We are a sessional pre-school, established in 1994 and operating term-time 9.15 – 12.45.
Each morning we have up to 16 children with a high staff ratio of 1:6. Our friendly, family atmosphere is what makes us special and it often cited as the reason for recommendations. We hold fun outdoor gardening days several times a year including cooking over fires, looking after chickens and plenty of muddy activities!
All our staff have children and are working towards or fully qualified to Level 3 and all are Paediatric First Aid qualified. . The manager has a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies and is a Qualified Early Years teacher. She also tutors for this qualification .
There is a full programme of annual events to which parents, friends and extended family are invited including Sports day, Easter egg hunt with coffee and hot cross buns, Mother’s Day café , Christmas party and Nativity that is so popular we have to rent Burpham village hall to accommodate everyone!
We were runners up in Nursery World’s Pre-school of the Year in 2010 and have achieved the Bronze Eco School award. We regularly have students with us studying various subjects on long and short term placements .
The nursery has appeared on CBBC and been in the local press on many occasions.