1997 - 2017
Hummingbirds is a voluntary setting, independent of adjoining SS. Mary and Michael Primary School. We are Ofsted registered to take a maximum of 30 children from the age of 2.
In 1994, a group of parents, teachers and parishioners of SS Mary & Michael had the great idea of setting up a pre-school educational nursery. After much hard work and dedication, the nursery first opened in the church presbytery in 1997.
In October 2006, Hummingbirds relocated to Castle Lane Community Centre into a permanent nursery room with a secure outdoor play area. We have a fantastic Playdale climbing/slide system, a construction area, a large sandpit, mini-beast area, viewing platform and a small vegetable plot. We have additional rooms indoors that we use for enrichment activities, such as dance, football, Spanish and yoga.
We regularly use the adjoining school's outdoor nature and activity areas.
The nursery is open to all and has proved extremely successful and very popular over the years. Children who attend Hummingbirds have gone on to start at many different primary schools in the area, including SS Mary and Michael’s Catholic Primary School, Garstang Community Primary School, Scorton, Nateby, Bleasdale and St. Thomas'.
A Safe, Secure Environment
SAFEGUARDING AND WELL-BEING
At Hummingbirds, we take the safeguarding and well-being of your children very seriously. All our safeguarding policies and procedures can be viewed on this website under the 'Useful Info.' tab and a folder which is kept in the nursery.
Hard copies are available in request.
From our latest Ofsted Report - June 2015
"Children are happy and confident"
"Parents are valued and make a positive contribution to the nursery... partnerships... are strong"
"Practitioners have high expectations in regard to behaviour"
"Practitioners use the children's interests to plan meaningful activities"
"Children access a wide range of resources to promote their problem solving skills"
"Practitioners use skilful questioning technique to challenge... the children"