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131 - 133 Station Rd, Thatcham RG19 4QH, UK

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Learning through play

As part of our childcare program, we encourage your child to learn though play. Play helps young children to learn and develop through doing and talking, which research has shown to be the means by which young children learn to think.

Further information about what we do...

Our Sessions

At Audlen House Day Nursery we offer the following sessions on an all year round basis or term time only basis.

  • Full Day - 8am to 6pm

  • Extra School Day - 8am to 4pm

  • School Day - 9am to 4pm

  • Half Day - 8am to 1pm or 1pm to 6pm

  • Mini* - 8:50am to 11:50am or 1pm to 4pm

*these sessions are only available in Pixies and Elves subject to availability.

 

Audlen House also offers a 7:45-8am Early Bird session and a 6-6:15pm Night Owl session which can be booked in addition to the Full Day or Half Days for parents at an additional cost.

At Audlen House, any meals provided during the session are included within the fees as well as nappies until a child's second birthday and formula milk until a child's first birthday.

Please contact us for further information. Prices are available upon request.

 

Our playrooms

At Audlen House we have recently refurbished all of the nursery and pre-school playrooms to provide an environment which not only has a homely, natural feel but which is specifically set out and structured in such a way to enhance the experiences for all children. The layout of the rooms alongside the colour scheme and stimulating activities on offer has been specifically based around recent research on how to maximise children's cognitive (brain) development. To find out further information about the reasons behind this, please click here. 

Fairies

The Fairies group is for under-twos and is divided into two playrooms. We have a separate cot room and also our own outdoor veranda area in which we present a stimulating environment in which adult led and child led activities are provided to support children’s growth and development.

Pixies

The Pixies group is for 2 to 3 year old children and has four spacious playrooms, toilet and nappy change, separate sleep room plus a shared large garden area with the Elves. Each day provides planned activities for free play, adult led and child initiated activities, small group time, story/song times and flexible garden time. This age group experiences various transitions including toileting, sleep, independence and ability to communicate through language.

Elves

The Elves group for 3 – 5 year old children has a large house with the downstairs space being a large playroom as well as separate cloakroom, ICT room, toilets and space upstairs for small group times.  A variety of adult led activities is planned across the seven areas of learning, enabling children to progress and develop key skills.  The children have daily access to the large, natural, garden and outdoor learning space we have.

 

All children in the Elves group will participate in the enrichment we offer, such as cookery and mud kitchen, as part of their day care routine.

 
 

How our staff look after your children

At Audlen House Day Nursery and pre school we maintain the ratio of adults to children in the setting that is set through the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements. The babies and children will be supervised at all times, both indoors and outdoors, as part of our high quality childcare provision. All our staff members have the relevant childcare qualification or are working towards gaining one. This helps us to:

 

- Give time and attention to each child; - Talk with the children about their interests and activities;

- Help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide; and

- Allow the children to explore and be adventurous in a safe and secure environment

Audlen House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and learners. We expect all staff, parents/carers and volunteers to share this commitment.  All staff undergo appropriate DBS checks and vetting as part of the safer recruitment process.  The Designated Safeguarding persons are Audra Penny and Sarah Pettifer.