Worcester Early Years Centre was opened in 2015 by proprietress Mrs. Alice J Bennett, MBE, B.Ed (Hons), EYPS, who further to raising children on a spacious, working farm, went on to establish Madresfield Early Years Centre over two decades. Now the Worcester based centre is developing the same enviable reputation for outstanding care and early years education for children.
Located in Lower Wick, South Worcester, on the Malvern Road, this purpose-designed and built facility is situated on the Bennetts Farm site. The rural farm includes a safe car-park, large movement hall, kitchen and dining facilities, craft and cookery areas, specialist music, art and drama facilities, reading rooms, cloakrooms and nappy changing areas.
Extensive gardens and playgrounds surround the centre which enable safe access onto the farmyard and beautiful pasture and woodlands beyond. We boast free flow activities and fully fenced area for ball games and team activities.
The Woodland School supports the needs of 'Forest School' activities, with several, delightful nature walks around the farm and private woodlands, clearly marked for the children's use and enabling expeditions on foot.
Our excellent standards of care and education ensure daily learning is fun and exciting, and that every child is carefully nurtured to achieve their full potential.
Worcester Early Years Centre employs over 40 carefully selected and well qualified staff, and is fully registered to receive government funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. Open 5 days a week, 7am - 6pm throughout 50 weeks of the year, we offer parents affordable and flexibile child care services in Worcester.
In 2015, our proprietress, Mrs. Alice J Bennett (pictured second from left) was awarded an MBE for services to Early Years Education. An honour she shares with the dedicated and gifted teams at Madresfield and Worcester Early Years Centre.
Worcester Early Years Centre follows the same ethos as the Madresfield Early Years Centre, which has received 6 successive outstanding OFSTED reports and won 3 National Awards for Indoor Learning Environment, Outdoor Learning and the prestigious 'Best Nursery in the UK' from the NDNA.
Our children's day care nursery received an outstanding OFSTED report in April 2018 with the quality of service rated as OUTSTANDING in all areas of provision, which is a tremendous achievement by all the staff at Worcester Early Years Centre and an overwhelming endorsement of the top quality service provided by the team.
"The management are inspirational. They are extremely knowledgeable, highly experienced and dedicated to their roles. Leaders, managers and staff share vision and drive for excellence. The premises are exceptionally well organised and resourced in abundance, both indoors and outside to meet the needs of all children who attend. Staff know children exceedingly well and plan meticulously for children's individual needs and interests." - OFSTED
Copies of our past OFSTED reports can be viewed on the OFSTED website HERE.
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