Our nursery is led by a highly qualified and enthusiastic team. Owner Joy Timmins is an Early Years Graduate (0-5 years) and Early Years Professional (EYP) and Nursery Teacher Becky Kirkpatrick is a PGCE Graduate (3-8 years) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Nursery Manager Sally Williams and Deputy Manager Hannah Power at the Norman Way nursery are both Early Years Graduates and Nursery Manager Kate Lynch at the Swallowdale nursery has an Early Years qualification. All Managers lead a team of Early Years qualified and motivated staff who are trained in First Aid, Safeguarding, Food Hygiene and Health and Safety.  

We believe every child deserves the best possible start in life and have created a high quality "play based" curriculum to support this. Our curriculum is delivered by knowledgeable staff who promote learning and development based on childrens interests. In addition to this our learning environments, both inside and outdoor, provide a child centred approach to learning. Our aim is to provide:

  • quality and consistency so that every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind
  • a secure foundation through learning and development opportunities which are planned around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • a good working partnership between the key person and parent/carer
  • equality of opportunity and an anti-discriminatory practice ensuring that every child is fully included and supported.


We work alongside the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and together we believe this promotes a secure foundation for school readiness and lifelong learning. 


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