Chuckles Day Nursery and Pre-school Education

Pre-School Education for 3 – 5 year olds.

Chuckles Nurseries strive to offer a balanced approach to early years education combining a stimulating and fun environment in a safe and secure setting. When children are happy they are more likely to benefit from the experiences being offered.

All 3 and 4 year old children (commencing the term after their 3rd birthday) are eligible for 15 hours of free early years education per week, during term time, your child may also be eligible for the 30hrs free education entitlement. Our nurseries are both registered with Ofsted to provide this education for your child. We have regular visits from early years advisory teachers, based with the Cornwall Council, Education and Early Years Service, to assist/monitor the service that we deliver.

Early Years Foundation Stage Framework

Activities are planned around seven educational learning outcomes.

Your child will be continually observed and assessed using the EYFS framework below.

Working with You

We actively encourage parents to become involved in this stage of your child’s development.

We will arrange for you to come into nursery so that we may complete your child’s ‘Chat Wheel’ and ‘Sharing Sheet’. We will send an ‘Activities at Home’ sheet home with your child detailing the forth-coming topic and suggesting ideas for the things you can do at home with your child.

You are welcome to arrange a meeting with your child’s key worker, at any time to discuss your child’s progress, or you may decide to wait for one of our parent’s evenings.

Have questions about our early years education? Why not arrange a visit

Your child progresses towards ‘Big School’

We actively liaise with our feeder schools.

We encourage reception class teachers to visit us and meet your child here at nursery. This helps to ensure a smooth transition between nursery and primary school.

‘Sports 4 Tots’

For children of 2 years and above on a Wednesday.

We also offer children of 2 years and above, the opportunity to take part in ‘Sports 4 Tots’, currently on a Wednesday morning. This is run by Nick, whose enthusiasm is quite infectious. Please ask at nursery for more details or contact Nick via this link: www.sports4tots.org.uk

Yoga Sessions

Also available for your child are the options for yoga sessions (from 2.5yrs old).

Hi, my name is Jill Manners. I am an Early Years Practitioner and children’s yoga teacher. I offer toddler and pre-school yoga at both Chuckles sites. The classes are 30 mins long and are both fun and interactive. Yoga for children helps to improve the childs body awareness, posture, confidence, and wellbeing. The classes incorporate singing, props, and various yoga poses.

Spanish Classes for 3-5 year olds at Chuckles

For those of you new to my Spanish classes, I teach using the La Jolie Ronde language method using puppets, stories, songs and rhymes to teach Spanish vocabulary and phrases. For preschool aged children, I follow the adventures of Milo and Mapi (A Spanish Cat and Mouse) to teach everyday words from your child’s world. For more info on the La Jolie Ronde method, please take a look at their website www.lajolieronde.co.uk

Jill Dunn (PGCHE)

Spanish for kids Falmouth 07929928517 / spanishforkidsfalmouth@gmail.com

Working under licence from La Jolie Ronde.

Education for 0 -3 year olds

All of our children are encouraged to grow and develop using the prime areas of the EYFS.

All of our children are encouraged to grow and develop using the prime areas of the EYFS (PSED, CL and PD) which inform the learning opportunities that they receive.

Some 2 year olds may be eligible for 15 hours free Early Years education per week, 38 weeks pa. We will also complete the statutory 2yr assessment in conjunction with your health visitor.