All about Chimps
Welcome to Cheswick Chimps.
We are an Ofsted registered childcare provider within Cheswick Green Primary School. We operate from the Green Trees Centre which is a separate building with a secure garden within the grounds of the school. Our staff team is led by our Extended School Manager.
Our Staff team
We have been established since 2006, and over the last number of years we have extended to offer Wraparound and a Pre-school provision for two to three year olds.
Playgroup opens at 8.30am and finishes at 11.30am
When arriving at Playgroup the children have their own basket for all their personal items and their own coat pegs. As the children enter they self-register by finding the card with their name on.
The children then have the opportunity to explore the indoor environment which is set up each morning, by the teacher, to reflect the weekly planning and the interests of the individual children in the setting.
At 8.45am every morning we have group time, we think about what we are learning about during the week and sing songs or read a story. We also count the children who are there each day and sing number rhymes to encourage early maths skills.
After group time the children take part in both independent play and focus activities which are based on the week’s topic.
Outdoor and indoor play is available all session for the children and all areas are set up ready to engage and enhance the learning.
During the morning the children are offered a healthy snack of fruit as well as a drink of milk or water.
At the end of the session we all have carpet time, here we reflect on the fantastic work we have done that day. We also do some phonics, led by the teacher. This helps the children with their language skills and encourages their use of all speech sounds when communicating.
We will often end the session with singing time.
Children are collected at 11.30am.
Cost is £13.70 per session. Children 2/3 years (Snacks and drinks included)
Wraparound starts at 11.30am and finishes at 2.30pm
A choice of a hot school lunch can be provided at the cost of £2.05 or children can bring their own sandwich box from home.
After lunch the children play outside until 1.30pm then the bell is rung. The children then have group time. During group time we discuss what we are learning about during the week and sing songs or read a story. We also count the children who are there each day and find the correct number on our number line, as well as singing number rhymes to encourage early maths skills.
After group time the children take part in both independent play and focus activities which are based on the week’s topic and the children’s individual interests.
The session is often finished with a story and/or songs.
The children are collected between 2.30pm and 3:00pm or they may stay on for After School Club.
All children are entitled to 15 hours of free Nursery education from the beginning of the term following their third birthday. Some children may also be eligible for an additional 15 hours of early education funding. These are offered from 11.30am - 2.30pm and are only applicable for children who are eligible. Please ask for further information about this or visit www. http://www.solihull.gov.uk/Resident/
In Solihull there is also some funding to enable two year olds to have 15 hours per week free (dependent on parents finances) These are offered from 8.30am -11.30pm and are only applicable for children who are eligible. Please ask for further information about this or visit www.solihull.gov.uk. (You are able to apply for the funding here).
Charges for time not covered by funding:
11.30am – 3.00pm Cost is £18.30
2.30pm – 3.00pm (Extension time beyond 30 hours) Cost is £3.00
Before and After School Club
Chimps After School Club opens at 3.00pm. Children are brought over to Chimps from their classes either by their class teacher or teaching assistant. Children are registered on arrival and then allowed a free choice of the activities available, which include a range of indoor and outdoor, with a free flow.
A healthy snack as well as water, milk and squash are available for all children.
Children are brought to the gate to meet all parents.
Before and After School Club costs
3.00- 5.00 pm Cost is £8.60 (snack and drinks included).
Once children have joined Chimps a Parentpay login (school payment system) will be issued. We also accept Voucher schemes and government schemes.
All parents must complete a registration form and hand in to either a member of Chimps staff or at the school office.
Forms (Please click on title to access form)
Wrap Around Pack/docs/Wrap_Around__electronic_pack.docx