Clever Tots Day Nursery
The Old Holly Trees School
Tel: 01277 849681
Clever Tots Day Nursery is conveniently situated in central Brentwood close to both the town centre and railway station.
We are open between the hours of 7.00am and 7.00pm.
Clever Tots Day Nursery is conveniently situated in central Brentwood close to both the town centre and railway station. It is also very local to Holly Trees Primary school.
We are open between the hours of 7.00am and 7.00pm. The nursery is open all year round and is only closed on bank holidays.
The nursery is managed by an extremely experienced manager who has been with nurseries for fifteen years and has been with the company since it has opened in 2007. She holds an NVQ Level 5 qualification and Level 5 Management. She has also recently completed level 3 Montessori.
Our nursery staff are all qualified and training towards the next level of qualifications through the company. All of the staff within the building are Paediatric first aid trained follow the new Ofsted requirements. We ensure that the training and understanding of staff within our nursery is at a high level in order to guarantee that we deliver a curriculum consistent with most children achieving (and in some cases exceeding) the Early Learning Goals by the end of the Foundation Stage.
Within the nursery we cater for children aged between 0-11 years old. We have 3 baby rooms, 2 toddler rooms and a large pre-school room. In total a spacious 6 rooms within the building. We also have outside facilities to cater for our before and after-school club for children attending Holly Trees School.
The day to day routine of the nursery will change according to the individual needs and interests of the children. The baby rooms have an open routine with plenty of physical experiences. As the children get older more structure and education will be added into their routine to appeal to their needs. Our pre-school room aim is to ensure the children are school ready – complete with book bags, phonics, handwriting practice and mathematical skills. Classroom activities are integrated into the nursery day for our three and four year olds. The reading scheme in operation is the Oxford Reading Tree, the most popular scheme in the UK.
All children have access to a wide variety of stimulating activities - art & craft, music, topic / interest tables, stories, cooking activities, nature study etc. Freeplay occurs at intervals during the day when use is made of the larger equipment, table-top activities, sand and water, role play materials etc.
The nursery has a large enclosed garden. Our garden is separated into 3 sections to ensure the babies and younger children have an allocated space to access at all times. There is also a free flow creative area allowing the children to explore a variety of crafts outside.
We have an onsite qualified chef who prepares and cooks all of the daily meals from scratch. The children will have a variety of breakfast before 08:30am. A hot lunch time meal and dessert is provided midday and also another tea and dessert in the afternoon. There are also a variety of snacks throughout the day that are offered to the children.
We offer football sessions on a Wednesday afternoon for our pre-school children with our specialised football coach. This incorporates balance and listening skills and also enables the children to follow instructions and learn basic skills in a fun way to help them in their future PE lessons at school.
In our 2 year old rooms we also offer 30 minutes per room of Yoga. The children develop their listening skills and physical skills throughout the sessions.