Our premises have been specially converted and extended for use as a nursery with purpose-built classrooms and bathroom facilities to cater for the different age groups. Nappies for all babies and toddlers are provided by the nursery.
We also arrange walks around the village for all the children, which includes a weekly visit to the mobile library bus. At certain times throughout the year we organise day trips away from the nursery, our main event being our summer outing.
We organise a range of fun sponsored events for the children to take part in, to raise funds for the children’s charities that the nursery supports. This includes our popular sponsored Toddle that takes place in the local park.
3 Months – 2 years (babies)
We accept babies from three months old and have created a separate area, away from bigger and more active children, where they are able to explore and develop in an environment created specifically for them. There is also a sleep room adjacent to the babies’ room where each child has his or her own cot on the days that they attend the nursery. This enables them to continue their own sleep patterns throughout the day without being disturbed by other children.
2-3 years (toddlers)
Toddlers have their own classroom with toilets and washing facilities specifically designed for small children. Their room is well equipped with books, toys and learning tools suitable for their age group.
3-5 years (Pre-school)
Our pre-school programme for the older children follows OFSTED guidelines and focuses on the six key areas of learning show on the right.
Using these areas as our basis we help to develop each child’s full potential through a variety of structured and free-time activities. These include arts and crafts, modelling, role playing, story times, word games, music and movement, number play, work with shapes, group activities and team projects.
Group French lessons are available for our pre-school children on selected days only. These lessons are taught by an accredited French tutor; there is no additional charge for this.
We also arrange walks around the village for all the children and at certain times throughout the year we organise day trips away from the nursery.
Meals and Snacks
All our meals and snacks are freshly prepared on site, and our four week menu ensures that the children are provided a nutritionally balanced and varied diet. Special dietary requirements can be catered for, and our meals are adaptable to suit the needs of each individual baby and young child. Parents are encouraged to discuss specific requirements with the staff. Each week a full menu is displayed in the lobby for all parents to see.
Children arriving before 9.00am are provided with breakfast and this is followed by a healthy snack and drink at 10.00am. The main meal of the day, which includes fresh fruit and vegetables, is served at midday and tea is provided in the afternoon.