"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
The Nursery, which has a central location, is accessible for those travelling by car, on public transport or on foot. Our six beautifully appointed rooms have all been designed to welcome our children and provide facilities relevant to each age group. The rooms are always kept immaculately clean and hazard free.
Our baby rooms provide a quiet and tranquil setting, with toys chosen carefully to initiate early learning and to aid babies in exploring their physical skills. We have a quiet area for sleep and time of rest with relaxing low level lighting and soothing music.
Our toddler rooms are organised to provide a journey of discovery and learning for the children. The day is planned to provide structured and free play, and this facilitates early learning and socialisation.
Our foundation rooms offer a carefully planned framework that addresses the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Learning is enhanced and enriched as children are given opportunities to become independent and self-confident; attributes that will support and prepare them for their journey into school. One foundation room offers all year around provision, whilst the other foundation room is specifically for those parents that wish to send their children term time only. This is just another example of the flexibility that we aim to offer our parents.
Considered a ‘wow’ factor at the nursery, and much loved by our children and parents, our unique hall, totals 3,500 square feet. Fantastically resourced it provides opportunities for the children to engage in activities to enhance physical development to the full.
Within the physical development area is a climbing frame, opportunities for den building, bikes and cycle track, balancing beams, and tunnels with, of course, great regard to health and safety. The children have a structured programme to enhance the development of gross and fine motor skills. This extensive area allows the children to expand their energies and develop skills in a completely safe, well organised indoor environment.
The hall is also where the Nursery holds our weekly PE sessions. Along with the physical benefits of these sessions, our children are also provided with shorts and T-shirts which they are encouraged and supported to change into. We believe that our children therefore build confidence and independence, great skills that improve their school readiness.
Our Soft Play Room
Our fabulously bright and colourful soft play area is a clean, safe environment for children to enjoy; it is dedicated to energetic play where children of all ages can improve their physical development. We have an area for our younger children that offers soft cushioned sides and surfaces with age appropriate soft play shapes.
The over 2’s area consists of a full steel structure which is padded, wrapped and netted for safety. Children can enjoy exploring, climbing the ramp, and sliding down our very exciting slide. There are also climbing tree stumps, curved mirror boards, handing tendrils and even a wall mounted pair’s game.
At Marlborough Day Nursery we appreciate the importance of physical play. Our soft play room allows us to offer an area where children can practice and extend their physical skills, whatever the weather.
Our Sensory Room
The sensory room is a great place to relax away from the hubbub of the main nursery. Some children may choose to lie down and enjoy the magic, whilst others can engage in the interactive areas, allowing babies and young children to explore their senses in a safe environment.
The benefits of sensory play are well known. They provide an oasis of relaxation which is vital for a child’s emotional health, a place where they can rest and become interested in their environment.
These experiences also provide a myriad of benefits for children with special needs, encouraging hand and eye coordination and the development of social and language skills.
Our aim is to instil in your child a love of reading and that begins with exposure to a wide range of books. Our library supports daily speaking and listening activities which are well matched to children’s developing abilities and interests.
We encourage small groups of children to access the library, and benefit from the books as well as visuals, puppets, and musical instruments. Our library also benefits children who may have speech and language delay, or those for whom English is an additional language.
Our Oasis Room
Through our years of experience, we recognise that some of our children need a little additional support at a young age in order for them to have the best start in life.
Our oasis room is a dedicated space where we can give this one to one support, facilitate small communication groups, a place for parents and professionals to meet, and above all a calming environment away from the hustle and bustle of everyday nursery life.
Marlborough Day Nursery has 3 separate gardens for our babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers so our children can get plenty of fresh air. We have developed each of our outdoor spaces to provide children with opportunities to enjoy nature and explore the world in a safe environment. To that extent, all the gardens are fitted with sunshades and are fully screened from the public.
One of the highlights of the Nursery is our beautiful roof top garden which allows children to experience sensory and gardening experiences as well as enjoy use of our sand pit, water area, outdoor kitchen, and small world area.