Playing in the playground at Foxcubs

Welcome to Foxcubs Nursery

The Early Years Alliance provides flexible, affordable and quality childcare across England.Ofsted outstanding logo

Foxcubs Nursery is an Alliance childcare service in Luton, Bedfordshire. 

We offer 70 Ofsted-registered places and are assessed as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

Our committed, friendly and well-qualified nursery team provides high quality care and learning opportunities for children aged between 2-5 years.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with a focus on learning through play and encourage parents to become involved in the life of the nursery. 

To make an enquiry please fill out our online enquiry Form 


Opening times

We are open from 8.45am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday, term time only, excluding bank holidays and three staff training days.


We offer

  • Safe, friendly and fun place for you and your child
  • Learning through indoor and outdoor play activities
  • A well-qualified, kind and caring team
  • A dedicated person to give focused support to your child
  • Part of a Children's Centre
  • Activities planned in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Healthy meals
  • Healthy snacks
  • Purpose built setting with easy access
  • Achieved the Alliance Reflecting on Quality Award
  • Encouragement to staff to continue their professional development & attend regular training
  • Termly parents evenings

View our Ofsted Report

Ofsted outstanding


Fees

2 year olds - 15 hours free to those eligible for 2 year funding 

3-5 year olds - first 15 hours free, additional 15 hours free to eligible families (30 hour offer)

Children aged 2-3 years - £17.00 per session

Children aged 3 years and over - £15.00 per session

Optional lunch £2.35

Voluntary contribution to snack £1.00

Foxcubs Nursery is now registered with the Tax Free Childcare Service


Find out more

To arrange a visit please contact Shaheena, Nursery Manager on 01582 731945 or by email on foxcubs@eyalliance.org.uk

Please contact the nursery to enquire about availabilty of childcare places for your child.

 


 

Family Corner website for parents

 

Autumn Term

This term we will be focusing on the topics Festivals & celebrations, Road safety and Change of weather.

The children will be learning about the different festivals that are celebrated around the world. This will include reading stories, making props and decorations to enhance their understanding of different religions and faiths.

As part of road safety week the children will be learning how to stay safe when crossing the road, what the traffic light signals means and the different types of vehicles we have on the road. The children will be carrying out role play in the construction and garden area and making vehicles using different available shapes.

As the weather is changing, the children have been reading stories on the different seasons, looking at the different changes that are happening in the outdoor environment and what clothing we need to wear to stay warm.

The children have enjoyed making their own leaves using the chalk boards in the garden and using different types of mark making resources. The children have been discussing the different types of animals that hibernate during the cold season and have made their own hedgehogs using playdough and spaghetti.

                    

Fireworks and Diwali

Remember remember 5th November! The children have had so much fun making rockets, sparklers and firework pictures! They have used a variety of resources of their own choice to make their props.

 

 

Diwali known as the "Festival of light" is celebrated by many around the world.

The children have been taking part in making Diva pots and rangoli patterns. The diva's have been made out of clay and later decorated by glitter. The children showed great

skills in kneading, moulding and shaping to create their perfect Diva's.

 

 

 

          

 

About us

We offer a stimulating approach to early years development and learning for very young children. Within a safe, friendly and fun environment, children are supported by qualified, caring staff in developing a wide range of skills and interests. The children enjoy learning through play experiences in bright indoor and outdoor play areas with exciting outings planned regularly. 

Our nursery plans its activities in accordance with the EYFS with a strong focus on exploratory, imaginative play and healthy eating. We recognise and understand the huge benefits that free flow play has on the positive development of very young children. Every child in our care is supported by a key person who understands their individual needs and offers special care and support to them. 

Rigorous health & safety and safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to ensure every child is protected and feels safe and happy with us. 

To ensure consistency of quality and practice, all Alliance settings follow the same policies and procedures which meet Ofsted and other legal requirements. These are available for you to see and you are free to discuss anything in the policies and procedures with your key person or the setting manager.

A copy of our policies & procedures are available in the nursery if you wish to see them.

Download our parents guide to the EYFS

Foxcubs Nursery is managed by the Early Years Alliance, the largest voluntary sector provider of childcare in England with over 50 years experience delivering childcare and practical, professional support to early years practitioners.   


