A typical day at Heaton Lodge Daycare and Nursery
'Play with a purpose'
• Outdoor Play Area for Babies & Older Children •
The nursery has two secured outdoor play areas for the children
• Outdoor Baby Area •
This area is secure and safe. The walls and floor are both soft and padded for extra safety. It has an awning that is used to give shade in the sun. This area focuses on natural play, sensory and physical play. There is a large covered sand pit for the babies to sit in if they want to, a small herb garden, mirrors, a slide and rockers, pots and pans hung up for music time and lots of natural treasure baskets. Having a specialised outdoor area enables our babies to access the outdoors on a daily basis without us having to rely on extra members of staff to take them out for a walk. Being outdoors contributes a healthy child.
• Play Area for Older Children •
This area is both safe and secure. It comprises of a large pirate ship, treasure chests that children grow their own fruit, vegetables and herbs in. There are also gates and styles, a play house, sand and soil pits to dig in, climbing apparatus and much, much more to enable children to learn and develop new skills and knowledge.
We aim to help each individual child develop a positive image of themselves and of others.
Partnership With Parents
We work in partnership with parents, to ensure our children are developing as expected.
Provides a high standard of care and education for each child in our care.
Provides a safe, welcoming environment to children, parents, staff and visitors.
Supports the individual development of the children with the help of outside agencies if necessary.
Offers equal opportunities to all.
Ensures high standards of hygiene throughout the nursery.
Policies & Safeguarding
We believe that every child, regardless of age, race or gender has at all times and in all situations a right to feel safe and protected. Our prime responsibility is the welfare and well being of all children in our care and for this reason we have many policies in place to protect them.