So you’re interested in Cherubs Kimberley? Let Nursery Manager, Rachael tell your more about it…
“Cherubs Day Nursery, Kimberley is a large nursery in the centre of Kimberley situated next to Sainsbury’s. There are regular bus links into Nottingham City Centre and further afield and direct access to the M1, which means it’s great for both local and commuting parents alike.
When it comes to Ofsted I’m proud to say that we have maintained our “Outstanding” rating for some time now. In our most recent Ofsted inspection, which took place on 14th February 2017, Ofsted Inspector Tracy Hopkins praised the nursery stating that “the highly qualified team has vast experience in providing first-class teaching and learning for all children. Key persons are extremely knowledgeable about children in their groups”. If you would like to read more, please download the report here.
We have a very well-established team here at Cherubs Kimberley. 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 2008 and hold a Foundation Degree in Early Year’s and Level 5 in Management. I am also the Forest School’s lead for the whole of the Cherubs Nurseries group and am part of the Cherubs Nurseries Academy, helping train my colleagues. Childcare to me is a vocation, something I am truly passionate about, working with like-minded staff, building partnerships with families and building positive relationships with children so that through play with open ended resources children’s curiosity, wonder and development and as a partnership foster a positive outlook for learning and life.
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.”
Rachael Hornby, Nursery Manager – Cherubs Kimberley
Monday – Friday
7:30am - 6:00pm
Where we are
Tel: 0115 9389090
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.
Heightening the senses of our children, our sensory area within our baby suite is an environment full of toys and objects which children love to see, hear and feel.
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.
Our football coaching is hugely popular. Provided by local professionals, the weekly sessions for children offer a high energy, age-appropriate introduction to physical activity through football.
Our Family Room is a warm and inviting area. The room is often used for informal meetings but can be used for breast feeding and to meet other family needs.
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.
Step Ahead Kids’ Club
Our Step Ahead Kids’ Club runs multi-activity and action-packed clubs throughout the School holidays. From days out at Alton Towers to our famous Chocolate Parties, children come back year after year!
Drama is a great way for the children to express themselves and improve their confidence and teamwork skills. The weekly sessions offer a variety of drama and role play activities run by industry professionals, for all children to get involved in.
Dance Academy is hugely popular. The weekly sessions offer a variety of dance activities, to introduce children to a new way of keeping fit and encourages children to develop and work on existing skills such as teamwork, co-ordination and emotional expression.
Food for thought
As for nursery food, our Nursery Chef, June makes a fabulous roast dinner. Seeing as the Kitchen is at the heart of the nursery, right as you walk in, you’ll always smell everything from freshly-baked scones to June’s Pie of the Day.
As for standards we expect a lot from ourselves and so can you. Our kitchen is regularly expected by the Food Standards Agency, where we have been praised for our high standards. Our seasonal nursery menus are also well-balanced, varied and are always created with the School Foods Standards in mind. We’re also proud to cater for children with special dietary needs including allergies, intolerances and cultural preferences.
26th September 2019
Pre-School Parent’s Evening is taking place on Thursday 26th September 2019, from 6-8pm. To book a time slot please speak to your child’s key person.
24th September 2019
19th July 2019
Our Pre-School Graduation is taking place on Friday 19th July 2019. Parents and families of children leaving to go to School are welcome to join us for the Graduation Ceremony.
17th August 2019
Our annual Summer Fair is taking place on Saturday 17th August 2019. Please join us from 10am until 2pm for a fun-filled day, raising money for our 2019 charity partner, Theodora Children’s Charity.
What do parents say about
Our child has had many opportunities and positive experiences during his time at Cherubs Kimberley. We know he is safe, happy and secure here. His confidence has increased massively and from an educational point of view, he has made great progress.
We have used Cherubs Kimberley for all 3 of our daughters. We are extremely happy with the care Cherubs provides and alll staff are very professional.
Cherubs staff go out of their way to make my child feel happy at nursery and I couldn't be more grateful. My daughter loves the nursery and is making good progress in her development too due to the range of activities and opportunities staff plan for the children. The outdoor facilities are also excellent, especially when compared to some smaller nurseries and the beach is a particular highlight for my daughter. Having external clubs which come into the nursery is something my daughter also loves and she always has a lot to say about what she has been doing each day. We are so happy that our child attends this nursery and can't comment highly enough on the staff.
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