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Imaginative arts and crafts corner, inspiring creativity in every child

Affordable and outstanding childcare

Foundation Nurseries, through fun and engaging activities, aims to create independence, and a love for learning, in all of our children. We believe children learn best when they are able to play and explore in a safe and happy environment.

Our nursery offers child care for children from two to five years old and provides nurturing environments which are tailored to the needs and interests of the children. Through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) learning areas and developments; characteristics of learning and the children’s interests we create an exciting curriculum which supports our children in their development. We create our activities based on the play styles our children prefer as well as creating new experiences for them. Using regular exercise; healthy meals and snacks; EYFS areas of learning and a friendly, warm approach from staff, we support the well-being of our children.

Facilities
Curriculum
Nutrition
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Our Ethos

At Foundation Nurseries we aim to provide outstanding education and care inclusively for all children and their families.

 

We believe in building good relationships with our parents based on trust. Our strong parent partnership therefore enables us to work together to ensure a good understanding of the child's needs, leading to appropriate care within our setting and possibilities of supporting learning at home. 

 

Happiness is at the heart of our nursery along with a healthy culture and the caring atmosphere where children feel safe, allowing them to thrive in their development and learning.

 

Our family feel is embedded throughout the nursery, encouraging children to build strong positive relationships with both adults and their peers. Children learn to care and respect themselves as well as others, with a high standard of empathy and behaviour to help understand each other's feelings. Children develop confidence independence and a positive attitude to learning.

 

We pride ourselves on our warm welcoming nature and team togetherness. Therefore, creating a strong unit of kind, approachable, genuine and enthusiastic staff. This foundation leads to a stimulating environment creating opportunities around the innovative and exciting curriculum promoting creativity, imagination and critical thinking to fulfil a meaningful journey that we are proud to be a part of.

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Our Facilities

As you enter the nursery you will be greeted in our welcoming reception area where our friendly team will be able to assist you with any information you may require. Our nursery facility is secure and the reception area ensures a safe way of monitoring access in and out of the nursery ensuring our children and staff are safe at all times.

Foundation Nurseries have professional and qualified staff providing our children and parents with an outstanding childcare service. Our staff are key to us being able to deliver the high standards of service we provide at Foundation Nurseries and we take training and their career progression seriously. We have dedicated educational training rooms onsite for staff use. Plus, we have a parent hub space where we can formally meet our parents and visitors to the nursery facility.

Foundation Nurseries caters for children from two to five years old and we offer appropriate bathroom facilities to support children at all stages of their development from nappy changing areas, potties, and early years friendly toilets.

Outdoor Play

We encourage the children to go outside every day for fresh air and exercise

CCTV

CCTV is installed in our nurseries for the protection of children and staff

Interactive Screen

Our nurseries are equipped with screens that promote interactive learning

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Our Curriculum

Here at Foundation Nurseries, we offer a play-based day with hidden learning!

We provide well-planned experiences indoors and outdoors based on each individual child’s interests. Our staff team will support all children to learn with enjoyment and challenge, having a balance of child initiated and adult led play-based activities.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is a statutory framework, covering learning and development from the day your child is born until the end of their first year at school. Our Nursery provides all children with a firm foundation on which to build future academic, social and emotional success. We do this by ensuring the Early Years Foundation Stage themes are embedded in all aspects of what we do.

The four guiding principles are as follows:

Unique Child
Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;


Positive Relationships
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;


Enabling Environments

Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers; and

Learning and Development

Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Our routines, activities and nursery environments are designed to enhance these areas, offering them opportunities to play and practice their growing skills, ensuring that every child has an opportunity to learn and develop at a pace that is suitable to them.

We observe, assess and plan your children in each of these areas, allowing us to provide a variety of learning experiences that are not only of interest to them, but building on what they already know!

Practitioners will observe your child on a regular basis to identify and assess the progress they are making – regardless of your child’s age or their attendance pattern at nursery. Observations help practitioners to decide where the children are in their learning and development and to plan what to do next.

Foundation Nurseries uses a bespoke online profiling platform that captures key moments of children's leaning and development during their time at nursery. It is a secure platform which parents and carers can access with a secure password. Practitioners record significant moments through a photograph or video and then write a comment to explain what is happening. You can access the bespoke online platform via the app or via a tablet or PC which will provide you with an update of your child’s day/overall progress. Parents are encouraged to record home learning moments to share back or write a feedback comment to their practitioner. This creates a lovely dialogue between home learning and the Foundation Nursery experience.

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Exciting outdoor exploration, connecting children with nature.

Our Nutrition

Our children eat real food, prepared from scratch and cooked on the day.  Our menus are checked by a nutritionist to ensure that they contain minimal levels of salt and sugar, as well as offering a variety of food groups and the nutrients that children need for healthy growth and development.

 

The meals are varied, tasty and nutritionally balanced but most importantly the children love them!

Breakfast

Served between 8am and 8.30am

Morning Snack
Served at 10.00am

Lunch
Served at midday

Afternoon Snack
Served at 2.00pm

Tea

Served between 4pm and 4.30pm

We cater to a variety of dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, and halal diets. We also accommodate a range of allergies and intolerances, such as gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and egg-free options. If your child has any specific allergies or dietary requirements, please speak with the Nursery Manager. We will be happy to discuss the available options to ensure their needs are met.

 

Healthy eating habits in the early years are crucial, impacting on growth, development, behaviour and academic performance in later life.  

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