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Parent's Evening

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 6 months ago

Many thanks to all our wonderful parents who attended Parent's Evening on 6th December. It was lovely to see so many of you in Nursery and to receive such positive comments and feedback.

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Parent's Evening

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 6 months ago

Looking forward to seeing all our lovely parents at Parent's Evening.

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Children In Need

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 6 months ago

We are very pleased to announce that we raised £121.10 for Children In Need. A huge thankyou to all of our lovely families and staff for contributing.

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Kick Off Christmas Workshop

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 6 months ago

Many thanks to everyone who came along and enjoyed this busy workshop. All the staff worked very hard creating lots of different activities for their children and parents/carers to enjoy. We hope you all had a good time taking part and are now ready to start the Christmas celebrations!!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 7 months ago

1. WEDNESDAY 16TH NOVEMBER - Mike the hairdresser at nursery2. FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER - Children In Need - Children who attend that day, please come dressed in SPOTS!! There will be a collection tin in Reception for any donations.3. THURSDAY 1ST DECEMBER - 2.30 - 4pm - 'Kick Off Christmas' Workshop. ALL children and their parents are invited to attend a very Christmassy workshop with lots of festive...

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AWARD WINNERS

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 8 months ago

Congratulations to all the team who run our Forest School provision ( Simon, Wendi etc ) for achieving a Highly Commended at The Nursery World Awards on Saturday night.Everyone enjoyed the celebratory evening and we are proudly displaying the award in Reception.

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Applying for School

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 9 months ago

It is that time of year again when we have to start to think about our little ones starting school next September 2017.If your child was born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 then they will be eligible to start Reception in September 2017.To apply for your school place you can go to www.birmingham.gov.uk/schooladmissions and follow the steps.Closing date for applications is 16th...

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Communication Tree

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 9 months ago

We have a new purpose for our 'tree' in Reception !!We would like you to take one of the paper leaves and write on it what you like about First Steps and then hang it on the tree.If the children would like to take a leaf home and decorate it that would be wonderful too.Looking forward to reading all those messages !

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Olympic Week !

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 10 months ago

This week we are celebrating The Olympics!All of the groups will be taking part in a range of fun sporting activities indoors and out. Hopefully the weather will be kind and we will be using our wonderful garden for all the children's sporting events.Look on our Facebook page for some great photos.

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Leaver's Fun Day

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 11 months ago

A great day was had by all the pre-school leavers at their fun day.After bouncing on the bouncy castle, eating candy floss, face painting , photos and a picnic lunch everyone went home tired but happy to have celebrated their time at First Steps alongside their peers!! We wish all our lovely leavers lots of luck at school.

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Parent's Evening

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 11 months ago

On Thursday 21st July there will be a Parent's Evening 6.30 - 8pm. All parents are welcome to come along, look at their child's beautiful work and enjoy a glass of Pimms with us. We hope everyone can make it. Look out for appointment sheets in your child's room.

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Leaver's Fun Day

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 11 months ago

All of our Pre-school group are invited to a Leaver's Fun Day on Saturday 16th July, 11am - 1pm. There will be a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Candy Floss and much more. There will also be time to have a look at the Transition to School document. Let's hope the weather is kind!!

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Happy Birthday Your Majesty!!

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 1 year ago

We will be celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday here at Rathvilly on Friday 10th June with a fun filled day of traditional games followed by afternoon tea in the garden.

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Father's day Event

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 1 year ago

Have you organised a present for Father's Day yet?Come and join us at Forest School for a "Dads and Kids day"Saturday 18th June 10.00am till 2.00pmCost per Dad is £35 children come freeThere will be fun activities out in the woods plus a lunch cooked on the fire. Places are limited so please fill in the form below to register your interest and we will take payments once places have been...

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30 hours free childcare information

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 1 year ago

Dear Parents,We are writing to you to inform you about the government's plan to introduce30 hours of free childcare for some families from September 2017. To help usdecide whether this will be something our parents will be interested in takingup and also how we are going to deliver these hours, we wanted yourfeedback.To qualify for this funding you must meet the criteria...

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Winter is definitely here!

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 1 year ago

Brrrrrrr - the temperatures have certainly dropped and Jack Frost has been busy!!!Please send your child in warm clothing so we can still have fun outdoors....

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Autumn Chatter bag Challenge!

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 1 year ago

We are challenging our staff to create an Autumn themed chatter bag. The main purpose of a chatter bag is to use real objects that will build vocabulary and promote conversations that are relevant to children and their experiences. The staff have until the 23rd October to complete their challenge! The bags will be available for families to use at home with their children. Please speak to your...

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Best in Britain! We are Nursery Chain of the Year 2015!

posted 1 year ago

Our nursery group wins top accolade at early years "Oscars"First Steps Children's Nursery group, which runs four nurseries in Birmingham and Wolverhampton, including Rathvilly School, has been named Nursery Chain of the Year 2015 at a prestigious national ceremony.The group was given the honour at the Nursery World Awards, acknowledged as the premier awards for the early years sector, which were...

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The Animal Man

by Rathvilly Nursery posted 1 year ago

On Thursday 20th August out toddler and pre-school children will come face to face with a range of wild animals such as...Tarantulas, Mini Beasts, Snakes, Lizards, Amphibians, Kinkajous, Raccoon Dogs, Foxes, Coatis, Skunks, Owls and many more... Photographs to follow!

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We are recruiting!

posted 1 year ago

We are currently seeking exceptional full-time qualified nursery practitioners to join our amazing team at Rathvilly School. We also have vacancies for new apprentices. Please visit our Work & Training Opportunities section for more information. If you know anyone who would meet out very high quality standards please let them know!

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Shortlisted for Nursery of the Year!

posted 1 year ago

We are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for three awards at the national Nursery World Awards, including Nursery of the Year for Rathvilly! Said our owners Debbi and Andy Gould: "We are absolutely thrilled to bits to make the shortlists for Nursery of the Year and Nursery Chain of the Year. This was the first year we have entered these awards and we think it's amazing to be...

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Mud Day

posted 2 years ago

Mud mud glorious mud! To celebrate International Mud Day on Monday 29 June we'll be donning our wellies and making a mess in our revamped mud kitchen. Watch this space for more info....

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The Sun Has Got His Hat On!

posted 2 years ago

Quick reminder to all parents: Please ensure children are supplied with a named sun hat and sun cream to keep at nursery.We'd also like to ask you to ensure you let a member of staff know your holiday dates if you are going away...and don't forget to send us a postcard and share a few holiday snaps, so we can share in your adventures....

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Early Years Pupil Premium

posted 2 years ago

The Government has introduced Early Years Pupil Premium, a sum of money that can be accessed to enhance the learning experience of some children during their early years. As a childcare provider, we can access this funding only with your help! We have distributed letters explaining the process and would urge you to complete forms if you think your child might be eligible. Many thanks in advance!...

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First Steps Rathvilly School
119 Bunbury Road, Northfield,
Birmingham B31 2NB
0121 475 1509