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About Us

Fiona and Chris have been owners of Gable House for 15 years and in that time have extended and refurbished the nursery to a high standard providing in addition to the existing rooms, a baby care unit, extra rooms for 2 year olds and a dedicated soft play room.

In 2016 the purpose built Rocking Horse building was opened, providing two floors of modern nursery space to meet the continuing demand for places for 2 and 3 year olds.

The nursery provides :

  • Highly qualified, experienced and friendly team of staff.
  • High quality Care and education from birth to 5 years
  • Out of school  / holiday club up to 8 years
  • Designated age appropriate rooms
  • Self contained baby care centre
  • CCTV security
  • A spacious, safe and stimulating environment
  • A secure outdoor playground and covered outdoor play area
  • Funded places for 2 and 3 year olds (Click HERE for information on free places)

We are OFSTED registered - our  latest report is HERE

The nursery has high levels of security, with CCTV monitoring.

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and every child has a learning journal which records staff and parent observations, developmental milestones and each child’s stage of development. This is now implemented using IPads with “Kinderly” observation software which provides a simple but powerful way to record achievements against the Early Years Foundation Stage. The information within these journals is primarily an effective tool which we use to share information about each child’s progress with their parent / carer and is also used to inform teachers who are invited to our setting prior to children’s first day at school.

We have qualified, dedicated and experienced staff and management, operating with a key worker system that helps to build personal relationships with children and parents. Our staff regularly attend training courses to keep up to date with government guidelines.
 We  employ above the nationally required guidelines for staff qualifications with the majority of staff holding either a level three, four or five childcare qualification. We also are proud to employ an Early Years Graduate plus a Qualified Teacher.

Building a close and trusting partnership with parents is vitally important to us as we firmly recognise  that parents are a child’s first educator. Parents are invited to contribute to their childrens profiles and may make suggestions through our ’open door’  policy and/or suggestion box. We hold regular parents evenings and information events and regularly print a newsletter with up to date information.

 

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