La Petite Academy
01332 774 413


10-12 Highfield Road, Littleover, Derby, DE23 1DG
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23 April 2018 - 4:25pm

Toddlers enjoyed dance class today!

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20 April 2018 - 4:16pm

Today we have celebrated the Queen's Birthday with our 'Kings, Queen's and Royal family' event day! The children have had so much fun making crowns, waving the British flag, making their very own birthday cake for 'The Queen' and much more. It's been lovely to see lots of little Prince's and Princesses! 👸👑🤴🏰

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20 April 2018 - 10:11am

To celebrate the Queen's birthday the Baby unit are making crowns, shape sorting shields, building castles and having a royal flotilla

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13 April 2018 - 4:13pm

Parents we have re-arranged our porch area to incorporate our bedtime story library to make it more accessible. We feel this is more welcoming for parents and children. We hope you like it! Don't forget to choose your bedtime story book with your child 📚

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12 April 2018 - 2:55pm

Following on from this morning we further enhanced the provision from the PreSchool children creating their shopping lists to then exploring the outdoor environment, extending their thinking and encouraging imaginative play. They collected 'blueberries', 'lemonade', 'carrots' and lots of other items.

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12 April 2018 - 2:41pm

Imaginative play whilst the children go 'shopping'!

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12 April 2018 - 10:45am

Preschool have shown great interest in talking about going shopping. We enhanced the provision to provide the opportunity for the children to create 'shopping lists'. They drew different foods and we discussed about healthy and unhealthy foods, whilst recalling experiences of going to the supermarket. So the next time you go take a trip to the supermarket, you may receive a shopping list from your child! 😁

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6 April 2018 - 4:19pm

Tweenies had lots of fun visiting St George's park this afternoon!

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6 April 2018 - 4:17pm

Tweenies had lots of fun visiting St George's park this afternoon!

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4 April 2018 - 4:23pm

The children had lots of fun taking part in pie face this afternoon! If you would like to donate for your child to pie their key person please bring a donation this week for Blue Stars for Autism Awareness week!

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1 April 2018 - 8:21pm

Don’t forget that we will be helping to raise awareness of Autism this week at Nursery. Sponsor your child to dress in wild and wacky clothes throughout the week and let’s celebrate every child on the spectrum being unique.

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29 March 2018 - 4:29pm

We enjoyed having a Easter parade around the nursery today and joining in with various activities to celebrate Easter!

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28 March 2018 - 11:03am

Look at the Tweenies' Easter bonnets that they have made at home! 👒

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27 March 2018 - 7:45pm

It’s fantastic to see the Nursery in the Derby Evening Telegraph for our 5* food hygiene rating. Find out what this involves and how we keep your littles ones safe and healthy😀

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/hygiene-inspectors-rated-derby-businesses-1377599

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26 March 2018 - 12:49pm

Don’t forget our Bedtime book library where you are welcome to come with your child to choose a book to borrow. We have just added a lovely new collection of books to the library for the children to enjoy.

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26 March 2018 - 11:14am

Parents!! Next week, we are having a Sponsored Wacky Clothes Week to help raise awareness of Autism. There will be a letter and sponsor form going out this week, explaining a little about Autism and how the money raised will help.

It will be lovely to see all the children getting dressed in lots of different clothes, including wearing pants over your trousers or odd socks! It'll be a fun week for the children and it's a great time to celebrate everyone being dressed up differently!

All money raised will go to our local organisation Blue Stars Autism Intervention who are a Not for Profit organisation who provide services for children and families who have been diagnosed or on the pathway of being diagnosed with Autism.

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23 March 2018 - 4:40pm

Tweenies had lots of fun at the park this afternoon!

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18 March 2018 - 7:53am

Parents/ carers don’t forget to get crafting at home with your littlest ones ready for La Petite’s Easter Bonnet competition. We are looking forward to seeing the wonderful creations from Monday 26th March, the last hand in time being 9.00am on Thursday 29th March when the bonnets will be judged. Glenda our nursery Cook will be judging the bonnets and there will be a prize for the winning bonnet from each room. Good luck 🐣

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16 March 2018 - 11:41am

Look what we found! These frogs were hopping around our bottom garden. The children found great interest in talking about the lifecycle of a frog, and learning new words such as, amphibians. Pre-school now have their very own frog spawn which they are observing daily to watch them grow.

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16 March 2018 - 10:53am

We enjoyed dancing to Irish music to celebrate St Patrick's Day!

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16 March 2018 - 6:06am

Just a quick reminder that on Monday 19th March (next Monday) is the under 3’s Parents Evening. If you would like to see your child’s Key person on the evening please phone the nursery to make an appointment.

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13 March 2018 - 7:16pm

We have explored our diversity today with the children, celebrating our different cultures and skin tones. We value and care about each other the same.

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12 March 2018 - 4:08pm

Toddlers enjoyed dancing class this morning!!

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9 March 2018 - 11:04am

Dad's week was re-arranged today, due to cancelling last Friday because of the snow! Here are some photo's which shows the children and the Dad's have had an fun filled morning! ☺Mums keep your eyes closed!

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5 March 2018 - 11:54am

This morning the Toddlers have enjoyed their first trial session with Jeevan from Action Academy. Here's a snippet of just some of the fun they had!

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Government Flexible Free Entitlement

Government Flexible Free Entitlement for 2 Year Olds

Some 2 year olds in England can get free early education and childcare.

You must be getting one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit and have an annual income under £16,190
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • The Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

Children are also entitled to a place if:

  • They’re looked after by a local council
  • They have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
  • They get Disability Living Allowance
  • They’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order

If your child is eligible, you can start claiming after they turn 2. The date you can claim will depend on when their birthday is.
Contact your local council to check if your child is eligible.

Child’s Birthday

1 January to 31 March

1 April to 31 August

1 September to 31 December

When You Can Claim

the beginning of term on or after 1 April

the beginning of term on or after 1 September

the beginning of term on or after 1 January

Government Flexible Free Entitlement For 3 & 4 Year Olds

This is a government funded scheme which allows La Petite Academy to offer up to 15hrs of free childcare each week across a minimum of 3 days and during school term time which equates to 38 weeks per year.

Parents are entitled to access the full entitlement across a maximum of 2 providers.

Parents have the choice of hours deducted from their invoice or to just access the free hours per day. Free hours can be deducted from full days, morning sessions, and afternoon sessions.

Charges will revert to full nursery sessions as per the pricing schedule for the remaining 14 weeks of school holidays in the year. All parents will be required to sign a contract with the nursery together with an agreement with the Local Authority in order to access the funding

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Eligibility

All children are eligible for funding the term after they become 3 years of age:

A child born on or between...

1 April and 31 August

1 September and 31 December

1 January and 31 March

...will become eligible for a free place from

1 September, following their third birthday

1 January, following their third birthday

1 April, following their third birthday

Free early education places are available at a range of early years settings, including nursery schools and classes, children’s centres, day nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools and certain registered childminders.

There are a number of parameters within which the free entitlement provision operates. These parameters set the framework within which local authorities should deliver the free entitlement (e.g. the minimum and maximum number of hours per day, the number of days on which the free hours should be taken, the restrictions on start and finish times and the number of providers who can be involved in delivering free hours to a child). The parameters are guidelines for local authorities rather than specific rules for provision of the free hours, so the arrangements of provision may vary from area to area.

Please ring us for details of how you can use your Free Entitlement at La Petite Academy - giving you more flexibility and affordable childcare. We have a varied range of options where you can use your free hours at the nursery.

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