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Open Day & Valentines Ball 14th Feb 10-12pm

Saturday 14th February 10-12pm join us for a Valentines Ball Stay & Play along with the chance to have a look around if your child doesn’t come to us yet. We’d love to show you the activities we do with the children so feel free to come along!

We look forward to seeing existing and new parents!

Reduction in prices!!!!

Rollback time – and we don’t mean the babies rolling back!

We have decided to rollback our baby room prices to 2011 fees so why not pop in or give us a call to find out how much it will cost to let us care for your little bundle of joy? We have fantastic activities for babies which will help them grow and develop and get them ready for school (yes – school! It’s never to early to start!). Sarah is our Twinkle Stars (baby room) leader and she has loads of wonderful ideas and plans for play with the babies. She has over 15 years experience and is also Deputy Manager of the nursery so your baby couldn’t be in better hands!

We look forward to hearing from you!

New starters for September 2014 – free taster sessions during August available!

We offer a high standard of Early Years Education in an excellent purpose-built setting, with highly qualified staff.

Take a look at our Nursery in action. You are very welcome to come and see us any day, simply ring our office for an appointment. Come and see all the exciting learning that the children have been engaged in.

Fabulous Feedback from parents!

We recently held our end of term parents evening and asked parents for some feedback on the nursery. We are delighted to be able to share these comments with you!

Brilliant nursery & wonderful staff!

We are very happy with the nursery. Aden enjoys his time there and we have recommended it to friends.

Sarah enjoys nursery and looks forward to going. We have always found staff to be helpful and friendly and would definitely recommend ABC to our friends.

Isabel has enjoyed her time at ABC and we would like to thank all the staff for their service over the last 4 years.

From the survey we established that all the parents strongly agreed with the following statements:

My child enjoys nursery

I feel welcome in the nursery

Nursery keeps my child safe

I can talk to staff daily

My child is making good progress

I find parent consultations helpful

If I have a concern I know who to ask and I am listened to

The nursery is led and managed well

The manager is approachable

My overall satisfaction with your service is high. I would recommend you to my friends.

Thank you for the feedback. The best advert is from happy parents and, more importantly, happy children!

Quotes from latest OFSTED inspection

We are so proud of out latest OFSTED inspection report we thought we’d share some of the best comments with you!

“Staff provide a broad range of stimulating and fun activities which support the prime and specific areas of learning very well. As a result, children become motivated and enthusiastic learners.”

“Planning is based on each child’s own interests and next steps learning needs. This helps staff to create an individual programme of activities that is very child focussed.”

“Outdoor play is valued as an exceptional learning environment, which enhances children’s all-round development. Consequently, toddlers and pre-school children benefit from free-flow opportunities, which help them to make choices and decisions about their own play and learning. This opens up wider experiences to enhance their progress.”

“Babies and younger children enjoy outdoor activities at routine times, and benefit from frequent outings in the ‘baby bus’. This helps them to develop their physical skills and broadens their social interactions.”

Staff “focus intently on children’s sensory development, by encouraging children to explore the visually stimulating environment.”

“Children new to the setting are soothed by the comforting music and the sensitive interactions of the staff.”

“Staff skilfully support children with special educational needs and those who speak English as an additional language, including sign language.”

“Parents “are fully informed about their child’s daily care and the meaning and purpose of the educational programmes. Consequently, children receive good levels of support as they transfer from home to nursery, and are ready to transfer to school with confidence as they get older.”

“Children settle well in this warm and welcoming nursery, because staff provide loving and consistent care.”

“Staff use their time very well to engage children in interesting conversations and activities. They speak kindly to the children at all times, and encourage them to value and respect others.”

“Children benefit from nutritious meals and snacks, which are carefully prepared to ensure that children follow a healthy diet.”

“Children develop increasing levels of independence in their self-care through the daily routine.”

“Children transfer between rooms with confidence and ease, because staff support them very well at this important time. Parents are fully engaged in the transition process, which fosters secure relationships within the nursery.”

“Children are protected from harm and neglect because safeguarding procedures are robust……. Health and safety practices are strong and well established.”

“Staff take pride in their work and are highly committed to professional development and training.”

“Strong partnerships are established between the nursery and other professional agencies and schools. This ensures that children receive good levels of support at all times. Parents are valued as partners and are fully involved in all aspects of the provision.”

“Parents comments and views demonstrate that they are very satisfied with the ‘brilliant’ service provided, and state that their children ‘never want to come home’. This contributes to a stable and welcoming environment that secures children’s achievement and emotional well-being.”

Don’t just take our word for it though – come and see us and find out more! We’d love to meet you!

Another successful OFSTED report!

In June we had our latest OFSTED inspection and we are proud to announce that we got a Good with elements of outstanding within it!

As you may know, OFSTED are (quite rightly) raising the standards and expectations of all childcare providers in England. We have been told (unofficially) that if we had been inspected 6 months ago and were doing what we do now we may even have got an outstanding! We are still striving for that ultimate goal but the levels of effort and ability that went into achieving the good are brilliant. The inspector pointed out the excellent communication between staff and children and also between the staff themselves. Children are encouraged to be actively involved in all activities and the use of language by the children was brilliant.

The link is not yet available on the OFSTED website but as soon as it is we will let you know.

Fiona Myatt (director) said “I am so proud of the team. I know I’m biased but I think that the staff here are so professional and knowledgeable. You can have all the toys and resources in the world but if the staff aren’t bothered then the resources are a waste of money. The staff have been here so long they know the children inside out and what they can do to help the children achieve more. One parent whose child left recently to go to school summed it up by saying “You’ve transformed my little girl”. I can’t ask for more than that from the staff – they are fantastic and I’m lucky to  work alongside them every day. Thank you ABC Nursery!”

Summer Fayre & Open Day Saturday 20th July 11.00am-1.00pm

It’s that time of year again where we will be holding a fund raising day! It’s also a chance for you to come and have a look around the nursery if you’re thinking of bringing your child to us!

There will be loads of stalls – tombola, face painting, cakes and much more. There is no entrance fee – just come and have some fun!

There will also (hopefully) be some stocks for you to have the chance of throwing wet sponges at the staff – lets hope its a nice day!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Open Day/Stay & Play 22nd June 2013

Our next stay & play is on Saturday 22nd June 10-12pm. It’s also an opportunity for new parents to come and have a look around if they are considering bringing their children to ABC Nursery.

No need to book – just turn up and have fun! We’d love to see you all!

The best recommendations come from the kids!

One of our ex-pupils (now aged 5!!) wrote this on a recommendation card which was sent to

They are good at listening

They look after Flynn (her little brother)

They are good teachers

They are good at playing

They help me go to the toilet

They cook nice food for me

They have a nice rabbit

They have nice pictures on the wall.

What more can we say! Come along and see what she’s talking about! Thank you Carys for the glowing report!!!