Rolleston Kindergarten
Established in 1994
info@rollestonkindergarten.co.uk
Web: rollestonkindergarten.co.uk
Tel: 01283 813299


Autumn 2017 News

Welcome to Rolleston Kindergarten, we are an independent pre-school, here in The Lawns.

We are pleased to welcome the children back after the summer break, also the new children who have started with us, Marla, Ewan and Oliver.

Since starting back in September we have explored a range of activities involving colours and shapes. We have looked at colour and shape of food, plus the environment both indoors and outside in the surrounding area.

There are still places available for children aged 2-5 years.

We are open school term time. Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant, available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

We are also accepting the Extended Childcare Entitlement of up to 30 hours for eligible 3 and 4 year olds.

For more information, please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Summer 2017 News

We have recently been inspected by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education). We were pleased to retain a rating of Good. This reflects the enthusiasm, commitment and abilities of our experienced staff. Now in our 23rd year, we are very proud of our setting and work here in Rolleston.

During the last term we took part in raising money for Red Nose Day. The children enjoyed dressing up in Red clothes, joining in with Red activities (making red noses from textured materials) and baking Red Nose cakes, they were delicious.

Our central theme for this term is Growing and Nature. This will include watching flowers and vegetables grow from seeds, butterflies hatch out from caterpillars and chickens hatch out of eggs. (Always an exciting experience!)

Alongside of this we will be joining in with the Peppa Pig Muddy Puddles Walk, we will be exploring Brook Hollows to find mud and investigate the area. This is to help to raise money for Save the Children.

We are now taking registration for places from September 17. So if you would like to see how we all enjoy ourselves during our sessions, please call Kindergarten to arrange a date and time for you to visit.

We take children from the age of 2 to 5 years.
Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant, available for eligible 2 year olds, and 15 free hours for all 3 and 4 year olds. As from September an additional 15 hours free childcare is available for working parents. (To check eligibility go to www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator )

We are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you


Spring 2017 News

Welcome to Rolleston Kindergarten, an independent pre-school, now in our 23rd year of operation here in Rolleston.

Another New Year!

Our central theme for this term is Winter weather and Housing, for both humans and other creatures – from Igloos to hibernation nests.

Alongside of this we will be celebrating individual festivals - Chinese New Year (the year of the Rooster), Valentine’s Day, Shrove Tuesday and Easter. We will talk about, make crafts and taste food relating to these occasions.

We provide a caring, stimulating and varied environment for children to enjoy whilst learning, taking into account every individual child’s needs.

We still have sessions available. So if you would like to see how we all enjoy ourselves during our sessions, please call Kindergarten to arrange a date and time for you to visit.

We take children from the age of 2 to 5 years.
Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant, available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

We are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Winter 2016 News

Welcome to Rolleston Kindergarten, we are an independent pre-school, in our 22nd consecutive year of operation here in The Lawns.

This term, we welcome new children to Kindergarten - Corey, Jack, Ethan, Isaac, Willow, Isla, Florence, Ella, Noah and our new member of staff, Jeanette.

The children enjoyed taking part in the Macmillan coffee morning held at Rolleston Club, after our short walk there, we enjoyed juice and a biscuit.

Since starting back in September we have explored a range of activities involving colours and shapes.

We will be celebrating Halloween, Bonfire Night, and the Hindu Festival of Light, Diwali. We will be talking about each event, making crafts, and sampling food from the festival.

We will be taking part in Saint Mary’s Church ‘A Winter’s Tale’ Christmas tree festival, where the children will make items to decorate the tree. The children and staff always look forward to visiting the church to look at the beautiful trees on display.

We will then be learning all about the meaning of Christmas, making crafts, sampling food and learning songs to sing to parents and relatives at our Nativity concerts.

There are still places available for children aged 2-5 years.
Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am–12 noon or 1.00pm– 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant, available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information, please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Summer 2016 News

Welcome to Rolleston Kindergarten, an independent pre-school, now in our 22nd year of operation here in Rolleston.

As part of a theme for celebrating British Values we have: -

Recently joined in with our Queen’s 90th Birthday by having our own party, with food, flags and union jack hats.

We will be “shouting for England” in the European Football Championships, we will make flags to represent the competing countries, looking at colours and shapes. Number recognition and counting will be part of this project and, of course, we will be playing football.

Father’s Day. The children will each be creating their own card and gift to give to their Dad.

Again, this year, because the children previously have been so excited and interested, we will be hatching eggs, eagerly watching and waiting for the first chick to appear.

It will soon be time to start taking registration for places starting in Sept 16. So if you would like to see how we all enjoy ourselves during our sessions, please call the Kindergarten to arrange a date and time for you to visit.

