• Our nursery has rooms dedicated to babies from 3 months of age, toddlers from 2 years old and children aged 3-5 years.

We are situated in a beautiful large property, providing an intimate, warm and nurturing environment to care for your children

Our Nursery rooms

The nursery is organised into 3 main rooms, each child will have a key-worker who will be a parents main point of contact during your child’s time in the room.
The 3 rooms are:

Elephants room – 3 months to 2 years

In our baby unit we have a 3:1 staff ratio to give the baby warmth, love and care, in a comfortable and safe surrounding. We have an experienced room leader who is responsible for the organisation of the baby room staff and twelve babies aged from 3 months to 2 years of age. They stimulate the babies by singing, playing with an assortment of games and toys with them and by entertaining them with music, arts, crafts and by giving them all the care they can.

As the babies progress in acquiring skills they are slowly brought into the Giraffes rooms at the age of two years or just before, depending on the child’s needs and ability.

Giraffes room – 2 years to 3 years

The Giraffes room is designed for a maximum of 16 children aged 2 to 3 years with 4 members of staff. This enables the children to derive the maximum amount of benefit in developing all their skills. They have access to a wide range of activities and play opportunities. The emphasis in this room is to explore and experiment while you learn!

The children will be offered lots of creative and messy activities with use of an extensive range of resources. The room is divided into two parts – one being a comfy, relaxing and quieter area for imaginative play, construction, mathematical activities and a book/reading area. The other part is for all the messy and creative activities, sand and water play.

Bears* – 3 years to 5 years

This is the Pre-School for the oldest children in the Nursery and is situated in our newly purpose-built classroom. The older children also have an opportunity to share our reading scheme covering the initial stages of the Early Years Curriculum. They do lots of activities connected to a current theme. There are always planned activities on offer as well as free choice activities.

The children are helped to improve their pencil control, learn how to write their names and learn simple mathematical concepts. The children are encouraged to start learning how to use a computer. Visits are also made to places of interest and as part of their topic work. The main aim of the pre-school is to prepare your child for life at school.

*Pre-School

Outdoor Area

We have a spacious outdoor area that provides a stimulating environment for children to learn and play and most importantly enjoy the fresh air!

In 2018 we have expanded our garden area to include:
• a vegetable patch,
• a designated 0-2 year old play area
• adding a climbing frame and play house.
• forest school resources

Recent testimonials

“My oldest daughter attended Clayhall nursery and by the time she left we considered a few members of staff as family. The staff were extremely accommodating to any needs that my daughter had, I was given both a written and verbal summary of her day when I picked her up at the end of each day. When my daughter was due to leave she was taken to visit her new school by a few members of staff to give her an idea of what it would look like. The leavers were given a leaving party and gifts that were greatly appreciated by myself and my daughter. A portfolio of her work and photographs were given as a momentum of the years spent at the nursery. I was also given an academic record to hand to the new teacher and this proved extremely useful to my daughters school. My youngest daughter now attends the nursery I have no worries in regards to the care my daughter receives as I know staff members such as Danni and Natalie who have been working at the nursery since my eldest attended.”
Chanelle Mills

“Both our children have attended Clayhall Nursery part time from the age of 9 months through until Primary school. They have been very happy there; the staff are very committed to the children and go the extra mile to make sure they are content and developing well in their environment. As well as good activities within the setting, there have also been trips outside nu​r​sery which have been carefully organised and much enjoyed by the children.”
Ann Voortman