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Jumping Jo's Day Nursery
39 Lichfield Street
(Entrance around the back of the building on Bow Street)
We would love for you to pop in to see us. Please come between 9.30am-11.30am or 2.30pm-3.30pm.
Please note that at the moment due to COVID-19, we are still allowing visits but it is based on the restrictions and guidelines that the government have in place. Please call us for more information
39 Lichfield Street, Bilston, WV14 0AJ, United Kingdom
Monday - Friday: 7.30am / 8.00am - 6.00pm
(please note, there is a small fee for the 7.30am start)
We are closed for bank holidays and Christmas week, but are open all year round.
Our ethos is that children learn through play, and the best way for this to happen is in a safe, secure and happy environment supported by experienced practitioners who have in depth knowledge of the individual child, their interests and their needs. At Jumping Jo's we provide high quality care and teaching, and aim to ensure that every child who attends our setting is given the very best possible start on their life journey.
Jumping Jo's Day Nursery is a friendly and fun day nursery situated in the heart of Bilston town centre. We take children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
We open at 7.30am/ 8.00am and close at 6pm (Monday to Friday).
We offer the funded hours for 2 and 3 year olds.
Every child has a key person, and we follow the EYFS to plan exciting, flexible activities to promote learning and development in each individual child. All staff are experienced and qualified, and receive regular training to keep them updated with the latest guidelines.
In August 2016, we had our first Ofsted inspection, and received a 'Good' grading. We are constantly looking for ways for us to improve our setting in the best interests of the children and families.
We are due a visit from Ofsted soon, so we are constantly working hard to improve our setting and keep up to date with new guidelines.
Everything we do is underpinned by the EYFS, Cultural Capitol and British Values. These are the foundations of our nursery, and our practitioners work hard to build on these foundations to ensure that every child's individual needs are being met, regardless of their background, their ability or their culture. Every member of staff at Jumping Jo's has a live DBS, which enables us to keep track of their suitability to work with children. Alongside those DBS checks, staff hold full and relevant childcare qualifications (or are working towards one), and staff also have their paediatric first aid, safeguarding and food hygiene certificates. These are updated in line with government policy. Staff also attend other training courses throughout the year so that we can continue to grow as a setting and bring as much experience as possible.
Each year we go on a Nursery trip, with children, their parents/carers and families. So far we have visited Hatton Adventure Farm, Dudley zoo and National Forest Adventure Farm. It was so much fun. If you have any suggestions please pop it in the comment section below.
Our trips are always a success, and our staff and parents and especially the children always have a brilliant day. It's lovely being able to see the children with their families and spending some time getting to know parents and carers.
In 2020, due to COVID-19, we were unable to attend any official outings, so we had to make the most of what we have here at the setting, which meant lots of garden time and fun fun fun!
We have fun days at nursery and have taken part in events within the community to raise money for various charities. We do a yearly fundraising event in support of a charity close to our hearts, which is called Precious Hands from Ruby-Jo, and we also sponsor them as you can see on their website. We also support other local charities and events and join in with dates for children in need and red nose day as well as other various charities.
Each month we invite family members of the children to pop in for a visit where they can join the children in a variety of activities and have the opportunity to look at the children's learning journeys and speak to the key person.
We also have parent communication via class dojo, a free app that allows staff and parents to share photos and messages.
Due to government regulations, we haven't been able to have parents in to the setting recently, however, we have enjoyed sending home learning activities back with the children and providing ideas for experiences via the app.
Each month we send home a newsletter with important information you may need to know. This may be things such as half term dates, any changes to staffing, celebration days, and fundraising days. It will also be uploaded to the Class Dojo.
At Jumping Jo's, we feel that it is very important that parents and carers are supported by staff to continue their child's learning at home. Key workers will send home learning targets for the children, and are on hand to answer any questions that you may have about your child's development. Parents and carers are a child's main educators, and therefore it is so important that we work together as a team to build on the children's knowledge and understanding.
Each year we celebrate festivals from around the world. We incorporate the festivals into activities and encourage all children to take part. If you have a special event you would like us to celebrate please speak to a member of staff as we would love to get involved.