Nannas Day Nurseries is based just off Turner Road, adjacent to the Walk-in Centre. Our specially converted villa situated within the hospital grounds enables us to care for children in separate age rooms from birth to 5 years. Providing childcare solely for staff at Colchester General Hospital and those working in other areas of the NHS, Nannas offers both permanent and flexible 'as and when' contracts to meet the busy and varying needs of our working parents.
The nursery has a dedicated car park with drop off spaces and is within walking distance of bus stops and the local train station with good links to London and surrounding towns. The local Highwoods Country Park provides weekly access for our Forest School sessions run by our fully qualified Forest School Leader Michael. The Nursery also employs an external Performing Arts and Sports company to carry out additional extra curricula activities with the children each week! During term time a French teacher also visits the pre-school children to help the children learn a new language!
Children are able to explore the exciting outside learning environment of the nursery via two large, secure, enclosed gardens – a courtyard garden and a natural barked rear garden (with our very own Forest Walk) with a variety of activities and resources which enable children to grow and develop to their full potential.
Open 6.30am-6.30pm Monday to Friday, Nannas Day Nurseries is open throughout the year, closed only on Bank Holidays.
Upcoming dates for your diary......
- Thursday 4th April & Friday 5th April 2019 Nursery Photo Days (drop in session 2pm-3pm for non Thursday and Friday children)
- Tuesday 9th April 2019 Spring has Sprung Competition
- Friday 19th April 2019 CLOSED Good Friday Bank Holiday
- Monday 22nd April 2019 CLOSED Easter Monday Bank Holiday
- Monday 6th May 2019 CLOSED Early May Bank Holiday
- Monday 27th May 2019 CLOSED Spring Bank Holiday
- Week beginning 24th June 2019 Parents Evening, date to be confirmed
- Saturday 10th August 2019 Graduation Party, 10am-12pm
- Wednesday 14th August 2019 Role Play Competition
- Monday 26th August 2019 CLOSED Summer Bank Holiday
- Saturday 14th September 2019 Parents Forest School Session, Highwoods Country Park, 10am-11.30am
- Thursday 31st October 2019 Halloween Competition
- Week beginning 2nd December 2019 Parents Evening, date to be confirmed
- Wednesday 25th December 2019 CLOSED Christmas Day
- Thursday 26th December 2019 CLOSED Boxing Day
- Wednesday 1st January 2020 CLOSED New Years Day
We provide a selection of cereals for breakfast and healthy morning and afternoon snacks.
Our on-site Chef freshly makes a two course lunch for the children every day with either a starter or a pudding, teaching children healthy choices.
Throughout the day children have free access to fruit infused water via our hydration stations both in and outdoors. Full fat milk is also available on request.
All ingredients purchased are low in salt and sugar and we aim to provide your child with their recommended 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day!
Our menu's were written alongside a hospital dietician to ensure that each child receives the correct balance of vitamins and minerals throughout their day with us. In line with current legislation and guidance our menu's also display the related allergens (key can be found in the nursery). We have recently updated our menus for 2017 so please check our our new range of delicious meals and snacks by clicking on the link!
Look out for our specially themed menus for events and festivals such as World Book Day and Chinese New Year!
We provide nappies and wipes for the children and also a holiday entitlement, allowing you that precious time off with your child without the worry of childcare fees.
Children's Nannas Day Nurseries uniforms (and matching accessories) are available to purchase from our online Uniform Easy Store. Please visit https://www.uniformeasy.com/990059209. Please note that items are for home delivery only, the click and collect service is not supported.
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