Why choose Little Rascals?
From the outset we created Little Rascals to be different; to provide the type of childcare that we wanted for our own children. We know what it feels like to leave your little ones for the first time and how crucial it is to trust that your children are in safe hands.
Because we are not a corporate nursery our leadership team and owners are on the premises every day. Our unique management structure means that our setting leaders are freed up from the majority of paperwork to focus on what is the most important, the children.
We have carefully selected our team of staff to ensure your child is nurtured and stimulated throughout their journey through the settings. Each practitioner has gone through vigorious vetting processes and is encouraged to access training and development through continuous supervision and appraisal. Our diverse staff are from a range of backgrounds, ages and experiences. We have a number of staff who have professional qualifications and Degrees, with the majority of our staff team holding a Level 3 Qualification in childcare or above. Many of our staff are also mums who are able to empathise with the many demands of being a parent!
EYFS & OFSTED
We use the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Childcare Legislation and Ofsted Requirements to underpin our practice as well as the safety and care of your child. The EYFS Areas of Learning and Development (Prime: Communication & Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social & Emotional; Specific: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World, Expressive Arts & Design), are incorporated into a range of child initiated and adult led activities within each room to support and assess the learning and wellbeing of children according to their individual age and stage of development. For more information on this see the ‘Our Nurseries’ section of this website.
Our fees are competitive with other childcare providers. However we also have a number of extras included in the price:
- Nappies and wipes
- All meals, snacks and drinks
- Weekly Spanish classes (Pre-school)
- Yoga with Joanna from Banana Studios (Pre-school)
PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS
We pride ourselves on our relationships with parents/carers, which helps your child to settle and thrive. We place significant importance on the key person role and involve you in your child’s care at every step of the way from your child’s first settling in session to their graduation day! To support this relationship we have regular parent / carer consultations, daily iPad feedback and photographs, weekly emails and updates and encourage a two way process of communication regarding your child’s learning and development at home and in the nursery setting.
Our exceptional standards have already gained us a fantastic reputation in the area and our nursery has grown largely due to word of mouth. The happiness and well being of the children is our paramount concern. If your children are happy then so are you! Please take a look at the parents comments on our home page!