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Youngstars Nurseries (Leigh)

At Scribbles Pre-School we aim to:-

Our setting aims to:

  • provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;

  • work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;

  • add to the life and well-being of the local community; and

  • offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.



 You are regarded as members of our setting who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:

  • valued and respected;

  • kept informed;

  • consulted;

  • involved; and

  • included at all levels.


Children's development and learning

We aim to ensure that each child:

  • is in a safe and stimulating environment;

  • is given generous care and attention, because of our ratio of qualified staff to children, as well as volunteer helpers;

  • has the chance to join in with other children and adults to live, play, work and learn together;

  • is helped to take forward her/his learning and development by being helped to build on what she/he already knows and can do;

  • has a personal key person who makes sure each child makes satisfying progress;

  • is in a setting that sees parents as partners in helping each child to learn and develop; and

  • is in a setting in which parents help to shape the service it offers.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ellie Armstrong
Contact Position

Where to go

The Small Village Hall
High Street
TN11 8RL

When is it on?

When is childcare available
Term Time Only
Carescheme Age Range:
2 year(s), 0 month(s) to 4 year(s), 12 month(s)
Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 9am 12pm
Monday 12pm 3pm
Tuesday 9am 12pm
Tuesday 12pm 3pm
Wednesday 9am 12pm
Wednesday 12pm 1pm
Thursday 9am 12pm
Thursday 12pm 3pm
Friday 9am 12pm

Other Details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
5.75 Per hour
ECD Type
Day Nursery
Offers pickups
3-4 Year Old Funding?
2 Year Old Funding?
Places Range
Places Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
0 5 20
Immediate vacancies?
Contact Provider for Vacancy Details?
Vacancy range
Vacancy Range
Start AgeEnd AgePlaces
2 4 3
Vacancy Information Last updated Date

Please see attached Local Offer

Languages Spoken:
Sign Language Makaton, English
Wheelchair Access

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 

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)

Please see attached Schedule of Fees

Service status


Local Offer

Special Needs Support

On admission we complete a “my unique progress” with the parent/carer which gives the key person a picture of your child’s strength’s and any areas of need.  The registration form also has space for information about your child’s likes and dislikes.

The setting has a designated SENco who’s role includes

  • Attending relevant training
  • Working with parents/carers
  • Supporting the key person in reviewing your child’s progress
  • Completing observations and relevant paperwork
  • Liaising with outside professionals
  • Attending local inclusion forum team (LIFT) meetings

Your child’s key person is involved from the very first day to enable strong and positive relationships to develop with them and you.

There are many ways in which we keep you informed.

  • Daily contact, key person/SENco is available to answer any questions or queries
  • Meetings arranged at your request throughout the year
  • Detailed learning journeys which include observations and photos of your child

Invitation to the settings annual parent consultation

The setting follows the EYFS (Early years foundation stage) framework which enables us to plan for each individual child`s needs. We do this by

  • Providing a language rich environment tailored to the needs of each individual child
  • Offering small group activities to incorporate recommended strategies
  • Offering advice to parents for home activities to support their child`s learning
  • Offering regular access to outdoor play areas


Our setting is designed in a way to encourage children to listen, learn and attend.

The room benefits from lots of natural light from our floor to ceiling windows, which also encourages extended learning from the natural environment outside.

Play areas are zoned to create quiet spaces, inside and out. Storage boxes are labelled either with text or pictures of their contents.


Sensory equipment is available for all children such as textured surfaces, illuminated toys etc.

SENco and key person will work together to obtain specialist equipment when necessary.


Staff attend relevant training courses to support the individual needs of all children.

The setting has a SEND policy that is used to support children, the aims and objectives include the following


The child`s key person completes regular observations and adds these to the child`s individual learning journey which is available for you to view at any time.

Overall assessments are carried out each term with the addition of “The progress check at age two” and “The early years foundation stage profile”

Parents/carers are given copies of all assessments to keep at home alongside any reports from visiting outside professionals.

All children are eligible to participate in activities, events and educational visits. Risk assessments are carried out and procedures are put in place to enable all children to fully participate. However, if it is deemed that an intensive level of 1:1 support is required, a parent or carer may be asked to accompany their child during a specific activity or visit.

The Pre-school is regularly reviewed and updated. As a setting we are happy to discuss individual requirements. We operate within a single ground level space with door wide enough for wheelchairs, we also have ramps for accessing the toilets.

As a pre-school we understand that changing settings or moving onto Primary school can be distressing for some children and we therefore aim to make the transition process successful through:

  • A carefully planned and well-managed transition programme that enables children to enter school feeling confident
  • Visiting or speaking to feeder schools to discuss the children’s needs within their current setting
  • Arranging additional transition meetings for children whose specific needs have been identified and agreeing a plan for successful entry to school
  • Preparing personalised transition books for identified For some children additional visits are arranged to aid familiarisation with their new environment
  • Our SENCo discussing children’s individual needs and passing on SEN files to the new school
  • Discussions at LIFT meetings
  • SENco forum meetings attended
  • Staff meetings
  • Regular parent/carer and key person communication
  • Review policies and procedures

In the first instance, speak to our nursery manager Ellie Armstrong 

The SENCo is Marie Armstrong and can be contacted via Ellie.

As a setting we have an open door policy which gives parents/carers the opportunity to talk to staff about any concerns they may have.

We have a complaints procedure policy which is available to all parents/carers and situated in the entrance hall.

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