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Your first choice in childcare in Bridgend and surrounding areas.

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Choosing a nursery is an important decision.  Our aim is to provide the perfect solution to any parent looking for childcare by understanding both the child’s and parents needs.

So whether you are looking to return to work, moving area or whether you just want your child to have the best opportunities in their life, then come to The Children’s Day Nursery

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MISSION STATEMENT

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The Children’s Day Nursery will provide a happy environment in which the children will learn and grow through play.  Children, parents and staff will value, respect and care for each other in a relaxed and happy atmosphere.

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A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE DO

The Children’s Day Nursery is a 115 place full daycare setting based in Bridgend and caters for children aged six weeks to 11 years. The nursery is split into two separate facilities, a dedicated baby facility catering for ages 6 weeks up to 3 years and a dedicated pre-school facility catering for ages 2 ½ years to 11 years. We are open Monday to Friday 7.00am-6.00pm all year with the exception of Bank Holidays. We are situated on Bridgend Industrial Estate, with easy access from the M4.  The car park is located to the front of the building with unobstructed car parking for at least 16 cars.  There is also a large sheltered entrance porch for those rainy days.

The Children’s Day Nursery is a ‘home from home’ place where children will feel safe and secure, where they are looked after by staff who are not only qualified, but who genuinely care for the children.  The nursery is an ideal environment for early learning development, a place where children learn in an atmosphere of fun, in preparation for full time education.  We encourage the children to develop their all-important social skills such as good manners, speech, table manners and social graces.  This of course goes hand in hand with giving each child the experiences and space to find and develop their own character in a safe and stimulating environment.

English is our first language; however basic welsh is introduced to the children and other cultures are introduced by celebrating festivals.

 Children are to be fed healthily and an active lifestyle encouraged.  Children are to be encouraged to participate in day to day activities in order to develop their self esteem, self confidence and independence. The children and team are encouraged to think and care about the environment by way of recycling products that we use each day.

Comprehensive nursery policies and procedures including arrangements for making complaints are available in the nursery foyer. In an event of an emergency we have all our policies, procedures and risk assessments in place to minimize risk, all our staff are highly qualified and training is updated on a regular basis. We like all our staff to have First Aid, Health and Safety, Child Protection and Food Hygiene qualifications. Before a child starts at nursery, we ensure we have adequate number of contact details for parents/relatives in case of any emergency.

WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL

  • Separate dedicated Baby & Pre-School Facilities
  • A  high level of security, including fingerprint entry and registration system
  • External and internal CCTV ensuring a secure and safe environment
  • Safe outside play areas with safety flooring
  • Early opening – 7.00 am
  • We do not charge for Bank Holidays.
  • Run the Foundation Phase curriculum for all 3 year olds covering all the areas of learning and enabling parents to receive Grant Funding.
  • A friendly and caring approach to childcare
  • Welcoming atmosphere and relaxed attitude
  • Friendly, patient and qualified staff
  • Registered and inspected by Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
  • Registered and inspected by Estyn
  • Equipped to the highest standards with a wide range of equipment and toys
  • Ample parent parking and drop-off
  • We provide a happy, warm, friendly and child-centered environment
  • We work in partnership with parents
  • Maintain a highly qualified, valued staff who feel motivated and appreciated
  • Offer a range of indoor and outdoor activities all of which are geared to the developmental stage of the individual child to promote self esteem
  • Encourage children to adopt acceptable behavior and to respect the people and environment around them
  • Accommodate the individual needs of all children
  • Ensure the development of the child physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially
  • Freshly cooked Healthy food by our excellent Nursery Cook. We are currently participating in the ‘Healthy Pre-school Scheme’
  • Parents evenings annually in each age group
  • Sibling discounts available
  • Offer a holiday club until 11 years old.
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The nursery is registered and regularly inspected by the following government bodies:

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Meet Our Team

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Emma Matthews
Director

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Simon Matthews
Director

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Nadine Jones
Nursery Manager

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Sharon Thomas
Deputy Manager – Head Office

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Jodie Ward
Deputy Manager – Pre-School

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Kirsty Tudor
Deputy Manager – Pre-School

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Rachel Harwood
Senior Nursery Nurse

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Caroline Rafferty
Senior Nursery Nurse

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Hayley Halliday
Senior Nursery Nurse

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Jodie Griffiths
Senior Nursery Nurse

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Delyth Wright
Senior Nursery Nurse

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Frances Huish
Senior Nursery Nurse

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Rachael Evans
Room Leader

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Michelle Tame
Nursery Nurse

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Fern Robbins
Nursery Nurse

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Amy Perry
Nursery Nurse

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Stephanie Wright
Nursery Nurse

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Ruth Morris
Nursery Nurse

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Amy Bloodworth
Nursery Nurse

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Katie Bold
Nursery Nurse

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Laura Jones
Nursery Nurse

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Jo Ryan
Nursery Nurse

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Helen Probert
Nursery Nurse

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Lisamarie Davies
Nursery Nurse

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Samantha Harding
Nursery Nurse

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Amy-Leigh Daniel
Trainee Nursery Nurse

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Amy Evans
Nursery Nurse

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Lisa Probert
Nursery Nurse

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Kirsty Waldron
Nursery Nurse

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Rhian Richards
Admin

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Jane Adams
Nursery Cook

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Susan Edwards
Domestic

PLAYROOMS

Babies from 6 weeks to approximately 1 1/2 years will be based in the Little Honey House and the Mini Monkeys. The baby section is self contained and has its own kitchen & nappy changing room. They are divided into two groups.  The younger babies will be in The Little Honey House and the older ones in Mini Monkeys.  Toddlers will be based in Jungle Cubs and children aged 2 1/2  years and older will be based in Tiger Tots our rising 3s room before they move down to our Pre-school unit .

The Little Honey House

The Mini Monkeys

Jungle Cubs

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Tiger Tots

Pre-School

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OUTDOOR AREA

Outside play is critical to the wellbeing and health of children. At our nursery, we encourage outside play on a daily basis. We are very lucky to have four outdoor play areas all with appropriate safety flooring.

Located at the baby facility we have one playground at the front of the building for children in the Honey House and Mini Monkeys and another at the back of the building for Jungle Cubs and Tiger Tots.

Located at the pre-school facility we have two playgrounds one is an adventure playground with Climbing frames, balance beams and slides, the other is used for soccer schools, rugbees, general running around and games.

All playgrounds are totally safe and secure and all areas are bright, sunny and well used. There are numerous play toys (bikes, trikes, cars, slides etc.)

During the summer months, sail shades and gazebos are erected to help protect the children from the sun.

BABIES GARDEN

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TODDLERS GARDEN

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PRE-SCHOOL GARDEN

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AIMS & OBJECTIVES

The aims and objectives of the nursery are:

To create a stimulating, caring and safe environment for all children in our care
To work as partners with parents/carers in an open and honest way.
Staff will demonstrate a welcoming attitude and manner.
To provide a healthy and hygienic environment for both children and staff.
Staff will review and evaluate on a regular basis using action plans, room plans and activity planning.
To develop and maintain links with other agencies and for them to recognise professionalism.
To incorporate up to date education, for example, the Foundation Phase.
To introduce appropriate toys, books and games to encourage equal development of both sexes.
Provide positive images of different ethnic minorities and cultures e.g. Posters, toys, food, clothing and celebrate various festivals.
To provide ongoing training for all nursery staff.
To provide an atmosphere, which makes the child and parents feel happy and comfortable within the nursery.