We take children from the age of 2 to 5 years.
Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant, available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

We are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Spring 2016 News

Welcome to Rolleston Kindergarten, an independent pre-school, now in our 21st year of operation here in Rolleston.

We welcome the new children who have started at our setting this year, Erin, Esme, Jack, Hugo, Maddison, and Thomas.

Over the last few weeks we have been learning nursery rhymes, acting them out and creating lovely displays.

Next half term we will be looking at growing and ourselves - Measuring ourselves and comparing sizes, looking at our features and comparing these i.e. colour of hair, skin, eyes etc.

We also are looking forward to warmer weather and looking closely at the trees, bulbs and plants all starting to grow.

We again will be celebrating shrove Tuesday, by tasting pancakes and holding pancake races.

Finally, of course, we will celebrate Easter, making crafts relating to this event and doing what we all enjoy - tasting various Easter related food.

There are still places available for children aged 2-5 years.
Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant, available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information, please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Winter 2015 News

Welcome to Rolleston Kindergarten an independent pre-school, now in our 21st year of operation here in Rolleston.

The Children at Kindergarten are getting very excited - Christmas is nearly here! Where has the last year gone?

We will soon be singing Christmas songs, and at the end of term party, with games, dancing and party food.

Before that we are celebrating Bonfire Night, and the Hindu festival of Light, Diwali. We will be talking about making crafts, and sampling food from the festival.

We extend a big warm welcome to the children who have started with us this term - Haydn, Orla, Isabelle, Dylan, Henry, Joseph, and Daisy - all the children have settled in really well, taking part in activities themed on Colours and Shapes.

We will be taking part in Saint Mary’s Church ‘Literary Advent’ Christmas tree festival, where the children will make items to decorate the tree. The children and staff always look forward to visiting the church to look at the beautiful trees on display.

There are still places available for children aged 2-5 years.
Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Summer 2015 News

Spring at last! Where has the time gone?

During the last term we have celebrated book week, where we listened to dozens of stories most of which the children selected as their favourite stories. The children and staff came dressed as characters from their favourite books, so we had pirates, witches, super heroes, gruffalos, whales, Snow White, Elsa and many more, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

We joined in with ‘Red nose day’, the children and staff dressed in red and had their faces painted, cakes were made. Money raised was passed on to the charity.

We have looked at Healthy Eating, and keeping healthy. The children have had experiences looking at Eyes and Teeth, they have felt different tactile materials, and looked at and tasted different foods.

Of course we celebrated Easter, explaining to the children the Easter story, making crafts related to this theme. Egg rolling was a big success.

This next half term our theme is growing, where we will be planting seeds, bulbs and plants and watching them grow. We will also be watching our caterpillars turn into butterflies, looking at the changes.

We say a big warm welcome to the children who have joined us recently: - Erica, Daniel, Seth, and Roman.

We are all looking forward to the nicer, dryer weather so we can explore the outside area in more detail.

There are still places available for children aged 2-5 years. Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Spring 2015 News

December was very busy; the children were excellent at the 4 Nativity plays held during the last week of term.

2015 has started well, we are discussing Winter weather, we have a new weather station which we purchased using the Morrison’s vouchers that were kindly donated by families of the children at kindergarten. We will be playing in the snow, making winter pictures, and looking at how we can keep animals fed and warm over the cold winter time.

In February we will of course be celebrating Shrove Tuesday, eating pancakes and having pancake races.

Chinese New Year falls in February, it is the Year of the Sheep, we will be making crafts linked to this theme and tasting Chinese food. Our home corner will be turned into a Chinese restaurant.

We extend a big warm welcome to the children who have started with us this term, Holly, Esmae, Olivia. Harvey, Tess, Kiean, Ruby and Ned.

We enjoy the Snow but we are looking forward to the warmer weather so we can spend more time outside exploring the local area.

There are still places available for children aged 2-5 years.
Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Winter 2014 News

The Children at Kindergarten are getting very excited - Christmas is nearly here!

Where has the last year gone?

We will soon be practising for our Nativity which will be held in the last week of term 15-19th December, where the children will dress up and sing songs, and of course we then Party, with games, dancing and party food.

Before that we are celebrating Bonfire Night, and the Hindu festival of Light, Diwali. We will be talking about making crafts, and sampling food from the different festivals.

We extend a big warm welcome to the children who have started with us this term
Amelie, Bailey, Charlie, Dotty, Elsie, Heidi, Jacob, Milly and Sydney - all the children have settled in really well, taking part in activities themed on Colours and Shapes. Also we welcome two new additional members of staff, Kelly and Martina.

