About Portico Lodge
Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6pm, closed for all bank holidays and for one week over the Christmas period. To view, an open door policy means there is no need to make an appointment and our nursery rooms are run by qualified, experienced nursery nurses who are all enhanced DBS checked. We have a St.Helens Healthy Early Years Status and we have been awarded 5 stars from Environmental Health 2014.
Each child in our nursery is assigned a key worker who ensures the individual child's emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs are met and makes sure that the child is nurtured throughout their time at Portico Lodge.
Our unique selling point is our homely warm atmosphere, which helps children settle in well and create them all important bonds with staff. Settling in sessions can depend upon individual children and what parents feel their child requires so we can work closely to ensure your child’s needs are met.
We work alongside the principles of the EYFS planning and implementing fun, exciting activities for all children across all the rooms such as Busy Feet sessions to help promote fine and gross motor skills and Tiny Tweeties for music and movement sessions to promote good listening and early language skills. To compliment staff skills and knowledge, we also use outside agencies such as Little Superstars who promote sports awareness and large motor skills and Spanish lessons to promote understanding of the world.
Having fantastic links with schools and other professionals to help support children and their families with the transition, ensures we make it a smooth and happy experience.
Involving parents at every opportunity such as nursery fun days, trips and outings as well as at our coffee and cake evenings, graduations and Christmas Nativity ensures strong parent partnerships.
Our Local Offer - SEN
In September 2014 there were changes made to the law for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
We have an updated SEN Code of Practice from the DfE (Department for Education)
The new law will result in some changes to the way you and your child receive help from your local council and ourselves.