We offer flexible childcare to fit around your family’s needs. Please enquire for more details.
The nursery has free car parking and a large secure garden divided into sections that house age appropriate equipment and resources for all of the children in our care, who spend time outdoors most days.
We also have a sensory room for exploration of lights, smells, music, bubbles and various feely objects and textured balls.
We have our own dedicated HR Manager and we are extremely thorough over who we employ to care for your children and are confident that once fully inducted, we have the best nursery practitioners engaged who are nurturing and efficient, child-centred staff who see the world from your child’s point of view and build strong bonds with them and parents / carers alike. Ofsted say that “Staff show children warmth and kindness and are good role models. Children receive lots of positive praise and encouragement from staff as they play and learn.”
New employees are rigorously referenced and DBS checked. Ofsted recorded that “The setting has very good recruitment, induction and appraisal procedures in place. All staff are DBS checked and required to attend core training in areas, such as child protection and first aid, on a regularly basis.”
Your baby will be gradually settled into their new environment with tenderness, care and the utmost attention to their daily routine so that their transition into nursery is smooth and calm. See the Settling In page for more details.
We are highly commended on our communications with parents.
Ofsted Said: “The nursery has a very clear understanding of the importance of forming partnerships with others and has effective systems in place to support this process. Partnerships with parents are excellent. The nursery values parents and provides them with information about the setting, and its policies and procedures prior to children starting. Settling in procedures are good with parents actively encouraged to visit as many times as they wish before their child starts. This helps to support and build effective partnerships. Parents receive daily reports about how their children have been, the activities and experiences they have had, along with individual details such as what they have eaten or how long they have slept. Regular newsletters keep parents informed about the curriculum and life at the nursery. Parents can easily access their children’s developmental records when they wish, which enables them to see the progress their children are making on a regular basis. Parents spoken to speak very highly of the nursery and its staff. They value the information shared with them and feel staff know their children well.” and “Strong partnerships are established with parents/carers and other professionals, ensuring children’s individual needs are consistently recognised and met. Parent’s views are continually sought in a variety of ways including parent questionnaires. The owner and manager welcome their comments and suggestions and take action if required to ensure the ongoing development of the nursery” [/info]
We have recently started parent / Carers “Stay and Play” sessions, where on pre-booked days, parents or carers can come into nursery and spend time in a room of their choice; interacting with the staff and seeing first-hand how the day is structured and the activities and experiences enjoyed by the children. These sessions may coincide with a festival or special days, such as Mother’s Day, or a fund-raising event