Our opening hours are weekdays 8:00am-6:30pm and parents/guardians are welcome to drop off or collect between these times whenever they like, completely free of any further fees or charges. We are closed for Bank Holidays and during Christmas week.
Each room is individually appointed to reflect the particular requirements of each age group from three months to five years old. Children are moved between rooms based on individual development rather than age.
The nursery has 4 base rooms:
Babies (from 3 months) benefit from a bright and airy room. The room is split into 2 areas; a messy play area where each baby is encouraged to develop through creative and sensory activities and the main play room. The main play room offers a wide range of resources where the babies can safely explore and learn about the world. Circle time, rhymes and story telling take place daily, with nursery nurses catering for each babies individual requirements. We provide a dedicated sleep room where babies are supplied with their own bedding with the temperature constantly monitored to ensure babies are comfortable at all times.
We operate a 1:3 ratio in the Baby Room.
The Tweenies Room is designed to help Tweenies to start learning how to become independent. It is full of sensory toys, texture and plenty of new opportunities for the Tweenies to engage and explore! In the early stages of the Tweenies development they are mostly exploring the world around them, so it is important that they experience a range of material, objects and sounds.
The Tweenies Room offer a spacious and airy room packed with activities including a wet /dry play area, role-play area, creative/arts area and plenty of table top space for group activities. In this room, Tweenies also begin to learn how to feed themselves using utensils with support and encouragement from staff. Children and staff sit together at this time learning the social skills surrounding a family meal time.
We operate a 1:3 ratio in the Tweenies Room for children aged under 2 years and a 1:4 ratio for those aged 2 and over.
Toddlers enjoy activities structured around their changing interests. The Toddler room is well appointed, allowing your child to discover at their individual level of understanding. There are various dedicated areas in the room offering different activities. There is a story corner, and sand and water play area, a construction area to develop co-ordination and a messy area for arts and crafts. As this is an age where most children start toilet training the toddler room has direct access to brightly decorated children toilets where children are supported to learn toilet training skills.
We operate a 1:4 ratio in the Toddler Room.
Our pre-school is a large bright and spacious area and has 2 base rooms, each with a creative area for messy play, a home corner, a reading corner, computers and a free play space. In addition to these facilities the children in pre-school have access to an internal climbing wall to help with their physical development and a library with an interactive whiteboard to develop their numeracy and literacy skills. Room plans are designed to encourage children to participate in a well-structured day which helps prepare them for primary school. In addition pre-school has its own toilets and sinks to help encourage independence.
We operate a 1:8 ratio in the Pre-school room.
Outside Play Area
Our well equipped, fully enclosed outdoor play area allows children’s learning to continue outside, and with parents permission children are taken on outings, including trips to the local park and library. We try to ensure all age groups go out into the garden twice per day (conditions permitting).
A drop off and pick up area helps to ensure that every visit to the nursery is welcoming and convenient for both your child and you.
A buggy store is located at the front of the nursery where pushchairs, tricycles and scooters can be left during the day. The majority of our parents walk to nursery to drop their child off then leave their buggy in the store before crossing over the road and jumping onto the tube.