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Childcare in Penkridge

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This list is not complete due to some providers preferring not to have their details
published on the website. For more providers,  contact 0845 650 9876

Out of School Clubs/Holiday Schemes

St. Michael's First School Out of School Care Service -
 
We aim to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for children of school age, before and after normal school hours, some school holidays and inset days - please ask staff for details.
 
The children are supervised by qualified staff, who work together to provide a harmonised atmosphere for all.
We are Ofsted registered and our last inspection in June 2006 was assessed as satisfactory.
 
We are based on the school premises and use our own room, the school hall, playground or playing fields for our activities.  During the poorer weather we are able to accommodate a range of indoor activities, whether it be quiet/homework time, games, written activities like word searches or just time to "chill out" after a hard day.  Art sessions are run twice weekly with one of them including looking at specific foreign countries.  Other special themed sessions are run once a month.   Refreshments are available free of charge or children are able to eat their own snacks.

Our opening times are 8am to start of school and 3.15pm to 6pm Monday to Friday inclusive.
We are able to accept other local school children by prior agreement.
 
For more information give us a call on 07758 155699 and we will do our best to meet your requirements. 
 
You can also contact the Chairman, Mrs Hilary Ball, home phone number 01785 712563

TURTLES CHILDREN'S NURSERY  - Wolverhampton Road, PENKRIDGE - Tel: 01785 716111

The former police station has been extensively refurbished and customised to provide accommodation to the highest possible standard for the children.  A fully comprehensive fire alarm system and CCTV along with a stringent security systems ensures the safety of your child.

At Penkridge a highly experienced management team, which includes a qualified teacher along with a Nursery Manager, with a proven track record, will ensure that your child’s care and development needs are met and that each child is provided with the opportunities to develop to their full potential in a happy, caring and welcoming environment.

We will deliver an educational curriculum, which develops imaginations, inspires delight, creates wonder and piques curiosity.   Through play and structured activities we will teach the children life skills and encourage early literacy and numeracy in readiness for entrance to school.    All of our existing facilities currently have waiting lists for places, which is an indication of the high level of service we provide for children in our care.  For further details please phone 01785 716111

Turtles at Marshbrook - Telephone 01785 712780

Registered Childminders

Mrs Lindsey Kendrick - Registered Childminder.  Fully trained with 13 years Experience.  Non-smoking, friendly, homely environment.  Full or Part-time vacancy at the moment. 
Telephone: 01785 714393
Mrs. Lyndsey Kelly & Mrs. Sam LeRue-Smith - co-childminders working together from one address in Penkridge offering flexible childcare in a non-smoking friendly home environment. Full/part time places available.  Term time/Holiday time, before and after school care, nursery drop offs and pick ups.
Telephone:  01785 716779 or 07531 842152
Mrs Vivienne Smith - Telephone: 01785 714129
Mrs Serena Till - I am an OFSTED Registered Childminder in Penkridge.  Centrally located, I can offer a variety of childcare options to suit the parent/carer - e.g. full time/ part time/ before and after school in a safe and caring environment. I currently cover Marshbrook Primary School and older schools but can also do nursery/pre school dropoffs/collections
My contact details are:
E mail - neil.serena30@btinternet.com
Phone - 01785 716231 or 07989803364
Whitt-Hall Childcare Services - Mainstream and Special Needs - Overnight and Respite available -  Shift patterns welcome  -  24 hours 7 days per week  -  Pre-School, After School, Over nights, weekends, School Holidays, Full/Part time - Emergency School Closure Care available.
Telephone 07731434748  -  whitt-hall@hotmail.co.uk      Ofsted & NCMA Registered     Fully Insured & CRB Checked
Care Available  -  Pre-School Care   After School Care   Holiday Care   Out of Hours Care    Overnight Care    Special Needs     One 2 One     Respite
Opening Hours  -   24 hours per day – 7 days per week    Full/Part time    Emergency Care    Shift Patterns Welcome    Early Drop Offs      Late Collections
Facilities and Activities  -   Play House
    Very Large Garden    Indoor Playroom    TV/Play Station     Computer     Drawing/Art     Dance/Performing      Reading/Cooking      Gardening     Pets including Ducks & Chickens.   We are situated in a rural environment on the edge of Penkridge - Away from the hustle and bustle of village life and the noise of the traffic - but on your door step, for home from home child care  -  Where security, health and welfare of your children is upmost in our minds

Play Groups, Toddlers Groups, Nurseries

JUBILEE PLAYGROUP  Est. 1977
Room 34, Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge

Jubilee Playgroup is a small caring playgroup with charitable status.  Staff are qualified and motivated, all are mothers themselves and have many years experience looking after young children.  The Playgroup is open on five days a week - Monday, Thursday & Friday 9am-12 noon. Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-3pm.

