Day Nursery

A rich experience to help your child understand the world

Being with other children in early childhood has a huge impact on a child’s development. We’ll help them learn the all-important social and emotional skills that will stand them in good stead when they move up to primary school. Happy Turtles is an environment that is structured, without seeming so to the children. They’ll learn to make friends and play well with others. We’ll stretch and strengthen their skills with hands-on activities and “idea testing”. We take our lead from the choices each child makes and activities are completely  child-led. We help them learn to take care of themselves and to help others. We’ll nurture their curiosity and motivation as they learn through imaginary play and practise their cognitive skills.

Part of every child’s development is understanding the world around them. What better way than to go out and discover it for themselves? Trips out into the community form a regular part of Happy Turtles activities. After all, who doesn’t like seeing newly-born lambs in the spring, riding on the top floor of a double decker bus or going for a walk in the woods?

Providing invaluable pre-school education

We provide a wide variety of play activities and learning opportunities that are great fun for your child and help them develop key skills defined by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

The three prime areas are:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

And the four specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressing arts and design

Giving you back some “grown up” time

Everyone needs some time for themselves; especially hard-working parents and sometimes you can’t fit everything in. We can help lighten the load for you while giving your child all the benefits of excellent childcare.

And the flexibility to use hours to suit your needs

These days life can be unpredictable; we all need different things at different times. Some nurseries are only interested in extended advance bookings. At Happy Turtles, if we can fit your child in, then we will.

We provide a Day Nursery service at these settings: