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Award Winning Children’s Cooking & Nutrition Education!

On Saturday 25th November 2023 we we’re very proud to win the Nursery Management Today award for Children’s Cooking & Nutrition Education at the ExCel Arena in London. We were nominated for four categories in total, including: Nursery Practitioner (Shaun) Indoor Learning Environment Forest School Food and nutrition is so important to us at The […]

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The problem with ‘free’ childcare

The Early Years Alliance recently published a very informative and interactive guide which perfectly explains the current situation childcare providers are in with regards to Early Years funding and ‘Free’ child places. It’s a common misconception that the amount the Government gives to childcare providers enables them to offer the places for free. Each county […]

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OFSTED poster for Parents

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Nursery guide to infectious diseases

Winter is once again quickly approaching and the instances of cold and flu, among other seasonal childhood infections is slowly on the rise. We have put together this guide for infectious diseases and an easy reference for you to follow to determine yourself if your child should be kept away from nursery.  We have referenced […]

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Finalists in the NMT Awards 2023

We are very excited to announce that we are finalists in the 2023 Nursery Management Today Awards.  In four exciting categories: Kids’ Cooking and Nutrition Education Practitioner of the Year (Shaun Preston) Nursery Indoor Learning Environment Forest School We’ve been finalists before in some of these categories so we’re hoping that this time we’ll be […]

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Finalists in the Nursery World Awards 2023

We are excited to announce that we are finalists in the Nursery World Awards 2023. In three exciting categories: Eco Friendly Nursery Award Health & Well-being Award Pre-School of the Year Award These categories are very special to us as we are passionate about the outdoor and well-being at our nursery. Pre-School have been instrumental […]

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Eco-Schools Green Flag Award with Distinction

We’re delighted to announce we have passed our Eco-Schools Green Flag award with a distinction! Our Eco-Committee leaders Ali and Shaun, and the Pre-School cohort of 2022/23 were helped by the whole nursery in exciting projects from community work, gardening, recycling, water studies, food, exercise and much more to develop our Eco Code: “Respect each […]

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Iwan, Pre-School’s award winning teacher

Iwan scoops MITEY award 2023 So proud of our Pre-School teacher Iwan as he wins the inaugural Early Years Teacher Awards’ Men in the Early Years category. At the Old Forge Day Nursery, we are proud to say we are well above the national average with three male staff working across several age ranges from […]

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Using stimulus as an inspiration for a creative activity

During this blog we will look at how we can use the children’s interests alongside local events to create a stimulus as inspiration for a creative activity. The children in Pre-school had a fascination with Space and with Gaia Earth installation coming to Derby City Cathedral the team were excited to give the children the […]

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Introducing wellbeing to our children

Promoting children and young people’s wellbeing is a key part of keeping them safe, helping them develop and ensuring that they have positive outcomes into adulthood. Children’s wellbeing is a combination of their physical, mental, emotional and social needs. Our aim is to reinforce positive energy and confidence by being kind, understanding and expressing feelings […]

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