About our Fenny Stratford nursery
Our friendly Fenny Stratford nursery and pre-school is located in a listed building that is full of character in Milton Keynes.
With a capacity of 64, our Fenny Stratford nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, supporting all areas of development for children from 3 months to school age. Our practitioners monitor each child’s individual progress and plan key activities to support development in all areas of learning.
Our nursery is led by Ash Fitzgerald, an experienced nursery manager. The nursery achieved a Good Ofsted rating at the first inspection due to the great teamwork and efforts of all the practitioners.
Both the indoor and outdoor areas of this nursery build upon children’s interest and curiosity.
We aim to build strong relationships with our parents, and work on settling in the children to our nursery on an individual needs’ basis.
Our baby room is a dedicated area for babies and younger children, from 3 months to 2 years (flexible depending upon the age and stage of each child). The black and white area is a cosy, soft part of the baby room that helps to stimulate the brain. The bold contrasting colours help babies to become active learners. We also have a dedicated baby area in our garden.
Our toddler area is specifically tailored for toddlers and young inquisitive minds. We encourage children to learn through play with dedicated learning opportunities suitable for this age group. We promote independence and teach our toddlers social skills such as sharing and listening to help build upon their confidence.
In our pre-school rooms we use a curiosity approach to support children with their education, social skills, and preparation for school. Being a curiosity nursery, we aim to minimise the use of plastic and focus on natural resources and real-life objects, as children learn best from real experiences.
The outdoor area provides a stimulating learning environment with a mud kitchen, construction area, and dinosaur land. Our children also recently planted a variety of herbs and vegetables, and they have pet fish and snails that they can interact with.