So you’re interested in Cherubs Edwinstowe? Let Nursery Manager, Sarah tell your more about it…
“Cherubs Day Nursery, Edwinstowe is a large rural nursery situated on Mansfield Road in Edwinstowe. There are regular bus links into Mansfield and Nottingham City Centre and further afield and direct access to the A614 and M1, which means it’s great for both local and commuting parents alike.
We are one of Cherubs Nurseries “curiosity approach” run nurseries. The “curiosity approach” is a modern day approach to early childhood and childcare. It takes parts from Reggio, Steiner, Te Whariki and Montessori and is based around authentic resources, mindfulness and the engagement of all the senses. It’s about letting children be curious, take the lead in their learning and to use their imagination to learn about the world around them. This style of childcare has proved incredibly successful and it something that many of our parents have chosen us for.
When it comes to Ofsted I’m proud to say that we achieved an Ofsted “Good” rating in our most recent inspection. Commenting on the inspection, which took place on 24th October 2017, Ofsted Inspector Teresa Lester praised the nursery stating that “The learning environments, both indoors and outdoors, are well organised. There is a wide range of high-quality resources that children access independently and are suited to their interests.” and “All children make good progress in their learning and development, including those receiving additional funding. They are learning to become independent and take care of their own self-care needs.”
We have a very well-established team here at Cherubs Edwinstowe. Many of my colleagues have been here for years and it’s great to see the same smiley faces everyday. It’s great for us and even better for the children as it means that they are able to build strong bonds with the childcare team, enhancing their time at nursery. All our childcare team are DBS checked and training towards accredited qualifications. We also train the entire team in Paediatric First Aid and Safe Guarding, the children’s safety and welfare is paramount and we know, first hand, that there can be no compromise on this.
Finally, a little more about me. I have been part of Cherubs Nurseries since it acquired Bright Beginnings Day Nursery in 2019, before that I started my Bright Beginnings journey in 1999 before being promoted to Nursery Manager in 2009. I have completed my Level 5 in Nursery Management in addition to Paediatric First Aid. There is so much more I would love to tell you about our nursery. However, nothing beats coming to view the nursery for yourself. With that being said, I would like to invite you to come for a show round at your leisure to see what makes us so special.”
Sarah Hickling – Nursery Manager
Monday – Friday
7:30am - 6:00pm
Where we are
17 Mansfield Road
Tel: 01623 822440
Our baby suite is a unique environment tailor made to stimulate very young minds as they begin to explore the world. Designed based on the latest Baby Brain research the baby suits are the perfect environment for your child.
Our toddler suite invites our young inquisitive and enthusiastic children to join in with the carefully planned and organised exciting activities throughout the day, all within a purpose built environment. There is real focus on providing lots of physical adventures as well as opportunities for quiet time, creative time and role play. Our open door policy encourages parents to pop in at any time.
Our Pre-School is a large and open environment where children are free to make their own choices. There are numerous activity areas and resources are stored at child-level so that children can lead their own play.
Our children love the large garden complete with bespoke outdoor learning environments. The unique space has been created in consultation with our children and is based on the latest research.
Our nursery provides the opportunity for our children to experience forestry style experiences right outside the door. These experiences provide children with the opportunity to discover the natural environment, play within it and share fun times with their friends hiding, building and exploring.
The next Bill Gates? Our nursery features the latest IT facilities for children to play and learn on. From our tablet tables to computers, Children are able to use these facilities as an essential learning resource, helping to equip them for the technological world we live in.
We know how important it is for children to eat a healthy balanced diet. This is why our nursery has a dedicated chef who develops nutritionally balanced meals for your child to enjoy and help them start good eating habits.
Blossom Educational Software
Blossom allows the childcare team to effectively track your child’s learning journey, electronically, via iPads. You can view this, at any time, and contribute via the parents smartphone app.
Food for thought
Our Kitchen is at the heart of the nursery you’ll always smell everything from fresh scones to our roast dinners. As for standards, our nursery kitchen has been graded a 5 Food Hygiene Rating from the Food Standards Agency.
Our seasonal menus are nutritionally balanced and varied, which allows all children to experience a wide variety of flavours and textures. In addition, we aim to ensure that all children that attend for a full day have access to their “5 a Day”. We are also proud to cater for children with special dietary needs including allergies, intolerances and cultural preferences.
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What do parents say about
My daughter started at Cherubs Edwinstowe before Christmas. She has settled so well and they really push her development. Very flexible to suit my changing shifts working in the NHS. Highly recommend.
My daughter has been at the nursery since 9 months old. I am an older first-time mum and they worked with me to build my confidence in leaving my child, and trust in the staff at looking after her. After being there for 6 months, the staff are a part of her life. She gets excited when we arrive and the staff are always welcoming.
The staff are so friendly and you are always greeted with a smile. It's a very relaxed and calm place and the children appear quite at home.I love the variety of food that the staff provide. I wish I was a child again. The nursery is always cleaned daily and the smell of fresh laundry is lovely.
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