Welcome to our nursery…
The Leicester Countesthorpe opened in 2000 and is a purpose built nursery, all on one level. It is welcoming, friendly and happy and has three spacious rooms plus an IT Discovery Cove.
There are lots of opportunities for the babies and children to explore, create and enjoy. Each room allows children to be busy throughout their day, learning new skills while they play in the well equipped areas. The atmosphere is relaxed and happy, enabling the children to learn in the free flow environment by following their interests and letting their confidence grow.
"Close bonds have formed between key persons, children and their families, which helps children feel a good sense of security and confidence when in the setting.” Ofsted 2014.
We pride ourselves on building excellent relationships between staff, children and parents to ensure that your child's needs are fully met. Our qualified and experienced staff team will ensure that your child's time with the Blueberry Bush is happy and fun and their likes and interests are respected.
We have a beach theme in our outdoor play area. This adventure area offers a variety of activities where children can make their own choices, as well as taking risks. There are ample opportunities for children to play and investigate - there is a pirate ship to discover; a giant sand pit to explore; a vegetable patch to tend to, rabbits to care for and opportunities for music making . The babies have their own covered play area too. Here they have space to crawl and toddle in a safe environment discovering the world around them using all their senses.
"Staff value the strong partnerships with parents and carers. Daily discussions and a range of ways to share information are used effectively to ensure there is a co-ordinated approach to supporting children". Ofsted 2014
“Learning is effectively supported through the sensitive and consistent approach of the practitioners, who use praise and encouragement to ensure that children's needs are met and appropriately challenged” Leicestershire County Council Quality Review 2011.
Our magical Discovery Cove is a place where the children can experience and be fascinated by the world of IT and engage their sensory skills. This colourful, interactive place is where the children's imagination, thinking and creativity is developed with the touch screens, hands-on equipment and sensory activities .
Even more reasons to love our nursery…
- Good Ofsted June 2017 - Click here to see our report
- Large natural gardens with willow arch
- Onsite parking
- Qualified staffing team with 80% first aid trained
- Wake and shake enhancement
- Good links with local community and schools
- Fresh, home cooked meals by our chef
- EHO 5 star rating