Funding is available for working families and disadvantage families for children aged 2,3 and 4 year olds (subject to criteria)

Welcome to Jitterbugs Childcare

Our mission at Jitterbugs is to strive to make children feel safe and secure and to provide an outstanding environment which is: highly stimulating and full of exciting activities which will motivate and enthuse the children to learn. 

We work closely with parents/carers and families in a variety of ways to ensure that each individual child’s needs are being supported and met so they can reach their full potential.

Outstanding High Quality Services for Children

We aim to achieve the highest standards possible throughout the setting by:

  • Maintaining a stable, caring, warm, safe, well-organized, educational and richly stimulating environment.
  • Operating a high ratio of caring, experienced and qualified staff that understand and respond to each child on an individual level of development and educational needs as we provide a key worker system, which gives continuity of care.
  • Working with parents / carers to build a close, trusting relationship.
  • Developing a broad, balanced and relevant early year’s curriculum appropriate to all aspects of a child’s educational development and catering for individual needs.
  • Closely monitoring a child’s social, physical and intellectual development and offering regular communication and discussion of this with parents / carers.
  • Offering children a nutritiously balanced breakfast, and 2-course freshly prepared dinner and tea, with morning and afternoon snacks. A variety of drinks are available with snack and meal times, and children have access to drinking water at all times throughout the day. Special dietary needs are catered for.

JITTERBUGS CHILDCARE first opened in May 1999. The setting is located in 2 large Victorian houses, which are adjoined and have been completely refurbished and equipped to provide spacious, outstanding top quality childcare accommodation, complying strictly with the national standards and OFSTED regulations. (OFSTED number 400096) Our last Ofsted inspection was in August 2019 in which the outcome was outstanding quality childcare and education for the fourth time in a row. A copy is available upon request or can be accessed by visiting the website:

Our staff are fully qualified and are ranged from level 2 to teacher status including, Safe-guarding Children co-ordinators, Paediatric first Aid, Food Hygiene including nutrition and health and hygiene practitioners. We have a SENCO (special educational needs co-ordinator) who will work alongside a child who may have additional needs within a certain area of development. We are committed to professional development and Staff are continuously updating and extending their knowledge and education within childcare.

Support for families with childcare cost

At Jitterbugs we offer the different types of funding that is available for families through the government. To find more information about funding and other support that’s out there along with how families apply for funding, we would recommend you head over the childcare choices website by clicking on the link below

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