Childcare and Early Years

Aldershot Garrison Childcare Facilities.

Aldershot Garrison Childcare Facilities are managed by a group of trustees. These are drawn from the military community and include the garrison commander and a parent trustee. Each setting is part of a caring, friendly organisation that aims to provide high quality care and education at four early years settings in Aldershot and Church Crookham. The settings are primarily for military families though we are able to take some children from the local communities. All settings are registered with and inspected by Ofsted and comply with the current government requirements of The Early Years Foundation Stage. All staff are trained and qualified or are undertaking relevant childcare qualifications. This ensures staff provide high quality care and education to meet the welfare and learning requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each setting provides a secure, caring, fun learning environment where staff are committed to the provision of good quality learning opportunities and experiences. This enables children to develop their skills and knowledge and they are able to happily make the transition into school. Parents and carers are welcomed as part of a dynamic working partnership to encourage learning between home and each setting and to ensure continuity in the children’s care. An open door policy encourages parents to come and visit and to share their skills and experiences with the children. Each setting works closely with outside agencies if children require additional help and support in their development.

Queen Marys Nursery.

Middle Hill, Aldershot GU11 1PL.  Tel: 01252 324042

The nursery was established in1899. It originally opened as a children’s home for children of military families. The nursery is housed in a large Victorian building that has been extended over the years. It opens Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 6pm. It does not open for any public and bank holidays and closes for a week at Christmas. The nursery also closes for two days each year for staff training. The nursery can take up to 72 children from three months to five years. It operates from two separate buildings on the same site. The main building is for children from two to four years of age and the newer extension caters for children under two years. Children can freely access the large garden and outdoor play spaces. The manager is supported by a deputy manager who supervises the baby unit. A team of caring, enthusiastic qualified staff work within the nursery and each member of the team is a key carer for a small group of children. They liaise with parents, recording children’s development and using their observations to plan for children’s individual progress Children are provided with breakfast, lunch and tea which are freshly cooked on site. Sleep beds and cots are available for all children who need to sleep. Children attending the setting are able to access 15 hours free early years education funding from the term following their third birthday.

Clockhouse Tower Pre-school.

Redvers Buller Road, North Camp, Aldershot. GU11 2LT. Tel 01252 333752.

The pre-school is housed in a large Victorian school building in the north end of Aldershot. The setting has use of the lower floor of the building which consists of two large play rooms and a large outdoor playground. The pre-school can take up to 52 children aged from two to five years. The opening times are Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3pm during school term times. They close in line with Hampshire school holidays. The pre-school also closes for two days each year for staff training. Most children attend on a sessional basis either mornings or afternoons. But the pre-school operates a flexible system where children can attend a variety of times and sessions to meet individual family needs. Children attending for longer days bring their own packed lunch as well as a midmorning or afternoon snack. The setting manager is supported by a deputy manager and a team of caring enthusiastic qualified staff. Each member of the team is a key carer for small group of children and is responsible for recording children’s development and using their observations to plan for children’s individual progress. Children attending the setting are able to access 15 hours free early years education funding from the term following their third birthday.

Quetta Park Pre-school.

The Old School House, Quetta Park, Church Crookham. GU52 8TJ Tel: 01252 620551

This outstanding pre-school is housed in an old Victorian building which was the old village school house in Church Crookham. The setting has use of the whole of the ground floor which consists of two large play rooms that have been opened up to form the well-resourced playroom. Children have free access to two outdoor playgrounds and an open covered building which are used well to compliment indoor learning. The pre-school can take up to 30 children aged from two to five years. The opening times are Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3pm during school term times. They close in line with Hampshire school holidays. The pre-school also closes for two days each year for staff training. Most children attend on a sessional care basis either mornings or afternoons. But the pre-school operates a flexible system where children aged three years can attend a variety of times and sessions to meet individual family needs. Children aged two to three years attend the afternoon sessions only. Children attending for longer days bring their own packed lunch as well as a midmorning snack. The setting manager is supported by a deputy manager and a team of caring enthusiastic qualified staff. Each member of the team is a key carer for small group of children and is responsible for recording children’s development and using their observations to plan for children’s individual progress. Children attending the setting are able to access 15 hours free early years education funding from the term following their third birthday.

 

Toye Box Early Years Centre

Middle Hill, Aldershot GU11 1PL.  Tel: 01252 325307.

Toye Box Early Year Centre is a newer setting established in 2010 and based in a new building. It was formed by the amalgamation of three former military pre-school settings in Aldershot. The setting has use of the whole of the ground floor of the building which consists of four well-resourced playrooms. One is allocated to children aged two to three year and the other three are used flexibly by the children aged three to five years. Children have free access to the securely enclosed outdoor play area. The pre-school can take up to 72 children aged from two to five years. The opening times are Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 3pm during school term times. They close in line with Hampshire school holidays. The pre-school also closes for two days each year for staff training. Most children attend on a sessional care basis either mornings or afternoons. But the pre-school operates a flexible system where children aged three years can attend a variety of times and sessions to meet individual family needs. Children attending for longer days bring their own packed lunch as well as a midmorning or afternoon snack. The setting manager is supported by a deputy manager and a team of caring enthusiastic qualified staff. Each member of the team is a key carer for small group of children and is responsible for recording children’s development and using their observations to plan for children’s individual progress. Children attending the setting are able to access 15 hours free early years education funding from the term following their third birthday.

Please note the Services for Young Children are now based in Rushmoor Council Offices

Address is:

Services for Young Children

Childrens Services Dept.

Hampshire County Council

2nd Floor Rushmoor Borough Council Offices

Farnborough Road

Farnborough

Hampshire

GU14 7JU

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