Our Moorcroft Grange setting is located in Cobridge and caters for those parents wanting to utilise current government funding to access early years education for their child.
The Nursery has a large outdoor space and is located on the edge of Grange Park.
The setting is open from 09:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday during term time.
Our Outdoor Area
We believe that some of the most important lessons in life take place outside of a ‘classroom’. Our huge outdoor space is ideal for a whole variety of activities and games. Outdoor play is important for the cognitive development and the physical and mental health of children. Our outdoor area is split between different levels to provide varied areas for play.
- A soft surface play area for risk-taking physical play such as obstacle courses
- A wildlife garden which is ideal for den building and nature trails
- An allotment area for growing fruit, vegetables and herbs
- A lawn area providing an ideal spot for afternoon picnics and observing nature
- A bell tent for providing shelter from the sun and rain, and a base for outdoor learning activities
The Cheshnut Room
This is a large open plan room with doors straight on to the outside play area, allowing for lots of active free flow play throughout the day.
The room is set up to encourage a toddler’s natural curiosity, the resources and activities in the room provide lots of exciting opportunities for learning and for developing of new skills.
From this room the toddlers also have access to a sensory room, for quite relaxation and naps, and a forest room which currently houses rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises.
The focus within the toddler room is on motoric development, creativity, learning social skills, and language development.
The individual potty-training requirements and routines of each of our toddlers are respected and followed. We believe great communication is key to a smooth flow between home and nursery, so our staff work closely with parents to ensure each child’s routine is consistent.
The Pine Room
A large open plan room with access straight on to the outside play area, allowing for lots of active free flow play throughout the day.
The room is divided into different areas that provide facilities for messy play, reading, construction, loose parts, and a home corner.
The Pine room is where our staff introduce more play-based learning and concentration tasks to prepare the children for school.
At this stage staff are guiding and challenging the children to explore new and exciting interests by making good use of children's natural curiosity and desire for adventure.
Preschool is where the staff really focus on independence, communication skills and the emotional development of each child as an individual.
The Oak Dining Room
We strongly believe in providing a healthy and interesting menu for our children with meals being freshly cooked each day by our onsite chef.
The dining room provides an ideal setting for our self-service lunches. The children lay the table – using placemats, glassware, cutlery, crockery, and serviettes - and serve their own meals and drinks (spillages don't matter, it is all part of their learning).
Self-service meals offer a great way to embed learning about the importance of a balanced diet and portion allocation. Even at mealtimes we are we utilising the opportunity to build important life skills, promoting independence and encouraging social interaction.
Meals are also served 'Al Fresco' during the warmer weather and our late afternoon mealtime provides a great opportunity for a picnic on the grass.
We are proud owners of a Healthy Eating Award from the NHS and a Food for Life Award.