Building Blocks Nursery - Great Barr

669-671 Kings Road, , Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9HU
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Welcome to our Great Barr branch.  We opened our doors in January 2016 having fully refurbished this former doctors surgery, with superb facilities to cater for children from 3 months to 5 years of age.

The safety of your child is of paramount importance to us. Access to the Nursery is operated by a remote controlled door system which includes a built in camera to allow staff to see who is requiring entry.

Our building is fitted with the industry required fire alarms and fire drills are carried out on a regular basis.

We adopt a “home from home” like experience, which is what we find helps each child settle into nursery quickly.

"Parents speak highly of the staff. They are very pleased with the progress their children make, particularly in developing confidence, social skills and speech.

Parents receive regular information about their children's next steps, along with suggestions about how they can support their children's learning at home" Ofsted Report April 2018
As every child is unique we find that some children may need next to no time to settle into nursery life where as others may require a lengthy period of time. We recognise this and ensure that your child is given the time and attention needed.

“Nursery Proprietor – Tina Hart”

Welcome to our Nursery

Fun in the Baby Room

Welcome to our baby room, where we cater for the children from 3 months to 18 months.

We have separated 2 areas, the smaller being for young babies and sleepers, and the other being for older babies once they are on the move. Both areas are bright and colourful and provide a wide range of equipment for babies’ development and stimulation.

"Staff attend well to the individual needs of babies. Babies giggle and happily join in activities. They enjoy the space available and play safely" Ofsted Report April 2018
We operate a key person system, where specially selected staff care for their small group of babies, enabling them to build up a loving, trusting relationship with both the babies in their care and their parents.

We have Daily Diaries to record information and communicate your child's progress as well as their eating and sleeping habits.

We work closely with parents and take their wishes on board. Parents are welcome to spend time in the nursery whenever they wish.

Children within this age group are encouraged to discover their surroundings and to take part in experiences such as games, music & movement, baking and storytelling.

We have specially chosen equipment to encourage a child’s emotional, physical and intellectual development which works towards a strong child a healthy child a confident learner and a skilful communicator.

"The dedicated team of staff work hard to provide high-quality learning opportunities for children in the warm and inclusive environment. The quality of teaching is consistently good. Children progress well from their starting points" Ofsted Report April 2018

We also have a separate ‘Messy Play’ area where children have the freedom to explore different textures with the aid of sand, water, play-dough etc.

We know the importance of nurturing children's developments and will plan for outside agencies and outings to assist with their knowledge and understanding, relating to their current planning activities.

2-3's Room

2-3's Room

This room is also used as a dining room where children can spend meal times in a relaxed and sociable environment.
"All children make good progress. They are motivated, confident learners. Children are good communicators and develop effective listening skills" Ofsted Report April 2018

Independent and assertive children of this age are incredibly rewarding. We encourage a child’s vocabulary in many different ways using such methods as nursery rhymes, singing and storytelling throughout the day.
Sensory Room

Our Sensory Room has been created to provide a relaxed and calm environment. We have provided a variety of equipment and resources to allow children to experience the 5 senses.

These include, bubble lamps, mirrors, various textures, light board and soothing music to listen to.

Welcome to the Pre school Room which caters for the children from 3 years to 5. Within this room children are encouraged to access all areas and equipment independently.

This encourages, good social interaction and offers opportunities and facilities to promote independence and development.

The staff are always available to have a chat with parents and are able to discuss in confidence their child’s needs.

Our aim is to encourage children to feel confident and valued.   A child will never be pushed to begin the fundamentals of a more formal education, however, staff will take every opportunity to encourage and guide them when they feel that they are ready.

Government funding:

All children are eligible for 15 free hours per week free child care the term after their 3rd birthday.

This funding is term time only. The free hours will be deducted from the monthly fees accordingly. We do offer spaces for children who are just using their 15 free hours.

Pre School

Outdoor Area

Our "Playground" features a rubber surfaced area to provide a safe environment to support learning through play.  We have colourful mushrooms and seating areas where children can use their imagination on a grander scale.

We also have a paved area for the children to ride their bikes and scooters and a large sheltered canopy which provides a versatile area for all age groups to learn and play with plenty of shade.

It is as much a physical development area as it is a social learning environment and we have plenty of resources to encourage this.
"Staff use a consistent and positive approach to managing children's behaviour which takes into account their understanding and maturity" Ofsted Report April 2018

When you visit us you will see what a wonderful environment we have provided for the children to explore and discover!

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