Christmas Party 2019

3rd November 2019

WARNING OUR TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST  Our Family Christmas party is open to all children and parents that attend any one of our Funtasia settings, this night is a hugely popular event and is always a sell out.  I know you don’t like us mentioning Christmas, however just a reminder that we will be holding our amazing Christmas party on sat 14th Dec from 6.30pm at Dukinfield Masonic hall. It’s always such a magical event with lots of entertainment, DJ and disco, tombola, balloon modelling, candy floss machine, glitter face painting and lots more with a hot buffet...

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Staff Awards Night

3rd November 2019

We are holding our end of year staff awards night on 7th December and need your help in nominating the practitioner you feel deserves to win " The parents choice award" click here to download a nomination form. when completed please email  to karen@funtasiakidsclubs.co.uk.

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New setting opening soon.

2nd November 2019

We are thrilled to announce we have been selected to provide before, after school and holiday childcare at St Stephens School in Droylsden. We are excited for our new venture and look forward to meeting everyone. We will be arranging a new parent meeting for all St Stephens familes to ensure a smooth transition for children and their families.

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October Holiday Fun!

1st November 2019

Wow, what a fun filled week we all had over October half term. We carried out lots of fun activities with a spooky theme and had lots of outdoor oportunities, exploring our local enviroment, den building and looking after the wildlife as the colder months approach us, we even made healthy smoothies and a yummy Apple pie.

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Out and About with Nursery.

30th October 2019

Today at nursery we have taken our children out into the wider community as part of enhancing our cultural capital. Culture capital gives our children knowledge and experiences that they may not get on a daily basis for example; going to the library, going on a bus also selecting and paying for their own shopping. We even enjoyed eating our packed lunch in Tesco’s cafe. We have had so much fun today on our little adventure 

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Managing our feelings and behaviour.

18th October 2019

This week at St. John’s we have been focusing on feelings, we started the week with our circle time talking about feelings and how sometimes events can make us sad or happy or nervous. The children helped start our feelings display board, the children liked the idea of using the 5 finger strategy to help them with there feelings. We made emoji stress balls, and made mr men feeling figures, we did our coloured hand prints, and drew our feelings on the windows. We have started to create a new cosy quiet corner, inside this cosy corner has a worry...

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St Pauls new parents meeting.

7th October 2019

Any parents of our pre- school children, St Pauls is holding a new parents evening for children starting reception class in September 2020. Funtasia will be attending to offer support and advise for before and after school care. come and say hello.

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Ofsted Big Conversation.

6th October 2019

The management team attended Ofsted Big Conversation this weekend. We love attending this meeting where providers delivering early years care and education come together, its such a passionate morning and we always come away eager to implement improvements and to cascade information to the team.

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Nursery Parents Evening and Report Dates 2019/2020

30th September 2019

  October  21st -New starters, baseline report and meeting for all new children. Key person to meet informally with parents of existing children.  Parents evening- December 3rd – Reports to go home.  Parents evening- March 25th - reports to go home 19th March.   Parents evening-July 15th – reports to go home 9th July.    Graduation celebrations July 22nd 6.30pm start children to arrive at 6.00pm   

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This week at nursery we held a cake sale for The Macmillan Charity.

28th September 2019

This week at nursery we have all been busy following the children’s interests. On Friday we held our Macmillan cake sale which we raised £67.52 for this amazing charity. A big thank you to all the staff for baking.  Baby Nest:  In baby nest this week we have been encouraging children to use our climbing equipment outside and taking it inside by using the soft play. This encouraged the children to build confidence in their climbing skills or even pull themselves up to standing. Children were able to hold our hand if they wanted as we built a slide into...

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Dummy use advice.

5th September 2019

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Our nursery is 1 today.

2nd September 2019

 It’s our birthday! Our nursery is  1 today. A huge thank you to our amazing, dedicated team and our lovely supportive parents for such a successful first year. our funtasiafamily

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Trip to Southport.

31st July 2019

What a beautiful day out both our nursery and holiday club had when we visited Southport. We travelled on the bus to catch our train to Southport. When we arrived we had a picnic by the river where we watched the ducks, geese and people rowing on boats, following our delicious lunch we headed to the beach. The sea was so far out that we could not even see it, howver we were able to splash in the rock pools and run on the sand which was great fun for everyone. The weather was beautiful and the sun shone all...

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Its Beach Theme at nursery.

