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Brooksward Day Nursery & Pre-School

Address: Brooksward School, Tower Drive, Neath Hill, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK14 6JZ
Tel: 01908 607608
Nursery Manager: Laura Lamberton
Deputy Manager: Kayleigh Fletcher
Pre-School Manager: Simone Mair
Childcare Provided: 6 weeks to 5 years
Opening Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm


Structured Education Through Play

Based next door to Brooksward School, Neath Hill, Brooksward Day Nursery and Pre-School provides childcare for children from the local community and surrounding areas. Children attend for a variety of sessions, including special educational needs and/or disabilities and children who speak English as an additional language are also supported. Following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), we offer structured education through play with a variety of age appropriate, adult-led and child-led activities for all the children. With different and stimulating rooms for each age group, we also have a secure, enclosed outdoor play area where Nursery and Pre-School children can show off their green fingers!


Working With Parents

Here at Brooksward Day Nursery & Pre-School, we realise that choosing the right nursery is one of the most difficult decisions parents will have to make. Our aim is that all children are happy, confident, secure and ready for mainstream school. All children at the Day Nursery and Pre-School have a designated key person to build strong relationships with parents and guardians. In addition, we record the children’s daily activities in their own Journals, available for parents to take home at the end of the day. We are committed to building parent relationships and this is evident with regular Parent Feedback Evenings.


 News From The Rooms

Welcome from the Brooksward Day Nursery and Pre-School, with all the latest childcare news in June/July 2017.

Baby Room

Ladybirds Baby Room
From 6 weeks to 24 months
Ratio 1:3

Ladybirds Room:

In the month of June, the babies have been busy exploring mark making in a variety of ways such as painting and chalking. We have also celebrated Father’s Day by creating cards and decorating a poem. Taking notice of the children’s interests, we worked together to make playdough and took part in a skittle challenge where we watched the water form a rainbow as we explored the different colours.

During the month of July, we have focussed on the babies’ senses through a wide variety of natural play such as sand, water and painting with pine cones. Following on from this we used our natural resources to form small world habitats and environments where they could let their imagination lead their play.

Toddler Rooms

Bumblebees Toddler Room
From 24 to 36 months
Ratio 1:4

Bumblebees Room:

In June, the children showed a great interest in the story of the Three Little Pigs so we extended this to create the three houses. We decorated one with hay, one with sticks and painted one to look like bricks. We used these to create a sensory tray for our 3 little pigs to live in, as well as including the Big Bad Wolf which allowed the children to re-enact the story. The children loved creating the story and letting the imagination run wild and then did the same with Little Red Riding Hood. We have also been developing our fine motor skills with cutting and peeling vegetables as well as our home-grown vegetables to make soup.

In July, we have been exploring water; we have bathed our babies, experimented with coloured water, made bubbles in the water, watered our plants, explored capacity by emptying and filling containers and using different sized funnels. We had great fun cleaning our tables and chairs in the garden and even opened a car wash cleaning the bikes and cars. The children have developed their gross motor skills by showing an interest in different ways of moving such as practicing their jumping, hopping and star jumps. We have also enjoyed singing songs with large actions such as ‘The Grand Olde Duke of York’ and ‘If Your Happy and You Know It.’

Pre-School Room

Butterflies Pre-School
From 3 to 5 Years
Ratio 1:8

Butterflies Room:

During the month of June, the Pre-School children had been encouraged to read, write and enjoy poetry where we were able to share our poems that are to be published. The children have had the opportunity to explore stories and how they are structured. They use props to support their creative writing and together they worked and produced their own stories. We have continued to watch our garden grow and learn how to take care of the plants. It’s been a great way to learn about growth and decay. We looked closely at our plants, talked about similarities and differences. We did an observational drawing of our plants and used our phonic knowledge to label the different parts of the plants.

This month, the children have been exploring the brand-new maths and literacy equipment. We have been focusing on counting and number recognition using the numbers ladybirds to count spots and number crabs to recognise numerals. The children have been learning about their feelings and expressing themselves through small group activities. We have also been using the new dinosaur and fairy story boxes to create some descriptive writing.

Bear In Mind

Important Things To Bear In Mind

We have been very busy preparing for our Pre-School Graduation which will be on the 12th August and wish all our leavers the best for school in September.

We also have a very exciting Summer Holiday ahead of us, full of amazing trip days and fun for all.

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Children in the Education Unit experience excellent opportunities for learning. Their activities and learning experiences stretch children's imaginations, communication skills, mathematical thinking and understanding of the world....The high quality of learning that these children experience enhances all aspects of their personal, social and emotional development. They are making an excellent start in readiness for school.

Cordalee Harrison, OFSTED Inspector Knowlhill Day Nursery Education Unit 17th May 2016

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Our Enrolment Week is taking place across all of our MK and Bury Nurseries and Pre-Schools: Bury St Edmunds, Brooksward, Little Chestnuts, Wolverton and the brand new home of nature-based play, The Childcare Hub.

11th – 15th September: Tours available in-between 8am – 11am and 1pm – 4pm

Enrolment Week gives you the opportunity to see the Nursery and Pre-School in operation, meet the team and discover how we embrace nature-based play.

Plus everyone who visits us during Enrolment Week could receive a special offer of no nursery fees whilst on holiday*; our thank you for your attendance.

For our Bury St Edmunds Enrolment Week, please visit this page for further information: www.kidsplaychildcare.co.uk/nurseries/bury-kids-play-day-nurseries-pre-schools-enrolment-week-htm/
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Congratulations to our Milton Keynes Nurseries who graduated today at the New Childcare Hub. We would like to thank everyone that came to celebrate this special day and we wish all the children the very best on their new journey to big school
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Congratulations to our Milton Keynes Nurseries who graduated today at the New Childcare Hub. We would like to thank everyone that came to celebrate this special day and we wish all the children the very best on their new journey to big school 
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11 Roebuck Way, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes MK5 8HL.
Tel: 01908 209210
Email: sharonelliott@kidsplaychildcare.co.uk

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