At Farm Friends Day Nursery we provide care for children that range from tiny babies through to pre-schoolers. To ensure that each age group gets the appropriate attention and stimulation, and encourage them to socialise and develop, we have established four distinct groups that help children make the journey from when they join us as babies to when they leave us to start school.
Larry Lambs – Baby Room
Designed to meet the needs of the tiniest members of the Farm Friends family, this room has two low level-windows and a separate, cosy sleep room. We value the importance of a child’s home routine and encourage parents to forge strong links with us, so every child has their own diary, which records information on nappy changing, feeds and activities throughout the day.
We strive to ensure that every child spends some time outside every day - this may involve a walk around the grounds or time spent playing in the adjacent gardens.
Charlie Chicks – Toddler Room
The Chicks’ room has access to its own play area and again benefits from a number of low-level windows to allow the children to enjoy the outdoor environment even when spending time indoors.
Children take part in a range of fun activities including painting, messy play, sensory treasure baskets, sand and water play, story sacks, singing and outdoor play, whilst a separate sleep room is perfect for routine naps.
Daffy Ducks – Rising 3’s Room
By the time children reach Daffy Ducks their daily routine becomes slightly more structured, although the emphasis remains on play and allowing children to make choices about the activities they wish to be involved in.
This room benefits from its own outdoor play area and free-flow play between the indoor and outdoor environment is encouraged.
Percy Pigs – Pre-School
Children move to the Percy Pigs after their 3rd birthday, by which stage they are in need of more structured learning and wider experiences. We plan our activities around the Early Years Foundation Stage and strike a balance between the demands of structured learning activities through our relaxed approach where fun is still the priority.
The Pre-School room is situated in a beamed room with a large viewing window across the farm and countryside beyond; as well as benefiting from numerous play areas, the children also attend ‘Forest School’ sessions.
Some quotes from families using Farm Friends...
"Farm Friends gives fantastic support to children and their families. Each baby, toddler and child is treated as an individual and a variety of activities are organised accordingly. Thank you so much!" Wendy Farlow
"Thank you for all your hard work caring for William and James - they have had a very happy 4 years with you and will miss you all very much. We are so grateful." Gill & Andrew Farmer
"Congatulations on your recent Ofsted report - it is fantastic to know that the inspectors agree with me" Jane Corner
"As a trainer of childcare staff and a parent, the warmth and empathy I have seen you demonstate towards my daughter is heartening and I will remember your input for a long time" Zahra Conway