Day Nursery in Kings Heath
About our Kings Heath Day Nursery
We are a busy, popular setting that has good links with the local community. A lot of our nursery places are filled from recommendations. Our management team and all the staff work well together to ensure we continue to meet the high standards that Alison and Steve expect.
Lilliput Day Nursery, Kings Heath is conveniently situated on the main Alcester Road South with easy access to Birmingham City Centre, Kings Heath and the Maypole. It has its own car park and a bus stops right outside the premises.
Meet our Nursery Managers
Hello, my name is Annette.
I am a Level 3 qualified nursery nurse with over 18 years of childcare experience. I joined Lilliput Day Nursery, Rubery in 2005 as a newly qualified nursery nurse and gained a wealth of knowledge and experience within the company and soon progressed to room leader, Senior Nursery Nurse and then Deputy Manager.
In 2010 Alison and Steve opened the Kings Heath Nursery and I was asked to manage it. I have really enjoyed being manager for the last 12 years and have ideas and visions for continually improving what we offer the children we care for and our team.
Hi, I’m Kelly
I’m a level 3 practitioner and joined Lilliput in June 2016 as a room leader in Pre School. I have been qualified since 2010 and have many years experience working within the childcare sector including being a private nanny for three children in their own home. During my time at Lilliput i have progressed to Senior Nursery Nurse and now have the position of Deputy Manager. I enjoy supporting the whole team to continue to improve their practice and develop the nursery to the high standard that is expected. I am a mother to 2 year old who keeps me on my toes 24 / 7 but i would not have it any other way. I have a passion for childcare and have a vision to inspire all children that i care for.
Hi my name is Vicky, I am a level 3 qualified Nursery Practitioners with over 26 years experience, 15 of these are with Lilliput. I started off at Lilliput as a senior Nursery Nurse working with 2-3 year olds, after 2 years I then went on to become deputy manager working within the baby room. I have had a lot of experience within the two nurseries as I have worked and managed at them both. I am now one of the Deputy Managers at Lilliput Day Nursery in Kings Heath where I enjoy sharing information and ideas and also supporting the staff when needed. I have also embedded the startwell programme across both nurseries helping them towards gaining levels 1 and 2 and played an active role in helping to design and implement the refurbishment.
Hi, my name is Emma.
I am a Senior Nursery Nurse at our Kings Heath setting. I have been working for the company since 2013 where I started as a Nursery Nurse. I am the setting’s SENCO co-ordinator which enables me to support and guide children with Special Educational Needs. I am Room Leader in Little Learners, our busy two-year old room, where I use my experience and knowledge to ensure all the children’s needs are met.
I have recently helped the setting to achieve our Millie’s Mark certificate which states that we go above and beyond with our care involving first-aid. I work alongside an amazing team and continue to progress my professional development in a managerial position.
Hello, my name is Carol.
I have worked for Lilliput Day Nursery, Kings Heath since 2010. I started as a Level 3 qualified Nursery Nurse and I have progressed through the company to Room Leader and Senior Nursery Nurse. My passion is to see children grow in confidence by providing a nurturing environment.
I run a busy Pre-School room where no two days are the same and every day makes me smile. I pride myself in parent partnership and have built good relationships with parents and colleagues over the years. Since joining the management team, I have really enjoyed challenging myself to develop my skills and confidence in a managerial role.
The Different Rooms at our Kings Heath Day Nursery
Baby Room is for 0 – 2 years.
This is a large bright stimulating unit that consists of 2 rooms separated by double doors. There is a separate milk kitchen, messy area and changing area.
The babies are provided with toys and activities such as stacking rings, bricks, fabric books and shape sorters to encourage the early development of hand eye co ordination, fine and gross motor skills and to develop curiosity and social skills.
The babies are encouraged to become independent with their eating and drinking when they are ready. Individual routines are followed to fit in with home and staff are always available for a cuddle. Babies have direct access to the garden from this room and staff promote language skills through verbal games, rhymes, singing and stories as well as their normal daily conversation.
