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A Typical Experience.

Your child is paramount in all that we do. We value and encourage your input and ideas because this allows us to encompass the nursery and home environment. Often ideas that start at home will be used when planning your child’s day, whether it be music, trips out, a favourite book or a new pet. We believe that learning is through hands on experience. Below are some examples of the many ways we achieve this:

• Our nursery hamster Hettie is very much a part of the setting. The children visit the pet shop to buy her food, help to feed and clean her and generally look after her. The children also have opportunities to take her home for weekend treats.


• An interest in trains will give us many opportunities. Displays, home pictures. Stories and songs and of course a real train journey, where we will take many photographs which allows us to relive the experience.

• Frequent trips out into the local community bring all our projects to life and allows the children to make connections with nursery play e.g. using money in shops, looking at the shapes of windows on houses, counting how many red cars we can see, posting letters to ourselves and of course observing changes to the weather and understanding the effect it has in our world.

All of the above is child initiated, which allows children to make decisions, improve social skills, understand transitions and make sense of the world around them whether they are 3 months or 3 years.

We think of ourselves as their extended family and through offering a warm, friendly environment, all our children achieve as they are settled, valued and happy.

If you would like your child to be a part of this wonderful experience, that is Hillbury House, we look forward to hearing from you.