29th July 2019

It’s all about the beach this week at nursery  and we are all super excited for our trip to Southport. We kicked off the week with a fantastic beach scene investigation tuff tray, how good does it look?    

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Graduation Day 2019

26th July 2019

Wow what a turn out. Today was our first graduation celebration and it was such an emotional day saying goodbye to all our lovely and amazing children. I would like to thank all the parents who came as it was a great turn out (just a shame the room was like a sauna on this beautiful day). The children who are leaving to move on to school and nursery will be greatly missed by all the staff in the nursery, it has been so lovely working with all the children and watching them grow and develop. At Funtasia we are...

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When the nursery children visited Millbrook care home.

1st July 2019

The children were very lucky today to be invited to Milbrook care home. It’s lovely that our nursery has developed a relationship with the care home, allowing us the opportunity to build up cross-age relationships. This morning the children sang their “Hello Song” which gave all the children and residents the opportunity to greet each other. The children sang songs and rhymes whilst the ladies and gentlemen sang along and played instruments from our instrument basket, we shared the Gruffalo story together as a large group encouraging everyone to join in. It was such a lovely experience for everyone...

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Stalybridge Carnival 2019.

24th June 2019

We had a beautiful day this weekend, taking part in Stalybridge Carnival. This is such a wonderful community event for the children to be a part of. Children arrived dressed with the Troll Theme. Winning first place in our category was an added bonus,  the highlight of our day was seeing how much fun was had by everyone. This is an annual event with Funtasia, look out for our theme for 2020.

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Staff Training this term

12th March 2019

Practitioners within nursery have undertaken several training and development opportunities, Karen has completed- Looking at Schemas, Supporting staff well-being, Exemplary practice with babies, Outstanding practice,Online safety in Early Years, Understanding children, Babies being heard and EYFS progress checks. Katie has completed-  Exemplary practice with two year olds Leanne has completed-  SEND training, Evaluative practice and impact measurement and FGM safeguarding Heather has completed- Suporting 2 year olds in the EYFS, Safguarding, Health & Safety Cerys has completed-  introduction into the EYFS Continuous training and development has a huge impact on practice, and the opportunities that are offered to the children. Well...

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Top Team Member - February 2019

28th February 2019

We are proud to announce that Kelsey was awarded this months " Top Team Member Award" Kelsey has shown dedication and passion to all her tasks within the nursery, carrying out everything with enthusiasm. well done Kelsey.

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New Early Years Learning Platform

2nd February 2019

Parents, We are delighted to inform you that we will be changing our Early Years learning platform, we currently use  Baby’s Days we will be moving over to Blossom educational.  I can’t tell you how excited we all are to start using this new software. It’s so user friendly for both practitioner and parent. The parent App is a cut down version of the system but what you will see is a timeline of your child’s day, observations and next steps and a button to post observations from home. The website version will show your whole...

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Phonics training with our local school

1st February 2019

Kim, karla, Beth and Sam were delighted to be invited by the reception teacher at St Pauls to attend Phonics training delivered by herself. We have a strong working partnerships with all our local schools it was extremely imformative particularly as we have children in reception class at our before and after school and pre school children preparing for their transistions to St Pauls. A big thank you for inviting us and sharing your valuable knowledge with us, we look forward to putting what we have learnt into practice.

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Wednesday wet welly walks

11th January 2019

Nursery children put on their wellies, hats, scarves and gloves and every Wednesday off we go on our welly walks. We are so lucky to have open countryside on our doorstep which gives us access to woodland and moorland, streams to splash in trees to climb, open space to run and nature to look at. Our walks give us the opportunity to develop childrens motor skills and cordination but also the opportunity to enhance  social skills as we talk about what adventures we are on.

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What a fabulous night had by all.

20th December 2018

We had another fantastic Christmas party last night, lovely to see so many of our lovely families having fun. Well done to all our Children’s choice winners... Our staff winners voted by the children were... Yew tree - Katie  St. John’s - Charlotte  St. Paul’s - Lauren St Raphaels- Heather Micklehurst- Beth Well done ladies  Thank you to everyone who helped to make the night such a huge success and to the amazing team we have who make Funtasia what it is today.

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Our first nursery Christmas dinner 2018

18th December 2018

Our First Christmas dinner was enjoyed by everyone the children had a feast, pulled crackers, put on their party hats and listened to jokes we combined the day with party dances, pass the parcel and lots of festive games everyone had lots of fun.

