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Why Childhaven?

We are a unique and curious setting offering your child a wonderful world of experiences in their earliest years.  We have recently achieved the Curiosity Approach accreditation and are the only setting in the area with this prestigious badge. Please see www.thecuriosityapproach.com.

Children are free to access a whole range of learning opportunities, indoors and out all year round.  We operate on two floors of a unique and beautiful Victorian building, as well as offering a fantastic garden space which the children can access in all weathers.

We have a highly qualified teaching team, including qualified teachers, higher level and advanced teaching assistants.  We have specialisms in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Speech and Language Development, beach schools, early reading, writing and maths, sensory play, heuristic play, and working with children for whom English is an additional language.

We also offer a range of enhanced activities, including…

Beach schools, food activities, walks and visits, Kathy Seabrook’s fun music, Yoga sessions, Jabadao (developmental movement play), nature club with our resident gardener, music and movement club with the Stephen Joseph Theatre and adults with dementia.

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Don’t forget your money tomorrow hopefully the tombola will be up and running in the morning we just have a few things to add x ... See MoreSee Less
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Next week we have a tombola in reception please bring along your change to try your luck at winning a prize. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are so excited for our last week of term next week. We have so much planned every day to celebrate all of our wonderful children who will be returning to us in September and to all the amazing older children who will be starting new schools in September. We will be having lots of different activities over the week so that everyone has the chance to celebrate with us. Do think bright festival fun 🤩 all of our grown ups are putting in so much time to make this a very special time for us all to enjoy together. ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you know a children’s entertainer that would give up some of their time to entertain our lovely children on the last week of term? If so please contact us 🤡 x ... See MoreSee Less
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Time is running out if you want a space for September........ we are almost full so please get in touch ASAP. We are likely to be operating waiting lists this year for January and Easter starters too.If you are considering Childhaven - we are open 8am - 545pm term time only. Take a look.......we have the most wonderful environment for children to flourish in and the most amazing and experienced teaching team. Our wonderful nursery garden is available from the second children walk through the door, and all day every day! ... See MoreSee Less
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If anyone has any unwanted photo booth props or party inflatables I would be really happy to take them off your hands. Thank you or anything for our festival theme really. X ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate our 75th birthday with us. There was a real community feeling and it was lovely to hear memories from all the way back to 1953 as well as meeting some new starters for September. What a lovely moment to be a part of xx ... See MoreSee Less
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We are very busy in nursery just now with water play to keep us cool during these hot days, please can you make sure that you send your child with spare cool clothes that we can easily change them into or will dry quickly, remembering to cover sensitive areas with clothes and everywhere else with sun cream. ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you have or know of anyone who has something like this? It doesn’t matter if it needs work doing to it. I would love one for nursery so that we can store all of our sensory items on and in it. Thank you 😊 x ... See MoreSee Less
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Who doesn’t love a good tombolla? We will be organising one to raise funds closer to the end of term. Do you have any unwanted gifts? We would love to have them. Please if you would like to donate anything pop it into reception for us. Thank you 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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We are on the hunt for a tractor tyre for the garden. Please could anyone help us out… ... See MoreSee Less
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Our wonderful nursery school is 75 years old this school year. We are making a 'special memories' display. Calling all current and ex-Childhaven family members - parents / grandparents / staff / pupils. What are your special memories of Childhaven? Please comment below or send us a message and your comments will feature on our special wall.Thank you xx ... See MoreSee Less
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Please share. We are almost full for some sessions for September now. If you have an admissions form already, please return it asap. If you want a space for your child, please get in touch! ... See MoreSee Less
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So the total for our cake stall and from our just giving page for Dementia uk is currently at £459.19 that is an amazing total. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible 😊 we will keep the just giving page open a few more days in case you still wanted to donate. Time for a Cuppa - Dementia UK Sabroso Burrito & Nacho Bar The Cake 'Ole ... See MoreSee Less
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Our cake sale and just giving page has raised an amazing £347 so far for Dementia UK we still have this afternoon to go let’s do this. Come buy a cake or donate via our just giving me page. Thank you for all your help www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jessica-ingle ... See MoreSee Less
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Look at all of these lovely cakes, they are available to buy throughout the day. Please tell friends and family to pop to visit us to buy some 😊 all proceeds will go to dementia uk. We also have a just giving page as well. ... See MoreSee Less
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For our final day of jubilee week we are inviting one grown up from each family into nursery at 10.45 to listen to our jubilee songs. This will be held in our garden.In the afternoon we will be joining Kathy Seabrook for her music time in our garden and we have invited local care homes into nursery to join us in our fun music session and have tea and cake with us. Let’s hope for some sunshine for us to enjoy the last day of term. Please remember we are also holding a cake stall for dementia uk outside of nursery throughout the day. Let’s see how much we can raise for this amazing charity that is very close to our hearts 🥰 there is also a just giving page available if you would prefer. Thank you 🥰 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Look at these as well donated to our cake stall by the amazingThe Cake 'Ole we are feeling very thankful to you all x ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Oooh look what the amazing ladies from Sabroso Burrito & Nacho Barhave donated for our cake stall tomorrow yum 😋 ... See MoreSee Less
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Thursday is tea party day during our session time. We will be having lots of music to dance to and then sitting all together to have a little tea party. It will be a clean day so feel free to dress up. Please remember when sending lunch that we will have eaten during session as well. ... See MoreSee Less
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