We’re often asked how the nursery started and the simple answer is that the owner couldn’t find somewhere that was quite right for her family at the time. At that point she was working full time, pregnant, had 2 young boys, 6 months and 3 years old and was feeling just a teensy, little bit stretched. There were places that would have been good for the baby and others that would have been great at preparing the 3 year old for school but nowhere that was right for both. Opening hours were too short, schedules too rigid and outdoor play areas were laughably small so she took the plunge, did a lot of research, mortgaged the cat and set up Angels by Day.
Preparation for Life (yes really! - It sounds dramatic but it really does all start here)
As well as caring for your child, we know every day they spend with us is preparing them for school and all that lies beyond. That doesn’t mean we act like a school ourselves though! We simply aim to inspire children with a real love of learning through creative, well thought out, stimulating play. What separates us from other nurseries is the fact that we believe in natural play.
Creative, Imaginative Play
Play comes naturally to children; we want to encourage and nurture that, giving them the freedom to let their imaginations roam free whilst making sure they feel safe and protected. We offer a huge variety of activities including drawing and painting, writing, imaginative play, indoor and outdoor toys and apparatus, reading both in groups and individually, cooking and gardening, craft work and music and movement.
Happy Staff, Happy Children.
Learning goes beyond the classroom and through play we also encourage children to make their own decisions, believe in themselves, try new things, make friends, empathise with their peers and most importantly, have fun each and every day. These are the things that make life enjoyable, not just for children but for grown-ups too. The staff team are recognised as our most important resource, a happy, empowered, sensitive practitioner will foster good progress and learning in the children in their care.
“Learning is child's play when you know how”
Come and Visit Us!
We use specially designed Montessori apparatus to demonstrate concepts, to show the children things, rather than simply expecting them to understand our explanations. Learning is a multi sensory business, why not come and take a look for yourself?