Our Crowthorne Nursery, 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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    See what happens at our Crowthorne Day Nursery

    AUTUMN TERM 2021

    MacMillan Cake Sale – Friday 24 September
    Our lovely cook, Keron, and the children will be baking lots of yummy cakes for you to buy, in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. Cakes will be available to buy at the end of the day.

    World Smile Day – Friday 1 October
    We will be celebrating friendship and everything that makes us happy with fun activities throughout the day. We will also use World Smile Day to talk about our teeth and the importance of oral health.

    The Annual Ugly Bugs Ball – Friday 29 October
    A spooky party complete with gruesome tea, scary dancing and fancy dress is a must! Lots of games and prizes to be won.

    Diwali – Thursday 4 November
    We will be making Diwali cards and candle holders to mark the ‘festival of light’.

    Fireworks Fun and Games – Friday 5 November
    An afternoon of fireworks fun. As well as making giant firework paintings, we will be enjoying hot chocolate and marshmallows!

    Remembrance Day – Thursday 11 November
    The children will be making poppies to display along the fence for parents to see at the end of the day. 

    Nursery Pyjama Day – Tuesday 23 November
    Wear your pyjamas to nursery day! A day of fun games for all the children.

    Christmas Carol Concert – Thursday 2 December
    We will be hosting an outdoor, magical, candlelit carol concert, followed by Christmas arts and crafts, such as making reindeer food and tree decorations.

    Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 10 December
    Wear your Christmas jumpers to nursery!

    Christmas Lunch – Tuesday 15 December
    One of our favourite days of the year! Turkey with all the trimmings, followed by ice cream and jelly for pudding! Yummy!

    SUMMER TERM 2021

    May Day Celebration – Tuesday 4 May
    We will be enjoying an afternoon of maypole dancing, Morris dancing and planting flowers for summertime.

    The Queen’s Birthday – Friday 11 June
    As well as flag and crown making, the children will be enjoying a special afternoon tea, hopefully in the garden (weather permitting!).

    American Independence Day – Monday 5 July
    We will be making paper fireworks and American flags, as well as enjoying a lovely picnic and a spot of baseball.

    10th Anniversary – Saturday 1 August
    To mark the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Crowthorne nursery, we will be holding a fun afternoon of fun games and yummy food with ‘bubbles’.

    Pre-School Graduation – Friday 27 August
    We will celebrate the time that pre-school leavers have spent at the nursery with a red carpet graduation ceremony, followed by a yummy picnic and lots of ice cream!

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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.