The nursery building, which opened in 2012 incorporates ‘green’ features including sensor and dimmer light technologies to enhance natural light use and reduce unnecessary energy use, and the roof has been planted with sedum to encourage wildlife. The nursery playrooms offer direct access to our outdoor area with sheltered and open play areas, and a large central hall for group activities and special nursery events for you and your child.
Our building has
Dedicated car drop off, pick up parking bays
Spaces always available to park safely when you drive to nursery
Facilities include personal panic alarms, entry CCTV to keep your child safe
Parent bicycle shelter store
Right outside the nursery door so you can leave your bicycle securely until you return
Heated, internal pram store
A secure store to leave your prams, buggies and car seats
Bio-metric finger print access
Promoting our ‘open door’ approach giving parents secure access into and out of nursery
Ensuring a comfortable temperature with particular regard to floor play without the hazard of radiators
Bespoke natural wood play room furniture
Modular, interchangeable furniture that can be rearranged to meet the children’s changing needs and interests
Vision panels in all bathrooms
Safety and security for children and staff during nappy changing and bathroom times
Individually designed linked rooms
A more positive transition experience for children moving rooms through integral access doors to support visits and building relationships with their new room staff and peers
Purpose-built, Eco-friendly Building
We won the Lord Mayors Design Award in 2013 for our purpose-built, eco-friendly building. With a City Centre location it’s easy to get to and has great links to main roads and transport.
All rooms have been specially designed to support children at each stage of their development. Baby, toddler and pre-school rooms provide different kinds of spaces to cater for children’s needs throughout the day and support child-centred learning.
Children have uninhibited access to areas which suit specific activities, such as the creative and play areas which meet changing interests or needs, or a quiet restful area. Low dividers and partitions create different environments and allow staff to easily observe the children, without being intrusive.
A ‘coracle’ is a special place for a child to crawl into, a secure place to play or curl up to sleep. Early years experts told us that crawling babies should not be confined in cots, but have freedom to choose when to sleep or rest.
Their design team perceived the need for a sleep option that babies can access themselves – something that still gives the child (and parent) a sense of protection. A firm boundary gives babies a feeling of security. Imagine a cosy sleep space with the encircling sense of mother’s arms for a baby to crawl into.