About our
Grantham
nursery

Our Grantham Nursery is inviting and warm with a home from home feel. With dedicated areas
for different age ranges, we offer appropriate learning and experiences tailored by age.
All the rooms within our nursery and the outside areas build the
children’s interests and aim to stimulate their curiosity.

Our children are served seasonal, healthy lunches and snacks daily. We cater for any dietary
requirements as well as support the weaning process for babies.

At our nursery in Grantham, 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.

Typical Day

A typical day at nursery would involve lots of time outside – whether it is a walk around the village or making mud pies in our lovely mud kitchen. Children learn best from real experiences of textures, smells etc. and we find the best place to experience all this is the outside.

We sing lots of nursery rhymes, but also have quiet times for reading books as well as free play and structured activities to develop our children’s next steps. We try to make everyday fun and provide lots of opportunities to learn. Activities are planned around our children’s interests so they are engaged and learning along the way.

Outside Area

In our large outside area we have a sensory kitchen, a climbing frame, a planting area and a variety of different outdoor toys and resources.

Once a week, we take the children for a walk outside for a range of exciting Forest School activities. The Forest School is an inspirational process that offers all our children regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Our Community

We work in partnership with the community and regularly involve our children with community activities such as carol singing for the retirement home next door each Christmas and visiting the local church. We also post Christmas letters at the local post office each year.

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

HOW WE SPEND OUR DAY AT
ASHBOURNE DAY NURSERIES

7:30 – 9:00amBreakfast – A substantial meal to start the day
9:00amMorning opportunities and garden exploration
10:00 – 10:30amSnack time – A healthy snack
10:30amFree flow into garden and more opportunities
11:30 – 12:30pmLunch time – A nutritious meal to fuel play
12:30 – 14:00pmPlay time for all
14:00 – 14:30pmSnack time – A healthy snack
14:30 – 15:00pmTidy-up Time
15:00 – 15:30pmAfternoon opportunities and garden exploration
16:00pmTea – Sending their tummies home full
16:30 – 18:00pmCalm activities – Story time, Drawings etc.
18:00Close

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 pediatric 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.

Contact our Grantham nursery

  • New parents contact: 0800 699 0044
  • 13 Welham Street, Grantham NG31 6QU
  • Open Times Coming Soon
  • Open 51 weeks of the year
  • Closed on Bank Holidays and over Christmas

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Ashbourne Day Nurseries In Grantham