Busy Bodies Nursery
Our nursery was opened in 1998 and is registered for 55 children. Based in an 1860’s old school building, it is in the heart of a village community and has fond memories for many Euxton locals who attended school here. Through our commitment to high quality care and early years education, we have achieved an excellent reputation within the village itself and beyond, with parents travelling quite some distance to access our childcare. We are well established with a committed and highly trained knowleadgeable staff team, who strive to provide the very best for you and your child.
Our location next to two outstandng primary schools, Euxton St Marys and Euxton Church of England, has enabled us to develop and maintain strong links, making Busy Bodies an excellent nursery for your child to start to form friendship, with the children they may move onto school with. This is highly beneficial in helping children to settle into their new school environment. In addition with our Out of School Club (The Big Kids Club) we provide that essential continuation of childcare. PLEASE NOTE: Our Before and After School Club has an admisssions criteria that gives priority to children who will be attending Euxton St Marys.
BABY ROOM. The nursery has a fabulous baby room for children under the age of 2 years, with an extensive range of high quality furniture and resources. This room caters for up to 11 babies with 4 staff. It has a real home from home atmosphere and the small number enables us to maintain individual attention that can sometimes be lost in larger groups.
NURSERY ROOM. On turning 2 years old, children move into our Nursery Room which caters for children aged between 2 and 3 years. This room also boasts extensive resources and with something for veryone, you canguarentee your child will have a very busy day. Our younger 2 years olds are able to sleep should they need to on portable comfy mats in a quieter area of the room, using their own blankets.
OUTDOORS. The nursery has a fabulous large outdoor area which includes a seaside theme complete with large sand shed, rock pools and a pirate ship. There is an exploratory garden with dry river bed and a potting shed and a wonderful mud kitchen. Our fixed climbing frame is a popular choice with the children as are the construction, small world and creative areas. We operate a freeflow system that enables children to make choices about what and where they would like to play both in and outdoors throughout the day everyday, whatever the weather. We have a beautiful seperate area outdoors for the babies, which is uncover to allow them to get fresh air even when raining.
PRESCHOOL. Our 3 - year old children have the benefit of 2 rooms. Firstly a room within the main building that offers the continuous provision and freeplay as the Baby Room and Nursery Room, but in addition we also have a portacabin situated in our outdoor area. The portacabin is purely for children who are in their last nursery year before starting school and here we are able to plan more structured activities in preparation for the transition to formal education. Preschool children are arranged into small groups and engage in focused activities for short periods each day. The sessions are organised and run by our qualified Primary School Teacher.
The structure of our nursery provides opportunities for children of all ages to play freely, explore the environment and enjoy individual attention, therefore making Busy Bodies truly a child centered place, where all children thrive and achieve to the best of their ability.
We have various sessions to meet everyone's childcare needs; 5 and 10 hours a day. There is no minimum attendance required, you simply choose what is best for you and your child. However we would recommend two sessions as a minimum to be of more benefit to your child.
- Mornings - 8am to 1pm
- Afternoons - 1pm to 6pm
- Full Days - 8am to 6pm