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Children's Centre

        Time for Two's

At Time for Two’s we are dedicated to providing the best possible care whilst stimulating exploration and learning, giving every child the possibility to achieve their full potential. We embrace the individuality, efforts and achievements of all the children and recognise that learning and development take place during all activities.

Research has shown that good quality early education can:

  • help children's development and their communication skills
  • help them learn to play with other children and make friends
  • help them to get ready for school
  • experience new activities including messy play

We can accommodate up to 12 children at one time and have 3 dedicated members of staff, one of whom will be allocated as your child's key worker.

Our session times are:

AM 8.40am - 11.40am - PM 12.20pm - 3.20pm

Is it free for all two year olds?

There is 15 hour free government funding for two year olds who meet certain eligibility criteria. You may be eligible if: 

  • you are in receipt of benefits or earn less than £16,190 per year
  • your child has a disability or special educational need
  • you are caring for a looked after child, a child who has left care or is adopted

How do I find out if my two year old can have a free place?

Call Dudley Council on 01384 814291 go to www.dudley.gov.uk/timefortwos or contact your local children's centre or visit their website http://childrenscentres.dudley.gov.uk/

Look at what some of our parents have said about 'Time for Two's'

"We as parents couldn't be more thankful for looking after our daughter.  She has come on and progressed so much."

"I am very happy with how my son has developed during his time at Time for Two's.  He has made some lovely friends and the teachers are amazing!"

"Since starting Time for Two's my son's confidence has grown.  His talking has improved a great deal and we can see how much he has learnt along the way.  Mrs England and her team are very nice and are always happy to help with anything.  My son has had a fantastic time and a great start to his learning journey.  Thank you."

"My son has loved his time in Time for Two's, he has learnt loads, built his confidence and developed skills. Looking forward to seeing his mind expand in nursery."

 

Don't miss out, check to see if your child is entitled to a FREE early education place.

       Nursery

We understand how difficult it can be to leave your child for the first time but our warm, welcoming and nurturing nursery environment is the perfect place to start your child's educational journey.  All our Early Years practitioners are highly skilled and will adopt a range of strategies to ensure your child settles quickly and seamlessly into their new environment. Each child is allocated their own key-worker who is dedicated to your child's every need. 

What is the nursery like?

We have a dedicated building with a large outside area including a pirate ship and a castle which we are sure your child will love! We have the capacity for 52 children at one time. The children have access to both the indoors and outdoors throughout their nursery session. Our curriculum operates under the Early Years Statutory Framework (2014) and is based on 7 main areas including:-

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Many of these curriculum areas are covered within a play-based curriculum but your child will also have dedicated language and mathematics sessions. Alongside the curriculum, we hope to foster lifelong skills and characteristics with the children, such as exploration, concentration and critical thinking skills, these are known as the 'Characteristics of Effective Learning.'

What age can I send my child?

Your child can start our nursery the term after their 3rd birthday.

Is there funding for nursery places?

All parents are entitled to 15 hours of funded sessions per week, which equates to 5 sessions.

Our session times are:

AM 8.30am - 11.30am - PM 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Will it suit my child?

Please come and take a look around.  Call our office number on 01384 812016 to speak to a member of staff who can arrange an appointment for you.