As the UK's leading independent childcare provider, we have decades of experience looking after hundreds of thousands of children, entrusted to our care by the nation's parents. We have been acceptedas an extension to their families. We are the first UK provider to offer parents an exclusive combination of premium nanny and premium nursery care under one umbrella; the very best of both worlds.
Child Matters delivers educational training courses in basic life support and paediatric first aid for parents, carers, schools, children's centres and child-care providers, ensuring standards,legislation and government guidelines are met. Using the latest equipment - and in small groups of no more than 12 - our highly-qualified paediatric professionals ensure that individuals know what to do in an emergency. We also provide specialist nursing services to social and healthcare organisations.
My name is Claire and I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder. I have been working in the childcare sector for about 15 years and have hands on experience in a wide variety of roles. I started mychildcare training at a well known established day nursery and over my years in the industry I worked for two national nurseries and worked hard to become a fully qualified room manager, managing 4 staff and up to 20 children at any one time.
We have an excellent ratio of staff to children. Our staffing team hold a range of qualifications up to degree level, including a special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO). The staff are alwaysready and willing to talk with you about your ideas, views or questions.
Woolstone Pre-School is run by a strong committee, who oversee the running of the group, finances and fundraising. It is made up of parents whose children attend the group. We are a member of thePre-School Learning Alliance and are regularly inspected by OFSTED.
At Hannah's Little Cherubs, we endeavour to provide a home away from home environment, and understand that each child is unique and is treated as an individual. Parent partnership is paramount to ourethos and we ensure that parents are as comfortable and welcome in the nursery setting as their precious little ones. Hannah's Little Cherubs was recently opened in March 2012 and has undergone a total refurbishment with wonderful, well thought out equipment and stimulating environments.
We work in partnership with parents to achieve excellence in childcare. Our quality services ensure children develop socially, intellectually, culturally, physically and emotionally in a homely,caring and secure environment. Our development programmes are tailored for each age range and include a range of creative activities, languages, early computer skills and emergent reading and writing to help the children develop.
Hazlemere Preschool is a friendly privately owned Preschool located within The Hazlemere Recreational Grounds in the Ken William's Memorial Pavilion, where we have access to a purpose built facilitytowards the back of the building. We offer our children a wonderful first stepping stone of learning through play within a stimulating and nurturing environment, before they enter the rigours of formal education. We take children from 2 years of age through to when they go to school.
Successfully run by Nikki and Louise, who provide an efficient, reliable and personalised service for all your babysitting needs. Established for over 20 years, Allbairns has a proven track record,with a huge depth of experience of finding the right babysitter for each individual client. Covering South Bucks, North West Herts and East Berks (see here for coverage), the agency has established an excellent reputation and has grown mostly through the recommendation of one parent to another.
Based at the heart of the community at Iver Heath Village hall we carry on the legacy, started in the 1960's, of having a playgroup serving the local community and surrounding areas at the villagehall. The aim at Easy Days Playgroup is to enhance the development and education of children through purposeful play in a safe, caring, happy and stimulating environment following the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Our unique and intimate setting is a gorgeous farmhouse with large gardens close to Newport Pagnell along the Wolverton Road. We offer exceptionally high standards of care. Our nursery practitionersaim to provide a happy, loving atmosphere with praise, comfort and reassurance, enabling children to learn about themselves, others and their surroundings.
Olney Nursery was opened in 1996 by Sara Lou Knightbridge and is situated in The Church Hall in the centre of the picturesque market town of Olney. Olney Nursery encourages learning through play butwe also believe in teaching structured daily activities to support learning in the early years. We offer a learning enviroment where your child will be taught by a primary school teacher and our staff members who are all qualified early years practioners.
We are a non profit making setting with charitable status. We are members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance, a national organisation formed to support groups that cater for the under fives. ThePre-school is run by a committee of volunteer parents and we actively involve parents in the decision making process at the Pre-school.
MOP, an affectionate term for the playgroup, is unique within the area, providing early intervention for pre-school children, most of whom have a broad and varied range of diagnoses including: Autism,Cerebral Palsy, Down's syndrome, visual impairments, speech and language delays, and various other genetic and neurological problems. We have a team of trained, experienced and motivated staff who are knowledgeable about, and supportive of the children's needs and learning requirements.
The Marlow Day Nursery is the result of our commitment to provide the highest standards in childcare and education. We have a reputation for providing a warm, caring and secure environment for ourchildren. We provide parents with a uniquely individual approach based on investing in highly experienced and qualified staff who combine to create a family atmosphere.
The job of caring for, and developing children, is the most important job in the world. This is particularly true for the Early Years age group, since brain growth between 0-3 years happens at a muchgreater rate than at any other time during life. This is the time the child is most receptive to learning and stimulation - by the time a child starts school most of the emotional and intellectual "wiring" of the brain has been set.
For many children, starting in pre school is their first step towards independence. At Loudwater Pre-School our aim is to help them mix socially and to develop through a wide range of experiences andactivities in a safe and happy environment. With the emphasis on play, activities include music, singing, painting, water play, craft and dressing up. We have a secure garden area where the children can play with a range of outdoor toys. We also organise outing and have visits throughout the year.
Toddler Time was created in 2005 to provide a fun introduction to music and movement. Over the years hundreds of babies and toddlers have had loads of fun bopping along to my unique mix of songs,games and props. I love to watch the children wiggle and giggle they don't realise just how much they are learning as they play. Why not come and have some fun with your little one, pop along and join us at a session new faces are always welcome.
We moved into our current home 10 years ago and over that time have truly made it into a comfortable and happy family home. I love being in the garden and we have worked hard to make it not only childfriendly but also a relaxing place to spend time and enjoy the outdoors and nature.
The Chilterns Montessori School has been established in the Seer Green village for over 20 years. We cover a very wide catchment area with children coming from Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Chalfont StGiles, Gerrards Cross and Denham. Our children progress on to infant schools both in the State and Private Sectors and we have strong links with a number of infant schools in the area. The current owner, Libby Wilson, has owned the school for a number of years.