We have an airy open-plan kitchen which has been cleverly brought into the twenty-first century, whilst still retaining much of the earlier hand-made, solid wood and stainless steel. Here our children are given the opportunity to learn about and observe daily preparation of fresh food and tasty, healthy, home-cooking, all taught by an important member of our team – our resident chef.
Meals are enjoyed in the dining area, which is located at the end of our kitchen. There is a completely separate milk kitchen situated in the baby room. We also have a dedicated laundry room.
Baby Unit – 'The Nest'
Formerly the family music and playroom, this now provides spacious, safe, soft and stimulating surroundings for babies from three months old. There is an additional, sectioned-off, sensory area full of cushions and gently twinkling lights for them to enjoy. Our staff to baby ratio is one adult to three babies with no more than six babies in the room at one time.
Baby Room – 'Sparrows'
Previously used by the family as a living room and featuring a grand old open fireplace, the Baby Room is overflowing with a variety of playing and learning activities and experiences. We liked to keep all the equipment out, so the children have the widest choice of things to explore. Our staff to baby ratio is one adult to three babies with no more than six babies in the room at one time.
Toddler Room – 'Woodpeckers'
Located at the heart of the nursery, flooded with natural light from the skylight above, this is where children are encouraged to make individual choices of play which are carefully supervised and combined with the EYFS curriculum. Ratio here is one adult to four toddlers.
Pre-school – 'Nightingales'
The pre-school for our older pupils is situated upstairs and consists of two large rooms both of which provide a wide range of activities including sensory play (sand, water, dough, jelly, corn-flour, dried pulses and pasta, the messier the better). We also have a spacious acting area where the children are given the chance to express themselves by throwing themselves (often literally) into enthusiastic role-play.
Our Nightingales at this stage also start exploring the world of technology which will be so much a part of their future education and they all enjoy the opportunity to use our computers which, it probably won't surprise you to know, they take to like ducks to water. In this pre-school we aim to give our children all the support they need to prepare them for their step up to 'big school'. Our ratio here is one to eight.
Little Nightingales has its own securely enclosed garden, offering safe play areas and decking. There is a choice of activities including water and sand play and a wide range of toys to push, pull or climb on. We have a musical sensory section and are very proud of our seasonal growing patch.
What was previously the back garden of the house is now our parking area from which there's a convenient path leading directly to the nursery front entrance. This doubles up as a secure play area for the pre-schoolers.
Nursery uniform is compulsory for all pre-school children 3 to 5 years old. We believe the uniform reinforces our sense of identity. We're very proud of all our children and for them to be recognised as Little Nightingales when out in public.
We hope every parent will support our nursery in maintaining its smart and clearly identifiable appearance by ensuring that your child is in the correct uniform.
Logo polo shirt
Grey shorts (Summer)
Summer dress (Purple Gingham)
White plain polo
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