"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. We take the security of our children extremely seriously; our prime responsibility is the welfare and well-being of all children in our care. We ensure that every step within the Nursery is taken to guarantee their safety and security and we do all we can to provide an environment where you feel fully protected without making children feel closed in or intimidated. Our three separate outdoor play areas are fully screened from the public.
All visitors to the Nursery have to present identification badges and we ask all our parents and carers to work with us to keep our Nursery safe by closing doors behind them and not letting anyone else in or out.
Our six beautifully appointed rooms have all been especially designed to welcome our children, and provide facilities relevant to each age group. The rooms are always kept immaculately clean and hazard free.
Our two baby rooms provides 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 two 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 pre-school room provides a good balance of adult led and child initiated play where children can access a range of exciting learning opportunities throughout the continuous provision, they develop social skills such as concentration and co-operation, which encourages the development of the imagination and teaches self expression.
Our foundation complex offers 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.
Our Indoor Theatre
Considered a ‘wow’ factor at the nursery, and much loved by our children and parents, our unique theatre, 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 theatre is an area for children to be creative and explore using fine manipulative skills. Children work with a variety of mediums such as dough, clay, painting, printing, and sand and water play. There are also appropriate table coverings, aprons and washable surfaces.
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 area also incorporates a library area, where children can access a wide variety of story and non-fiction books. They can choose from a fantastic selection of story sacks and dressing up clothes as they become imaginatively engaged. Comfy seating and a tabled area, makes this an ideal quiet spot for use during small group work.
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 rooms allows 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 choose to lie down and enjoy the magic, whilst others 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.