Kids Count opened in 1994, providing high quality care and education in a warm and nurturing environment, within the grounds of Hartford County Primary School. The nursery and pre-school caters for children from 0 – 5 years on a full or part time basis, with plenty of different sessions on offer to fit in around the busy working and home lives of parents today. We also offer the government funded places, please ask us for more details. We are open 52 weeks of the year, however on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve we shut at 3.30pm. We also close bank holidays and weekends.
Our early year educators are qualified and experienced which enables us to provide care and education of the highest standard for you and your child which will inspire them to be life-long learners. Staff are also paediatric first aid trained, and their certificates are displayed in the reception area.
We are registered with OFSTED (Registration number: 305090) to care for up to 76 children. The nursery is divided into two sections, babies and toddlers (Under Three’s) aged from 4 weeks to three years, and pre-school children aged three to five years (Over Three’s). Each age group enjoys separate facilities and activities that are appropriate to the age, stage and development of the children. The ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ curriculum is followed, and more information on this can be found in the coming pages.
We have a great outside space to use, which is a fantastic place for your child/children to explore, to further expand their knowledge and understanding of their environment. The children are able to run, jump, climb, ride bikes and kick footballs, as well as use the outdoor area as another learning environment. The outdoors is used throughout the year, whatever the weather, so we would ask that you don’t send your child in their ‘best’ clothes, as they are liable to get a little messy whilst exploring and engaging with their environment! Wellies, waterproofs, sunhats and suncream can all be left at Kids Count, so that we are prepared, whatever the weather may throw at us!
We operate Big Kids Out of School and Holiday Club for four to fourteen year olds in separate premises. For further information on this, please contact us on 01606 74100