We value all young children and babies as individuals and want to help them discover that learning is interesting and fun. We also support all aspects of your child's development so that they can reach their full potential.

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Children dressed up as Knights and Queens
Our Key Person System

An important element of our childcare and education philosophy is the role of our staff and their relationship with you and your child. We take great care in supporting your child to settle into nursery. To assist this, we allocate a member of staff or 'key person' to your child. This 'key person' will build a special relationship with them and help to meet their needs while they are in our care. They will offer security, reassurance and continuity (they will often be the one to feed, change and soothe your child) and are in the best position to understand individual needs. The 'key person' will be someone for you to share information with about your child's time in nursery. They will help them to develop relationships with other members of staff. When they are ready to move into the next room, for instance, from the baby to toddler room, their 'key person' will be there to help them, and you, develop a relationship with, and confidence in, their new 'key person'.

key person will provide your child with a secure environment with effective adult support allows them to explore and investigate. Children can practice and develop ideas, concepts and skills in a unique and non-threatening way, without fear of failure. We use our 'key person' approach as a way of enabling and supporting close attachments between a member of staff and you and your child.

Observation, Planning and Assessments

We believe that careful planning is required if play is to be of a high quality. Our skilful and perceptive staff will take the time to observe and understand your child's individual needs and interests. Play opportunities, resources and interactions can then be planned and provided appropriately for their age and stage of development.

Staff will interact with your child in order to support and extend learning through knowledge and understanding. They will make suggestions, ask open ended questions and talk informally with them, introducing new vocabulary and concepts. They will participate, demonstrate, offer choices and encourage your child to try out new skills, allowing them to experiment, encourage persistence when things get difficult, and inspire them. Every aspect of their learning is equally important and interdependent. The children will be able to reflect on, and evaluate activities in order to plan future play effectively. Staff will keep areas safe and tidy, and encourage children to respect and return the things they have finished with to their rightful places.

Children playing with a thermometer
Child holding up a painting Children watching a pupet show Children playing outside
A fun loving and nurturing environment

we have designed the nursery environment to be both cosy and stimulating. the resources, furniture and equipment we provide have been carefully chosen to ensure that they are of the highest quality. all resources are attractive, accessible and displayed in a way that invites your child to investigate, explore and develop sensory awareness. we have computers that children have unlimited access to. we also offer a wide range of experiences in clearly defined areas of the nursery including sand, water and paint to help stimulate their creativity and develop independence. cosy areas of the nursery are reserved for stories, rhymes and songs. carpet, mirrors and wooden toys enhance tactile and visual stimulation, and our environment is designed to encourage physical skills such as crawling, sitting, standing and walking. the babies in our care are introduced to discovery play including treasure baskets that contain a mixture of natural materials that differ in feel and texture.

We know that your priority is to find a nursery that offers the right setting for your child and one that also understands the importance of earning the trust and confidence of you, the parent.

At Russell Hill Road Day Nursery, we devote our energies to creating a fun and loving environment whilst delivering the best in childcare and education.

Our objectives are to create a positive and motivating experience that will, in turn, play a important role in your child's future learning and development. We have endeavoured to be the best and have invested heavily in resources, recently re-equipping the nursery with new toys and furniture. We have put a considerable amount of thought into the children's play equipment so that it is designed in a way to invite exploration and stimulate through active learning. Our friendly, highly trained staffs are focused on providing fun and education. They work to ensure your child develops as an individual whilst helping to nurture and encourage learning through discovery and enjoyment.

Not only do we offer education through creativity and play but pride ourselves in understanding the importance of instilling confidence and enthusiasm from an early age. We want the children in our care to feel secure and happy from the outset of their time with us, so that they are enthusiastic about returning back to the nursery tomorrow!

Parents / Carers, you are invited to visit and see for yourselves!

A child matching colours to cards
Children dressed as Kings, Queens and Knights