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!!

4th 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

7th 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

7th September 2018

What a lovely week at nursery

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Our Journey So Far

3rd 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

1st September 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

24th 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

1st June 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Emmah

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Katie

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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