Care4kids Childcare has been created to be a homely environment, mirroring homelife. The owner Rachelle has a background in childminding, where she spent many years seeing the benefits of a warm home environment and how this nutures children enhancing their learning and development. We endeavour to make the setting a tranquil and calm space for the children using soft lighting, plants, natural and authentic resources, helping the children to feel relaxed with a sense of belonging. We have a team of passionate and motivated staff providing children with a wonderful and inviting opportunity to get involved with activities. We believe that a calming atmosphere gives children the opening to learn rather than play in an over stimulating environment with bold colours which can become loud and overwhelming.
We are lucky enough to have access to our outside area in all weathers and encourage the setting to open the door to outside play as soon as the children settle into the nursery day. We have a fully loaded playpark just meters from the nursery and a fantastic nature reserve where our children are beginning to attend 'Forest School'.
At Care4kids Childcare Rachelle spent time studying for their Early Years Degree which has influenced our ethos, allowing us to make recent changes to the setting. We have moved away from plastic toys providing children with real resources to play with, encouraging the children to use their imagination and to understand how to care and manage resources carefully and safely.We provide a high quality nursery with highly skilled and qualified staff. Our Ethos is inspired by some Educational pioneers including the Reggio Emilia Approach with a small touch of Montessori.