1. SPAN pre-school
SPAN has expanded it’s childcare services to offer flexible early education for children. We are able to care for 24 children, with 16 places being available for children aged 3 to 4years who are entitled to 15 hours free childcare and education.
Our Pre-school is situated in a purpose built setting with an enclosed outdoor play area within the grounds of Silai for Skills. Our qualified and experienced staff provide term time only sessional care for 24 children aged between 2- 4 years. We aim to ensure that all sections of our community have access to the Pre-school and that each child is fully included.
This provision is registered with O.F.S.T.E.D. ( EY434325) on the Early Years Register and will offer the Statutory Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. The condition of our registration means that Ofsted regularly inspects us in order to ensure that we are meeting the standards required.
We will be open during term-time only
Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm. You can chose from 3 options; morning (9am – 12pm ), afternoon (12 pm – 3pm ) or all day (9am – 3pm)
For more information such as costs please contact Abeje Chinangwa on 0117 9550860 or you are welcome to visit us at the Study Centre to find out more.
2. SPAN Creche
SPAN runs an Ofsted registered high quality crèche and at the Silai Centre. If your child is three and does not attend a nursery school elsewhere or if you are in receipt of income based benefits you may be eligible for a free childcare place while attending Silai and SPAN courses.
If you are not eligible for a free place but need childcare to attend a course, you can buy a place for £2.75 per hour. As we are Ofsted registered, you may be able to claim some money back through tax credits if you are a low-income working family.
Please note that we charge a one-off £5 registration fee for all parents who which to use the crèche during the academic year.
3. Mobile crèche services
SPAN is a leading provider of childcare training and have a bank of suitably qualified sessional crèche workers. We are able to organize mobile crèche services for different occasions.
SPAN’s mobile crèche offers quality childcare to groups across the city, helping to provide people with access, and the opportunity to become more involved in community activities, training and personal development.
Whilst in the care of the mobile crèche parents can be assured that their children will be cared for by professional childcare staff who values diversity and are committed to providing safe, equal opportunity and non sexist play provisions, to encourage and support children’s learning and development.