Welcome to Bentley Child Care
Shaping the present, Creating the future...
Bentley Child Care puts your child at the heart of everything we do! Our skilled staff team provide care for children from 6 weeks old until 11 years. Our care rooms provide a home from home environment whilst challenging your little one with exciting experiences and resources.
Our exceptional key worker systems allows children to form meaningful relationships with staff. Your child's keyworker will be responsible for tracking their progression and will keep you updated every step of the way!
If you would like to come for a show around please give us a call on 01922 746592
Holiday Playcare Scheme - October Half Term 2021
At Bentley Child Care Charlies - King Charles School, Wilkes Avenue, Bentley, Walsall WS2 0JN
Pumpkins & Prizes
Monday 25th October - Friday 29th October 2021
Morning/ Afternoon sessions or All day availability (8am - 6pm)
First come first serve basis
Please pick up a booking form or request via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
From everyone here at Bentley Childcare we would just like to say how proud we are of our children returning and how well they have settled.
Some of our children have moved up into their new rooms and have enjoyed investigating what is new in their rooms. We have had lots of smiles, laughter and a little bit of mischief.
Our children make us very proud.
Here's a big high five!
Collection of children
Please ensure you notify a member of staff if someone different is collecting your child and leave a password with us if we have not seen them before.
The safety of the children is paramount to us and we will only let children leave Nursery with people who have permission to collect.
Does your child turn 3 before the end of August 2021? You may be entitled to 30 hours free education in our Nursery class. If you would like anymore information please contact the Nursery.
Curriculum overview Summer term 2021
Bentley childcare, what impact have we made? How do our children like to learn?
All children across the setting have grown in confidence and independence, regardless of the challenging circumstances of the past 12 months.
Our youngest children in Rainbows room have been exploring the world around them, enjoying the theme “people who help us”. Key workers expanded this theme into the children’s continuous provision by providing role play equipment, dressing up clothes and large construction vehicles.
The children used their senses to explore texture and form, using corn flour gloop and sand. Children were supported to use their body parts to explore the textures allowing for a fully immersive experience.
Within the outdoor environment Rainbows children have planted and cared for flowers in containers. This provided children with a new sensory experience, feeling the leaves, smelling the flowers, and controlling body movements to pour water from a watering can.
Language development has been an adult focus area. Practitioners used nursery rhymes such as ‘wind the bobbin up’ and ‘Wheels on the bus’, to support children to expand their over all word count and form simple sentences.
All children in Rainbows have formed caring and trusting relationships with their allocated key worker, which aids transitions and supports children to settle into nursery life with confidence.
Explorers-Time to start
Within the Time to Start provision children have grown in confidence, becoming more independent in their self-care skills. Demonstrating friendly behaviour as they form friendships, learn to share equipment and tolerate delay waiting their turn.
Parent feedback has been extremely positive regarding language development and behaviour at home as well as nursery. The staff are all very proud of the progress children have made within their personal and social skills.
Children have developed a love of literacy using story baskets, in particular the story of “Goldilocks and the three bears”. With the use of physical props, children have shown their understanding of story sequencing. Recalling key points within the story to rein act using the story props. Practitioners brought the story to life being fully involved by dressing up as Goldilocks and creating a sense of fun in storytelling.
The children in our Tweenie Room have been focusing on developing personal and social skills. Demonstrating friendly behaviour by working together in child-initiated play, such as role play-using their imagination to be ‘teachers’. The older children initiated the play, encouraging their younger peers to join in.
Within adult led learning, children have explored the natural world around. Looking at wildlife in the garden, listening to birds sing, finding hidden mini beasts and creating habitats for the creatures to live and feed.
A love of literacy has developed as the children shared story baskets with their key workers. A favourite this term has been “The three little pigs”. Adults expanded on this interest within the creative and construction continuous provision, providing resources such as straw and twigs for the children to transport around the environment and create unique pieces transient art.
