The Nursery of Narnia in Swindon will offer high quality childcare to ALL children, it is the ethos of the Nursery to ensure the equality of access and opportunity for our children to learn, share, laugh and grow in a safe, fun and inspiring environment. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support to fulfil their potential and we commit to do all we can to help you and your little ones achieve this.

Our aim is to offer an environment designed for young children where they can learn to become a member of a community irrespective of their medical or personal profile, and under the guidance of a team of professionals, along with the family, enjoying experiences which should provide a foundation for future living and learning.

A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important and when parents or carers chose a nursery or pre-school they want the assurance that they will keep their children safe and support them to develop. The environment and daily activity programme at The Nursery of Narnia will help develop confident, independent and creative children.

Our Commitment to you and our children

• We will provide a developmentally appropriate environment so designed to meet the emotional, social, cognitive, physical and creative needs  of our children and ensure they have every opportunity to access the opportunities to grow and develop therein.

• We will work with the families and care /support agencies to provide a unique, creative, innovative and supportive program to help the children develop in these vital years meeting their individual learning needs.

• We will aim to equip them with a positive self-image, a love for learning so they can observe, question and appreciate their world – allowing them to explore their creative potential, this will be born from a balanced curriculum of structured/child-led time which incorporates learning goals of play, social, emotional, physical and academic content.

• The Partners in this Nursery have a co –joined focus to bridge the gap currently felt by the children and families that are under SEND whilst also catering for mainstream children we are committed to creating an environment that encourages inclusion and understanding of diversity within our community and actively promotes equality.

• The Nursery of Narnia has been designed with a specific focus to have the capability to receive mainstream children as well as those with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), the design has ensured the ability to receive all children in all areas and we will continue to ensure we do all we can to remove any hurdles to a child’s development based on their individual needs as they arise

We are lucky to have a Light, airy and spacious setting, The nursery is a bright, stimulating and inviting environment where children can thrive and access learning and development opportunity with ease.

 

Located in a convenient location for the, community of Swindon, it easily accessible from the A419, and situated on the primary travel route to the largest industrial area in the town surrounded by trees, gardens a playground and play park.

Ages: 0 to 12 years (with SEND allowance up to 19 years) Capacity: 30 children.

Please contact the team to discuss your needs and how we can support you.

 

Open: 7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks a year (however should your family have additional needs we will happily discuss this with you to ensure your needs are met wherever possible) Furthermore we recognise that as a supplier of a service such as this we need to recognise the needs of those families who work shifts.

Please contact the team to discuss your needs and how we can support you.

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The Nursery of Narnia will have a fully interactive kitchen and dining space where the children will be able to not only eat their meals but also learn about their food developing their understanding about  healthy eating and getting involved in making simple things to eat, we will also be using this space in the evenings for heathy eating groups and cookery sessions for our parents and the local community to get involved in.

The Kitchen will offer a valuable place for our children to explore their 7 areas of learning further in a space that is different to the usual nursery space, this will be a fantastic opportunity for them to learn to understand and recognise each others preferences and needs further underpinning the nurserys ethos of ensuring our children grow and develop with an understanding  and respect of the diverse culture in which they live in and enhancing their sense of community and relationship development.

Outdoor play and what the EYFS has to say…

“Children must have opportunities to play indoors and outdoors. All early years providers must have access to an outdoor play area which can benefit the children.”
“Providing well-planned experiences based upon children’s spontaneous play, both indoors and outdoors, is an important way in which practitioners support young children to learn with enjoyment and challenge.”

The Nursery of Narnia is steadfastly committed to getting our children outside in the fresh air and into natural surroundings, our garden is a special place and a very important feature of our nursery. It is a place of great fun, excitement and learning for the children as they develop their physical, social and imaginative skills while enjoying the garden.
We will have an area of garden seeded with wild flowers and where children can investigate a natural environment. There will be a bug hotel, specific shrubs e.g. lavender, buddleia to attract insects and butterflies, wild flowers/grasses, logs, a mud kitchen, digging area, bird tables etc.

This ‘natural’ garden will contrast with the more cultivated garden, with flowerbeds and vegetable plot in our ‘taste garden’ which the children will have the opportunity to help plant and care for.
Our sensory garden will be enjoyed by children and adults alike, it will have a variety of plants to smell and touch. There will be lots of interesting and exotic smells from the chocolate plants and curry plants as well as the lavender, jasmine and sweet peas as well as calming sounds such as listening to the bamboo and long grasses swaying and the birds singing