Our aim is to provide good quality childcare and nursery education in a secure, nurturing, stimulating and caring environment, where your child will develop to meet their full potential. We combine education, social skills and physical play and have fun too!
We are a small family run nursery and we have a friendly, caring and hard working team who fully support a happy nursery atmosphere for all our children and families. The nursery environment allows children to express a wide variety of activities, which allows time for free play, adult led and child chosen activities. We also have great outdoor areas to encourage children to look after and care for plants and vegetables.
All staff at Roundabout nursery are enhanced DBS checked including a 48 hour renewal service for convictions, first aid trained and hold current diplomas and degree level childcare qualifications to support them with knowledge of fulfilling their roles with in the nursery.
The nursery operates from a single-storey building in the grounds of All Saints Church in Kesgrave, Suffolk. A ramp to the entrance means that the premises are easily accessible, plus an accessible toilet leads directly off the main playroom. A full enclosed area is used for outdoor play activities.
The nursery is registered on the Early Years Register to care for 6 children who are aged from 3 months to 2 years and 20 children from 2-5years at any one time. The nursery provides early education for two, three and four year old children and supports children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and children who speak English as an additional language.
Roundabout nursery operates with the use of Tapestry which is an easy-to-use online learning journal, Tapestry helps educators and parents to record, track and celebrate children's progress in early years education. From messy play and first steps to learning phonics and new games, there's so much for children to do, learn and take in.
Tapestry enhances this special time, helping our practitioners to capture children's experiences as well as monitor development and learning. This unique journal is shared online with our parents, who are able to see special moments and view their child's progress.
Text, images and videos can be easily uploaded via PC, tablet or our mobile app - anywhere there's an online connection. Every entry helps to create a complete story of a child's time at roundabout nursery.
Tapestry covers the Early Years Foundation Stage and is designed to simplify and improve recording within these curricula creating more time to spend playing with the children. Information can be filtered and displayed in different ways, and assessments and statements can be made for each entry.
When children leave the setting we can provide parents with a permanent version of their child's journal as a keepsake, either as a hard copy or on CD. The local Primary Schools Gorseland, Heath and Cedarwood are also using tapestry online and is also used by hundreds of nurseries, pre-schools and schools all over the country, each setting receives a complete, secure application with its own web address, as well as full viewing and editing controls.
In July 2016 we have refurbished the nursery environment adding wooden flooring and creating a calming atmosphere as new modern ways of nursery environments are to become more natural instead of having an over stimulated room which can be very distracting to the children in their play. The open plan environments of the baby room and 2+ room enables brothers and sisters to see each other and makes it easier when the children move up rooms as they already know the staff and the environment well.
Come and visit our new modern nursery by telephoning or emailing us to arrange a visit.