As our name suggests, Radcliffe Road Day Nursery in Nottingham, is located on Radcliffe Road in West Bridgford, a short distance from Trent Bridge and Nottingham City Centre. Whilst we occasionally refer to our nursery as a Nottingham nursery, the majority of our parents live or work in the West Bridgford and South Nottingham areas.
Radcliffe Road Day Nursery has been offering outstanding childcare since 1998, when 2 large semi-detached Edwardian homes were integrated to form one a large nursery. One advantage of this was the opportunity to create a building that is large enough to provide extensive facilities, but in a homely and welcoming environment. Our nursery has a huge amount of character, with spacious rooms and high ceilings that give a light airy feeling and provide the room in which children can explore, play and learn. Our Nottingham nursery was refurbished and re-equipped throughout in the summer of 2014, and is now an outstanding combination of warm, homely character and toys and resources that support children’s enjoyment and learning – in a safe and relaxing environment in which we can nurture and care for children and their families.
We have created separate rooms for our babies, toddlers, 2 -3 year olds, and our pre-school children, which enables us to resource each room appropriately for the age group, and where they are cared for, nurtured and encouraged to explore and investigate.
A second advantage of the opportunity to combine 2 homes into our day nursery in Nottingham, has been the creation of a large outdoor play space and a private car park for the safe transportation of children into the nursery. While the babies have their own designated outdoor space, other children have access to a large variety of equipment, resources and toys, which allows us to develop age appropriate outdoor activities. The space has been carefully planned out to include some hard standing areas for children to experiment in our mud kitchen, build dens and role play spaces using crates, blocks and logs. The children also have opportunities for quiet outdoor time as they read stories and relax on cushions, while others explore the equipment and resources engaging in role play and ‘sports’ as well as ‘old fashioned’ playground games. We have designated digging and planting areas in our ‘Veggie Patch’ which we use to teach the children about growing and about food. We also have a huge ‘sand play’ area and a ‘mud kitchen’ in which children can dig, build and experiment with sand, mud and water as they discover what can be done with these different materials.
It’s not often that you can find a day nursery in Nottingham that combines a homely environment with such exciting gardens and outdoor play facilities, but we have also worked hard to create the best indoor facilities too. Our baby and toddler rooms are equipped with resources such as sensory equipment, treasure baskets, and our toddler ‘play gym’ - carefully selected and designed to promote your child’s development. And our rooms for older children are packed with resources designed to offer children as much choice as possible and capitalise on their individual areas of interest - and IT facilities that allow children to begin their learning in his area.
We are committed to remaining the best day nursery in Nottingham, and to providing ‘outstanding’ childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years of age, and our nursery facilities and environment form an important part of that.
We believe excellent childcare and education depends on:
- Providing rich enabling environments, and stimulating activities
- Having knowledgeable enthusiastic staff to support children’s learning and development
- Working in partnership with the parents and families of the children in our care
- Training, valuing and rewarding our staff for the crucial role they play in supporting children’s learning and development
- Children and adults having fun!
We hope you agree – and that you’ll pop in to see us at Radcliffe Road Day Nursery in Nottingham.