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Welcome to Northwood Nursery

Northwood Day Nursery is situated in the Joint Support Unit at Northwood Headquarters The Nursery was opened March 2002, to offer parents professional day care for their children. In addition to full time places, we also offer school day, morning and afternoon sessions.
    The nursery provides care for up to 45 children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years old. 
     The nursery has a well resourced outside play area which offers the children the opportunity to explore their environment safely.
    The nursery hours are between 7.45am - 5.30pm, We are open all year round except for Bank Holidays and 5 working days over Christmas and New Year.
    We are registered by Ofsted who are the governing body for day care and education. We adhere to the Ofsted National Standards and the Children Act. You will find a copy of our most recent inspection report on the parents' notice board in the nursery foyer with our nursery policies, procedures and other relevant information.



We pride ourselves on our dedicated conscientious team of staff, who are headed by the Nursery Manager & Deputy Manager, supported by Nursery Officers and Nursery Assistants, all of whom offer the children continuity of care through the Keyperson system. This allows the staff to utilise their skills and expertise; enabling them to be responsive to the individual needs of the children in their care, whilst working closely with parents for the benefit of the child. We ensure our staff team are given training to keep up with the ever-changing standards in caring for children. This will include Curriculum Planning, Child Protection, First Aid, and numerous other H&S training as well as education and care.



At Northwood Day Nursery we acknowledge the vital role we play in supporting children's learning and believe children should have opportunities to gain first hand experiences and to be given time to develop ideas, skills and concepts through play. We are resourced and organised in such a way as to offer learning opportunities both through the Birth To Three Matters Framework and the Early Learning Goals. We recognise that activities should be offered and never imposed on children. Children's experiences and learning may differ from those anticipated, however all learning either planned or unplanned is still valuable to all children.


We value the importance of parental involvement within the nursery and emphasise the need to maintain a high level of communication. We encourage this through nursery newsletters, fun days, parents' information board and daily feedback. We prepare and share regular written information on children's development with parents.



We understand many parents have busy and demanding lives and therefore aim to relieve some of the pressure by providing all of the daily essentials your child may need.  Pampers nappies and wipes are provided as is bedding for children who sleep, (all laundered on the premises).  The older children are provided with some additional extra curricular activities including French and Computer classes from our qualified instructors. 


Nursery News

Snow Update

SNOW! - 1st February 7.35a.m.    I am happy to confirm that both nurseries now have some staff on site and are able to open as normal.  We would still strongly suggest for your own stafety that before leaving, you consider whether you need to make the journey in today.