Day Nursery in Rubery
About our Day Nursery in Rubery
Lilliput Day Nursery in Rubery is at the top of Rubery Village, just off the A38 Rubery bypass with easy access to Bromsgrove, Catshill, Longbridge, Northfield and Birmingham. It has its own car park which is accessed via Whetty Lane.
We opened the doors to Lilliput Day Nursery in Rubery in June 2005 after extensively converting and refurbishing it to an extremely high standard taking it from a manufacturing warehouse and offices to a day nursery with a purpose-built interior which is registered to take 50 children. The rooms were bright and spacious with plenty of room for children to move around freely and safely. During 2018 we have again refurbished the nursery to maker it brighter, natural and more open plan with free-flow access to our outside area for all the 2 – 5 year old children.
Meet our Nursery Managers
I am a level 3 qualified Nursery Practitioner with over 25 years of experience in childcare. At least 15 of which have been as part of a management team. I joined Lilliput Day Nursery in June 2010 as Deputy Manager at the Kings Heath Day Nursery. I then moved to the Rubery nursery in September 2010 after being promoted to manager. Being nursery manager has many challenges but it is also a very rewarding role. I love watching the children enjoy the experiences we offer here at Lilliput and seeing them grow and develop. I also get a lot of satisfaction from building relationships with the many children and their families that come here. 2018 has been a very exciting time at Lilliput Day Nursery in Rubery with the refurbishment and turning the nursery into a more open plan space with lots of free flow opportunities for the children.
Hi, my name is Emily and I am one of the Deputy Managers at the Rubery setting. I am a level 3 qualified Nursery Practitioner with over 10 year’s experience of childcare and also a child of my own. I have been with Lilliput for nearly 6 years and during my time here I have been Senior nursery nurse/ Room leader and I am now Deputy manager of the setting and I am really enjoying this role. I am passionate about all the children in my care and enjoying shaping the young minds of the children of our future. The refurbishment is a really exciting time for us all, especially the children who are loving the new look and resources.
The Different Rooms at our Rubery Day Nursery
Baby Room is for 0 – 2 years.
Our Baby Room has its own milk Kitchen area, sleep area and changing area. It is bright, spacious and welcoming.
All babies are encouraged to be independent with their eating and drinking when they are ready. Activities are provided including creativity, music, singing, construction, storytelling and physical play. We use a lot of open-ended and natural resources to encourage creativity, imagination and curiosity which are all age and developmentally appropriate. All babies have access to the garden.
Individuals’ routines are followed to fit in with home and staff are always available for a cuddle.
The staff promote language through verbal games, rhymes, songs and stories in addition to their usuals verbal interaction during routine care activities.
Our 2-4 year old children have a large area that covers 3 rooms and the garden. They have access to free flow for most of the day but we are still able to separate into smaller groups and smaller areas if we need to.
Our children will do messy creative activities such as painting, play dough, sand and water and other activities such as story time, singing construction, drawing, mark making and role play to name just a few.
These activities are done both indoors and outdoors and we follow the children’s interests to plan for their next steps.
All activities are age and developmentally appropriate. Activities are provided that encourage the children’s social and emotional development as well as their language, concentration, physical skills, imagination and curiosity.
The children’s routine and activities are planned following the Early Years Foundation Stage and to aid the individual development of the children. Children’s independence and hygiene skills are encouraged in this area when the children are ready.
All routines and experiences aid the individual development and interests 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