Daily Routine

Foundation Room

8.45am

Children welcomed into the setting, children take name card and place on the board in the room. (one member of staff sees the children in and directs them to the member of staff standing by the toilet to wash hands as soon as they come in) Children sit in their groups.

8.55am Group time - children take part in talking, Sing hello song and shake and wake
9.10am

Free flow play inside and Adult led activities carried out

9.20am -10.20am

Snack bar opens

 Selection of fruit, vegetables and savoury on offer served with milk / water

9.45am

Outside door open (free flow play inside and outside)

11.15am

Outside door closed (children to tidy up before coming in)

11.20am Children tidy up inside area.
11.25-11.35 Children sit in key groups for group time, story, singing
11.40am 

Free flow departure time

11.45am - 12.30pm Lunch time
12.30pm Children welcomed into the setting, children take name card and place on the board in the room. (one member of staff sees the children in and directs them to the member of staff standing by the toilet to wash hands as soon as they come in) Children sit in their groups.
12.40pm Group time - children take part in talking, Sing hello song and shake and wake
12.55 Free flow play inside and Adult led activities carried out
1.10pm -2.10pm

Snack bar opens

 Selection of fruit, vegetables and savoury on offer served with milk / water

1.30-1.45 Outside door open (free flow play inside and outside)
2.50pm Outside door closed (children to tidy up before coming in)
2.55pm Children tidy up inside area.
3.00pm -3.15pm Children sit in key groups for group time, story, singing
3.20-3.30pm Free flow departure time

Toddler Room

8.30am - 9.15am

Welcome children & parents to nursery. Free flow play inside

9.15am - 9.30am Group time - children sit in groups and take part in talking, singing and a 5 min physical activity
9.30am - 10am Planned activities and child led activities
10am - 11.15am Snack Bar time. Free flow play inside and outside
11.15am - 11.20am Children who are outside come in and get ready for tidy up time
11.20am - 11.30am Tidy up time inside and sit on carpet for group time, ryhmes and stories
11.30am - 11.45am Planned group time, listening to stories which children are encouraged to choose
11.45am Home time for morning session toddlers / lunch time
12.30pm - 12.45pm Welcome children and parents to nursery. Free flow play inside 
1pm - 1.30pm Planned activities and child led activities
1.30pm - 3pm Snack bar time. Free flow play inside and outside
3pm - 3.15pm Children who are outside come in and get ready for tidy up time
3.15pm - 3.20pm Tidy up time inside and sit on carpet for group time, ryhmes and stories
3.20pm - 3.30pm Planned group time, listening to stories which children are encouraged to choose
3.30pm Home time

 


Activities

We provide lots of exciting activities for your child to explore as they learn through their play.  These may include:

  • Play dough
  • Water play
  • Arts and crafts (with free choice resource trolley)
  • Home corner
  • Dressing up and role play
  • Maths unit (with lots of resources to count, sort, match and explore shape, colour and size)
  • Cosy story corner
  • Small world (e.g. cars, animals, figures, trains)
  • Construction (e.g. wooden blocks, Duplo, Mobilo)
  • Music box
  • Sand tray
  • Physical play (e.g. balls, hoops, see-saws, trikes, scooters, slides)
  • Mud kitchen

     

 


Find out more

To arrange a visit please contact Shaheena, Nursery Manager on 01582 731945 or by email on foxcubs@eyalliance.org.uk

Please contact the nursery to enquire about availabilty of childcare places for your child.

Our Team

 

Nursery helper and child cooking togetherOur well qualified, committed and experienced team works hard to create a caring and learning environment in the nursery. We know every child develops differently and at different times. Every child has a key person who understands their individual needs and interests. This helps us to ensure every child feels involved, stimulated and happy in our care.

We follow rigorous staff recruitment and supervision procedures to ensure anyone joining our team undertakes relevant security checks including Disclosure and Barring Service, references and qualification checks. Parents are reassured knowing child protection and safeguarding underpins every aspect of our practice and will continue to remain a priority for us.

Your child's 'key person'

Every child who joins the nursery receives support from an experienced member of the team. They are responsible for your child’s individual needs and known as the ‘key person’. The key person is your main point of contact however all nursery staff are happy to feedback on your child’s developmental progress on a daily basis or discuss any concerns with you. They will also keep records of your child’s progress and achievement, which are always available for you to see and contribute towards.

