Growing Places is a charitable company, committed to enhancing lives, raising aspirations and creating opportunities for all stakeholders (children, their families, employees and volunteers).

We offer families flexible childcare provision for 51 weeks of the year. All nursery provision is open from 7.30 a.m. with most nursery settings offering breakfast club provision alongside day care sessions.

We accept funding for both 2 year olds and 3 & 4 year olds, including 30hrs funding places. Additionally, we accept all workplace and government voucher schemes.

We offer sibling discount 10% reduction for a second child and unlimited holiday rates.

Our Settings

Each of our nurseries is sectioned into ‘pod’ areas where up to 14 children work with 2 key adults. We believe this builds a strong sense of belonging, ownership and independence.

The Pods display photos and mementos from home alongside documentation of the children’s explorations in the setting. This helps build the children’s connections between home and nursery.

The pod spaces are designed with furniture and equipment that is flexible and can be changed to meet the changing enquiries or explorations of the group, allowing children to explore the world around them, challenging ideas and theories, whilst developing skills and concepts.

After-school clubs provide a fun place to be at the end of the day. Each of our clubs ensures that children play and socialise with friends after a busy day
at school.

All clubs provide a variety of opportunities including sport, games, creative play, cooking, IT and outdoor fun.

Holiday clubs provide you with peace of mind through the long school holidays, occupying even the most active of children.

Additionally, regular day and overnight camping trips are organised to ensure children experience numerous outdoor challenges and hands-on activities.

We provide a range of opportunities to encourage children to explore, think for themselves, find solutions and know that it is ok to make mistakes. In doing so, we build children’s resilience, self-esteem and self-belief, encouraging positive attitudes to future learning.

All clubs provide a variety of opportunities including sport, games, creative play, cooking, IT and outdoor fun. Offering the children the opportunity to be imaginative and creative in their thinking and play.

Food is paramount to good health, wellbeing and strength and learning.

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Meal Times

Mealtimes are very important social occasions with time for communicating, sharing and enjoying wonderful food that has been freshly prepared.

Our nurseries are very fortunate to have their very own dedicated cook on site who is responsible for preparing lunches in accordance with the company healthy eating policy and the national nutritional standards.

All dishes are meat & poultry free, this helps to minimise the risk of food poisoning and to assist with numerous religious or special diets.

All food is freshly prepared and include fruit & vegetables along with fish, eggs, soya, Quorn, beans and pulses.

The menus are varied and seasonal, so the children experiment with food and flavours. They are encouraged, but never forced to, eat their meals.

Helping prepare snack food and baking goodies for tea help with even the most fussy of eaters!

Baby food & special diets

Baby bottles are provided daily by parents and given to your baby according to your instructions. You may also provide your own baby food or discuss your weaning preferences with the baby room team who along with the nursery cook will ensure your babies developing needs are catered for.

Our cooks and management team work with you with any food allergies or special diets. You will be required to complete an assessment form which is then communicated amongst staff to ensure that everyone is aware.

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