We are a committee run nursery and we are looking for new members to join the team. If you are interested please ask Cathy or Tash for more details
Please contact us for more information or to come and have a look around.
We are Located at:
Summertime Nursery & Preschool
C/o Thomas Hardye School
(near 1610 leisure centre)
Please contact us on
Tel 01305 257756
we are open all year except for a week over Christmas.
Monday - Thursday
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 17:00
Free Funded Places
Subject to availability we offer funded places for all 2, 3 and 4 year olds including the full 30 hours working parents childcare which may be spread across the year.
All about Summertime
The Organisation. Summertime is a 35-place nursery which opened in 2007. We take a maximum of 9 babies age 0-2 years in the baby room and up to 26 children aged between 2 and 5 years in the preschool room. This makes us a small nursery with a family atmosphere ensuring everyone knows your child and that we provide a warm, nurturing environment.
We are registered with Ofsted and comply with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. All our Staff are DBS checked before recruitment and are fully Pediatric First Aid trained.
We are a committee run registered Charity which gives you the opportunity to be as involved in the daily running of the nursery as you wish and have time for.
We are an Equal Opportunities nursery and ensure that children are treated fairly and have the same access to all nursery facilities and equipment.
Ethos. As a parent or carer we understand that choosing the right care for your child is a massive decision, that is why we take the responsibility of caring for your child very seriously. We want you to feel that you are always welcome and that we are here to help. We will always try to answer your questions and accommodate you and your child's very unique requirements in any way we can.
It is our aim to provide a caring, happy, stimulating nursery which gives the highest standard of support, care and education for all the children. We provide an enriched and enabling environment so that your children thrive, grow and develop. It is important that children become confident and independent lifelong learners able to meet their full potential, ready for life and ready for school.
Essentials. We offer a settling in period allowing you to attend a series of short complimentary sessions before your child’s care with us commences. This helps to gradually build up your child’s confidence, as well as familiarity with their new surroundings, and adapting to the absence of parents. We feel that the settling in period is important to help your child to feel comfortable in joining us.
We ask all parents to supply their own child’s nappies and wipes which we keep at the setting.
Parents are asked to provide lunch boxes. We do not prepare and cook our own hot meals but are happy to re-heat meals you supply.
We Supply fresh fruit and vegetable snacks, milk and water for your child at snack time.
The main entrance is controlled by a security system and all the boundaries are secured by metal railings.
Painting with Mud
In our natural area the children enjoy playing with the mud kitchen, planting, digging, pretending to make camp fires and looking for bugs. This is painting on the easel with mud but they also painted the fence, the shed, the gate and any other surface they could find!
Early mark-making is not the same as writing. It is a sensory and physical experience for babies and toddlers, which they do not yet connect to forming symbols which can communicate meaning.
We work closely with the children's individual interest but enjoy introducing and resoucing a theme. The autumn has to many lovely colours, textures and learning opportunities. This is just one of many activities available this term
Understading the world
.Comments and asks questions about aspects of their familiarworld such as the place where they live or the natural world.
• Can talk about some of the things they have observed such asplants, animals, natural and found objects.
• Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.
• Shows care and concern for living things and the environment.
To find our Nursery is not difficult however the postal postcode is misleading. Instead use these instructions, drive/walk up Cobury Road
DT1 2HR following signs to the 'Leisure Centre' (1610 leisure Centre). Walk down the sloping road keeping the Astro turf on your right and you will see the nursery infront of you. Come through the gate and ring the bell you have arrived! Open PDF for image