We strive to ensure children have a wide range of experiences, their needs are met, they have an environment rich in learning and, more importantly, their thoughts and ideas are listened to.
Glenfield has an exceptional reputation within the local area and we call ourselves The Glenfield Family! We continue to see and hear of many of our pupils working and thriving. Amongst them is an accomplished pianist, 2 footballers, a Soprano singer and much more, but most importantly the blossoming of character.
We endeavour to support our local community especially since the 2020 Lockdown; we have built relationships with local care homes, shops and medical practices – all of which are important for children, to promote their Cultural Capital experiences and their awareness of British Values. branch is English!
Safeguarding and ‘working with others’ is a vital part of our Nursery. We work with a variety of agencies such as Social Workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists and many more to support all children in our care.
Message from Proprietor
Glenfield Nursery School had its official in August 1991, Mrs Jean Hope Brown, Proprietor, Principal/Teacher built it up to become a 70 place Nursery with an excellent reputation for “good quality childcare in a safe and secure environment”. After running the Nursery for 29 years Mrs Brown sadly passed away in May 2019, leaving the Nursery in the care of myself, her daughter Julie.
My Mother, Mrs Brown was an inspiration to so many. I have now taken on the responsibility of continuing a successful day care facility. We ensure all children are Safeguarded, providing many opportunities for them to develop independence through play and interaction with others.
My background is in Nursing and over time I have developed an excellent understanding of how to keep children safe within the Nursery, supporting all Staff in their Professional Development and offering support to parents and carers.
Message from Manager
I, Joanne came to Glenfield in 1990 working as Deputy Nursery Officer for its previous owner. In 1991 I was employed by ‘Mrs Brown’ to continue the role of Deputy. In May 2019 I became Manager and have taken on the privileged role of Principal/Teacher. It is my goal to ensure that all children have the opportunity to grow and develop within a stimulating environment. I have the task of ensuring both staff and children are safeguarded, by providing support to staff within their opening professional updates.
Also that all of our children enjoy their time within our Nursery, whilst their parents/carers feel safe, confident and relaxed with their children in our care.My previous experience was running both a play group and children’s club for disadvantaged children alongside an elderly persons lunch club.
My passion is caring for children with additional needs and ensuring they have the same opportunity as every child in my care.
Upon entering our Nursery your child will be supported by a Key Person although they will have many opportunities to engage with all staff and children, for at Glenfield our aim is to continue providing good quality childcare within a family orientated environment.
Since May 2019 Glenfield Nursery School has undergone a huge transformation. We have been working towards creating a learning environment based on the ‘Curiosity Approach.’
We keep our individuality, through environment has changed dramatically,
Our aim is to ensure all of our children are happy within their environment so we listen to their opinions and thoughts when transforming the environment, keeping play materials that they love.
The decision to remain open as the ‘Pandemic’ swept through the country was easy for us. Although we only have a small number of children whose parents were Key Workers, their jobs were vital in working within the NHS. We offered childcare on a weekly basis for others. We did have ‘Furlough’ staff but this was done on a rota basis ensuring that everyone had time in and out of the Nursery, which was vital for our children as they did miss their ‘favourite staff’.
We turned a negative into a positive, we took children on ‘Lockdown Walks’, sharing care packages with the local care home and surgery. We sent out cards to the neighbours offering support and more importantly supporting our NHS, Police and Fire Station by sending them pictures and good wishes – a vital part of children’s learning and supporting their ‘Cultural Capital’
‘Home Packs’ – these were vital for our Stay at Home children. Each week we hand delivered a Home Pack to each child who could not come to Nursery, posting packs to children who were outside the local area. These included paper, glue, crayons, scavenger hunts, physical activities, bird watching posters and links to lots of online support. Keeping in touch with families, offering support, and the children able to see their carers was an important part of keeping ongoing relationships. ‘Story Time with Julie’ was a huge success. A new story was posted on facebook each day and was a big hit, many parents used these as their bedtime story.