Welcome to Doves Corner, our beautiful village setting where little people are enabled to dream big. Our ambition is to provide a setting where children can explore, learn, develop and play in an environment that is safe but still stimulates adventure.
Our full service nursery can provide part time, full time and split day services. We provide nutritional home cooked meals daily, along with fresh fruit and vegetable snacks, also providing our children to roll their sleeves up and experiment with food and cooking themselves in a safe and controlled environment.
‘The Nest’ is home to the smallest members of our nursery family.
We maintain a maximum of 3 children to one adult ratio with very often more staff than required as we recognise that very young children need one to one attention a lot of the time.
Our nest has a welcoming feel, designed to enable physical and emotional development in a natural environment that feels like home.
Our little friends enjoy a wide range of activities to keep them feeling loved and challenged.
We enjoy lots of heuristic and sensory activities as well as messy and physical play.
Our babies have their own dedicated baby garden full of age/stage appropriate toys and activities. It’s fun to hang out with older children too, especial if they are your siblings, so we ensure that our little friends have the opportunity to merge with our nestling and Fledgling groups where appropriate.
The Nestlings are our loveable, lively group of rising two’s.
Children move up to the nestlings from the nest based on the stage of their development rather than their age. They move up when they are ready to based on a number of factors including communication, physical development and emotional needs.
We are very lucky to be able to extend our ‘classroom’ to the outdoors into our secure and well maintained garden area, providing additional interactive contextual learning through play experiences.
Our Nestling group continue to develop using sensory and messy play. The children’s natural curiosity is encouraged by displaying toys and equipment at child height helping to create an enabling environment.
Our small friends enjoy circle times activities such as the ‘hello song’ self registration, weather boards and shape and colour matching, all of which are continued and developed when they reach our Fledglings group.
Toilet training is very fashionable within this group. Children are encouraged to learn toileting routines and are supported with their training development whatever stage they are at with it.
The Fledglings are the eldest members of our nursery family.
In pre-school, all of the skills we have been learning come together to prepare the children for their next journey in to school.
The pre-school area is well equipped with a wide range of toys and stationary to create an environment in which the children can thrive and learn more independence.
The room layout is key to the way in which our little ones use their class room. We have set it out into ‘area’s of experience’ which enables practitioners to be creative in their approach to specific topics.
We have a book corner, mark making area, creative play area and pet corner. There are always lots of activities to keep our young explorers both happy and stimulated.
Currently on a Tuesday morning we have a P.E / Creative dance class that takes place on the premises. Children that have PE kit with them are encouraged, with help if required, to change before the session and again afterwards.
During the day there are lots of opportunities for the children to go outside and enjoy the lovely garden that we all so enjoy.