So you’re interested in Cherubs Longdale? Let Nursery Manager, Rachel tell you more about it…
Cherubs Longdale is a large nursery located in Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire. There are regular bus links into Mansfield, the surrounding areas and further afield and direct access to the A614 and A60, 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 been graded “Good” as a nursery. In our most recent Ofsted inspection, which took place on 13th June 2018, Ofsted Inspector, Justine Ellaway praised the nursery stating that “the whole environment is very attractive and inviting. Staff organise activities well so that they are very appealing to children. Children demonstrate enthusiasm for learning”. She then went on to say that “there are lots of opportunities for children to enjoy and experience sensory play and frequent opportunities for children to access the outdoor area. Staff regularly observe children’s learning and make appropriate assessments of their stage of development. There is a well-established monitoring system in place to quickly identify where children have any gaps in their learning”. If you would like to read more, please download the report here.
We have a very well-established team here at Cherubs Longdale. 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 2014 and have been fortunate to work across a few Cherubs Nurseries including Cherubs Sutton in Ashfield, Cherubs South Normanton and Cherubs Longdale. This has given me valuable insight into the standards that we need to maintain and exceed at Cherubs Longdale. I throughly enjoy working with children – watching them learn, grow and develop during their time with us. We have a huge responsibly when it comes to our role as Early Year’s Educators and it’s a responsibility that everyone at Cherubs Nurseries takes seriously and is passionate about fulfilling.
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.
Rachel Marshall - Duty Nursery Manager
Monday – Friday
7:30am - 6:00pm
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.
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.
Science Tots is our newest “extra-curricular” activity at Cherubs Nurseries. Science Tots is a stimulating, educational science program, created and run by an experienced and qualified industry professionals.
Food for thought
Our seasonal menus are nutritionally balanced and varied, which allows the children to experience a wide variety of flavours and textures. 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. We’re also proud to cater for children with special dietary needs including allergies, intolerances and cultural preferences.
31st May 2021
As Monday 31st May is a Bank Holiday, nursery will not be open.
30th August 2021
As Monday 30th August is a Bank Holiday nursery will not be open.
3rd May 2021
As Monday 3rd May is a Bank Holiday, nursery will not be open.
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