About us

Little Swanswell Nursery is a local, caring, professional and fully qualified day nursery, providing care for children aged 0 -5 years.

We are ideally located nearby to Coventry City Centre, opposite the College and city walk in centre, within the Swanswell initiative area, which is bringing new regeneration plans to the local area.

We want to make both the child and the parent’s nursery experience to be positive, educational, sociable and memorable. We aim to provide a holistic approach to learning with the importance being on ‘learning through play and ‘child led’ experiences.’

We understand that the home environment is the greatest educational importance to children and that each child's personal experiences both in and outside the home environment is the basis of all children's learning.

Our Staff

Our staff are qualified with the emphasis on further education to degree level to ensure that our standards are met by all staff.

Each child has a key worker who is responsible for the care and wellbeing of the children as well as the observational and developmental learning of the children.

Parents as Partners

We encourage parents/carer's to contribute to their child's development and organise regular parent evenings and open days.

We encourage sharing of information between home and nursery as this allows the nursery to fully understand each Childs individual needs, striving for a positive and caring partnership.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Little Swanswell Nursery follows the national 'Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, a framework set out by the department of education, which recognises the overall nature of development and learning at this age.

There is an emphasis on children learning through interaction with people and exploring the world around them. The curriculum is used to guide children to stepping stones of development that encourages each child to progress their learning and development in order to advance to the next stage.

  • Personal, Social and Emotional DevelopmentLearn to work, play co-operate with others and participate in a group
  • Mathematics,concepts of numeracy, shapes, space, counting and measure
  • Communication and Languageforms the basis for listening, attention, understanding and speaking
  • Understanding the Worldthe environments, the people and the natural and manmade technology.
  • Physical Development Physical control, mobility and manipulation skills, both indoor and out.
  • Expressive Arts and Designchildren's imagination and ability to express ideas in creative mediums.
  • LiteracyLinking sounds to letters and beginning to read and write.

Ofsted Regulated.

We are OFSTED inspected and have high standards of care for parents, staff and children.

Our facilities

Little Swanswell Nursery has three designated rooms as well as outdoor areas for the children to explore.

  • Baby Room
  • Toddler Room
  • Pre School Room
  • Outdoors

The baby room is designed for children aged 6 weeks to two years. This room provides a soft and educational environment where the babies can freely explore toys, equipment and resources.

Babies participate in activities such as painting and drawing, push and pull toys, musical instruments, and have access to mirrors to encourage identification of self and others.

The baby room is equipped with its own nappy change room and has a sleeping area to encourage quiet time and sleep times. Staff to children ratio for this age group is 1:3.

The toddler room is designed for children aged 2 years to 3 years. This room encourages children to explore, manipulate equipment and offers areas for writing and reading, problem solving and a computer IT area.

Staff are involved in designated areas to encourage children to extend their skills or develop new skills in a way that they understand and can maintain. Staff use positive language to provide the children with a sense of achievement and encourage the children to explore their.

Staff to child ratio for children two years to three years is 1:4 and children over three is 1:8.

Our Preschool Room is designed for children aged 3 to 5. Working on a ratio of 1 team member for every 8 children.Sessions are offered on a full day, half day and government funded basis.

The children have free access to a wide range of age specific activities that help them develop key skills for a seamless transition to School. In this room they are following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, which allows the staff to develop the children interests and let them take the lead in their learning.

Both rooms have free access to the outdoor area at all times. Learning through play is simply more fun outside, the outdoor area is an extension of the learning and experiences that are provided indoors.

Activities and resources are used both indoors and outdoors to provide experiences and opportunities that encourage development and learning that is both enjoyable and educational.

Parent Zone

Childcare Sessions

Registration fee £25 (non-refundable). Full day: 8.00am-6.00pm. Morning: 8.00am-1.00pm. Afternoon: 1.00pm-6.00pm.

Help with Fees

We are a registered provider for the 2, 3 & 4 year old FREE early education entitlement. Funding is available the term after the child’s birthday for eligible 2 year olds and all 3 & 4 year olds. We also offer the 30 hours extended entitlement for eligible working families of 3 & 4 year olds. Please contact us for session times.

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Contact Info

Cornerstone Family Centre, Howard Street, Coventry CV1 4GE

Phone and Email

Phone: 02476 633899
Email: info@littleswanswellnursery.co.uk

Office Hours

Mon - Friday: 7:30am to 6:00pm
Closed: Christmas & Bank holidays