We will be taking part in Saint Mary’s Church ‘Glad Tidings’ Christmas tree festival, where the children will make items to decorate the tree. Our theme will be to celebrate Kindergarten’s 20th anniversary. The children and staff always look forward to visiting the church to look at the beautiful trees on display.

There are still places available for children aged 2-5 years.
Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Autumn 2014 News

We wish good luck to everyone who has left us to start primary school. It was a sad occasion for the staff as the children said their goodbyes.

The children enjoyed making flowers and potting up containers to enter into the potty pots competition which was held alongside the village open gardens.

During the last week of term we enjoyed teddy bears picnics, surprising where those teddies can hide!

Our autumn term begins on Wednesday 3rd September, where we welcome back returning children and also many new children to our setting.

The theme for the new term will be colours and shapes, we are looking forward to lots of exciting activities for the children to experience.

In September we will be proudly celebrating our 20th year. We are planning to have an open day, where past and present children and families will be able to come and visit.

Our sessions are filling up rapidly this year, making it necessary to take on 2 new members of staff who will join us from September.

If you wish to register your child (aged 2-5 years).
Please contact us on the number below:-

We operate Staffordshire term time only basis.

Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Summer 2014 News

We extend a big warm welcome to all the children that have started with us over the last term: - William, Scarlett, Dylan, Oliver, Oskar, Anaaya, Axel and Preston.

Recently we have celebrated Pancake Day, eating and tossing pancakes.

Easter was a big celebration with the children having an insight into the meaning of Easter, making Easter related crafts and cards, of course sampling hot cross buns and the odd chocolate.

All of the children took part in our Rhyme Challenge, singing some new and some familiar nursery rhymes and action songs related to our theme for the term - Transport.

We will be taking part in Love Rolleston events, where over the coming weeks, the children will contribute to the Giant Post Card, which will be displayed on the Croft over the May bank holiday weekend.

Our Topic for this half term is Farms. We will look at farming i.e. Crops, animals and machinery. Our outside area will provide space for the children to grow crops, drive tractors and the playhouse will be used as a barn to house our farm animals. We will again be visiting the Farm and Orchard at Branston School, hopefully hatching some chicks back at our Kindergarten and watching them grow. This is a fascinating event for the children.

We have purchased a new wooden climbing frame for our outdoor area which we are sure the children will really enjoy, along with our large wooden boat.

We continue to prepare the older children to be ready for school, we will visit school where we will visit the library, classroom and of course the playground.

We are now taking registration for places from September for children aged 2-5 years.

Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Winter 2013 News

We wish a big warm welcome to the children that have started with us this term, Amelia, Maisie, Jack and Amelia.

This term we are celebrating Halloween, Bonfire Night, The Hindu festival of Light, Diwali, The Jewish festival of Light Hanukkah, and of course Christmas. We will be talking about, making crafts, and sampling food from the different festivals.

We will be taking part in Saint Mary’s Church ‘Great Expectations’ Christmas tree festival, where the children will make items to decorate the tree, the children and staff always look forward to visiting the church to look at the beautiful trees .

The last week of term 16-20th December we will hold our Nativity celebrations, where the children will dress up and sing songs, and of course we then Party, with games, dancing and party food.

There are still places available for children aged 2-5 years.

Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9am – 12 noon or 1pm – 4pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant available for eligible 2 year olds, and all 3 and 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Autumn 2013 News

The end to another great year was spent in the Spinney enabling the children to explore the the woods, look for bugs and creatures, collect leaves and sticks, and, build dens.

We would like to say goodbye to all our school leavers and wish them well on the next stage of their learning.

We had great fun making our Mr Tumble for the scarecrow competition and were very pleased to come second in our category.

In September we will be welcoming all our new intake and look forward to seeing those children who are returning. Themes will include colours and shapes and winter festivals including bonfire night, harvest and Christmas.

We shall also be taking part in St Mary’s 8th Advent festival, with the children making decorations to go on Kindergarten’s tree.

There are still places available for children aged 2-5 years.

Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am–12 noon or 1.00pm–4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant available for eligible 2 and 3 year olds and all 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of are friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Summer 2013 News

Where has the time gone? Spring already!

We say well done to Mrs Goodhead, our manager, who has just completed her BA in Early Childhood Studies and at the same time has gained her Early Years Professional Status.

Due to one of our partners retiring, we have had to re-register with Ofsted. As a result, an Ofsted inspection has taken place and we achieved a ‘Strong Good’ in all the areas.

