Scallywags Day nursery is a long established nursery serving Oakham and surrounding towns and villages and is close to the railway and bus stations and within easy walking distance of the town centre. It accommodates up to 93 children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
The Nursery Structure
Scallywags Day Nursery is divided into five age groups:
● The Little Ladybirds
● The Bumble Bees
● The Caterpillar Crew
● The Butterfly Bunch
● The Dragonfly Den Pre-
We feel that grouping the under fives is important and vital for their development, with the ages of the children in the groups based on a child’s ability and development. We work closely with each individual child to ensure a happy journey through the nursery. Every child has a Key carer, an Early Years Practitioner assigned to them to work with you to follow your child’s development and progress. Each group has a Room Leader/Senior practitioner who has overall responsibility for their team, and is also available to talk to about your child.
We have our very own cook on the premises who provides home-
● 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.
If you are breast feeding, you may wish to keep a bottle of expressed milk in our fridge.
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. Your Key Carer will work with and support your child through the curriculum, keeping you informed of their progress and development.