Crowthorne, Berkshire

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Our Day Nursery Information

The nursery is located on Dukes Ride; just a few minutes walk from Crowthorne village centre. The nursery is open all year round from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Christmas week and bank holidays), and provides childcare and education for babies and young children from three months to five years.

Our fees include a nursery backpack and all meals and extracurricular activities.

We understand that choosing a nursery for your child is one of the most challenging decisions you will have to make. Therefore, it is essential that you visit different nurseries in the area to find the one that’s right for you. If you would like to arrange a visit or a trial session, please contact us by telephone or e-mail, or pop into the nursery. You are welcome at any time.

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59-61 Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 6NS
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8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday

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    NURSERY EVENTS CALENDAR 2022

    National Storytelling Week – Monday 24 to Friday 28 January
    We would like to welcome any parents to the setting to come and read stories to the children (Covid permitting).

    Chinese New Year – Tuesday 1 February
    Or should we say Kung Hei Fat Choi! As well as a delicious Chinese feast, the children will be trying dragon dancing and making lanterns. We will also be joining in with the tradition of sending red letters to one another.

    Pancake Day – Tuesday 1 March
    Our lovely cook Keron will be making pancakes for the children to enjoy at breakfast time. What will you have on yours? We will have lots of yummy treats to choose from.

    St Patricks Day- Thursday 17 March
    To celebrate St Patricks Day, we would like to invite your little ones to wear green. We will be making shamrocks and good luck charms with clay and various collage materials.

    Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea – 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Friday 25 March
    We would like to invite all of our lovely mummies to join us for afternoon tea with the children. As well as delicious home-made scones with cream and jam, the children are sure to have a few surprises. Grannies or aunties are also welcome.

    Spring Fete – 11.00am to 1.00pm, Saturday 9 April
    Make your most fabulous Easter bonnets at home and bring them along to our bonnet parade and Easter egg hunt.

    Autism awareness day- Friday 1 April
    Today we will be wearing blue to support autism awareness day.

    St Georges Day – Friday 22 April
    We will be celebrating St Georges Day and making flags and dragons!

    Teddy Bears Picnic – 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Tuesday 10 May

    Bring your own teddies along to nursery for a very special picnic!

    Father’s Day Breakfast – 8.00am to 9.00am, Monday 20 June
    All our daddies and grandads are welcome to join the children for a special celebratory breakfast.

    Summer Walk and Picnic – 10.00am to 12.00pm, Saturday 2 July
    Join all the team for a fun walk and yummy picnic!

    Friendship Day – Friday 29 July
    Join us in celebrating World Friendship Day, when we will be taking part in a range of activities to show our love and care for one another.

    Roald Dahl Day – Tuesday 13 September
    Join us in celebrating Roald Dahl Day, when we will be sharing a range of stories and doing lots of creative activities.

    Diwali – Tuesday 25 October
    We will be celebrating the Festival of Light with lots of artistic creative activities, including making Diwali cards for our families and friends.

    Ugly Bugs Ball – 3.30pm to 4.30pm, Monday 31 October
    Join us for our annual Ugly Bugs Ball with lots of spooky games and activities.

    Fireworks Night – Monday 5 November
    We will be getting very creative, making fireworks pictures and collages.

    Week Commencing 12 December Onwards
    We will be holding lots of Christmas activities for all of the children in the nursery, including parties, carol concerts, mince pie evenings, festive lunches and much more!

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    Children are powerful learners. Effective pedagogy is a mix of different approaches. Children learn through play, by observing one another and through guided learning and direct teaching.

    We invite into the nurseries people from a range of occupations, such as dentist, plumber, construction worker and members of emergency services. We encourage the children to role play these and other professions to expand their knowledge and vocabulary.

    We encourage the children to explore colour and colour mixing. We talk to them about the differences between colours and help them to refine their colour mixing. For example, by asking ‘how does blue become green’?

    Staff carefully organise enabling environments for high quality play. Sometimes, they make time and space available for the children to invent their own play. Sometimes, they join in to sensitively support and extend the children’s learning.

    We encourage the children to use all of their senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials. We show and explain the concepts of growth and change, including the life cycle of plants.

    Babies, toddlers and young children thrive when they are loved and well cared for. Children are powerful learners. Every child can make progress in their learning with the right help.

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