Welcome to the ‘Castle Day Nursery’
2-3 Year olds
The children participate in free flow activities including art, craft and messy play. These are all based on the children’s interests, and designed to move them on developmentally.
The preschool classes are free to flow, thus enabling each child to choose which classroom they wish to play in, and to make use of all the activities on offer. This improves social skills and plays experience.
Why Castle Day Nursery
The Castle Day Nursery is a full-time setting and caters for 54 children per session between the hours of 7.30am — 6 pm, Monday — Friday. We provide a stimulating, caring, fun and safe environment in which children can grow and achieve. We promote a positive atmosphere where teaching children the key principles in the life of caring for our planet, respecting others beliefs and thoughts, and knowing that learning can be fun, will give them a steady and firm footing for their future.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and support children with selecting activities, toys, and resources. This is achieved with the help of the qualified and proactive staff.
From Director’s Desk
Prasanna is the Director of The Castle Day Nursery and also a businessman. He has businesses in UK and abroad. But his love and passion for working with children has driven him towards this Nursery. Prasanna has taken over this running Nursery in 2017 and aspires to take the nursery to a new heights of eco-culture with the use of new advance technologies. He envisions taking the nursery to next level of its eco-friendly operations.
Within the nursery, we offer individual classrooms. These include a Baby/Toddler Unit, three classrooms for 2-3 year olds and three classrooms for over 3’s. For all age groups, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage guidelines, where your child will be encouraged through various activities, theme work and practical participation in numerous projects, which are then planned around the children’s own interests
Our Results Speak for themselves!
Staff are good role models for children and gently remind them of their high expectations. Children behave very well and are consistently kind and considerate of the needs of others. They happily share out toys so they can all have a go.
Staff supports children’s language development very well. For example, they use simple words to describe the environment for babies and encourage interesting conversation with older children. Children confidently communicate and express themselves
Teaching, learning and assessment
Personal development, behaviour and welfare
Outcomes for children
Our Rooms & Classes
Areas of Development and Learning
The Castle Day Nursery is registered by OFSTED Early Years Directorate and with the DFES to receive Nursery Education Grant for eligible two, three and four year old children, and with the West Sussex Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
We work within the development matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage covering seven areas of learning, which are split into primary and specific areas.
We plan the curriculum for the each child through observations, planning and assessment from 6 months upto 5 years and cover all the seven areas of learning through this growing process.
The prime areas begin to develop quickly in response to relationships and experience and run through and support learning in all other areas. The prime areas continue to be fundamental through the EYFS.
The three primary Areas are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
The specific areas include essential skills and knowledge. They grow out of the prime areas and provide important contexts for learning
The Specific Areas are :
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and Design
All 7 areas of development are represented in each free flow environment, for every age group. Toys, resources and activities are constantly reviewed, expanded upon and amended in line with the children’s interests and development.
Your children’s education and wellfare are our main priorities