Why choose a 'Nuffy Bear' Day Nursery?
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. There are seven areas and these are split into prime and specific.
Three prime areas:
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Physical development
- Communication and language
Four specific areas:
- Expressive arts and design
- Understanding the world
Activities within the nursery room differ to each child’s stage of development.
For further information on the Early Years Foundation Stage please visit www.nationalstrategies.standards.dcsf.gov.uk
As part of an extensive national health club chain we are ideally placed to help teach your child to swim.
Once a week during term time, our 3 - 5 year olds can take part in swimming lessons with a qualified swimming instructor.
Swimming is not only fantastic fun for children, it is also an excellent form of exercise with the resistance of the water supporting your little ones developing bones and joints.
We understand the importance of exercise to growing children, that’s why our staff will teach your children fun ways to engage with exercise and the importance of physical activity.
We use our dance studios for indoor physical activity and our specialised music and movement sessions, and also we offer baby yoga and massage.
In addition to this all children in full time nursery care will get a free junior membership* to our Fitness & Wellbeing Centre.
Have fun and play
The play that we offer builds on previous learning and takes into account each child’s increasing concentration span and developing skills.
We provide a variety of different activities for the children to become involved in and ensure that these are regularly rotated to maintain your child’s interest and enjoyment.
We encourage children to play and have fun at all our nurseries, forging friendships with other children and learning as they play.
Menus & children's parties
Our nurseries serve a range of delicious, nutritious meals for children, to ensure that they receive all of the key nutrients and food groups.
Menus are changed daily and displayed in the nursery for parents information. We can cater for vegetarian, vegan children and we will also happily accommodate children with specific allergies, medical diets or religious requirements.
We also offer a range of fun and active children’s parties to suit all budgets. Please ask a member of the nursery team for more information if you are interested in staging a children's party with us.
Our nursery staff
All our staff are DBS checked and the management team are all qualified to a minimum NVQ level 3.
Our core values at Nuffield Health are 'passionate and caring' - 'enterprising and independent'. All of our dedicated nursery staff embody these characteristics, to ensure a safe, educational and enjoyable environment for your precise little ones.
Safety within our nurseries
For your confidence and peace of mind every Nuffield Health nursery has well established safety procedures in place.
No child is allowed to leave the nursery unless they are collected by a nominated contact person with satisfactory ID. Visitors to the nursery must sign in and out and are accompanied at all times.
If you are a working parent you may be eligible for childcare vouchers, which can mean savings of up to £2,392 per year in National Insurance and Tax.
Childcare vouchers are issued through your employer and are usually part of an employee benefit scheme. They are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance contributions. Contact your employer to find out what entitlement you have in your contract.
We accept vouchers from many providers including: Accor, Allsave, Care 4, Sodexo, TEDS, Faircare, Busy Bees, Leapfrog, CCSG and Kids Unlimited.
'Nuffy Bear' Day Nursery policy
Copies of our policies can be forwarded to you on request. These include:
- Equal opportunities
- Health and safety
- Food & Nutrition
- Special needs
- Concerns and complaints
- Partnership with parents
- Safeguarding children.
*Terms & condition apply