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Dress up silly for Santa 2018

14th December 2018

We had lots of fun joining whilst supporting our local good causes we raised £32.00 for Action Together.

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Carol singing at Milbrook care home 2018

10th December 2018

The highlight of our Christmas festivities, carol singing at Millbrook care home was beautiful. The children and staff from nursery sang 4 Christmas carols which they had been practicing, they performed them superbly. Following the singing we all spent a little time speaking to the ladies and gentlemen. Heart warming. Big Thank to Millbrook care home for the honour.

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Millies Mark Award

23rd November 2018

As you are all aware our nursery has been accredited with The Millies Mark award. The award is a gold standard in First Aid for nurseries and settings, ensuring that the importance of correct first Aid and safety is at the forefront of everything we do ensures that we stay compliant. Within the award 100% of our team must hold a full paediatric First Aid certificate that must be renewed every 3 years.  Once you have been awarded the quality assurance award you are subject to unannounced inspection visits to ensure compliance. The nursery had an unannounced visit on 16th Novemeber 2018 from...

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Children in need 2018

17th November 2018

We had lots of fun at nursery for our Children in Need fun day 2018. The staff and children dressed up for the occasion and held a yummy cake sale the children took part in an array of sensory experiences from aromatic playdough which the children made Pudsey bears from, we baked biscuits and had yellow shaving foam tactile exploration. We raised £37.50 for this worthwhile cause.

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Remembrance day 2018

11th November 2018

The children and staff at nursery all joined hands to pay respect on Armistice day 2018. The children and staff made a lovely tribute to mark their respects. The children also painted pebbles as poppies and we travelled on the bus to Stalybridge war memorial where we lay them as a mark of respect.

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Nursery have their Food Hygiene rating.....

9th November 2018

We are delighted to sgare the news, we have been awarded a 5 star hygiene rating following our unannounced inspection on 9th November 2018.

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Christmas Party 2018 is back!!

3rd October 2018

OUR SELL OUT CHRISTMAS PARTY IS BACK! Fri 14th Dec 2018 7.30pm-Midnight at Dukinfield Masonic Hall, 62 Old Rd, Dukinfield SK16 4EN Bar • Childrens Entertainer • DJ and Disco • Party games • Tombola • Lucky Dip • Spot Prizes • Glitter face painting • Balloon modelling • Candy floss machine • Childrens and Staff Awards • Hot roast turkey and stuffing baps with Pigs in blankets and chips or Vegetarian sticks/ burgers and chips £10 PER TICKET - LIMITED SPACES PER CLUB, BOOK NOW!

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Funtasia First Steps Nursery Grand Opening

6th September 2018

We at Funtasia First Steps Nursery are excited to announce our grand opening on Friday 14th September. Stalybridge MP Jonathan Reynolds will kindly be officially opening our nursery and other local councillors will also be in attendance. If you would like to attend this fantastic opening then feel free to come down and watch the grand opening outside the nursery at 14:30, this will also give you the opportunity to be in the pictures for our local papers

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First week at Funtasia First Steps Nursery

6th September 2018

What a lovely week at nursery

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Our Journey So Far

2nd September 2018

As we open our doors to our first families, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share our journey so far, with you all. ❤️ #funtasiafamily

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Christmas Party 2018

31st August 2018

We have booked our family Christmas party!! Put Friday 14th December in your diaries, Masonic Hall Dukinfield its a slightly smaller room than last year holding 200. We will have disco, entertainment, raffle, food and our children choices awards. Our Christmas parties are always a sell out, so we really do advise you when tickets are on sale to buy them ASAP. More information to follow closer to the time...

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Stalybridge carnival 2018

23rd June 2018

We had a fabulous day for Stalybridge carnival. ☀️The glorious weather brought so many people out to watch. The children looked amazing and everyone enjoyed the whole experience. The icing on the cake 

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Welcome to our new website

31st May 2018

Welcome to our new website. We now have a new website in preperation for our growing family, all ready for our little nursery to open in September- One website that ensures all information you may need is in one place and more user friendly. If you have any feedback, concerns or questions about any area please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you Karen xx

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WHAT OUR PARENTS SAY

  • Although Seren is too little to tell me, I can see for myself what an amazing time she is having. The way her face lights up as we walk through the door, the way she beams and smiles at you all (and how she barely notices that I leave

