The Monkey and Panda rooms are home to our youngest children. With space for up to 6 babies and 15 babies toddlers aged between 3 months to 3 years old, we offer individual care to every child.
We believe that by spending time getting to know your routine at home, we can make this first transition into nursery easy for both you and your child.
Each child under 2 years old has a ‘What I have done today’ sheet which is completed by the team on a daily basis, and will give you a complete overview of your child's day.
These rooms will provide your baby with a variety of stimulating toys and activities, and most importantly just as much love and care.
Giraffe room is home to children aged 3 & 4 years. These rooms are designed for children to explore, to discover new experiences, to develop independent skills and to build relationships with each other and with adults.
Our children are always active and they have the freedom to choose which room they would prefer to play in (Giraffe room, Creative room and Quiet room) as each room offers a different experience.
The children have access to a vast selection of activities and resources that are ordinarily available to self-choose.
We are very fortunate to have access to a large secure outdoor play area. The garden offers children the chance to really explore the outdoors with various areas for digging, creativity, growing/gardening, large outdoor play equipment, bikes and balls.
We go out into the garden on a daily basis, regardless of the weather, with umbrellas and waterproofs available for particularly rainy days to ensure children access the outdoors in all seasons.
The garden has some delightful purpose built shaded areas which provide the ideal place for the children to have an afternoon picnic tea on sunny days.
Windmill Day Nursery is a not-for-profit organisation!
As a registered charity, Windmill Day Nursery is a not-for-profit organisation meaning that every penny earned is invested back into the nursery. This enables us to offer competitive fee rates, and it means that every financial decision that is made, is made because it is best for the children.
The Windmill Day Nursery is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (charity number: 281653). Click here for further information on the Charity Commission and how it regulates charities.
A management committee is elected annually at the AGM held every March. A majority of members have to be parents with children still at the nursery. All parents have the opportunity to either stand for election or nominate other members. This means that parents have a direct means of influencing the development of the nursery and the care and facilities it provides.
The committee is a vital part of the nursery, who support the staff and provide input regarding what we would like to see as parents, for example, we organised for a wall to be removed to make our Panda room a much larger space so it provides the children with more opportunities to explore and develop. The refurbishment included new flooring in all the playrooms and new blinds in each of the rooms to keep the sun’s glare at bay.
Our role is best described as a combination of a PTA and the Governors for schools as we also fundraise throughout the year, organising family fun days, raffles and many other activities which raise well used funds and provide enjoyable events for our hard working parents.
Thank you for your lovely comments !
Thank you so much for looking after my daughter and helping her grow in confidence, picking her up when she fell, giving cuddles, wiping faces and bums and drying tears. She loves every moment.
Our son has only been with you for short while but all of you have had such a massive impact on our lives.
My son is really going to miss you. He went into your care as a baby and he's leaving as a little man who can count and spell his name! A part of each of you will always be with him because of all the wonderful things you've taught him e.g. music, baking, crafts, the chicks etc.
Thank you for looking after my baby and thank you for helping me also, the harder days with lots of tears! Ill never forget your support.
My daughter has a constant spring in her step, is happy and completely content in herself you have been a part of making those things happen. You all do a WONDERFUL job!
Thank you for all your time and support you have given my daughter.
She has had a great time and developed so much.
Just wanted to say, I was really impressed with a member of staff when I picked up yesterday - what a lovely girl. Thumbs up to her!
Your nursery and staff are amazing! I can't thank you enough for taking such good care of my little girl and having such a huge influence on making her such a nice little person!
Thank you so much for welcoming my daughter into your lovely 'home from home'. She had an amazing time and has learnt a lot in such a short period she was with you. Thank you for your amazing work, you are the best!
Thank you for all your hard work, making Windmill such a lovely nursery that my son really enjoys.
My daughter's enjoyed her time at Windmill. We've been so impressed with you all and how she has developed since joining - it's a fantastic nursery, you all do a great job.