Your child’s key person will make time to find out from you about your child’s interests, likes, dislikes and special requirements. Please share any important or useful information when you register your child and throughout their time with us. This helps us to give your child the most appropriate care. You can access and contribute to your child's progress in their records.


The Foxcubs Nursery team

All of our team are Paediatric First Aid trained, have completed at least Level 1 Safeguarding (most have also completed Level 2), have completed various qualifications in Food Hygiene & Safety training and Food Allergies Awareness and most of the team are Fire Warden trained.

Management team

Shaheena - Nursery Manager & Early Years Teacher

I am a qualified Early Years Teacher, and have been a manager at Foxcubs since January 2017. I have completed LSCB Safeguarding Level 1, Prevent, Food allergy and Food Awareness training.

My favourite children's book is "The Gruffalo" and my favourite song is "I had a little turtle".

Safina - Deputy Manager & Early Years Teacher

I am a qualified Early Years Teacher, Wrap trained, and I have worked at Foxcubs since April 2008. From becoming a Room Leader of the foundation room I now support Shaheena as a Deputy Manager.

My favourite children's book is "Whatever Next" and my favourite song is "Miss Polly had a dolly".

Foundation Room staff - (3-5 Years)

Tina - Room Leader

I am qualified in NNEB Diploma in nursery nursing and NVQ L4 in childcare. I have completed Food Hygiene, food allergy awareness and Prevent course. I started at Foxcubs June 2020 and my favourite nursery rhyme is "zoom zoom zoom"

 am qualified in Early Years Childcare Level 2. I started at Foxcubs in Feb 2017 as a Volunteer. I then took on the role as 1-1 Special Educational Needs assisstant supporting a child with 1-1 planned activities. I have completed LSCB Safeguarding Level 1, Prevent and a wellbeing course. My favourite Nursery story is "Spot goes to the park"

Arooj - Nursery Practitioner

I am level 3 qualified in Early Years. I have completed Food Hygiene and food allergy awareness training. I have worked at Foxcubs since April 2008 and my role is supporting the Foundation rooms staff in planning for children's learning and development.

My favourite children's book is 'we're going on a bear hunt' and favourite song is '5 little monkey'

Zathoon - Nursery Practitioner 

I am Level 3 qualified in Early Years and work in the Foundation Room. I have worked at Foxcubs Nursery since May 2008.

My favourite children's book is "We're going on a bear hunt" and my favourite song is "5 Jelly Fish".

Sabah - Nursery Practitioner

I am qualified as a level 2 Nursery practioner and I am currently completing my Level 3 in childcare. My favourite nursery rhyme is I"nsy wincy spider"

Samarah - Nursery Practitioner

I am qualified in Cache Level 3 childcare and education. I have worked at Foxcubs since 2017. I have completed my First aid training and Level 2 in food hygiene. My favourite story is "we're going on bear hunt".

Patricia - Nursery Practitioner

I am qualified in Level 5 Early Years care and education and have been at Foxcubs since 2019. I have completed my LSCB Safeguarding Level 1, Food allergy awareness and my prevent training. My favourite stories are "We're going on a bear hunt and The hungry caterpillar"

Moji - Nursery Practitioner

I am qualified as Cache Level 3 in Childcare and Education. I began working in Foxcubs as a flexi worker before becoming a permenant staff. My favourite story is "Snow white and the seven dwarfs".

Toddler Room Staff (2-3 Years)

Diana - Nursery Practioner

I am qualified in Early Years Childcare Level 2. I started at Foxcubs in Feb 2017 as a Volunteer. I then took on the role as 1-1 Special Educational Needs assisstant supporting a child with 1-1 planned activities. I have completed LSCB Safeguarding Level 1, Prevent and a wellbeing course. My favourite Nursery story is "Spot goes to the park".

Sulthana - Nursery Practitioner

I am qualified in childcare level 3. i started at Foxcubs in 2020. My favourite story is 'Room on the broom' and my favourite nursery rhyme is 'Hush little baby'

Rabeeah - Nursery Assistant

I am a nursery assistant supporting the Toddler team.