Foundation for Learning
Summer term has been extremely productive for our Foundation children. Practitioners and children have worked hard on developing self-care skills to ensure all children are school ready. Children have a strong sense of belonging, with knowledge of their environment knowing where things belong and participate in the daily routine.
To support the children’s next step along their learning journey, practitioners liaised with Nursery and Reception teachers from various schools. Telephone and face to face consultations have taken place to discuss children’s development and characteristics of learning. Practitioners continue the transitional support, having conversations with the children regarding their exiting new schools.
The children have enjoyed many themes this term including a math workshop, mini beasts, expressive arts, and vets. However, a favourite theme has been nocturnal animals, the children learnt new descriptive words adding to their overall word count and how to use these words in context. Within this theme we explored light and dark, using a torch to cast shadows. The staff expanded on this interest, providing the children with an animal shadow puppet show, this was very much enjoyed by all the children and staff alike.
Children have developed strong friendship groups, demonstrating friendly behaviour sharing resources and tolerating delays to wait their turn.
All children have shown an interest in sign language, often using the signs they have learnt to communicate with our deaf member of staff. To expand on this interest, practitioners have supported children to sign and sing “friends forever” which they will perform for their parents at Graduation.
Overall, the children and staff at Bentley childcare have achieved so much together and all staff show an enormous sense of pride at the children’s achievements following a difficult year.
Andria and the management team would like to thank parents and carers for your continued support which has kept us all going during the last lockdown. The children have shown an extraordinary resilience and have settled back into Nursery full of smiles. We are pleased to see many of our team members returning from furlough as our Nursery begins its journey to recovery. We continue to deliver a varied and exciting curriculum with a focus on emotional well being and putting your children at the heart of everything we do.
We are thrilled to announce that we have secured lateral flow tests for all of our staff. Each member of staff will be tested twice per week.
Internet safety in Early Years
As children are spending more time online to continue their learning at home, we have put together some online safety tips for parents to help keep your children safe online.
Supporting your child during COVID 19
We understand that these are very different and difficult for everyone, especially our children. They are missing time with their extended family and friends. Supporting their mental health is vital, we have out together some tips for supporting your child during the current pandemic.
Room of the year 2020
We would like to congratulate our Foundation for Learning team on their outstanding practice. During these difficult times they have provided children with emotional support and experiences that enable children to reach their full potential.
Here are some websites you can access at home that gives you some activities you can do with your little one.
2 year old funding
Are you entitled to free child care for your 2 year old? Here are Bentley Childcare we provide Time2Start for those 2 year olds. Contact the FIS for more information http://www.mywalsall.org/fis/Free-for-2-parents/
30 Hours free child care
Your 3-4 year old could be entitled to 30 hours free child care in April. The cut off date for applying is the end of March 2021. Click on the link below for more information.
If you require child care please contact the Nursery on 01922 746592
New opening times...
14th August 2020
Here at Bentley Child Care we value our service user’s feedback and work needs. We listen to
what our parents want and evaluate how we can best meet those needs.
We are aware that a lot of parents have to do a really quick drop off at 8am to enable them to get to work on time, with that in mind we have decided to change our opening time to 7.45am from Monday 7th September in line with the children returning to school. We are hoping this will help to stagger in the children, providing a safer environment for both children and parents when they arrive whilst helping to maintain social distancing in and around both Reception Areas.
We would like to thank you all for your continued support through these unprecedented times.
Please continue to maintain social distancing as you drop off and collect your child from Nursery
We continue to collect children at Reception at the start of their day and bring them to you at the end
Childrens temperatures will be taken and recorded upon arrival
If you are coming for a showaround or settling in, please ensure only one parent attends and we ask that you wear a mask and sanitise your hands
If you are a visitor to Bentley Child Care please ensure you are wearing a mask
If you wish to discuss anything please do not hesitate to call the centre and speak to a manager.
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