The Red House Day Nursery opened in the vibrant Cambridgeshire village of Burwell in January 1997. It occupies a central location in a converted Victorian house, overlooking the village green. We cater for up to 58 children a day between the ages of 3 months to 5 years in 3 separate age related rooms and provide a warm home from home atmosphere for our children to play, learn and thrive.
Not only do we aim to provide the best quality care for each child who attends our nursery we also hope to make the decision of choosing a nursery easier for parents by providing enough information for them to make an informed choice. We believe that every parent needs to be able to leave their child in the knowledge that they are going to be well cared for in their absence. That their child is going to have fun, be stimulated, be given cuddles, supported when needed and can have the opportunity and guidance to master new challenges.
Children of all ages love to be outside, regardless of the weather or the time of day! They love the freedom to explore and challenge themselves. In our play area, we have a range of toys that will encourage the children’s physical development. Climbing frames, a play house, bikes, scooters, balls, push along toys and balancing resources, all promote their emerging skills and help to make the most out of the children’s play time.
The play area has a large section of soft surface, which is covered, to allow for outdoor play in wet weather. Our Mud Kitchen provides the opportunity for children to be creative and has the resources to inspire curiosity and investigation. They wear all in one clothes and wellies and can then get as messy as they like, making mud pies and anything else that takes their fancy. The children enjoy planting and growing flowers and vegetables in the garden. Our produce is proudly taken to the kitchen for preparation and sharing.
Our local community has much to offer and the children thoroughly enjoy going for walks around the village. We aim to emulate the kind of things parents would normally do with their children day to day, for example, going to the shops, feeding the ducks, going to the woods and of course, outings to the park. Our recent introduction of Forest School practice allows us to take small groups of children to our local wood and experience activities using whatever the environment has to offer.