Welcome to our nursery! We are OFSTED graded as ‘ Outstanding’ and set in 2 beautiful grade 2 listed buildings barns and located on a secluded rural site formerly known as Hatch Warren Farm. We are located next to the Portsmouth Arms Pub.
There are 2 buildings on site, Eggesford House is for babies and toddlers under 2 years and McWilliam House is for children aged 2 – 5 years. Julie the Nursery Manager and Helen the Nursery Administrator are based in the office in the under 2’s building.
Both buildings are beautiful and retain many of their original features. The nursery has just had a full refurbishment to complement the outside of the barns and the setting. Our new concept is to provide a clutter free environment for everyone on site, thus promoting a calm environment focused on learning and development and enhanced personal social and emotional well being. The rooms are enhanced with objects to promote language according to the theme of the room. Under 2’s is themed as ‘The Seaside’ , 2-3’s is ‘Spring’ and Preschool is ‘Transport’.
Fresh air and exercise is a daily part of the children’s routine. We tell parents ‘there is no such thing as bad weather – just bad clothing!'. Wake and Shake, Shake and Write and Garden Detectives are all initiative that we promote in nursery. Wake and Shake is a dance and exercise routine that stimulates the child’s mind and body to prepare for learning. Shake and Write is an initiative that that we use in pre school to prepare the children physically for mark making and writing. ‘Garden Detectives’ support the children with Understanding of the world and look for nature in our environment.
We have a thriving Parent Partnership Group with parents who support the nursery with events, advice and support to new parents as well as promoting the nursery through marketing and fundraising for our nominated charity each year.
Our staff team is very committed to their role and have excellent relationships with their key children and all families alike. They are also highly skilled, highly qualified and established, and have been employed with us from between 3-12 years. Have a look at our staff team!
Call us for more information and a tour of the nursery or book via our website! We look forward to seeing you soon!
My child feels very safe and secure in the nursery and this is entirely to the credit of her carers and hugely reassuring to us.
It is obvious that the staff at the nursery genuinely care for the children and this is their main priority.
Children thoroughly enjoy their play and engage happily with their activities.
I am certain that had my daughter been receiving childcare from any other provider I would have had to give up my job to look after my child myself.
There are excellent systems in place to work in partnership with parents.
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