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Minster Day Nursery And Out Of School Club

Day Nursery

Minster Day Nursery is a charity run day nursery /out of school club and holiday club catering for children aged 0 - 11yrs.

We are open 7.30am - 6pm Monday - Friday 51 weeks per year.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lynda Cloake
Contact Position
01843 821482

Where to go

Minster Day Nursery and Out of School Club
Minster Day Nursery
Molineux Road
CT12 4PS

We are centrally located in the village and are next door to the school (no attachment) so very easy for us to do breakfast and drop off to school as well as run our after school club.

We have separate rooms for the different age groups as well as wheelchair access to the whole nursery and our gardens.

We have a full time chef whom cooks hot fresh meals at lunch time and tea time.

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Open All Year, Shift Patterns, Flexible
Carescheme Age Range:
0 year(s), 0 month(s) to 11 year(s), 0 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 7:30 18:00
Tuesday 7:30 18:00
Wednesday 7:30 18:00
Thursday 7:30 18:00
Friday 7:30 18:00

Other Details

ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
Schools covered
Minster CEP School
Cost details
Contact provider for details
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Vacancies Details
We have both Free 4 Two and 3 + 4 yr old Free Early Education places available We have vacancy in all our rooms
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 57
5 8 57
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 2
2 3
3 4
5 11
Vacancy Information Last updated Date
Cot Room, Music, Literacy and Numeracy, Computers / It, Messy Play Area, Cookery, Drama, Toys/dolls, Dressing Up, Nursery, Outdoor Activities, Themed Sessions, Tv/video/dvd, Play House, Parks/playgrounds, Puppets, Quiet Room, Games / Puzzles, Visits and Outings, Garden, Walks, Sandpit, Help With Homework, Arts And Crafts, Horse Riding, Scooter, Reading, Refreshments, Books, Bouncy Castle, Sign Language / Makaton, See-Saw, Ball Pit, Bike, Kitchen, Songs, Sleeping Area, Slide, Climbing Frame, Library Visits, Stories

We believe we are a fully inclusive nursery and out of school club catering for children of all abilities and needs be it educational or medical 

We have BSL communicators onsite as well as a qualified early years teacher

Languages Spoken:
English, British Sign Language
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
27/09/2010Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
24/10/2014Inspection (Early Years Register)Good
21/09/2017Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Registered to provide up to 30 hours entitlement
30 Hours Partner Details (These are details of any other childcare provider(s) that this provider will work with to offer the 30 hours entitlement)

Free Early Education for *2, 3 & 4 year olds

Our entitlement structure is: 9am -12pm , 12pm-1pm excluding food and 1-4pm

Term time only 

15 hours over 38weeks (570 hours per year)

30 hours over 38 weeks (1140 hours per year)


Stretched funding (inclusive of holidays)

12 hours over 48 weeks (570 hours per year)

24 hours over 48 weeks (1140 hours per year)

All other wrap around care will be charged at our standard rate, please see price list.

We also offer 5 completely free places for the extended funding (30 hours)

Term time only

Monday to Friday over 38weeks

Stretched Funding

Monday to Friday over 48 weeks

Children attending non-funded days/sessions (wrap around care) in addition to their Free Early Education will be charged at our current rates as shown on the registration pack, this will include breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will be invoiced in the usual way showing how many free hours your child is receiving in that period and what the additional charges are. This care will be unavailable and/or withdrawn until all outstanding fees are paid.

Please note that the Free Early Education can be split between providers up to a maximum of 2 providers per day.

*2-year-old funding is subject to eligibility.

Service status


Local Offer


We offer placements for all children with SEND 0-11 and we support families to get the correct support they need as well as referrals and working in partnership with other professional to make sure our children receive the best possible start to their education. We accept free for twos funding under the disability status and this offered around the parents needs. 

Special Needs Support

We monitor all of our children and then discuss where needed with our parents over our concerns and then work at the pace of the parents to complete referrals to other professionals when necessary. 

We have an open door to our office where parents can come and have a chat with the management/ Sendco's, they will be updated daily on how their child has got on in the session by their keyworker or a member of staff from the room whom has been working with them that day, We hold meeting with our parents to discuss targets and next steps for both education and to met their needs with other professionals. We monitor all of our children and attend local Sendco forum meeting to keep up to date and bring back an new ideas. We evaluate our processes termly.

We have differentiation on all of our planning and dependant of each childs needs would depend on having individualised plan's within the planning it is set out 

differentiation of the individual child this could be in the form of pecs, makton, bsl, practitioner lead learning in play and also we openly welcome other professionals to support us in our individualised teacher for our SEND children

We try to provide what ever support the individual child needs be it a support worker some or all of the time, communication support and social interactions English as an additional language by use of pic sims we have access to 2 other areas in the nursery where we can do more intensive one to one work sessions to focus more on individual needs. We work closely with the parents and any other professional to make sure we are supporting them in meeting the targets and needs of the child

We hold regular meeting with our parents to discuss targets and goals that parents as well as other professionals are setting for the child. We use tapestry online so you can follow your childs learning and also the sendco reviews all targets termly with an up to dated report sent home and then a meeting to discuss with parents their views on the progress and to consider if we need to set new targets or continue.

We have highly qualified and experienced staff at present we have employed a specialist in BSL communication to meet our nurseries needs.

We make sure the activities are open planned to enable all our children to experience learning through play at the level that suits them best but we make sure staff are always there to help express and expand play to a greater level.


We a fully accessible for children and parents with mobility difficulties and or use a wheel chair. We have a wet room facility for washing plus disable toilets and hand washing facilities. 

We would take into account the  needs of you child and work with the school other setting to make sure the transition is a smooth as possible this could be in the form of phone conversation with the new setting and a longer transitional period or teacher coming to the nursery weekly to get to know your child before transitioning them.

We value our parents opinions and send out questionnaires as well as spoken conversations with our parents asking if they think there is something else we could be doing 

We use the self evaluation tools to make sure we are meeting as many standards as we possible can and also by attending send meeting and working in collaboration with other setting enables us to see what they are doing and use some of their ideas as well 

Lynda cloake or Sheila Greenstreet

We have social meeting sites that parents can contact us through and leave compliments we also have online journals that our parents can comment through

We have a clear complaints policy out lining who to get hold of and also email addresses.


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