Information for Parents
Below you’ll find the information we think every parent needs to know. We’re always happy to help so if you do have any questions please just contact us and we’ll talk through them with you.
Nurtured Nursery has children at the heart of all it does. The environment is designed in response to current research into brain development in babies and young children, so the impact is calming and peaceful. Experiences for learning are provided which promote the Characteristics of Effective Learning within the EYFS and promote the child’s development of creativity and thinking skills. Each child has a key person who pays particularly close attention to his/ her learning and development; a Learning Journal is kept containing observations and photographs documenting the child’s progress, which is always available for the child’s parents to peruse. These are also kept by parents after their child has outgrown the nursery, providing a lovely record of their time at Nurtured Nursery.
The relationship with parents is valued enormously; parents are encouraged to come to as many settling in sessions with their child as they can manage prior to their child starting at Nurtured. This gives staff the opportunity to gather as much information about the child as possible, to ensure a smooth and cheerful transition into nursery. Once at nursery, the child’s parent or carer will have the opportunity for daily discussions with staff when they drop off or collect their child, ensuring information is shared to support the child and celebrate their nursery experiences.
High regard is given to the quality of adults who interact and care for each child. Staff turnover is extremely low, staff are knowledgeable, well qualified and reflective upon best practice. Continuous professional development is undertaken to ensure all practitioners who interact with children have access to the latest thinking in early years, and are therefore able to provide exemplary childcare.
Comments from parents between August 2016 & January 2017:
“My daughter has absolutely loved going to Nurtured Nursery for the past 2 years… she would often come home singing songs she had learned at nursery” Georgie B
“Ongoing learning journals are kept for each child, which is a lovely way of capturing their development and growth. These are packed with photos and notes as to what they have been up to. As a parent, we get to review these periodically and it always surprises me just how much she has come on.” Alice O
“Such a kind, gentle and understanding approach to childcare. One of the most potentially difficult things transformed into the most positive experience when deciding my daughter should start nursery. I feel she is cared for, nurtured and enjoyed in a way that makes us feel secure in our decision. She has an enriching time with the lovely, lovely staff.” Hayley S
“I could not recommend this Nursery more. The staff are thoughtful and helpful, sensitive and good fun. My youngest is always happy in go in and has thirds of every lunch! My eldest has grown so much in confidence in the last 9 months since he has been coming to Nurtured Nursery and he has made good friends he will now go to school with.” Hattie
“Lovely setting, caring staff, always feel my son is treated as an individual.
The healthy and varied menu encourages him to try new things. Excellent indoor and outdoor facilities which are frequently being improved.” Fiona
“I have three children who currently attend Nurtured Nursery and we are extremely happy with the care they receive. All of the staff are warm, welcoming, friendly and take the time to get to know the children. They are very professional but also nurturing – a combination which makes you feel confident leaving your child in their care.” Tia
“This is a fantastic Nursery and I wouldn’t want to send my daughter anywhere else. The staff are all extremely welcoming and friendly and each one knows my daughter very well. We are always greeted with a smile and given detailed information about her day, as well as home diaries and beautiful learning journeys. She spends lots of time playing outside and using her imagination whilst having fun and learning.” Barry H
“Brilliant nursery, with a really lovely team. Great focus on outdoor play and letting children enjoy themselves in a fun, secure environment. Very flexible (even at short notice), which is perfect as a working parent and difficult to find in a lot of other nurseries.” Jessica C