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About Us

Founded in November 1993 we have over 21 years experience in the provision of outstanding care and education.  Our reputation has been built upon recommendations from parents and other professionals who engage with children.  We are very proud to have been recognised for our excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare through a number of National Awards and have achieved three outstanding Ofsted results.

The Nursery is run by a very strong management team of three, whose roles are all supernumerary.   The drive and direction in which the nursery keeps moving forward and keeps ahead of all changes and innovations in education within the early years is down to their specialist roles and expertise within the childcare sector.

 

Paula Cooper - Nursery Manager with level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management, studying for her level 7.

 

Helen Bannister – SENCO Officer and Nursery Development Manager, holds a BA Honours Degree in Early Years and is an Early Years Teacher.

 

Ashley Webb – Education Manager who also holds an Early Years Degree and is an Early Years Teacher.

 

Other Senior Managers within the setting are Sam Matthews and Debbie Maycroft, who both work within our Baby Unit.

 

Jan Whittall is our Administration Manager, along with Dawn Hughes who both work within our Nursery setting and have been with us for 20 years.

 

All the staff within our setting are qualified or working towards a qualification in childcare.  We place a great emphasis on further training and development and many of our staff are studying to degree levels.  The staff has combined experience, enthusiasm and dedication creates an exceptionally high standard of childcare and education.  This combined with the warmth and love of working with children creates a unique environment for children to flourish and grow in confidence and character.

 

Our highly experienced and qualified staff have a strong awareness of the needs of each child and knowledge of how young children develop and learn.  This knowledge is applied to maximise learning opportunities which stimulate childrens interests and stretch their abilities.

All our staff holds either a First Aid certificate or a Paediatric First Aid certificate and Food Hygiene certificates.

 

Our six individual units consist of :-

 

- Baby Plus Unit

- Tweeny & Tweeny Plus Unit

- Toddler Unit

- Kindergarten Unit

- Preschool Unit

- Forest School / Award Winning Outdoor Environment

 

The units are all designed to maximise your child’s learning experience, they are light and airy and exceedingly well resourced and maintained to a very high level.

 

We also boast of a very large garden, with wonderful areas of interest and play equipment that will enchant and excite your child.

 

 

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Owners Philippa and Nick Fell have a very warm, caring and family approach to the staff and business.  Philippa has over 40 years experience of caring for the very young, encompassing both her initial career as a Paediatric Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor.