Everything you need to know

Your child starting nursery can be daunting for you, as well as your little one. We’ll guide you all the way! 

Our aims are:


To provide a high level of care for every child and adult in our nursery and to promote equality and value diversity.


To equip children with the appropriate skills and knowledge they need to carry them on to the next level of development.


To give each child opportunities in which they can learn, play and communicate with other children and adults.


To encourage children to communicate and express themselves in their own individual way, whilst showing them how to be kind, to share and behave appropriately to all. By showing children how to do this they will also learn to value and respect people and the environment around them.


To provide a friendly, welcoming and experience rich environment for every child who will receive the care and attention they need to feel safe and secure.

Working together with you


If you are in receipt of Working Tax credits, you will be required to provide the Ofsted registration number for the setting your child attends.

Ofsted Registration Number: 2505402

Online care diaries

We write online care diaries with provide you with important information about your child’s care. We also upload our daily activities for you to see.

Community spirit

Other ways we work with parents through regular emails, monthly news letters and our open door policy.

We hold regular coffee mornings, one to ones with your child’s keyworker and also have a parents forum.

Settling in

We understand how difficult it is to leave your child with us for the first time. Our priority is to help you and your family feel welcome and relaxed.

Our settling in sessions are offered free of charge and arranged with you the parents/carers, please feel welcome to telephone at anytime to see how your child is. Each child will be provided with their own settling in period and staff will work with parents during this time to ensure that children are settled into the nursery and enjoy their time with us.

Baby meals/milk

We will work with families on an individual basis to arrange the best way for us to prepare and store your child’s milk.

We have years of experience using bottles and supporting breastfeeding mums.

Key workers

Your child will usually have a key worker who will help to build a very special bond with you and your child. They will be there to provide security for each child and will be the most important home to nursery link.

30 hours free childcare

You can get 30 hours of free childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year (during school term time).

You may be able to get free childcare for 52 weeks if you use fewer than 30 hours per week. Check with your childcare provider to find out if this is something they offer.

Paediatric First Aid

All our staff are trained in Paediatric first aid. We have gone above and beyond the EYFS guidelines and trained everyone. We do all we can to make sure your children are as safe as can be. 

Delicious meals cooked on-site

We cook all our food on the premises. It is cooked using fresh ingredients and tastes wonderful!

Our menu runs on an 8 week rotational basis. Our menu provides a balanced diet and a variety of food for the children to taste. All special dietary requirements will be catered for.Snack times are at 10:00am and 2:00pm. A selection of fruit is available to children

for morning snack and afternoon snack is a savoury with a choice of warm milk or water. All food is prepared according to the child’s age and eating abilities. Babies will be provided with a water cup which will be regularly refilled. The Swans and the Kingfishers have access to our drinks station. We support healthy eating at nursery and all meals that are provided will be home made and balanced.

There's more...

Early Years Foundation Stage

We plan on a daily basis to meet the requirements of the EYFS

Hygge Approach

We are an Early Years Hygge Accredited setting

Our Ofsted 

Ofsted are our regulating body. Take a closer look...

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