Contact us to organise a tour of the nursery

social
save
Compare

'Little Thinkers' at New Horizons Portsmouth

Isambard Brunel Junior School, Wymering Road, Portsmouth, PO2 7HX

socialsocialsocial
social

Type of Institution

Nursery

social

Age group

1-5 years old

social

Number of places

60 places

social

Number of staff

25

social

Ofsted Rating

Good

Loading...

Summary

Young children have spent a short time on the earth therefore much about it is a mystery to them.  In a world dominated by technology, it is amazing that we can still be mesmerised by something that is not on a screen; something as wonderous as a shiny spider’s web sparkling with dew upon a wet, Autumn morning.  Our wonders will guide our adventures. We will seek out moments that wow and captivate children, causing their eyes to shine and their tongues to stick out in deep concentration.


As a part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, our ‘curiosity’ curriculum is planned by experienced teachers and practitioners who understand the next stage of education and are committed to laying the very best foundations during the early years for their all-through thinking journey. 


We know that learning habits are vital for success. We support our children to learn about the world through cause and effect and by refining our questions to ensure children think in a clear and logical way. The theory behind Edward De Bono's Thinking hats is employed to encourage children to use their senses to state facts, solve problems independently and to recognise and respond to emotions.

Overview

At a glance
Photos
News
Awards

Manager

Farran Harvey

Owner

Little Thinkers Nursery & Pre-School

Provider type

Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises

Provider subtype

Full day care

Local authority

Portsmouth

Parliamentary Constituency

Not yet updated

Education Stages

no
Early years register (0-5 years)
no
Compulsory childcare register (5-8 years)
no
Voluntary childcare register (8 years +)

Year Founded

29/9/2004

Brochures and prospectus

Nursery hours

yes
Monday: 08:00 - 20:00
yes
Tuesday: 07:00 - 19:00
yes
Wednesday: 07:00 - 19:00
yes
Thursday: 07:00 - 19:00
yes
Friday: 07:00 - 19:00
yes
Saturday: 07:00 - 13:00
no
CLOSED
icon

Education Provision

Phase of Education

Nursery / Early Years

Pre-school / Nursery Class

Education Stages

Pre-School / Nursery School

3 - 5 year olds

Nursery / Early Years

0 - 3 year olds

Care Provision

Open all year

yes

Open during half term

yes

Full-day care sessions

yes

Half-day care sessions

no

Before School care arrangement with local schools

no

After School care arrangement with local schools

no

School Holiday care for local school pupils

no

SEND Provisions

This nursery has experience in looking after/supporting children diagnosed with or experiencing the following:

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Hospital School

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Speech, language and Communication

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Physical Disability

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Hearing Impairment

Moderate Learning Difficulty

Specific Learning Difficulty

Visual Impairment

Other Difficulty/Disability

Severe Learning Difficulty

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty

52

total number of nursery care places

Full-Day Care

Enquire for places availability

Half-Day Care

Limited spaces available

10

total number of out of school care places

Before School Care

Waiting list

After School Care

Waiting list

10

total number of school holiday care places

Full-Day Care

Places available

Half-Day Care

Places available

Information

What does it all mean?

information

Discover more about our approach to providing the right information and data to empower parents to make more informed decisions

Learn more

Staff Information

At a glance
Staff profiles
Staff

25

Total number of staff

5

Number of care staff

8

Number of support staff

5

Number of other staff

Upcoming events

Open days

Date:

17/1/2024

Time:

07:00 - 09:30

On-site Parking:

No

Disabled Parking:

No

Booking info:

Fantastic Day

What to expect:

Fantastic Day

More information
Open days

Date:

26/4/2024

Time:

07:10 - 07:20

On-site Parking:

Yes

Disabled Parking:

Yes

Booking info:

Test

What to expect:

Test

More information
Tour days

When:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Parking:

Yes

Booking:

Yes

What to expect:

BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

More information
Virtual Video Tour

Tour Title:

This is a test

Description:

We are just testing to see if this works

More information

Fees information

At a glance
Funded Childcare Entitlement
Fee notes
week

Fees per full 5 day week

£70
Under 3 years old
£50
Over 3 years old
week

Fees per single full day

£70
Under 3 years old
£50
Over 3 years old
half a day

Fees per half day (am or pm)

£35
Under 3 years old
£25
Over 3 years old

What’s included:

yes
Nappies and Wipes
yes
Baby Formula Milk
yes
Fruit
yes
Breakfast
yes
Mid-morning snacks
yes
Lunch

Funding available:

yes
Tax free childcare
yes
15 hours free childcare
yes
30 hours free childcare
yes
Tax credits for children
yes
Universal credit for childcare

