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Centre 56 is Ofsted registered

We're delighted that Centre 56 was rated ‘Good’ in its most recent Ofsted inspection, which took place in December 2018.

The report was really positive and included great feedback, including:

  • “Children thrive in this inclusive nursery and make consistently good progress”
  • “ Their positive energy, inclusive evaluations of practice and enhanced support help to make a real difference to children and their families”
  • “They teach children that they are capable of achieving anything they put their mind to”.

You can read the full Ofsted Inspection Report here

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Our highly experienced and qualified staff are trained to support families and children who have been affected by domestic abuse or a crisis situation. We provide a safe and secure environment to help children develop. 

The children get to enjoy lots of different fun activities. This includes free play, outdoor play, creative art, dancing, quizzes and educational or fun trips out. We're always busy keeping the children entertained!

We talk with children and take on their feedback to make sure we help them as much as possible. This could be changing the food we provide, the games we play or even the music we listen to. 

You can take a look at all of our fun activities and what we’ve been up to via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

You must meet Centre 56's criteria to get a nursery or after-school place for your child. 

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Our nursery offers free childcare places for two, three and four year olds for up to 29 children. 

A child's early experiences affect their emotional, social, cognitive and physical development. At Centre 56, children can learn, play and develop in a safe, caring and supportive environment.

Free play has a vital role in children's education. It helps them to gain social, conceptual and creative skills, as well as increasing their knowledge of the world around them.

Our staff are trained to help children to become 'school ready' and ease the transition into school.

Each year we hold a graduation ceremony for those who are moving on to school. 

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Our after-school club is open during term times only from Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 5.45pm. This includes school pick-ups. 

It has been proven that children who go to after-school clubs can develop their confidence, social and academic skills. 

Attending an after-school club means young people have a safe place to go to once school finishes, rather than being on the streets or sat on their phones. It reduces the chances of them getting involved with the wrong crowd or participating in anti-social behaviour.

Centre 56 provides an ideal environment where children and young people can make friends, be creative, learn, grow and thrive. They also get a healthy after-school snack which will tide them over until their dinner time.

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School holidays 

Subject to funding, we offer school holiday places for children who attend Pivvy. 

There are a number of reasons why school holiday places can benefit families:

  • Centre 56 is a safe place to come to if there is ongoing abuse in a child's home
  • Families may be resolving or dealing with issues and need the time to be child-free 
  • If the parents have full times job and need childcare.

Our school holiday times are so much fun! We provide children with a healthy lunch and snack every day. We try and do as many day trips as we can and have as much fun as possible.

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How to apply

You will need to complete an application form to apply for a place in either Centre 56’s nursery or after-school club.

Download the Nursery Registration Form 

Download the Pivvy Registration Form 

Spaces are now available in our nursery for 2, 3 and 4 year olds that meet our eligibility criteria.

For Pivvy, we will place you on a waiting list and will contact you when a place becomes available.