Whickham Cottage Nursery

Children under three who attend our nursery are split between four age and ability appropriate groups, where they are encouraged to learn through play to reach their full potential.

Our aim is to create a home from home atmosphere and an environment where children feel encouraged, nurtured and valued. With plenty of creative activities to experience and a range of textures, colours and smells to explore, under 3’s who attend our nursery will always have lots to challenge and nurture them. We also offer heuristic play, which enables children to explore a wide variety of natural materials. Every room also has a home corner where children can play make believe and emulate real life.

Following the EYFS curriculum, we focus on the following key areas of learning;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

Our children are also encouraged to develop their skills in the following areas;

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design