We are always delighted to welcome new and prospective parents to our Nuneaton Nursery and find the best way to explore the childcare on offer is to visit the Nursery for a personalised visit. This will give the opportunity to meet with staff and to tailor your package to meet your requirements. Choosing the right Nursery is a vital stage of parenting and we are always on hand to offer guidance and support for the important years of your child's life.
To set up a viewing simply call the Nursery manager in Nuneaton on 02476 387430 or email: Nurserymanager@milvertonschool.com, otherwise feel free to drop in and we will be able to show you our beautiful setting.
Parents are able to access 'funded' hours throughout the week and many go on to expand their use of Milverton Nursery
Suzanne Jones, Senior Nursery Manager was delighted to report from our recent OFSTED visit back in November. Our inspector visited the nursery and spent considerable time with staff, children and parents alike. We have all been delighted by their outcome which has rewarded the Nursery with a 'Good' rating.
Find information below on everything you need to know to help you make your decision.
Our lovely big "all weather garden" is one of the most popular areas with both children and staff.
Here children have a chance to not only let off steam running around and using the bikes, scooters and other outside toys. The children similarly have access to water and sand trays throughout the day and enjoy planting and growing in the garden. We also encourage our keen gardeners to grow their own vegetables and flowers.
The sheltered outside area also allows for children to 'get outside' in wet weather under the canopied area.
In pleasant weather the children may be taken off site by the Nursery nurses to enjoy the local amenities. These may include
Food and meal times are a vital part to Nursery life and we strive to ensure that the children in our care receive nutritious and balanced meals on a daily basis. Children have their meals within their departments.
Our food is delivered to the nursery from Milverton House School 'Karen the Cook' prepares all the meals freshly every day. All meat is supplied from award wining local butcher Frank Parker. Special diets are catered for and a weaning program is set up between parents and staff for each baby.
We ensure that the children have a choice at meal times and are always welcome to come back for seconds if they are particularly hungry. The staff at the nursery monitor the meals that the children have selected to help to inform parents of their choices. During the mornings and afternoons the children will be able to access snacks and drinks. Fruit and Vegetables are always on offer to offer a balanced diet for the day.
The nutritional, varied and delicious menu is always displayed by the front door for parents to see what food the children are enjoying. Breakfasts will be provided for children arriving before 8:15am. Milk/water and snack are served mid-morning; Lunch between 11:45am and 12:45pm, and tea between 4:15pm and 4:45pm. At meal times children are encouraged to be independent and taught how to use knives and forks when ready.
Our Children are divided up into different rooms according to their age and stage of development; this ensures each day is a fun packed adventure in the most appropriate nursery surroundings. For our babies we also have a separate sleeping room to ensure that the all important sleep is achieved away from those that have a different schedule.
On starting each child is allocated a 'key worker', their own 'special person' at nursery, who will work closely with parents to ensure that continuity, is provided in terms of sleep patterns, eating preferences and comfort items. The key worker will communicate regularly with you regarding what your child has been doing while at the nursery and also discuss his/her progress with you.
As all children are unique, moving up a nursery room happens when children are ready, with visits to the new room to familiarise them and to make new friends. We also set aside times of the day when different age groups play together, which whilst encouraging the younger ones to give more challenging things a go it teaches the older children to be considerate to younger ones.
The Early Years Foundation Stage looks at each individual child as they develop. It recognises that all learning begins at birth and its overarching aim is to give young children the best possible start in life. Every child will be observed and it is through these observations that we can plan activities and experiences for them.
The Four Themes and Principles are as follows: