All grown up…
For more information please call us on 0161 3127474 to book a time to visit the nursery when we can discuss your childcare needs.
Stacey Cunningham is Team Leader for the Preschool 2 Room or Blue Group. She has a Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. She has been at Superkids Levenshulme since 2018.
“I have worked in childcare for over 10 years. I chose to be a nursery practitioner because I enjoyed looking after younger members of my family. Once I started working in a nursery, I found it very rewarding, knowing that I have given a child a good education, helped develop their social skills and offer that child a safe and caring environment that promotes learning through play.
I am a creative person and I love upcycling things and setting up fun and engaging activities for the children to take part in. The best thing about working in childcare is that no day is ever the same and my day is also filled with fun and laughter.
During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family especially my two children making memories together. My hobbies include creating various balloon designs to suit different occasions and I also enjoy interior decorating.”
Stella Wilson is our Preschool 3 or Orange Room Team Leader. She has been at Superkids since 2019 and has a BA Honours degree in Early Years.
“I have worked with 0-5 years for 16 years now and really enjoy helping children to grow , learn and develop by providing exciting opportunities and activities to help them . I have always wanted to work with children as I was inspired by some teachers when I was growing up and I always wanted to do the same and inspire children. When I’m not working I love spending time with my family and friends. My hobbies include swimming , cooking and reading.”
Where does the time go? Before you know it, your baby will be on the point of going to school. This is when we work hard to achieve our aim of seeing well-rounded children who are emotionally, socially, educationally and physically ready for the next stage. School readiness skills are a key aim at this stage, building on the work done earlier on in the nursery to build confidence and independence. For example, the children have the chance to prepare their own snack, when they need it, from the ‘snack bar’, rather than all children having a snack served to them.
We work closely with local schools to make sure the transition to school is as smooth as possible and so they know what talents and skills your child has already gained at Superkids.
Our Preschool Rooms are packed with fantastic equipment to make sure our children have access to every area of the Early Years Curriculum. Our team plan activities carefully to help all children reach their potential within each area. We will discuss your child’s progress through daily feedback with your child’s key worker, as well as the chance to attend a more formal meeting.
All children are encouraged to think critically, solve problems independently and take controlled risks, both inside and outside in our superb outdoor areas. The outside spaces are designed to mirror the learning areas set up inside, so that activities can be developed by the children themselves in either area. This means our ‘classroom’ reaches beyond four walls.
And we want it to extend to your place too. We love it when parents tell us what their child’s been up to at home as it helps us to put their learning into a real context and allows us to have a joint approach to achieving a child’s full potential.
We love a good sing-along at Superkids and you’ll probably be hearing your little one practising at home. Join in – it’s fun! It also helps develop self-confidence and language skills, all good for when they start school.
Also in the Preschool Rooms are:
- Clearly labelled toys for increased choice of activity
- Large role play area to develop social skills and imagination
- Comfortable book area for relaxed reading
- Careful balance of adult and child led activities
- Large selection of equipment for creative play
- Challenging outdoor play area to stretch physical development
- Mud kitchen and digging/growing areas in the garden
- Displays with children’s own work to encourage a sense of belonging and which reinforces learning
- Increased responsibility developed eg setting table, clearing toys away