Watermead Day Nursery
Watermead Day nursery caters for children from birth to 3 years and is set across three levels. Secure access is provided by a finger-print entry system and CCTV is employed throughout the setting. Outdoor play is provided by three areas, one at the front of the property and two at the back. The front area provides outdoor play specifically for the Robins room, and the two back areas, both accessed through conservatories, provide both a general use area and a secured, enclosed babies area. Hidden away at the bottom of the back garden is the secret garden. An escape area for all the children where they can climb, build and play.
Storks and Ducklings
We know, from our own experiences, that leaving your young baby in a childcare setting can be a nerve wracking experience. We aim to make this transition as comfortable and easy as possible by providing a safe and warm environment where the children can explore and develop. Set across the ground floor, our qualified Staff in the baby unit, follow individual routines set by the parent to make sure the child is getting the same continued care as at home easing the transition from home care to nursery care.
The baby unit includes a dedicated baby room together with a base room and a conservatory, providing direct access to the outdoors. There are also separate sleep and changing rooms.
Robins consists of three areas: the main room, the Badgers Set and an outdoor play area. The main area of Robins has a sensory area, a role play area, a construction area, a sandpit and a cosy nook where children can relax and read. The Badgers Set is the children’s art and craft area; the children thoroughly enjoy messy play here! The Badgers Set is also used for dining. The outside area gives Robins children free flow space, where there is a variety of equipment to enjoy, such as the busy board, a growing area, a sandpit and a sand kitchen.
Our Hedgehogs room provides a bright, airy and stimulating environment for the children of Watermead. Hedgehogs consists of three main sections, the creative area, the snug and the role play area. In the creative area children enjoy participating in painting, crafts and cooking, as well as exploring a large LED sandpit, and a water tray, this is also where the children have mealtimes. In the Snug children are able to have quiet time on cushions and beanbags, perhaps read a book or play in the sensory den. The role play area connects to the main area of Hedgehogs room, where the children can play imaginatively and use open ended resources to explore and create .