Our Bricket Wood nursery in St Albans, is a cosy setting with a warm, caring and friendly atmosphere. The areas within our nursery are dedicated areas for the different age ranges to ensure we offer appropriate learning and experiences tailored to that age. We have a cosy baby room, a toddler room, and a pre-school. All the rooms within our nursery and the outside areas build up on the children’s interests and aim to stimulate their curiosity. We are also very lucky to have a fantastic garden area for our children as well as a sensory room.
Our children are served seasonal, healthy lunches and snacks daily and we can cater for any dietary requirements as well as support the weaning process for babies.
At our nursery in Bricket Wood we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, supporting all areas of your child’s development from three months until they are ready to go to school. Our early years practitioners monitor each child’s progress and plan a variety of enrichment experiences to support individual development in all areas of learning.
Our Caterpillar room caters for babies from 12 months and curious toddlers as they learn to explore and understand the world around them. We have a sensory area as well as a home corner and lots of activities for them to learn through play.
Our Butterfly room is designed for children over 2 years until they are ready to start school. We use a curiosity approach to support children with their education, social skills, and preparation for school.
We have a large beautiful outside space with a range of soft surfaces, a small woodland, and a mud kitchen.
We have access to a large field where the children take part in a range of outdoor activities such as bug hunting, Easter egg hunts and sports days.
We also take the children on regular trips around the village, to the nearby lake to feed the ducks, to the local park and we also sometimes watch the trains coming in and out of the station.
Breakfast is an option of Rice Krispies, Weetabix, Toast or Multigrain Cereals and fruit. Purees can be made to suit your child’s stages of weaning. Alternative options will be created to suit dietary requirements.
Snacks are served AM and PM with an option of Rice Cakes, Breadsticks / Crudites and Dips, Crumpets, Crackers with Cheese Spread and Tomatoes, a Selection of Fruit.
We do a variety of activities to keep our children engaged and exposed to a variety of scenarios. We have mud kitchens, sensory areas, story time and a lot more crammed into their everyday play. Make sure to find out more about these and other activities which are packed full of educational and developmental goodness.
We use a communication system to keep you updated, you download an app and get updates about your little ones day, from when they have been to the toilet, to what activities they have done that day and everything in-between. Their educational plan will also sit on this system for you to view. Giving you the confidence and clarity that your childs well cared for and having an amazing day!
We venture out into the big wide world of the local community to immerse our children into the everyday life of the local community, this will give them sense of achievement, inclusion and hopefully set them on the road to independence. The nursery can give more specific details as it varies depending on where the nursery is situated.
Keeping all of our children safe is our top priority! We aim for every single staff member to be fully trained in paediatric first aid, meaning they are confident to act when needed.
Children get poorly, it’s a fact! Whenever this happens we will be in touch with you to discuss what we can do or if you need to come in and pick them up. Please ask to see our policy if needed.
Food is the most important part of the day for any child. We have Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer menus which are packed full of nutritious and delicious meals. We support any dietary requirements, please make sure to inform our team before your start date.
We will do everything we can with our expert knowledge to ensure your child has a stress free transition to nursery. Every child is different, so we make our settling in periods tailored to them, please discuss this with our team.
At our nurseries we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, supporting all areas of your child’s development from three months until they are ready to go to school.