This nursery was acquired by us in 2012 and has gone from strength to strength both in children’s numbers and are recent GOOD OFSTED RATING in 2014.
We are participating in Medway’s Food and Nutrition Support Programme for Childcare Settings being delivered by the Children’s Food Trust, we’ve received accredited training on how to improve the food we provide and encourage children to eat well and make healthy choices.
The nursery is situated within Roko Heath Club and we are able to offer crèche and flexi care facilities as well as pre-school and full day care. The children are separated into age appropriate rooms and have equipment and resources available to them.
Our ethos is that children lean through play and hands on activities as if you do something yourself you are more than likely to remember how to do it again than if someone does it for you. The children’s wellbeing and involvement is our top priority along with their safety. We want children to be happy and feel safe and secure.
For children under the age of two years old we offer a contact book to ensure good communication links exists between nursery and home. For our children over two year olds we offer a termly report updating you on your child’s progress and development with suggestions that you can do at home. We have a secure covered outdoor area which host’s its own pirate ship as well as may other delights for the children.
Our lunch time meal comes from a company called Healthy Roots which source their fruit and vegetables as locally as possible to keep food miles and packaging to a minimum and, all their meals are hand made; from stocks and sauces to cakes, soups and pudding, and the menus are designed around the Caroline Walker Trust (http://www.cwt.org.uk ) and comply with the nutritional guidelines set out by the Scottish Nutrition Guidelines for the Under Five’s
We also offer an arts and craft activity during school holidays for children aged 4-11 years old from 9.30-11.30
We really hope you like our nursery, although if you have any comments or suggestions we would welcome then as we are continuously striving to improve the outcome for our children.