At the end of each day, parents are given their child’s diary which has been completed during the day informing them of what their child has eaten and drunk, nappy happenings, activities, any development milestones, sleep times and messages. Parents are encouraged to take the diaries home and contribute to them about the things their child does with them.
Little Learners is for Children 2 – 3 years
This is a large, bright room where the children will do messy creative activities such as painting, play dough, sand and water play and other activities such as storytime, singing, construction, drawing and role play to name just a few.
A planned routine is provided allowing free play, focussed activities and more structured activities that are appropriate to the age and development of the children. Activities are provided that encourage the children’s social and emotional development as well as their language, concentration and physical skills.
Children’s independence and hygiene skills are encouraged in here when the children are ready.
Pre-School is for Children 3 – 5 years
This room is situated on the first floor and consists of 2 rooms. One being an open plan play room and the other a ‘messy room’ for creative activities. Preschool have their own toilet and hand washing facilities.
Children are encouraged to be independent in here with their toileting, hand washing, dressing and serving meals.
The routine and activities are planned following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to aid the individual development of the children to ensure they are ready for their transition to ‘Big School’
Frequently asked questions
What do the Nursery fees include?
We provide all meals and drinks, nappies, wipes and a zinc and castor oil cream for fee-paying children. (Funded only children have the option to purchase these or bring their own) If you use a different brand of nappies, wipes or a specific cream you will need to bring your own with no reduction in your fees. We do not provide formula milk.
Do I have to pay if my child does not attend?
Yes. Fees are payable 51 weeks of the year. (We close for one week at Christmas which you are not charged for.) If your child is absent for any reason then full fees are still payable. We close for all bank and public holidays and these are charged for. We do not swap sessions.
What do you do if my child has an accident?
All children, at times, will have an accident. All staff are aware of the accident procedure and are first aid trained. For the majority of accidents, you will be informed of the accident at the end of your child’s day when you collect then and you will be asked to sign the accident form. In the unlikely event of anything serious you will be notified immediately.
Do you give children medicine?
We have a medicine policy and with prior written consent we are able to give most medicines.
We are also able to administer inhalers to those children with Asthma with prior written consent.
How are fees paid?
There is a £50.00 non-refundable administration fee which must be paid before a nursery place is reserved for your child.
Your first month’s fees are then due before your child starts. Fees are then paid on the 1st of the month in advance by standing order or debit card. Other methods of payment are accepted but these are at the discretion of the director and there may be an additional charge.
We accept many different types of childcare vouchers.
Do you take government funding?
We are registered to take the Early Years Education Entitlement (EEE) for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds. We will claim this for your child and amend your monthly invoice accordingly. Conditions apply. Please speak to a manager if you require further information.
Do the children go outside to play?
Yes. Both nurseries have a garden. Rubery was refurbished in 2015 and Kings Heath 2016. The children spend a lot of time outdoors in all weathers. We have puddle suits and wellies so the children can enjoy splashing around and getting muddy.
How do I book to to view the nursery?
As part of our safeguarding policy and practice, we ask that you contact us to register your interest and make an appointment to visit us. You will be given further details of our viewing procedure when the appointment is made.
Appointments can be made between 9.30am – 11.30am and 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
How many staff will be looking after my children?
Your child will have their own key worker but will also get to know all staff within the nursery.
We follow the guidelines of the EYFS and Ofsted and our ratios are:1:3 for 0 -2 year olds, 1:4 for 2 – 3 year olds and 1:8 for 3 – 5 year olds.
Do you offer a settling in period?
Yes. We offer a gradual settling in process for all children who start with us. We find that most children settle after 3 visits but some may need longer. We will work with you and your child if we feel you would benefit from more.
How often do fees go up?
Fees are reviewed bi-annually. We will look at our operating costs and if they have risen fees will increase. Existing parents will receive written notice of any increase at least one month before they increase.
How do I register my child?
Please visit our contact page here