Welcome to Port Solent Pre-School & Day Nursery
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Port Solent children's day nursery is a vibrant, refurbished nursery. We've received 3 consecutive Ofsted 'Outstanding' ratings and have an established team who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their roles.
The day nursery in Port Solent is situated on the marina, outside of school catchment areas, but the schools of choice for many of our parents include Portchester, Cosham and Drayton.
Each of our rooms are well resourced, with high-quality equipment and furniture handcrafted by Community Playthings. All our facilities are set at a level that allows the children to access them independently.
The pre-school room features a range of state-of-the-art ICT equipment, from touchscreen computers to an interactive smart board.
Outdoors, we have a must-see amazing adventure garden with a growing and planting area, music area, large sand pit, water play and giant chalkboards for mark making.
The older children regularly use the David Lloyd play area and dance studios, and the pre-school children are able to attend weekly swimming lessons. Delicious healthy meals are freshly cooked onsite by our cook, who is based within the David Lloyd kitchens.
Special diets are catered for, and our cook liaises closely with each child's key person in order to meet their dietary needs.
We will be delighted to welcome you to Port Solent pre-school & day nursery. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal show round at a time to suit you. To book a show round, please call 01753 20 11 22 or
How to find Port Solent Pre-School & Day Nursery in Portsmouth
The Port Solent children's day nursery is conveniently located within the David Lloyd Club at the Port Solent Marina and has easy access to the M27, M275, A27 and A3. There is plenty of free parking.
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Facilities at Port Solent Pre-School & Day NurseryAt our Day nursery in Port Solent, we hold swimming lessons for the pre-school children in the David Lloyd pool. These are on Friday afternoons.
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The baby room at Port Solent Pre-School & Day Nursery
Our baby room at our Port Solent children's day nursery caters for 12 babies from 3-16 months at a staff ratio of 1:3. The staff work closely with parents, ensuring that we cater for their individual needs and personal routines.
The activities on offer at Port Solent children's day nursery include multi-sensory play, singing, books, physical play, all designed to stimulate the children and scaffold their learning. As well as group activities, all babies have one-to-one opportunities with their key person throughout the day.
There are regular trips to the outdoor play area, and our triple and double buggies mean that we can provide outings to the local marina. The baby room has its own milk kitchen for sterilising bottles and preparing feeds.
We also have our own cook who will cater for each of the babies’ diets, and the baby room supervisor liaises with each parent to discuss stages of weaning.
The toddler room at Port Solent Pre-School & Day Nursery
This room takes 12 toddlers, aged 1-2 years and has a staff ratio of 1:3. The room is colourful, spacious and full of resources that are both fun and stimulating. At this age, the children are beginning to explore their environment and gain new skills and staff encourage independence through activities designed to build self-confidence. The children's physical development is fostered through the use of the mini indoor slide and other soft play equipment.
The toddler room has easy access to the garden area, enabling the children to free-flow between indoors and outdoors. The children also get plenty of opportunities to learn more about the world around them on our regular outings around the marina and local park using our buggies and reins.
The nursery room at Port Solent Pre-School & Day Nursery
In our Day nursery in Port Solent the nursery class is for 2-3-year-old children with a staff ratio of 1:4 in a class of 22. The nursery room is one of our larger areas and has two doors leading out onto our garden area, allowing the children to free-flow between the outdoor and indoor facilities.
The outdoor area has been covered with brightly-coloured safety foam. The indoor environment was designed in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. All resources are placed at the children’s level, with labels showing pictures and words to help the children recognise the objects and develop their literacy skills.
The spacious bathroom area is designed to accommodate the individual developmental stages of development of each child, with a nappy change area, potties, and low-level toilets. The key person will work closely with each parent and child to assist in the transition between the nursery and pre-school rooms.
Older nursery children will make visits to the pre-school and have regular opportunities to use our smartboard and touchscreen computer.
The preschool room at Port Solent Pre-School & Day Nursery
Our pre-school room caters for 24 3–5-year-olds with a staff ratio of 1:8. It is our largest room and is separated into different areas in line with the EYFS curriculum. The room ethos is based on learning through play. The staff provide the children with the foundations they require for school, but with learning based on practical experiences.
The pre-school at our day nursery in Port Solent has a touch screen computer and an interactive smart board. Both are extremely popular with the children and support all areas of the EYFS curriculum. Large windows make the room feel light and spacious. There are regular outings around Port Solent and we make good use of the large playing field, the local park and the beautiful marina around the nursery.
The children also have regular sessions at the David Lloyd dance studios and have the opportunity to attend weekly swimming lessons within the David Lloyd pool, working towards badges and developing confidence within the water.
The outdoor spaces at Port Solent Pre-School & Day Nursery
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