Here at Puddles, we believe that your child’s nursery should feel like an extension of their home. With this in mind, one of our aims is to provide a comforting, secure environment that will make every child feel happy to play and develop in.
A child’s early years are incredibly important especially when it comes to their development. They’re learning and experiencing so many new things and completing lots of exciting milestones, so it’s crucial to help maximise their potential.
Our focus is on learning through play and this can be seen through our heavy focus on our outside play area. We have recently refurbished this area, offering a great space for our children to enjoy the outdoors. Puddles has been designed specifically around children’s needs, encouraging babies, toddlers and pre-school children to flourish in a happy environment.
Your child deserves high-quality care, so to provide that, we employ nursery practitioners with lots of experience who are qualified in childcare and first aid. Alongside up-to-date qualifications, our team are all passionate about what they do, which shows in their commitment to helping children grow. Staff training is ongoing at Puddles, both internally and externally, so we’re constantly improving the quality of our childcare service.
As much as our priority is the children we care for, it’s so important to us that we maintain a close partnership with parents, and we ensure that you’re aware of everything that comes with our childcare services. We’ll interact with you and give you feedback through written observations and reports on a daily basis.
It’s important that every child is in regular contact with someone who makes them feel safe, confident and cared for. Your child’s key person will provide individual, tailored care to your child assigned to them.
From an early age, it’s important for a child to develop key cognitive skills like confidence and social interaction, and this person offers nursery school children a place where learning can be performed in a safe and trusting way.
As a parent, you want the best for your child. By pairing them with someone who fully understands their learning, development and individual care, it gives you confidence that your child is developing at a healthy rate.
They are always available to discuss your child’s development and any concerns you may have, or even a chat about what you did at the weekend.
– Parent 2022
We also use an online learning journal, Tapestry, which you’ll have access to at all times. It logs every aspect of your child’s learning, recording all of the fun activities they’ve participated in. We share regular parent newsletters with topics of interest to you and offer open mornings where you and your child can participate in activities together and you can see your child grow in their learning environment.
Puddles also provide individual key person meetings to celebrate your child’s learning and achievements and ensure that you’re always aware of how they are developing.