Nursery Provision

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Our Curriculum

We at Two Rivers Childcare believe that children are natural learners, who when left to follow their own instincts will explore the world around them. Each child will be given a balance between freedom and structure to use the activities without unnecessary interference so that they develop to their full potential.

We plan activities that provide real life experiences. The activities are purposeful and have six basic goals, to assist concentration, independence, fine and gross motor skills, a sense of order, self-esteem and social interaction.

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Learning mathematical concepts in a early years begins with concrete examples. Each child develops coordination; concentration and independence when experiencing the materials available. These materials introduce numbers one through to ten, teach counting and value of quantity, using the number rods, sandpaper numbers, cards, spindle boxes, cards and counters, the short bead stairs. Along with additional exercises will reinforce number bonds and sequencing of numbers.

Additional materials are available to introduced higher maths at the child’s correct stage of development and at his/her own pace. These include counting and quantity from units, to tens, hundreds and thousands, simple addition and subtraction, simple fractions, geometric shapes and solids and constructive triangles.

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Our environment is designed in such a way that all activities naturally gear themselves to development of skills for oral, written language and reading. Children have the freedom to converse between children and their peers and children and adults. Precise names are used on apparatus and objects, vocabulary classification and matching exercises develop visual perception, enrich vocabulary, developing the left to right movement in preparation for reading. A large selection of books is available for the children to explore as well as story books at reading times.

Phonetic sounds are introduced to the children through a range of experience. The focus is on lower case letters and the sound that they represent. Only 3 sounds are taught at any one time so as not to overload the child’s progress. As the child’s confidence builds simple three letter word books are introduced. Wordless books are made available to encourage self-story telling using pictures as a prompt for the story.

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We have a large outside area at the nursery which is used each and every day.

Can we please ask that in the warmer weather you could supply a sun hat and sun cream and in the winter a warm coat, hat, gloves and Wellingtons.

  • Garden Area: An area where children are encouraged to take controlled risks and explore. There is also a “Mud Kitchen” for children to use their imaginations to explore and investigate what mud can do using various tools and water. There is also some climbing apparatus, balancing beams and role play activities.
  • Hard standing play area: an area for the children to ride bikes and scooters.

We provide an extensive range of developmentally-appropriate equipment which is carefully chosen in order to further children’s development in all areas of learning.

We enhance the Framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage by embracing the principle that young children learn through play and experimenting, a philosophy to which we are absolutely committed.

Session times and costs

Two Rivers Childcare will be open from 7.30am until 4.30pm daily during term time following the schedule below.

All parents are entitled to 15 hours free childcare from the term after your child’s 3rd birthday. Working parents need to register in order to be eligible for 30 hours.

We recommend a minimum of 5 sessions are booked to ensure maximum learning and development for your child.

Please note that the Before School session includes cereal, toast and a drink, and the late care session includes a fruit snack.

Lunch is bookable for a small cost and will be prepared in the Twynham Primary School's onsite kitchen.

Children of staff employed by the Trust and families with multiple children are entitled to a 5% discount as detailed below. Please note that the maximum discount is 5%.




Before school

7:30am – 8:45am


AM Session

8:45am – 11:45am


PM Session

11:45am – 2:45pm



Late care

2:45pm – 4:30pm


Late pick up 

Please ensure that your child is picked up promptly. We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before the end of session to ensure that your child is picked up on time.

The Childcare Provision must close at 4.30pm every evening, so you need to have picked your child up and left the premises by this time. In the event of unavoidable delay please contact the Manager at the earliest possible time.

We reserve the right to charge for attendance outside the agreed hours. If late collection is persistent, we will charge £5 for every 15 minutes after the collection time.

Help with Payment and Registering for 30 Hours of Childcare

Please see the BCP Council advice on Helping with the cost of Childcare by clicking here. This includes how to sign up for your 30 hours of free childcare and how to claim tax-free childcare.

Please note that we are unable to confirm your booking until the necessary Registration Forms have been received and checked by our staff.

Upon receipt and checking of the Registration Forms, we will contact you via email to confirm your booking.