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Hucknall Nursery

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A letter from the Nursery Manager

When you visit our nursery you will notice the warm, homely feel, making it a very personable environment, which is very settling for the children and comforting for the parents. With the kitchen in the heart of the nursery, the smell of fresh home cooking drifts through into the different rooms.

Our qualified and passionate staff are caring and nurturing and ensure that all children are content and enjoy their time with us. They encourage learning through play and various fun activities which are constantly changing to keep the children stimulated.

We like to work with parents to make sure that every child gets the most out of their time with us and adapt our sessions to meet the needs of everybody.

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The Orange Tree Day Nursery

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DSC_4075.jpgAt The Orange Tree Day Nursery we have made sure that when you visit our nursery you will feel warm and at home.  Whilst at our day nursery your child will be part of a small family group looked after by an experienced and familiar key person.

Your key person is an essential part of our nursery experience. Both you and your child will develop a relationship with your key person helping to promote positive communication. Your child's key person will track their development and ensure that they are provided with planned activities that will challenge and excite them to achieve their next steps and make the most of their potential. All our children are encouraged to share, be kind and play with each other. This helps to develop the communication skills necessary for your child to thrive in school and at home.

Meal times are a special time where positive social skills are encouraged and older children have opportunity to self manage.  Most of all we have fun, if children feel happy, secure and challenged they will naturally develop into confident well rounded young people.

Our Baby Suite

Baby Suite_0.jpgOur beautiful Baby Suite is a place of peace and tranquillity where your baby will be treasured and nurtured by passionate highly skilled practitioners.  Babies are constantly stimulated with music and singing, sensory experiences and heuristic play.  

​Babies have their own protected out door space where they can play in the fresh air whilst watching the older children at play.

​Our cook provides healthy nutritious meals which are planned carefully to specifically meet our babies dietary needs.

Our Wise Owls Unit for 3-5 Year Olds

Owls Early Years.jpgOur Pre-School  is led by a qualified teacher, activities are planned to incorporate play led learning whilst continuing to focus on your child's emotional needs. We strive to encourage your child to develop confidence, independance and to be sociable and happy.  Skills that will enable them to ask questions, find the answers and have the ability to manage future challenges. Our low 1:8 staff ratios will ensure your child has one to one adult attention should they require support.  By capturing your child's interest and enthusiasm together we will see them flourish.  

Our IT Suite encourages children to develop skills and a sound understanding of  how to use technology and gadgets.

Life Outdoors

DSC_3931_0.jpgOur Nottingham Day Nursery is blessed with an amazing outdoor space which provides fantastic learning and challenging opportunities to our children.   Children enjoy being outdoors in all weather, they enjoy building snowmen in the Winter, sweeping and collecting leaves in the Autumn and picnics and sports days in the Spring and Summer.DSC_3947_0.jpg

​Children learn about their environment, bird watching, nature trails, and growing their own vegetables.  

​Equipment provides physical challenge and our 1st Ball Sport sessions promote their gross motor skills and co-ordination.

Out of School & Holiday Club

Cheering Children.jpgWe all know that childcare doesn't stop when your child goes to school and it can be necessary to arrange care for them before and/or after school and also in the holidays when you still have to work.

Our out of school areas have been designed specifically for children who attend school and when school is out can relax with friends, take part in some fun activities and enjoy trips to places of interest.  Children are able to access our amazing outdoor space at all times.

We offer breakfast club from 7:30am and then take the children safely to school.  After school we will collect your child and provide their tea.  Our holiday club is available for various sessions including mornings, afternoons, full days, short days or full weeks to suit your requirements.

How to Find Us

The nursery is located in the old Beardall Primary School, which is a beautiful setting where children can experience amazing outdoor challenges with opportunities to explore and learn about nature and the environment in which they live. The nursery is nestled near the centre of Hucknall just off Watnall Road. The nursery provides a private car park with plenty of space.




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What do Ofsted think?

Ofsted say our nurseries are 'GOOD' in all areas.

This is just a snippet of what Ofsted said about us:-

- Staff have a good understanding of their roles and responsibilities in regard to the safeguarding and welfare requirements, including child protection issues.

- Children form secure emotional attachments with their key person because staff work closely with all parents, gathering clear information about each child. This results in children feeling settled and confident in their surroundings.

- Systems for planning and assessment work well and support staff in providing a broad range of activities, helping all children to make good progress in their learning and development.

- Staff are confident in their roles due to effective induction arrangements, ongoing staff supervision and training opportunities.

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