We Are Committed 
To protecting the children in our care and offering equal opportunities for all.

We Offer:

  • A homely environment which encourages a relaxed transition from family to nursery life.
  • We have three rooms: Little Ladybirds (6 weeks – 2 year olds), Crawling Caterpillars (2 – 3 year olds), Buzzy Bees (3 – 5 year olds)
  • A key worker system supporting parent and child throughout.
  • Fully trained staff.
  • Large outdoor play area for children to learn on a large scale and in fresh air.
  • Flexible routines.
  • A wide range of home made natural resources.
  • Full and part time places to fit in with working hours, 2* – 4 year old funded places (*conditions apply)
  • Healthy menus with food cooked fresh on site providing children with their recommended 5 portions a day of fruit and vegetables.

Fees wef 1st April 2018

0-3 years 3-5 years
Full time (mon-fri) £175.00 £170.00
Full day (7.30am – 5.45pm) £42.00 £40.00
Morning session (7.30am-1.00pm) £25.50 £23.50
Afternoon session (1.00pm – 5.45pm) £24.50 £22.50


Care And Education is offered within the following Age Ranges:

3 – 12 Months
A homely atmosphere helps young babies settle into nursery life. Babies are treated as individuals, provided with warmth and the security of care ensuring their basic needs are met.

1 – 2 Years
A large variety of activities help the ever inquisitive toddler to develop independence, social and communication skills, to develop strong muscles and co-ordination through physical play.

2 – 3 YEARS
Play becomes slightly more planned to allow children free choice of resources as well as some planned activities which will enable children to continue to develop social skills in turn taking, co-operation and how to communicate with adults and their peers. They will have access to a range of activities to encourage their creative skills and imagination.

3 – 5 Years
The continuous provision areas ensure children’s free choice of activity within a structured learning environment. They can continually access these areas in order to develop, practice repeat and refine skills in their own time. Carefully planned resources offer the chance to experiment, observe and explore their surroundings and enables the children to discover information for themselves. Parent partnership is strong and children’s interests are used to plan exciting games and activities making sure learning is fun. Through the six learning areas, children will be supported in reaching their full potential and achieving the stepping stones, giving each child a wide range of experiences and knowledge to draw upon when they enter school.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS)

September 2012 set the standards for learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years.

We follow the principles of the EYFS to ensure that each child within all of our settings has the best possible start in life and is able to reach their full potential.

By using the principles, themes and 7 areas of learning and development we can ensure that children progress naturally.

We do not believe in planning too far ahead – and make sure that planning is not too formal that it can’t be changed according to what is occurring on a daily basis.

Staff make sensitive observations of children whilst they play in their carefully planned continuous provision areas. These observations, alongside parent comments, form the basis of the following day’s, or next week’s planning.

Registration No: EY363360

Additional Information

At the Beacon we appreciate that fees are an important factor when making the choice of which childcare provision will best suit your needs.

We offer full and part time places, from 7.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday to complement the needs of working hours of families, study hours etc.

Fees are charged according to session length, child age and frequency of visit.

We also offer help and support with fees, funded places for 3 & 4 year olds, childcare voucher schemes and flexibility on various methods of payment, standing orders, etc. so you can manage your finances.

There is also advice and help accessible for parents who wish to train and study for qualifications and our policy of having an open door means there is always someone available to discuss various options.


Beacon Nursery
St Helens YMCA
Beacon Building
25 College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF

Tel: 01744 750848
Email : lynne.roberts@sthelensymca.org.uk