    Zoe Larkin Kelsall

  • I wanted my son to develop his own independence away from me, to build his confidence, to learn a positive teacher/pupil relationship and for him to make friends in a fun, gentle and encouraging environment. All of which he has done in abundance with the love, attention and support of all the staff at Funtasia, who treat all the children like part of their own family. Communication between parents/guardians and staff is always open and encouraged. I would wholeheartedly recommend Funtasia First Steps to any parent looking for a nursery/preschool setting for their baby/child

    Francessca

  • Daniel absolutely loves Funtasia ... the staff are so lovely and he has such a good time ... thank you to the staff for your hard work and making it the fantastic club it is I wouldn't have my son go anywhere else xx

    Becki Wilde

  • EXCELLENT ENVIRONMENT! GREAT ACTIVITIES! LOVELY FRIENDLY STAFF ! Clean , happy , brilliant value !

    Emmah

  • Fantastic set up with wonderful staff that care for and look after your children superbly. My daughter was always excited and happy to go to Funtasia and built extremely good relationships with the staff making it easy for me to leave her knowing she was safe and happy.

    Lizanne Scott

  • Wonderful! The care and kindness shown is second to none.

    Katie

  • I have been using funtasia now for many years. All three of my children have spent time with the funtasia team. GREAT environment, fantastic activities and beautifully warm and welcoming staff. I couldn't recommend funtasia even nearly enough. They are truly amazing. Here's to many more years

    Colleen

  • Can't thank the staff enough for all they do with my little boy especially Sammy, I feel happy that my son is well looked after and he is happy whilst me and my husband are at work the staff are friendly and caring, I would highly recommend Funtasia especially Fantasia Micklehurst.

    Naomi Rigby

  • My little girl has spent a few weeks here at holiday club this summer and has loved it, staff friendly and a really nice atmosphere in the club. Will defiantly be going back again

    David Robinson

LATEST NEWS

  • Christmas Party 2019

    WARNING OUR TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST  Our Family Christmas party is open to all children and parents that attend any one of our Funtasia settings, this night is a hugely..

    Read more

  • Staff Awards Night

    We are holding our end of year staff awards night on 7th December and need your help in nominating the practitioner you feel deserves to win " The parents choice award"..

    Read more

  • New setting opening soon.

    We are thrilled to announce we have been selected to provide before, after school and holiday childcare at St Stephens School in Droylsden. We are excited for our new venture..

    Read more

  • October Holiday Fun!

    Wow, what a fun filled week we all had over October half term. We carried out lots of fun activities with a spooky theme and had lots of outdoor oportunities,..

    Read more

  • Out and About with Nursery.

    Today at nursery we have taken our children out into the wider community as part of enhancing our cultural capital. Culture capital gives our children knowledge and experiences that they..

    Read more

  • Managing our feelings and behaviour.

    This week at St. John’s we have been focusing on feelings, we started the week with our circle time talking about feelings and how sometimes events can make us..

    Read more

  • St Pauls new parents meeting.

    Any parents of our pre- school children, St Pauls is holding a new parents evening for children starting reception class in September 2020. Funtasia will be attending to offer support and..

    Read more

  • Ofsted Big Conversation.

    The management team attended Ofsted Big Conversation this weekend. We love attending this meeting where providers delivering early years care and education come together, its such a passionate morning and..

    Read more

  • Nursery Parents Evening and Report Dates 2019/2020

      October  21st -New starters, baseline report and meeting for all new children. Key person to meet informally with parents of existing children.  Parents evening- December 3rd – Reports to go home. ..

    Read more

  • This week at nursery we held a cake sale for The Macmillan Charity.

    This week at nursery we have all been busy following the children’s interests. On Friday we held our Macmillan cake sale which we raised £67.52 for this amazing charity. A..

    Read more

  • Dummy use advice.

    Read more

  • Our nursery is 1 today.

     It’s our birthday! Our nursery is  1 today. A huge thank you to our amazing, dedicated team and our lovely supportive parents for such a successful first year. our funtasiafamily

    Read more

  • Trip to Southport.

    What a beautiful day out both our nursery and holiday club had when we visited Southport. We travelled on the bus to catch our train to Southport. When we arrived..

    Read more

  • Its Beach Theme at nursery.

    It’s all about the beach this week at nursery  and we are all super excited for our trip to Southport. We kicked off the week with a fantastic beach..

    Read more

  • Graduation Day 2019

    Wow what a turn out. Today was our first graduation celebration and it was such an emotional day saying goodbye to all our lovely and amazing children. I would like..

