The website also provides information regarding Tax Credits for Childcare, Universal Credit for Childcare, Support while you Study.
We were graded Good in our Ofsted inspection in 2019 across all areas. The full report can be seen here: Ofsted
Below are some of the key points highlighted by Ofsted that we are incredibly proud of.
“Children are happy and feel secure, making positive attachments to staff who nurture their individual needs.”
“All children make good progress from their starting points. They are confident and independent, showing a positive attitude to learning.”
“Children develop key skills necessary for their future learning and development.”
“Staff plan exciting activities to keep children motivated and engaged.”
“Partnerships with other professionals are strong. Management reflects on and values their feedback well, implementing new strategies to benefit children.”
“Staff have developed a strong understanding of how to recognise and support children with special educational needs.”
“Safeguarding is effective. Management and staff have a good understanding of child protection procedures and details of relevant authorities they can liaise with, to help protect children from harm.”
Early Years Fundamentals (EYF) is a research, training and consultancy company led by the needs of the early years private and voluntary sector.
The Early Years Fundamentals’ specialist team is made up of a diverse group of professionals working in or with the early years and childcare sector.
EYF assess the needs of the sector termly through the extensive analysis of Ofsted inspection reports and prepare a response to trending Ofsted actions and recommendations through audit tools, practical guides, publications, training, and consultancy.
As subscribing members of EYF, our nursery benefits from advice, support and guidance from a wealth of experts and a nationwide network of other nurseries.
Bolitho Nursery is part of Healthy Under 5’s to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles from an early age.
Healthy Under 5s is designed to celebrate topics that providers may already be championing and explore new areas:
Emotional health and wellbeing
Additiona topis (Including workplace health, sleep and health campaigns)
We will regularly share information and guidance for the above topics via email and on display on our Healthy Under 5’s display board and incorporate the topics within the children’s play.
We have a wide selection of leaflets that are available for families to pick up.
We are proud to say that we worked hard throughout 2019 to achieve all 6 areas of accrediation and we continued to maintain this award throughout 2020.
In January 2021, Daisy First Aid held first aid training for 12 of our staff. Part of this course was completed online and the rest through a face to face training day resulting in a fully certified qualification. Our staff team consolidated their knowledge from previous first aid courses and refreshed their skills. We would like to thank our Daisy First Aid trainer: Frances, for her engaging and memorable training that has provided our staff with invaluable confidence, knowledge and practical experience.
We highly recommend Daisy First Aid and would like to signpost our families to have a look at the courses they run for parents and carers: Daisy First Aid
It is important to us to support local businesses, and also to open up new experiences for the children we care for. We hope these projects will create deep and lasting connections with the community, and instil a healthy outlook on life.
In line with this thinking, the government’s free milk scheme for nursery children will be fulfilled using milk from Trink Dairy – a farm just outside St Ives.
At Trink, the Knowles family produce milk from grass-fed Friesian and Jersey cows; due to the way the cows are fed and cared for they produce milk rich in Omega-3 fats and vitamin E – this helps to boost immune systems, a clear benefit for children of nursery age.
We are really pleased to be working with Trink and are using the connection as a way of talking to our children about where our food comes from, and the importance of maintaining a healthy diet.
We support Healthy Start by promoting the scheme to all of our families.
Healthy Start is a government scheme to improve the health of low-income pregnant women and families with young children on benefits and tax credits. It provides a great opportunity for health professionals and others working with pregnant women and families to offer encouragement, information and advice on issues such as healthy eating, breastfeeding and vitamins.
What is Healthy Start?
With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables, fresh, dried, and tinned pulses, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.
Pregnant or have children under the age of four?
You could qualify if you’re on benefits, or if you’re pregnant and under 18.
Applying for Healthy Start is easy. If you already have an application leaflet, just fill out the form inside. A midwife or health visitor no longer needs to sign this form, however, you must provide your estimated due date which is still listed in Part B. Once you have completed your application, make sure you have signed it and send it using the freepost envelope attached. If you don’t have an application form you can find one here. Information is used from your tax credits and benefits claims to check you qualify so make sure all your details (including your address) are up to date with Tax Credits and JobCentre Plus as this will help process your application quickly.
Chidcare choices provides all the information you need surrounding Government help with childcare costs for parents, whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support.
We offer funded spaces for 2, 3 and 4 year old, including 30 hours childcare for 3 and 4 year olds.
We also offer financial support through the Tax Free Childcare scheme that is available for working families, including the self-employed, in the UK. See the website for further information on how to set up Tax Free Childcare. For every £8 you pay into an online account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year.
Our Safeguarding Children Partnership (OSCP) for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly provides information for:
Parents and Carers,
Children and Young People,
There are links for:
Information and Resources,
Learning and Development.
We have attended OSCP training to keep our staff up to date in relation to local safeguarding and national updates.