The Lighthouse Nursery at Thornhill is a modern purpose-built nursery serving children from all cultural, ethnic religious and social groups with and without special needs.
To apply for a place for your child, please print and complete the registration form:
Please feel free to contact us by email for any enquiries about the Lighthouse Nursery.
Our Purpose and Vision
The purpose of the Nursery is:
to serve pre-school children and their parents in the Thornhill area
by providing the best environment to develop the whole child.
Based on Christian principles, we value each child as an individual, and each family as special. We aim to care for, nurture and encourage every child to achieve his/her full potential. Our goal is to cultivate happy, confident, self- motivated and enquiring children. The primary language spoken is English with incidental Welsh included.
Lighthouse Nursery is run from a designated nursery room with its own toilet facility within the Thornhill Church Centre. The nursery has a garden attached which we use whenever possible to play and learn outdoors. We also have use of the main hall on rainy days and an upstairs room for small group activities and organised play.
We aim to offer as broad a curriculum as possible, to contribute to the all-round growth and development of your child. We follow the Foundation Phase, and the areas of learning that are covered within this are:
- Creative Development
- Physical Development
- Welsh Language Development
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Mathematical Development
- Language, Literacy and Communication Skills
- Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing and Cultural Diversity
Nursery sessions run Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 16:00. We are open for forty-four weeks per year. We close for half terms, a week at Easter and Christmas, three weeks in the summer, and bank holidays. Provision can be made for your child to start at 8:30 instead of 9:00 at a small extra charge. We take eighteen children per session aged from two and a half to five years old. We have five members of staff with a variety of experience and professional qualifications, including teaching qualifications and QCF Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development. The staff/child ratio is never less than 1:6, and we have at least one annual inspection by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).
Walkover to Thornhill Primary
We offer a ‘walkover service’ to or from the school nursery at Thornhill Primary.
Children are collected from the school at 11.35am, and we walk them to Lighthouse where they can have their packed lunch and then stay with us for the afternoon session, which finishes at 4pm.
Children who are at Thornhill Primary nursery for the afternoon session can come to Lighthouse in the morning from 8.30 or 9am. They stay and eat their packed lunch with us, and we then walk them over to the school for 12.55pm, when their afternoon session starts.
Contact Lighthouse Nursery
Thornhill Church Centre
Tel: 029 20759995