Nurture is an under 5s Early Learning and Day-Care Centre, situated on Station Road in the centre of Marple. We cater for children from 3 months to 4 years and are open 7:30 til 6:30, five days a week, 50 weeks of the year.
We believe that the first 5 years of a child's life can be the most important. The relationships, skills, knowledge and concepts they develop during this time, are the building blocks which help them develop their individual personalities and interests and support them growing to become well rounded citizens.
- To nurture self esteem, positive social skills good manners and respect for others
- To nurture creativity, imagination and a love of learning to help children progress through the Early Years Foundation Stage
- To nurture, social, physical and intellectual development through positive relationships, educational experiences, experimentation and play
- To nurture communication and language skills. To develop listening, understanding and speech, to help children interact with others and explore and connect with the world in which they live.
- To nurture a safe, stimulating and caring environment in which all children can flourish
As a statutory requirement we follow the governments "Early Years Foundation Stage" curriculum which provides guidelines for all Nurseries and Reception classes, with regards to the fundamental principles for the care and education of the under 5s across the country.
For all children there are 3 Prime Areas of Learning and Development.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development � involving making relationships, developing self confidence and self awareness, managing their own feelings and behaviour.
Physical Development � Moving their body and handling items with care, developing knowl- edge and awareness of their own health and self care skills.
We believe that your child's life at nursery should be a partnership between parents and practitioners and we welcome parents' involvement at every stage. Communication between home and nursery is paramount to your child benefitting the most from his/her time with us.
Each family will be designated their own special 'Nurturer'. This is a staff member who is devoted to you and your child as a focal point throughout their time with us and is the person who you can ask advice, information or support, someone who will get to know you and your child very well.
Food and Nutrition
We know that a healthy, balanced diet can influence your child's development, by aiding con- centration, maintaining good health, giving them energy and helping them to grow. We believe that we have a responsibility to instil healthy eating habits in children and that they should be encouraged to eat well, enjoy a wide variety of foods and be encouraged to try new things.
Food should be nutritious, fresh and fun! And we strive to combine all three. Our meals are prepared in house every day and are healthy, balanced and enjoyable. We cater for special dietary requirements on request and in consultation with parents.
At Nurture we recognise and understand that leaving your child at Nursery can be an anxious time for you all. That is why when it comes to settling in, we acknowledge that each child will be different depending on their personalities and experiences. For each new family, we will develop an individual and bespoke approach.
Arrangements will be made for you to sit down with your appointed 'Nurturer' and Nursery Manager to discuss your personal ideas, and plan whatever settling in routine is best for you and your child. We will work closely with you to ensure that you and your child are settled and comfortable long before they stay with us for their first full session.