This term’s theme is all about growing. We will be visiting Paget School’s Farm and Orchard, where we will learn all about how different fruits develop and also look at different types of hens, ducks and turkeys. We will be bringing eggs back to hatch and watching the chicks grow.

We are planting a variety of Flowers and Vegetables, not only to make our outside area colourful, but also to learn about how plants grow.

We will be making regular visits to the John of Rolleston Infants School with the older children where we will read stories in the library and play in the school playground. This helps the children to make an easier transition from nursery to school.

There are still places available for children aged 2-5 years. Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant available for eligible 3 year olds and all 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of are friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Winter 2012 News

We warmly welcome all of our new starters, and say hello again to the children who are back with us after the holiday period.

Our theme for the past half term was colours and shapes and we have involved the children in lots of related activities, both indoors and outdoors.

We have implemented The Department for Education’s New Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This framework is mandatory for all early years providers; it involves new paperwork along with the new progress check for two year olds. We are keeping parents informed with regard to all of these changes.

Our theme for this half term is festivals, where we will be celebrating a range of festivals including Bonfire Night, Dawilli and of course our Christmas.

Once again we will be taking part in the Christmas Tree Festival, where the children will be involved in decorating the Christmas Tree for the theme Light in Darkness.

The children love to go to the church and view all of the fabulous decorations and lights.

In the New Year we will be looking at Winter weather and houses used by different cultures in the cold weather.

There are still places available for children aged 2-5 years.
Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant, available for eligible 3 year olds and all 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows or ring 813299 where one of are friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you, or email us on the above address.


Summer 2012 News

We have had a lovely half term, with our visit to the Farm and Orchard at Paget High School, on March 26th, where we saw numerous types of chickens and ducks and a very large turkey.

The story teller was very entertaining, showing us actions to join in with the songs and stories.

We walked to look at the huge variety of fruit trees and their blossom. The children were excited to see the newly hatched quail.

We enjoyed our Easter celebrations where we went over to Brook Hollows to do egg rolling; we made Easter nests, cards and tried egg decorating.

This term’s theme is all about growing. We will be watching eggs hatch and the chicks grow and also waiting for the frog spawn to change and turn into frogs. We are planting a variety of Flowers and Vegetables, not only to make our outside area colourful, but also to learn about how plants grow.

Of course we will be getting ready to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, making bunting, crowns and looking at how and where the Queen lives. We will be decorating a small boat to join in with Rolleston’s own waterborne pageant which is taking place on Saturday 2nd June.

Each of the children will be given a Jubilee commemorative coin; we would like to thank the parish council for this kind gesture.

We will be making regular visits to the John of Rolleston Infants School with the older children where we will read stories in the library and play in the school playground.

Looking further into the school year, we will be holding our own Olympic games, experiencing a wide range of sporting activities.

There are still places available for children aged 2-5 years.
Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00am – 12 noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant available for eligible 3 year olds and all 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information please feel free to visit, we are located at 4 The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows, or ring 813299 where one of are friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Spring 2012 News

We have settled back in after the Christmas break, and we are well into the theme for the spring term which is books and our environment. We have been investigating stories, acting them out, talking about different situations that occur and what may happen next. We have also been out and about in the village looking for: the Gruffalo, mouse and Snake over the spinney. Other activities include visiting the Library Van, Elizabeth Avenue Park and feeding the ducks along Brookside.

We are looking forward to our visit to the Farm and Orchard at Paget high School on March 26th where we will learn about eating healthy, and have hands on experience with the poultry, there will also be a storyteller who will tell stories on the theme of fruit.. All this is funded by the Surestart Children’s Centre.

It will not be long before we start out Easter celebrations where, not only do the children learn about the story of Easter, but also egg hunting, egg painting and rolling and many more Easter themed activities.

We were recently inspected by Ofsted and received a grading of Good in all areas; this includes not only the education and welfare of the children, but also the management of the setting and the environment.

Mrs Goodhead, one of the partners is studying for a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies at Staffordshire University along with Early Years Professional Status qualification; this is not only to expand on her vast experience and wealth of knowledge in this area but also to comply with the Government’s recommendation of a Graduate EYP in every setting by 2015. We wish her good luck with her studies.

There are still places available for children aged 2 – 5 years
Full days: 9am – 4pm
Sessional: 9.00 – 12noon or 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We take the Nursery Education Grant available for eligible 3year olds and all 4 year olds. This enables children to access up to 15 hours per week free of charge.

For more information please feel free to visit, we are located at 4, The Lawns, Rolleston, overlooking Brook Hollows or ring 813299 where one of our friendly experienced staff will be happy to speak to you.


Last updated: 14 August 2017