Welcome to our St Johns Dukinfield Setting.

Funtasia’s St Johns setting is based within St Johns school.

Children can attend from St Johns primary and nursery school. We have excellent partnerships with our schools with daily communications.  We offer flexible bookings, full and part time places, ad hoc or emergency childcare.  

Staff hold, or are working towards a childcare qualification, paediatric first Aid certificate and training in child protection, food Hygiene, Health and Safety amongst other training. Funtasia is committed to staff development.  

Breakfast club starts at 7.30 where staff will provide your child with a healthy nutrious breakfast. After breakfast they can choose to relax or play with friends before being taken to their class. After school club children are safely collected from school before receiving a healthy snack back at the club, children can then take part in activities, play with friends, read, do their homework or play out before being collected. Our after school club closes at 6.00pm. Children in nursery or reception class follow the Early Years framework your child’s key worker will work with you and the school to compliment learning taking place at school.  

Children can attend our holiday club during the school holidays; this is based at St Raphaels Stalybridge.  

We are currently recognised as an OUTSTANDING setting by Ofsted 2017  Click here to see our current Ofsted report

MEET THE TEAM AT ST JOHNS - DUKINFIELD

Emma Lowe
St Johns Manager and Nursery Practitioner

Hi I’m Emma, the manager at our St. John’s setting. I have been a manager here since January 2014. I love being such a big part of the club, and the Funtasia team, I have been a part of funtasia since 2010. Iam currently level 3 qualified and first aid trained, iam always looking to improve. I work along side two colleagues. Collette who is working towards her level 3, and Charlotte, charlotte is still undergoing training to become qualified. They are both fun, professional and enthusiastic. At St. John’s we strive to be the best and always looking at ways to improve our setting. 

Collette Vardy Playworker
Charlotte Bowers Playworker

LATEST INFORMATION

How to Find Us

St Johns - Before and After School Club
Westmorland Avenue,
Dukinfield, SK16 5JA
Tel: 0161 250 5051 (Ex.5)

 

We Pick Up from:

  • St Johns School

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WHAT OUR PARENTS SAY

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Katie

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

    Emmah

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,..

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  • 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..

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  • 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..

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  • 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..

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  • 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..

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  • 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..

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  • 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..

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  • 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.

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  • 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..

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  • 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..

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  • 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..

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  • 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..

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  • 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.

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  • 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..

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  • 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..

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  • First week at Funtasia First Steps Nursery

    What a lovely week at nursery

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  • 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

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  • 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,..

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  • 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..

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  • 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..

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