A Welcome Message From The Chairperson
It is my great pleasure to welcome you all. In one way or another I have been associated with the nursery for nearly a decade and closely involved in many developments over the last few years. I believe that the three factors that make Davison Day Nursery a very special place:
Our close association with the school allows us to access a wealth of experience, advice and support. The girls in the school and their parents have been remarkably generous in supporting the nursery in terms of providing equipment and toys for the children.
- Pauline Smith
Here at Davison Day Nursery we believe in inspiring the children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning in a happy, active, and secure environment. We are guided by the EYFS framework where we support all children’s development, care and learning needs. Here are a few of the activities that reflect the broad range of opportunities that benefit the children’s progress ahead of them.
Beach School has the same ethos as Forest School. It encourages children to learn through play and to explore an outdoor environment.
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The children are offered a free-flow environment, which enables them to choose to play independently in our large outdoor space. Here they can use the large range of equipment, access areas such as the mud kitchen, roll down our hill, play on the slide or tyres, mark-make on the whiteboards and painting wall, or develop their understanding of the world by using our purpose built area for growing plants and vegetables.
We encourage the children to find ways to represent and develop their own ideas in all areas of creativity. They are able to access our ever expanding craft resources to create their individual designs and share their thoughts in a variety of activities in art, music and movement, dance, role-play and technology.
We offer opportunities for the children to make sense of the world around them, by exploration and investigation in a safe, challenging environment.
Alongside our daily routines, we are extremely fortunate to have access to the sports facilities at Davison High School where the children are able to participate in a variety of fun activities. Here children can develop their large motor skills, such as coordination, control and movement. We also have a visiting teacher who provides the children with a programme of opportunities to be both active and interactive (such as Dough Disco).
We are aware of how important it is for children to have an understanding for problem solving, using numbers and distinguishing between sounds and letters of the alphabet. We therefore offer numerous fun activities (both indoors and outdoors) to encourage the development of these foundational skills through play.
We are in the process of having an extension built, so that we can further improve our facility in the Pre-School room where we have space for 22 children.
We plan to create an area to enable the children to have more room for floor play, messy play and role play, and a place for dining. We will also have more storage space for our resources and an office where staff can work.
We are also hoping to extend our garden and have a space for planting and growing – watch this space!!Check It Out
Davison Day Nursery is committed to providing high quality care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years in a homely and caring atmosphere. Children are able to learn through play and we are reflective practitioners of current curriculum guidance and legislations.
At Davison Day Nursery our aims are to:
Provide a safe, secure and healthy environment, which is warm, caring, happy and responsive.
Ensure that all children have access to a wide range of fun activities and opportunities.
Encourage positive, self-confidence and ability to benefit from all opportunities presented.
Work with parents as partners, in order to meet all their child's needs.
Help the child to feel and prepared for the beginning of their school adventure.
We at Davison Day Nursery, make sure that the needs of the children always come first.
Provide learning activities which will enable to progress in all areas of development at a pace and level which reflects their abilities, needs and interests.
All staff are enthusiastic, friendly and thoroughly committed to creating an ideal environment for anyone’s baby/toddler to be left, to be cared for whilst parents work.
Everything about DDN is wonderful. The staff are friendly, helpful, experienced and have excellent relationships with each child.
Davison Nursery is wonderful. It provides our son with everything a child could possibly need in helping them develop into little adults.
Nothing is too much trouble for the staff. The nursery is led by example. The leadership is strong. Parent partnership and the child’s voice are prioritised.
The staff are professional, yet you feel part of a family at the same time.