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  • Tesco Vouchers

    Thank you to everyone for collecting Tesco vouchers the total collected was 7,788 we have used these to order: - a wall mirror for the outside play area, outside games, paint stampers, a parachute and some balls.

Scallywags Day Nursery, Oakham, Rutland


Welcome to Scallywags Day Nursery. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of day care and nursery education. We specialise in caring for children from 6 weeks to 5 years. Offering full day and part time day care from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, for 51 weeks a year (closed between Christmas & New Year, and Bank Holidays) in a safe secure and stimulating environment.


Scallywags Day Nursery is based in Cold Overton Road, Oakham, Rutland, near major routes, and in walking distance of the railway station and town centre; ideally located to serve Oakham and all of the surrounding areas. Scallywags Day Nursery has 62 places and is well established in the Oakham neighbourhood.


Homely & Friendly * Happy Confident Children * Flexible Hours * High Quality * Specialist Staff * Separate Baby Unit * 2 Outside Play Areas * Mini Music Makers * French Club*


We have an enormous wealth of knowledge in the childcare sector.



Our Promise


The nursery years should be a happy and rewarding experience for every family

We promise to respect the individual needs of each child, providing equality of opportunity for all children irrespective of race, gender or culture

Parents are always welcome in the Nursery and we work closely with you to ensure the fullest understanding of your child

Specialist qualified staff are in attendance at all times

The Nursery Nurses are professionals in their area, dedicated and committed to the best care for the children

We recognise what an important role we play in each child’s development. Most of all, we want our children to be happy, confident and secure



Scallywags Day Nursery is owned by husband & wife team, John & Maureen Scott, and their company name is Nanny Tots Ltd. Maureen is a very experienced and fully qualified early year’s teacher, with Early Years Professional status (E.Y.P.), which is reflected right across the nursery via learning activities from the Baby Unit upwards.



The Nursery Structure


Scallywags Day Nursery is divided into four groups:


The Little Ladybirds – 6 weeks to 12 months

The Bumble Bees – 6 months to 18 months

The Caterpillar Crew – 18 months to 3 years

The Dragonfly Den – Pre-school 2.5 to 5 years


We feel that grouping the under fives is important and vital for their development. The ages of the children in the groups are approximate depending on a child’s ability and development. Every child has a Key carer, a Nursery Nurse assigned to them to work with you to follow your child’s development and progress. Each group has a Room Leader/Senior Nursery Nurse who has overall responsibility for their section, and is also available to talk to about your child.


We have our very own cook on the premises who provides home-cooked hot meals daily.


We provide:


A light breakfast for early starters at 8am

Juice or milk and healthy snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

Hot, two course lunches and afternoon tea

Formula milk feeds for babies are provided by the nursery


We cater for eating requirements where possible, e.g. vegetarian, and/or religious diets and allergies. All of the children benefit from a balanced diet with fresh vegetables, fruit, milk, and we are careful to ensure a low sugar and salt content.


The day to day running of the nursery is supervised by the Nursery Manager, and the Deputy Nursery Manager, which is overseen by the Owners/Managers Maureen & John Scott.



Who are the childcare staff?

We have fully qualified Nursery Nurses who have gained professional qualifications, such as NNEB, Btec., NVQ 5,4,3,2. We also employ experienced Nursery Assistants and Nursery Nurse Trainees who are assessed regularly and are working towards childcare qualifications. Everyone working in the nursery has undergone an Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau check. All our professionals in their particular areas are totally dedicated and fully committed to providing the finest care for the children.




Scallywags Day Nursery is registered and inspected by Ofsted, and we were very pleased with the report. We were considered good. “A welcoming, stimulating environment is created to offer an interesting and diverse range of activities and learning opportunities indoors and outside.” “Staff demonstrate good role models…”



The Nursery Day


Children are offered free play and structured play, together with a learning environment that is tailored to the individual needs of the child. A wide variety of equipment and activities are offered within the nursery allowing your child to develop. As your child progresses through the nursery, their day will become more structured as we help them to take their first steps into the world of learning and education. We have music with “Mini Music Makers”, a qualified music teacher, and our older children enjoy learning French in a fun way with a qualified specialist teacher in early language learning for children. The nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage, which your Key Carer will work with your child, keeping you informed of the progress.


For More Information from Scallywags Day Nursery,

Call: 01572 723 810

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