About Building Blocks Nursery
A Happy and Safe Environment for Children Aged 3 Months to 5 Years to Play and Learn
Based in Birmingham, West Midlands, we opened our first nursery in Kingstanding in November 2002, our Handsworth Wood branch followed in April 2004, and our third nursery opened more recently in February 2016. The nursery group has two directors, Tina Hart and Alex Jones. They’re both Early Years Graduates and the nursery group is managed by Tina Hart, managing director.
Each branch has a designated, full-time branch manager and deputy manager, and all three nurseries are supported by our SEN and Inclusion Manager who ensure that all children receive appropriate experiences and learning opportunities.
We’re open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with half- and full-days available.
Our highly committed team of qualified practitioners vary in qualifications from level 6 graduates to level 2 qualifications in Early Years. The team is also supported by apprentices who are working towards their level 2 and 3 qualifications in Early Years and who share our passion for wanting to develop their career in Early Years.
All staff have regular training in safeguarding, first aid, food hygiene, and the prevent duty. We’re committed to developing and supporting our staff and offer a wide range of additional training including behaviour training, training to support children with additional needs, and training specific to each developmental stage/ age group.
Supporting Language Development
Early Talk Boost
The programme was designed by the charity ICAN and focuses on delivering a targeted intervention for 3 to 4-year-old children with delayed language development. We’re very fortunate to have three early talk boost trainers who are able to deliver this intervention programme to children who require some language support. This is available at all three settings and we have very good success rates of this programme being effective.