 

 

 


Find out more

To arrange a visit please contact Shaheena, Nursery Manager on 01582 731945 or by email on foxcubs@eyalliance.org.uk

Please contact the nursery to enquire about availabilty of childcare places for your child.

 

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Day Nurseries Id: 

EY374847

FAQs

Girl building with blocks      How do I apply for a place?

You can book a visit and come and have a look around. You can ring or email us and speak to someone in the office. We usually have a large intake in September so please apply in plenty of time to secure your child's place as we operate a waiting list.

What should I dress my child in?

Please ensure your child is in weather appropriate clothing and suitable footwear. No open-toed shoes, sandals or crocs should be worn. It is always handy to bring in a backpack containing spare clothes in case they need a change.

Do you offer the 30 hours entitlement?

Yes we do! You will be eligible for the 30-hour funded childcare offer if:

You earn more than the equivalent of 16 hours at the national living wage or minimum wage per week: for example, £120 per week if you are 25 or older.

How can we find out if we are eligible for the 30 hours?

You will be able to apply for both the 30-hour offer and tax-free childcare using a single application available online via the Childcare Service. If you are eligible, you will be given an 11-digit code that you will need to take to your childcare provider along with your national insurance number and your child’s birth certificate for it to be validated.

What sessions do you offer?

Sessions are term time.

Morning sessions are Monday to Friday 8.45am -11.45am

Afternoon sessions are Monday to Friday 12.30pm – 3.30am

If you are eligible for the 30 hours tax free childcare our sessions are:

Monday to Friday – 9.00am – 3.00pm or 9.30am – 3.30pm

Any flexibility?

We are flexible with our hours depending on available space.

What do I have to do if my child is going to be absent?

Please contact us by telephone to let us know so we can let their class teachers know. Absentees will be logged in the child absent book. Some illnesses have an exclusion period and we can let you know if this is applicable to you.  Please allow 48 hours after a bout of sickness or diarrhoea before your child returns.

Do you offer funded 15 hours spaces for two year olds.

Yes we do if households receive certain benefits and your application is approved. The funded entitlement will begin the term after their 2nd birthday, subject to availability. Please talk to a team member for more details. 

How can I find out if my child is progressing at nursery?

When your child begins nursery they will be assigned to a key person who will support them in their learning and development. Your child will have an individual learning journey profile which their progress within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is recorded.  You are welcome to look through your child’s profiles at any time. Every term your child’s key person will hold a parent meeting with yourself. This will provide you with the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have and discuss your child’s progress.

Do you provided lunch?

We do provide a hot lunch that is catered from the school. Lunch will only be provided if you would like your child to stay for the lunch time period, subject to availability of space. Lunch starts at 11.45am and will finish at 12.30pm.


Find out more

To arrange a visit please contact Shaheena, Nursery Manager on 01582 731945 or by email on foxcubs@eyalliance.org.uk

Please contact the nursery to enquire about availabilty of childcare places for your child.

Contact Us

Boy on phoneIn the first instance please contact Shaheena, Nursery Manager

or Deputy Manager Safina

T: 01582 731945

E: foxcubs@eyalliance.org.uk

A: 30a Runley Road, Luton, Beds, LU1 1TZ

Alternatively, please contact Lisa Topham, Childcare Operations Manager on 07711556973


 

 

Foxcubs Nursery
30a Runley Road
Luton
Beds
LU1 1TZ
United Kingdom
Tel: 01582 731945

Foxcubs Nursery building

Our testimonials

“Happy to see a number of different things for the children to do. M seems to be fine, more so when I’m not there. Good job guys!"

“I really enjoyed the stay and play. The teachers are very kind and helpful. I could see my child really enjoys nursery. I am very happy with everything.”

“The phonic workshop was very helpful. I found the workshop very informative and it’s very good that the phonics is being used at this early stage of my child’s school."

“The phonics workshop was an informative session about a range of resources used in nursery and those available outside to use at home."

“Today was a very special day for all mothers in the nursery because we got to spend time with our kids to celebrate mother’s day. My son made a beautiful flower pot for me and the poem was very touching. I thank all the staff and the nursery management for organising this day. Felt very special thank you."

“Transition to school workshop was a very useful workshop about my child starting school. It’s very encouraging I got lots of ideas for my son and how to get him ready for school."

"Wonderful friendly staff."