Children start to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. The care and education offered by Poppetts Day Nursery helps children to do this by providing interesting activities that are right for their age and stage of development. When your child joins us you will be introduced to his/her person in one of the following rooms according to their age and ability. The key person will build a special relationship with you and your child, take prime responsibility, and will understand your child’s individual needs. They will let you know at the end of the day what activities your child has been involved in, what progress they have made and what fun they have had during the day.

 pea pods   16 children from 3 months upwards

Babies of 3 months and upwards are looked after by full time members of staff and additional part-time support staff in their own quiet and stimulating room. This room is filled with soft cushions, cosy area, feeding chairs, sleeping pods, displays, mobiles and appropriate toys and equipment. This is a happy place with plenty of time for hugs and cuddles and a safe environment for when your baby starts to crawl and walk. We provide exciting daily activities to feed their imaginations and growth such as heuristic play, singing, nursery rhymes, messy play, oh and not forgetting lots of fresh air. We will discuss fully the needs of your child during their settling in visits and we always ensure that we follow your child’s routine. We guarantee plenty of love and individual attention for all our babies!
runner beans 24 children aged from 18 months upwards
 Full time members of staff and additional part time support staff care for the children in this room. Your child will start to learn all round basic skills such as primary colours, shapes, counting and mark making. Children get messy playing with spaghetti and jelly, they paint masterpieces for you to take home and treasure, and enjoy lots of free play opportunities. Social interaction is very beneficial to children of this age and your child will start to become aware of his/her peers and will develop friendships and make new friends. Everyday is a new experience; sand, water, building, baking, gardening, puzzles and the home corner are just a few of the activities your child will enjoy. A fully qualified dance teacher carries out a weekly session at the nursery, introducing the children to a range of dance styles incorporating props such as pom-poms and streamers. A qualified football coach attends weekly which is great for co-ordination and motor skills development.

jumping beans28 children aged from 30 months upwards

This lovely room offers stimulating, exciting activities to stretch skills and imagination and will give your child a head start for when they begin school. Our full time members of staff and additional part time support team make the children feel successful and very special as they are treated and respected as individuals. A fully qualified Yoga teacher, dance teacher, french teacher, drama teacher and a fully qualified football coach also visit during the week which the children gain a whole new host of skills and experiences. Poppetts provide an environment in which children will flourish, becoming more confident and independent with each day. For children between the ages of 3 and 5 years, the Nursery provides a curriculum for the foundation stage of education. This curriculum is set out in a document, called EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage published by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and the Department for Education and Skills) called ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’. All children are assessed and progressed at their own speed using EYFS throughout Poppetts and whilst in the reception year at school.As your child approaches school age they are also encouraged to participate more fully in ‘Rising 5’s’. This group involves really concentrating in getting your child ready for school. Small groups of 3-5 children will spend focused time involved in activities that cover science, mathematics and literacy in a fun manner. The children are given ‘Book Bags’ and encouraged to take a reading book to share with you at home. Communication and examples of completed work are sent home on a weekly basis with written notes on what has been covered, how you can extend this learning at home and what your child has achieved. These activities not only help to get your child ready for school, they are planned to give your child confidence to look forward to a new phase in their life.


Our Garden 

All the rooms have direct access to our superb enclosed “all weather” garden with safety flooring which meets with the standard requirement for critical fall height as well as astro turf. All rooms make full use of the outdoor play space all year round and take the classroom ‘outside’. We have lovely planting areas and grow lots of lovely scented plants and herbs for the children to smell/touch and water, some even find there way into the lunch time menus! The garden is fully equipped with dens, an abundance of bikes and scooters, chalk boards, sand pits, water troughs and lots of loose parts for construction and imaginative play.


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