Butterflies is our bespoke Early Years education setting for children aged two to three years.
It is staffed by a dedicated, experienced team led by Ruth Marsh, a qualified Early Years Teacher. In September 2016, we were delighted to receive a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted.
We provide funded early education places for two to three-year old children and can offer advice regarding your eligibility for funding. We aim to deliver outstanding provision for our children in a safe, friendly and fun environment.
At Butterflies, the children have ample opportunities to learn and explore through play, developing a range of skills they will need later in life. We have a fantastic indoor and outdoor learning environment, all focused on the needs of younger children and we also welcome and support children who speak English as an additional language.
Visitors are always welcome. Do come and meet us and see our provision – we would love to show you around!
Butterflies sessions are available as follows. Lunchtime care is available on a paid basis, for those who need it.
|8:30 – 11:30am||Morning session|
|11:30am – 12:30pm||Lunch club|
|12:30 – 3:30pm||Afternoon session|
We currently have places available at Butterflies – please contact us for details. We will work as flexibly as possible to meet your needs and may even be able to offer an immediate start.
A typical session at Butterflies:
|8:45 – 9:00am||Circle time|
|10:00 – 10:30am||Snack|
|11:00 – 11:15am||Tidy up time
|11:15 – 11:30am||Story/sing bag|
|11:30am||Morning session ends|
|11.30am – 12.30pm||Lunchtime (a hot meal can be provided for those children who stay for lunch at a cost of £1.75)|
The afternoon session also follows this pattern. All sessions are child-led allowing the children the freedom to explore their own interests.
Qualified Early Years Teacher
Level 3 Early Years Practitioner
Level 3 Early Years Practitioner
We believe in an inclusive practice. Our team are very experienced in supporting children and young people with disabilities or additional needs. Ruth Marsh, our Early Years Teacher, has worked with children with a variety of additional needs over the last 10 years.
One three-hour session: £12
Lunch club: £4. Hot meals are available via the school meals service for an additional £1.75 per day.
Some parents may be eligible for up to 15 hours of free childcare a week for their two-year old child if they meet certain income criteria. A child can access a twoyear old free early education place the term after their second birthday until the term after their third birthday when they will be entitled to an early education place for three and four year olds.
Full information is available on the Yor-ok website at www.yor-ok.org.uk
Lisa Summerscales our Home-School Worker can advise you as to whether you are eligible.
The two-year old funding will cover five session costs per week. We will work as flexibly as possible to meet your needs and wherever possible we can arrange for children to attend whichever sessions are best for you.
Please do come and visit Butterflies and meet the team. We would be delighted to show you around. To make an appointment, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01904 552380.