    Read more

  • When the nursery children visited Millbrook care home.

    The children were very lucky today to be invited to Milbrook care home. It’s lovely that our nursery has developed a relationship with the care home, allowing us the..

    Read more

  • Stalybridge Carnival 2019.

    We had a beautiful day this weekend, taking part in Stalybridge Carnival. This is such a wonderful community event for the children to be a part of. Children arrived dressed..

    Read more

  • Staff Training this term

    Practitioners within nursery have undertaken several training and development opportunities, Karen has completed- Looking at Schemas, Supporting staff well-being, Exemplary practice with babies, Outstanding practice,Online safety in Early Years,..

    Read more

  • Top Team Member - February 2019

    We are proud to announce that Kelsey was awarded this months " Top Team Member Award" Kelsey has shown dedication and passion to all her tasks within the nursery, carrying out..

    Read more

  • New Early Years Learning Platform

    Parents, We are delighted to inform you that we will be changing our Early Years learning platform, we currently use  Baby’s Days we will be moving over to Blossom..

    Read more

  • Phonics training with our local school

    Kim, karla, Beth and Sam were delighted to be invited by the reception teacher at St Pauls to attend Phonics training delivered by herself. We have a strong working partnerships..

    Read more

  • Wednesday wet welly walks

    Nursery children put on their wellies, hats, scarves and gloves and every Wednesday off we go on our welly walks. We are so lucky to have open countryside on our..

    Read more

  • What a fabulous night had by all.

    We had another fantastic Christmas party last night, lovely to see so many of our lovely families having fun. Well done to all our Children’s choice winners... Our staff..

    Read more

  • Our first nursery Christmas dinner 2018

    Our First Christmas dinner was enjoyed by everyone the children had a feast, pulled crackers, put on their party hats and listened to jokes we combined the day with party..

    Read more

  • Dress up silly for Santa 2018

    We had lots of fun joining whilst supporting our local good causes we raised £32.00 for Action Together.

    Read more

  • Carol singing at Milbrook care home 2018

    The highlight of our Christmas festivities, carol singing at Millbrook care home was beautiful. The children and staff from nursery sang 4 Christmas carols which they had been practicing, they performed..

    Read more

  • Millies Mark Award

    As you are all aware our nursery has been accredited with The Millies Mark award. The award is a gold standard in First Aid for nurseries and settings, ensuring that..

    Read more

  • Children in need 2018

    We had lots of fun at nursery for our Children in Need fun day 2018. The staff and children dressed up for the occasion and held a yummy cake sale the..

    Read more

  • Remembrance day 2018

    The children and staff at nursery all joined hands to pay respect on Armistice day 2018. The children and staff made a lovely tribute to mark their respects. The children also..

    Read more

  • Nursery have their Food Hygiene rating.....

    We are delighted to sgare the news, we have been awarded a 5 star hygiene rating following our unannounced inspection on 9th November 2018.

    Read more

  • Christmas Party 2018 is back!!

    OUR SELL OUT CHRISTMAS PARTY IS BACK! Fri 14th Dec 2018 7.30pm-Midnight at Dukinfield Masonic Hall, 62 Old Rd, Dukinfield SK16 4EN Bar • Childrens Entertainer • DJ and Disco • Party games • Tombola • Lucky..

    Read more

  • Funtasia First Steps Nursery Grand Opening

    We at Funtasia First Steps Nursery are excited to announce our grand opening on Friday 14th September. Stalybridge MP Jonathan Reynolds will kindly be officially opening our nursery and other..

    Read more

  • First week at Funtasia First Steps Nursery

    What a lovely week at nursery

    Read more

  • Our Journey So Far

    As we open our doors to our first families, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share our journey so far, with you all. ❤️ #funtasiafamily

    Read more

  • Christmas Party 2018

    We have booked our family Christmas party!! Put Friday 14th December in your diaries, Masonic Hall Dukinfield its a slightly smaller room than last year holding 200. We will have disco,..

    Read more

  • Stalybridge carnival 2018

    We had a fabulous day for Stalybridge carnival. ☀️The glorious weather brought so many people out to watch. The children looked amazing and everyone enjoyed the whole experience. The icing..

    Read more

  • Welcome to our new website

    Welcome to our new website. We now have a new website in preperation for our growing family, all ready for our little nursery to open in September- One website that..

    Read more