Play & learning

At Abacus, we strongly believe children develop more effectively through active learning – to be physically and mentally stimulated by using objects, people, ideas and events, and to allow the children to investigate and discover for themselves.

Play is a vital part of this process.

It is through play that children experiment with and understand the world around them, also enabling them to develop socially and emotionally. It is our aim that all of our children learn through the very highest quality play experiences that are set up, led and supervised by experienced, fun and caring practitioners.

In relation to learning, our recent Ofsted inspector wrote the following: – “All children make rapid progress toward the early learning goals. They demonstrate high levels of confidence and self esteem.” Ofsted Inspector, Aug ’16.

Curriculum & learning

For all children, we offer both natural and man-made resources that provide children with a different experiences in relation to sights, textures, smells, and sounds. This allows for an exciting and engaging experience.

What we offer

Visitors & outings

We invite both professionals and interesting people from all walks of life and as we’re fortunately located in a central location, we’re able to make a number of trips out to the local community.

See where we visit

Parental involvement

We firmly believe that a child’s parents and regular cares are a child’s most important educators. We aim to work in close partnership with parents and cares throughout their time at the nursery.

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Health & safety

The safety and well-being of our children is our absolute priority in everything that we do. We have comprehensive procedures and facilities to ensure that all children and adults are safe and healthy.

How we keep your child safe