Kids in Bloom Southdene Nursery opened their doors and welcomed children in 2007. We are based alongside St Joseph the Worker Primary School and work closely with the foundation stage teachers to support children’s learning. We offer a wrap around service for children who attend St Joseph’s Nursery and also attend our setting.
Our building has two rooms and each room has a lovely spacious garden attached which is equipped to allow the children to move freely and use their senses to explore and learn through their play.
Our Toddler and Pre-School children at Southdene Nursery are joined together in a larger room and is set out in to different areas for the children to play freely and use their independence to select their own choice of activities and resources. These areas include our Jungle Book reading area, home corner, creative area, small world and construction, mark making area and the maths area. The children within this room have become very independent and are able to dish their lunch with support if needed and have a water machine that they can access throughout the day to get themselves a drink.
Our Baby room at Southdene Nursery is spacious and welcoming and has a lovely warm feeling when you arrive with your child. You will be welcomed by a member of our baby room team with a big smile to welcome you and your child in each day. The room has resources available that will support children’s milestones such as walking and talking, our setting has an enhanced ICAN accreditation which has given us additional skills to encourage early communication. During the children’s time in the baby room they enjoy taking part in a variety of different activities with their favourite being messy play and rhyme time. The children also participate in sand and water play activities as well as physical activities to encourage more gross motor movements. We have a strict no outdoor shoes policy in this room to prevent germs spreading.
The staff team at Southdene Nursery enjoy observing the children learn and grow as they transition from baby room up to toddlers and from toddler/pre-school to school, the children’s views and interest are very important to us and we use this to plan activities and make our setting fun for them. We provide a healthy range of food on our menu which include 5 fruit and veg a day and a balanced diet to promote a healthy lifestyle.
We feel it’s a place where children can learn and grow
We hope to see you soon.