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Muddy Footprints

Muddy Footprints is a predominantly outdoor facility set in the beautiful surroundings in Garston adventure Playground. We also have a building with an indoor space which children also use during high winds/large rain pours or when they chose to do so. 

We embed a strong outdoor curriculum following the wanderlust nature study. We are currently working towards the hygge accreditation which is incorporating a Danish approach to education. This is focusing on a relaxed atmosphere where staff are present with children whilst connecting with and investigating nature. 

We also have a strong focus on children's well being, we include daily yoga/relaxation sessions. We are giving children the tools they need to eventually be able to regulate their own emotions. 

We are an inclusive setting and have experience working with children with a variety of special educational needs and disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, downs syndrome and challenging behaviour. We have a highly qualified team and use sensory integration plans with the children during their day at our setting. 

We are a Makaton friendly setting and use/teach sign language with the children daily. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Linda Hankin
Contact Position
Manager
Telephone
E-mail
linda.hankin@fiveforfamilies.co.uk

Where to go

Name
MuddyFootprints
Address
Garston Adventure Playground
Bowden Road
Garston
Liverpool
Merseyside
Postcode
L19 1QP

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£40.00 per Day
£20.00 per Session (pm)
£5.00 per Hour

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access
Yes
Details
We have wheelchair access into our building with a large disabled toilet. Parents are welcome to view the setting to see if they feel it is suitable for their child to attend.

Special Needs

Special Needs
Yes
Experience with
Global Developmental Delay
Hearing Difficulties
Emotional needs
Epilepsy
Loss or Bereavement
Medical Needs
Language impairment
Learning difficulties
Asthma
Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD
Serious allergy / Anaphilaxis
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Diabetes
Downs syndrome
Severe dietary needs
Social development impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Details
We work with outside agencies to ensure we can cater to each child's needs. We will access any relevant training to ensure we are able to give children the best care whilst with us. We can apply to consortia for funding to get children one-to-one higher needs funding or specialist equipment they may need.

Dietary Needs

Dietary Needs
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
We are a packed lunch setting so parents provide their child's lunch. We do cater to any specific dietary requirements, allergies and intolerances just inform a member of staff.

Cultural Provisions

Cultural Provisions
Yes
Experience with
Yes
Details
We welcome all children at MuddyFootprints, we like to talk about and celebrate diversity. We are currently taking part in Paddington's postcards where we are learning about different parts of the world. We will be looking at maps, languages, food and buildings in different areas. We welcome children to share celebrations from their family so we can join in whilst at nursery. Learning how to say key phrases to say hello and goodbye to children and their families.

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes
Date updated
04/11/2020

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
Yes

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 8.00 6.00
Tuesday 8.00 6.00
Wednesday 8.00 6.00
Thursday 8.00 6.00
Friday 8.00 6.00
Facilities
Books
Outdoor Playspace
Arts and Crafts
Parental Involvement
Climbing Frame
CCTV
Playroom
Private Changing Area
Pets
Dressing up
Dance
Private Nursery Garden
Sensory Room
Educational Activites
Sand and Water Play
Healthy Eating
Songs and Rhymes
sports
Garden
Visit & Outings
Storytime
Toys
Open Space
Out-door Play
Messy Play
Music

School Pickups

Offers School Pickups
No

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
EY560979
Link to latest ofsted inspection report 
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