Welcome to Westfield House

 

Providing high quality care and education for children aged 0-5 years in a positive play based learning environment.

 

 

Our vision

 

Childhood is a learning journey.. at Westfield House we aim to create an environment that is welcoming safe and stimulatling, where all children are motivated to explore, discover, learn and grow in confidence.

 

At Westfield House we believe that children are full of curiousity and creativity they are not empty memory banks waiting to be filled with facts figures and dates! Our curriculum is flexible and emerges  from children's ideas, thoughts and observations. We are inspired by Reggio Emilia and our goal is to cultivate within our children a lifelong passion for learning and exploration! Our learning environment is welcoming, light and airy and we have a huge garden.

We work hard on making the nursery environment beautiful and inspiring and provide the children with lots of open-ended, natural and reclaimed resources to develop their imaginations and creativity both indoors and outdoors.

 

We promote the Early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework and curriculum set by the Department of Education to support and enhance our children’s learning and development.

 

Come and have a look for around, meet the team & see for yourself :)

 

Safeguarding is of paramount importance at Westfield House

 

 We ensure all adults working in the setting are thouroughly vetted and enhanced DBS checks are carried out on all staff.

 We have robust policies and procedures to cover all aspects of health & safety and thorough risk assessments are carried out every day.

Our fully qualified team of practitioners are trained to follow the correct safety procedures at all times. 

 

From September 2017, the Department for Education rolls out a new policy of extended entitlement of up to 30 hours funded childcare for eligible children aged three and four.

A child is eligible from the term that begins following their third birthday if the child’s parent(s) meets the eligibility criteria set out below:

  • The parent (and their partner where applicable) should be seeking the funded childcare to enable them to work.
  • The parent of the child (and their partner where applicable) should also be in qualifying paid work. Each parent or the single parent in a lone parent household will need to expect to earn the equivalent of 16 hours at the national living wage or their national minimum wage rate over the forthcoming quarter.
  • Where one or both parents are in receipt of benefits in connection with sickness or parenting, they are treated as though they are in paid work.
  • Where one parent (in a couple household) is in receipt or could be entitled to be in receipt of specific benefits related to caring, incapacity for work or limited capability for work that they are treated as though they are in paid work;
    where a parent is in a ‘start-up period’, (ie they are newly self-employed), they do not need to demonstrate that they meet the income criteria for twelve months in order to qualify for the extended entitlement.
  • If either or both parents’ income exceeds £100,000 they will not be eligible for the extended entitlement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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