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Under 2's

We know leaving your little baby in the care of someone else can be nerve racking, that’s why we have created a space that offers a home-from-home experience. Our babies 0 to 24 months will be cared for in a beautiful open-plan rooms Cherryblossoms and Loganberries.

Both rooms are large, bright and airy environments which feel both spacious and cozy at the same time. Perfect for our little ones!

Individual routines, and care needs are discussed and agreed in partnership with you to ensure that their care at nursery is consistent with their care at home and meets their unique patterns and routines. The babies have a wide range of exciting activities available as they grow and develop. Activities will include treasure baskets, sensory fun, creative, construction, music/singing, physical, outdoor play and many more.

The ratio is 1 adult to 3 children, which allows for more group activities while still ensuring the highest standard of care for your child. For all babies under one year, Each Peach Childcare will also provide the formula and bottles.We provide a specialised weaning menu which supports the babies through the different stages in partnership with your wishes.

In stimulating surroundings, all of the children will be exposed to a variety of tactile and hands on activities that encourage all areas of development, including physical and communication. The babies also have the opportunity for cuddles and quiet time with an integral sleep room and cots available. All of our children go outside on a daily basis.

As our ‘babies reach around 15 months they ’ become independent ‘little people’ we aim to nurture their development while still offering a relaxed homely atmosphere. As they begin to grow and develop, eating and sleeping patterns begin to change, solid food has replaced the milk as the main source of nutrients and the children are catered for from our main nursery menus. While nap times usually fluctuate there is still plenty of opportunity to sleep and for quiet times within the nursery day when needed. Play at this age begins to change and the children start to reflect on daily routines and discover their imaginations. Initiating games such as mimicking everyday routines such as cooking dinner or dusting, feeding babies or putting them to bed, driving cars or flying aeroplanes making the engine noises or roaring like dinosaurs and stamping their feet as they trudge through the jungle.

This is an amazing age where children rely so much on their carers to be role models but are also becoming self-sufficient. By giving them the freedom to explore and investigate, and providing inspirational equipment and activities as well as the love and personal care they need, we allow our children to learn, grow and develop as individuals. With all of these exciting, varied and ore inspiring experiences that the Cherryblossoms and Loganberries rooms provides we aim to give our littlest peaches the best possible start in their nursery journey! ?

2-5 Years

At two years old your child will be getting more and more independent with their own mind and ideas. Evidence has shown how much children learn from each other and it is imperative for them to become confident in groups with their peers, we recognise this and so have mixed age group rooms. Our family rooms, Dragonfruits, Bananaberries and Mangofruits, give children the freedom to explore, investigate and experiment within a safe and secure environment. Supporting the children with their new found (and still developing) language skills, imaginative play, co-ordination and physical skills, as well as toilet training and dressing skills. As your child turns three the changes in them are immense. In a fun and informal way, we nurture each individual child whilst developing their confidence and all round skills.

Our family rooms have a huge variety of equipment and activities, as well as daily access to the outdoors to support and enhance their holistic development. Giving the children clear boundaries to keep them safe allows them the freedom to grow independently. The room is set up to allow the children freedom of choice and independence, to ignite imagination and focus on all areas of development; learning through play. The children have access to a huge assortment of different equipment and experiences to help them develop the skills they need for later in life. Through our experience we have seen that while these manufactured items are essential to their learning it is also important to give them contact with everyday and natural items that they can experiment with and explore.

We work towards ensuring the transition to big school is as smooth as possible. We have a library scheme where the children can take nursery books to share with you at home and we will encourage the children to talk about big school in fun projects and activities including a uniform day. This period of time and the transition into school life can often be as hard for the parents as it is for the children. ?

Wellbeing and Discovery

We have a beautiful discovery room which is a tranquil space designed to evoke the imagination of our little peaches. We love the forest school concept and of course a huge aspect of this pedagogy is the ‘natural environment’ .The discovery room facilitates this ‘ore and wonder’ and encourages children to expand their imaginations by exploring and playing with things that aren’t typically ‘toys’ .Our beautiful discovery room is dedicated to this type of play and is full of natural resources from wooden bobbins, buttons and blocks to more intricate and delicate resources that promote fine motor skills and problem solving. This space is a relaxed environment that enables children connect their bodies and minds in a space that is wonderfully sensory and calm. ?