am until 5.30pm

Session Times

Morning Session: 8am - 12pm

Lunch time: 12pm - 1pm
(children bring their own packed lunch)

Afternoon Session: 1pm - 5.30pm

Fees 2021/2022

Morning Session: £5.50 per hour

Lunch Time: £5.50

Afternoon Session: £5.50 per hour

Find Us

You can find us in Rolleston-on-Dove, just across the brook from Starbuck's Newsagent at the bottom of Knowles Hill.

Parking is available directly in front of the building, either on our driveway or on the turning circle.

Aims

Rolleston Kindergarten is an inclusive setting and aims to:

Provide a friendly, welcoming, safe and secure environment in which parents feel happy to leave their children and children enjoy attending.

Provide a challenging play based curriculum which gives all children the best possible start to their education by enabling them to explore and investigate a wide range of activities.

Provide well trained, motivated staff working within a keyworker system.

Fully involve parents/carers in their child's time at Kindergarten, and form good home links with every family.

Our mature staff are caring, fully qualified and have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with the children and their families.

Curriculum

At Kindergarten we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum, which covers child development from birth to the age of 5. This sets the standards for all early years’ providers, supporting them to offer high quality environments which ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. The curriculum is play based and activities are planned to meet the needs and interests of the individual children, enabling them to learn through play and interaction with others. Care is also taken to ensure that activities promote independence, and that children are successful in their learning.

We recognise that parents/carers are the most important influence in their child’s life, but also understand that a strong start to learning and development helps prepare children for the school environment.

The 7 areas of learning and development in the EYFS are:

Prime Areas

Personal, Social
& Emotional
Development

Communication
& Language

Physical
Development

Specific Areas

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding
the World

Expressive Arts
& Design

Meet Our Staff

Mrs Rebecca Underwood

Business Owner / Manager & Pre-School Practitioner

  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Early Years Education 3‑7 years
  • First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene

Special Responsibilities:

  • Keyworker
  • Special Needs Coordinator
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Megan Smith

Pre-school Practitioner

  • NVQ level 3 Child Care and Education
  • First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene

Special Responsibilities:

  • Keyworker

New Recruit

Assistant Manager & Pre-School Practitioner

  • NVQ level 3 Childcare & Education
  • First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene

Special Responsibilities:

  • Nursery Administrator
  • Health & Safety
  • Complaints Procedure

New Recruit

Pre-School Practitioner

  • BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • NVQ Level 3 Childcare & Education
  • First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene

Special Responsibilities:

  • Keyworker
  • Behaviour Management (Inc. anti‑bullying)
  • ENCO

Miss Gemma Poole

Apprentice Pre-School Practitioner

  • First Aid, Basic Food Hygiene

Special Responsibilities:

  • Keyworker