Discounts available:

yes
Sibling discount
yes
Multi-day discount
yes
Other discounts are available

Nursery Facilities

We provide:

yes
Outdoor play area
yes
Arts & Crafts facilities
yes
Vegetable patch / Allotment
yes
Nappy changing facilities
yes
CCTV
yes
Music facilities
yes
Secured entrance to building
yes
Garden
yes
Outdoor astroturf
yes
Farm/Forest
icon

Out of School Care Provision

icon

Before School Care

07:00-08:30

What’s included:

yes
Adult-led activities
yes
After school meal
yes
Appropriate for SEND pupils
yes
Child-led activities
yes
Computer/devices for learning
yes
Fruit
yes
Healthy snacks
yes
Other activities are offered
yes
Indoor play
icon

After School Care

15:30-19:00

What’s included:

yes
Adult-led activities
yes
Child-led activities
yes
Computer/devices for learning
yes
Fruit
yes
After school meal
yes
Appropriate for SEND pupils
yes
Healthy snacks
yes
Indoor play
yes
Other activities are offered
icon

Holiday School Care

07:00-19:00

What’s included:

yes
Adult-led activities
yes
After school meal
yes
Other activities are offered
yes
Appropriate for SEND pupils
yes
Computer/devices for learning
yes
Child-led activities
yes
Fruit
yes
Healthy snacks
yes
Indoor play

Frequently Asked Questions

QQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

Category

Extra-curicular activities

Answer

WWWWWWWWWWWW

AAAAAAAAAAAAA

Category

Facilities and learning environment

Answer

BBBBBBBBBBBBBBB

Ofsted

At a glance
Summary
Compare with previous years
Ofsted rating: Good
Last inspection:22/1/2020
View inspection report

Breakdown of Ofsted Rating: 22/1/2020

Food and Hygiene

About
Our
Food

We take Eating seriously at Little Thinkers nurseries because we know that a nutritious diet supports a child’s healthy brain development. Eating well is closely linked to increased cognitive ability. We know as adults that hunger or discomfort can stop you experieencing things in the same way.


Our children are served their lunch at tables and are given serving dishes in the middle of the table so they can serve themselves the food. They sit in a collabaorative way so that they can be supported in the social act of eating with others.


icon

Food
Preparation:

yes
All food is freshly prepared on the premises by a dedicated and qualified catering team
yes
Special dietary requirements are catered for
no
Halal options are available
no
Kosher options are available
yes
Vegetarian meals are available
yes
Vegan meals are available
icon

Example food menu

No food information available
icon

NO DATA AVAILABLE.

For further information on this nursery’s food hygiene rating, visit the ratings.food.gov.uk link below.

Click here for more info

Around this area

Popular schools that children who attend this nursery go on to attend

The Portsmouth Academy

St Mary's Road, PO1 5PF

The Portsmouth Grammar School

High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2LN

UTC Portsmouth

London Road, Hilsea, PO2 9DU

More nurseries around this area

BOSCAS

School Annex, Wymering Road, PO2 7HX

PH Camps - New Horizons Primary School

New Horizons Primary School, Portchester Road, PO2 7JB

Brunel-Meredith Pre-School

Meredith Infant School, Portchester Road, PO2 7JB

Sparkle Lodge Early Years

North End Baptist Church, 195 Powerscourt Road, PO2 7JH

Sparkle Lodge CIC

North End Baptist Church, 195 Powerscourt Road, PO2 7JH

Binsteed Childcare Services Limited

Binsteed Community Centre, Langley Road, PO2 7PX

Twinkle Star Nursery

34 Chichester Road, PO2 0AD

Tiddleywinks Pre School

Church of Ascension, Stubbington Avenue, PO2 0JG

Dream Catchers Play School North End

Parish Church Of Ascension, 118 Stubbington Avenue, PO2 0JG

Stubbington Lodge

45 Stubbington Avenue, PO2 0HP

Activity clubs around this area

Basing Beans

British Legion Hall

Dinki Dancers

The Shoreham Centre

Mini Music

Holy Cross Church Hall

Print Stitch Make

Rydal

Pool Schools

Reigate Grammar School

Marlins Swimming Club

Donyngs Sports Centre

JG Swimming

Chinthurst School

All Stars Cricket Brackley

Brackley Cricket Club

All Stars Cricket Evenley

Evenley Cricket Club

Scrumkids Juniors

Winchester House School

Sources of Information

logo
Site Data Disclaimer
icon

MyEd publishes data from UK Government open data and a variety of trustworthy sources, as well as data supplied directly by nurseries and schools. We make every effort to ensure that this information is published accurately on our site and complies with our guidelines for publication. However, we are reliant on others to produce and publish, or supply, accurate data in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or recency of any data produced or supplied to us by a third party. The information on MyEd should therefore be used as a guide only. Before making a final decision, please confirm the details in question with the relevant institution, if necessary.