Hollyfield Pre-School Nursery Ltd is an ‘outstanding’ private, (PVI) setting and is situated in North Birmingham, in the area of Sutton Coldfield. We moved into new, purpose built premises, which was funded by the Neighbourhood Nursery Initiative in November 2004. We were given this grant as we are situated in Falcon Lodge, which is a council estate in Sutton Coldfield, and therefore classed as a deprived area. The nursery draws children in from the adjoining council estate, as well as private housing. We are registered to take children from birth, however only admit children from the age of 2 years old to 8 years old as we offer wrap around care. Our opening times are 7.45am to 6pm. We provide before and after school provision for Hollyfield Primary School infant children to whom we share our site with. We are a term time only nursery however; we also provide holiday club care for 5 holiday weeks of the year.
We are a family business which has been passed down to the daughters (Lydia Enefer and Evelyn Tristram) of the proprietor (Hazel Tristram) on her retirement and is led by Lydia with the same close knit family feeling. Lydia holds a PGCE qualification and has experience in working with children from nursery age, through to Year 2. Practitioners employed at Hollyfield Pre-School Nursery have a variety of qualifications from Apprentice Level 2, Level 3, Foundation Degree, BA Honours to PGCE, and we are blessed with longstanding staff who have been with us between 5 and 13 years with few changes, providing continuity of care for our children and their families.We pride ourselves in having such a vast range of knowledge in the setting and the experiences we are able to provide our children with because of this knowledge. We encourage our practitioners to progress professionally as well as personally. This in turn means that as a setting, we can provide a vast wealth of knowledge for our children, supporting their every need. Information gained at courses is cascaded down to all practitioners during our monthly team meetings to ensure the children all receive the best care possible.
Culture and backgrounds of the children who attend the setting We have a wealth of languages spoken by children and their parents in the setting. The majority of these are English, but we also have Malayalam, Russian, Polish, Slovak, Tamil and Bulgarian to name but a few. Practitioners are aware that some parents may need some assistance when receiving written information as some may not speak any, or only a little English. Practitioners are also aware that some parents are unable to read and write and therefore discreetly hand any information over verbally and offer support with filling in forms etc. Our children have many different religions between them, such as Church of England, Christian, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Sikh and non-religion which are respected by practitioners and children alike at Hollyfield Pre-School Nursery, hence promoting British values and also celebrating festivals and cultures from around the world.