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Hunnitots Day Care Nursery


Hunnitots Day Nursery is situated on the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust site and offers high quality childcare for children from 4 months to 5 years, with a holiday club extending this to 9 years. Care is provided in a safe and stimulating environment, in which the children can learn and experience all aspects of nursery life at their own pace.

Within the nursery, children are cared for in three age ranges:

• Baby Room - 4 months to 24 months
• Toddler Room - 24 months to 36 months
• Preschool Room - 36 months to 60 months

We aim to provide the best care we can but we also look to develop and educate the children to the best of our abilities. 

A friendly atmosphere is created within our nursery environments, based on warm and caring relationships between our nursery staff and the children in their care. Babies are encouraged to communicate, and their attempts at conversation are valued to ensure they receive an affirming experience, encouraging development, confidence and security. Our nursery environments also support social interaction, including role play, den making, and small group activities, encouraging children to play, talk and learn together. Our nursery staff all act as role models within the setting, and recognise that children lead by example and are constantly learning through observation. Common courtesy, mutual respect and patience are demonstrated at all times throughout our settings.

All of our Nursery staff hold a recognised qualification in childcare and have experience working with all ages within the early years. All staff are required to have a satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check prior to being employed in the Nursery.

Our qualifications are varied to ensure a balanced approach to childcare, for example, NNEB, Btech, NVQ levels 3 & 4, foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies degrees and Early Years Professional Status. Ongoing training as part of our staff development programme ensures that staff keep up to date with new legislation and philosophies.

Nursery staff carry out regular observations of every child in our care, ensuring your child’s learning and development incorporates their interests and needs. These observations cover all areas of learning according to the framework, as well as records of special moments, like kindness towards others or eating something for the first time, and spontaneous moments which captures your child’s response to certain activities or events as they happen. All of your child's experiences at nursery are recorded in their unique Learning Journal, enabling you to look over your child’s time at nursery for years to come.

Hunnitots was re-inspected November 2016 by Ofsted, our new rating is Good.

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