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Childcare in

Hoddesdon

About

our Hoddesdon nursery

Our Hoddesdon nursery is inviting and warm with a home from home feel. 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 Hoddesdon 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.

Babies

3 months to 2 years

We offer a self-contained baby unit with a milk kitchen, sleeping room and changing facilities.

This will enable the nursery team to closely follow each baby’s routine. A sensory area within the room allows babies to explore which helps them to understand about the world around them.

Toddlers

2 to 3 years

Our toddlers can take part in a range of learning opportunities.

Our activities include arts and crafts, sensory play and story time to aid their development.

Pre-school

3 to 5 years

In pre-school, children begin getting ready for school with our school readiness programme.

Ensuring children leave our setting prepared for the world around them.

Our Outside Area

We have a lovely outside area for the children to explore.

This extends their learning into the outdoor environment. We are also located close to Chesham Moor which will allow for frequent visits for nature walks.

What makes our Hoddesdon nursery special

Below is an example of how we spend our day at Ashbourne Day Nurseries, please note nurseries and the dedicated rooms within them may differ

Below is an example menu at Ashbourne Day Nurseries, please note nurseries and the dedicated rooms within them may differ

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.

FAQ's

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.

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