Skip to main content

Lighthouse Nursery

Nursery Facilities

Lighthouse Nursery is run from a designated nursery room with its own toilet facility within the church building.  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.

Opening Hours

Nursery sessions are from 9.00am to 12 noon and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm Monday to Friday. Provision can be made for your child to start at 8.30am instead of 9.00am at a small extra charge.

We are open school term time throughout the year, except in the summer when we remain open for 2 weeks after school breaks up, and return a week before school begins in September.

We take eighteen children per session aged from two and a half to five years old. We have five experienced members of staff with a variety of 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 regular inspections by the Care Inspectorate for Wales (CIW).

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.

Children from all cultural, ethnic, religious and social groups with and without additional needs are welcome. The primary language spoken is English with incidental Welsh included.

Based on Christian beliefs, 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.

We are a part of Thornhill Church Trust, and join in with their children’s ministries such as Tots ‘n’ Toys for special events and services at Christmas and Easter. We teach children about the Christian faith through Bible stories and songs alongside learning from the Curriculum for Wales.

The Curriculum

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 Curriculum for Wales, and the areas of learning that are covered within this are:

  • Expressive Arts
  • Health and Well-being
  • Humanities
  • Languages, Literacy and Communication
  • Mathematics and Numeracy
  • Science and Technology

Our Healthy Snack policy can be read here.

Walkover to Thornhill Primary School

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.

We are always delighted with quality of care and provision provided by Lighthouse. Thank you for all you do.

The staff are the key strength. What a brilliant team! Individual attention is better than in a state nursery. Everyone takes a lot of pride in their job and care over the children.

[My child] has improved and developed so much in such a short space of time. I’m happy with the nursery and have recommended it to friends.

Your staff are so lovely and easy to talk to. I really enjoy the regular emails updating us with what you’ve been doing so we can talk about it at home.

Very approachable and friendly. Always greeted with smiles and always easy to speak to. Lots of strengths: My daughter now speaks some basic Welsh which is amazing!

Lighthouse Nusery Team

Contact Lighthouse Nursery

Lighthouse Nursery
Thornhill Church
Excalibur Drive
CF14 9GA

029 20759995