The aims of the playgroup are to provide suitable play for children from 2 years of age to develop independence whilst allowing them to mix with others of their own age in a safe, happy and comfortable environment.  The children are also encouraged to take part in playgroup activities.  The morning is structured to give the children a gentle introduction to their future schooling.  During the morning, children play, have the opportunity to take part in craftwork, have a short break with a snack and a drink, have story time and sing etc.  Weather permitting we also take the opportunity to play outside in the lovely grounds.

As part of the Children Act 1989, the playgroup is inspected annually by OFSTED and we have always been very highly approved. There is no discrimination between any children.  We have nappy changing facilities and will be happy to discuss individual children's needs. We have also always been highly recommended by satisfied parents.

In order to keep our fees low we hold occasional fund raising events, and there are also occasional meetings where parents are welcome to come along and share their ideas.  Government Funding Vouchers are accepted.

If you would like more information pay us a visit in Room 34, or contact joint Playgroup Supervisor Mrs Sharon Bishop on  07816 861 755  We look forward to seeing you.   Contact can also be made through our Facebook page, or email jubileeplaygroup@hotmail.com

St. Michaels Mums and Tots - Meet every Tuesday during Term Time at Reading Rooms in Market Street. 
1.30 to 3pm     £1 per family - all welcome
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Turtles at Marshbrook - Telephone 01785 712780
Princefield First School (Nursery Class) - Telephone 01785 714050
Rainbow Parent and Toddler Group
Come and join us and meet new friends and have fun.  A friendly stay and play group with toys and activities for babies and toddlers Birth to 3.

We meet every Thursday (in term time) between 1.30pm and 3pm at the Scouts Hut, Goods Station Lane, Penkridge.

£2.00 per family includes healthy snacks and drinks. Tel: 07929 538314 for more details or Email.  Join us on Facebook (search groups for “Penkridge Rainbow Group”) for latest news and activities.

Little Treasures DAY NURSERY

Little Treasures is a modern, well equipped day nursery situated in extensive gardens within greenbelt countryside.

We have places for 36 children, offering high quality care within a caring, safe and friendly environment for children aged 0-8 years.  Our dedicated staff are experienced in providing a stimulating and fun atmosphere, in which all children are able to learn and play.

Through a wide range of activities, we aim to meet the needs of all children in our care, capturing imaginations, encouraging self-confidence and developing individual personalities.  Due to the increasing hectic life styles of modern society, we recognise the need for flexibility.   Therefore, Little Treasures offer a variety of care facilities, catered to each families individual needs.

To book a place or for further information please call:  01785 711025  Highbrooke, Boscomoor Lane, Penkridge

Open 8-6 Monday to Friday 51 weeks
Local School/Nursery drop off and pick up
High staff:child ratios
Ofsted Registered
Booking accepted on a "first come, first served" basis within each age range

Penkridge Pre–School Playgroup - Formed 1967 -Room 13 at Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge

Penkridge Pre - School Playgroup caters for children aged between 2 and 5yrs.

Aims: The basis of the Playgroup is to give children a happy, safe, caring and stimulating environment in which to learn and develop social skills.  
We follow the newM Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines covering the six areas of learning.

Opening Times:       9.15 am - 12.5 pm Monday to Friday
                               
The term after their third birthday children will be eligible for Nursery Education Grant Funding so can therefore remain at this setting until they are of school age.

Fees are currently £6 per morning session preferably paid at the beginning of each half term.           

For further information, contact the Pre-School either by visit or telephone  07900m684277 or Sam Le Rue (Treasurer) on 07887-616296.

Also Jojingles Music and Movement Classes for under 5's at the Penkridge Leisure Centre on Friday mornings. Click here for details.

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