Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:41

Get up and Go Nursery

We are so proud to have Get Up and Go Community Nursery as a community partner – an educational provider rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. It aims to focus on the social considerations that enable children in the community to reach their full potential, seeing itself as a social enterprise in every sense. And, in line with our aims of developing the community, three of the senior team have gained degrees in Early Childhood Studies and hold Early Years Professional Status (equivalent to teacher status).

The Wolseley Trust provides small grants for holiday care placements, a budget for healthy snacks, a larger grant to pilot the provision of an Additional Needs Worker, and initial funding that enabled Get Up and Go to apply for and secure a three-year grant from Children in Need.

Who we are by Vivian Hill, Nursery Manager

Get Up & Go Community Nursery is a thriving independent community business, providing childcare and education to local children aged two to four years as well as offering opportunities of employment and work experience. Nearing its twentieth year of operating within the Wolseley Trust Community Resource Building, the setting has supported many children and families in the community with care, respect, inclusion and equality at the forefront of our practice.  Get Up & Go Community Nursery is led by three “home grown” graduates and the team hold childcare level three qualifications underpinned with a sound wealth of experience. The majority of our childcare practitioners live or have previously lived in the local area which strengthens the depth of understanding of the needs of this community.  Children’s assessments and progress trackers provide evidence based confirmation that local children are making clear progress in all areas of their learning and development. Local schools and parents often informally feedback how well the children have progressed, associating this with the time spent at the nursery.

Working in Partnership with the Wolseley Trust

Get Up & Go Community Nursery has, from its outset in 1997, worked in partnership with the Wolseley Trust. There is much to be grateful for interms of support that the Trust has provided. The most recent occasion being during summer 2016 when a successful small grants panel request provided fee payment support for four children in need during the summer holiday period. The children concerned had identified additional needs, involving specialist services, and their attendance (which was 100%) provided continuity of care and routine, which eased their transition into school the following September. This example of support has proved invaluable over the years in terms of keeping children safe, supporting children’s development and helping families in need or indeed crisis.   We are delighted that the team at Get Up & Go Community Nursery has earned its positive and trusted reputation within the community and we very much look forward to continuing working in positive partnership with the Wolseley Trust to support our local community.

WCEDT Registered Office

Wolseley Trust Business Park
Unit 3
Wolseley Close

Tel: 01752 607449