"Every Child, Every Day"
Our Mission Statement
To provide excellent quality childcare and learning experiences for families in the local community. We will support every child to feel safe and secure, and enjoy the success of their achievements.
Welcome to Chuckles Nursery and Chums Out of School Club. We hope you enjoy visiting our website and that you find all the information you need. If you have any questions or comments then we would love to hear from you.
Chuckles Day Nursery and Chums Out of School Club have been established since 1991 providing childcare for children aged 0-12 years and is based on site at Coleshill Heath School. In 2015 we moved to a brand new and purpose-built building on the site on Lime Grove in Chelmsley Wood. Since then we have been awarded a 'Good' grading by OFTSED.
Chuckles and Chums is led by a full time manager Mrs Nicola Catlow and deputy manager Mrs Rachel Arnold. The registered person, Miss Nicole Fowles is also the Head Teacher of Coleshill Heath School and has overall responsibility for the setting.
The staff team are well qualified, experienced and highly motivated and are encouraged and supported by the leadership team to be excellent early years practitioners.
The staff team are also supported by the leadership team to meet their continuous training needs.
The setting is open 50 weeks of the year, only closing for Bank Holidays and a short period over the Christmas Holidays.
The setting is registered by Ofsted and can care for 80 children within Chuckles (0-4yrs) and 50 children in Chums Out Of School Club (4-12yrs).
When children start at the setting they will be placed in an age appropriate room.
First Steps Room – Children aged 6 weeks up to 2 years and 4 months
Little Explorers Room – Children aged 2-3 years
Chuckles Pre-School Room – Children aged 3-4 years
Chums Out of School and Holiday Club – Children aged 4-12 years
Our youngest 2 year olds or those who may need an extra time in a quieter environment, may start their nursery journey in our First Steps Room. You will meet with a member of staff prior to your child starting to ensure that they are placed in the room most suitable to their individual needs.
ParentZone & iConnect
Here at Chuckles we have invested in a online communication system that allows our staff to spend less time doing paperwork and more time interacting with the children.
We understand how hard it is to leave your precious child in someone else’s hands, especially on their first day. ParentZone & iConnect with it’s Secure login protocols enables you to see how they are doing as we will share photos and videos of every exciting moment they have.
Designed for parents/carers to have easy access to information on the child with our staff, this will enhance the child’s experience by sharing activities, key information and being part of their day!
See what your child enjoys most at nursery – so you can encourage even further development at home.
Upload your own pictures directly from your phone camera to contribute to your child’s learning journey and bring alive interests outside nursery. Now everyone can share the same complete picture!
The secure login area, which is protected in the same way as online banking using SSL Certificate enabled encryption, allows parents and staff to have a two-way conversation and view photos of children taking part in activities.
iConnect is a digital learning journey log application of each child and has many benefits including:
We are excited to announce that parents will also be able to make payments through the ParentZone app in the near future.
Please speak to Nicola Catlow (Manager) or Rachel Arnold (Deputy Manager) about any concerns or questions you may have about the ParentZone system.