Welcome to Southampton Day Nursery
For childcare in Nursling and nursery services in the Nursling area of Southampton, Hampshire
**Special offer** Quality childcare from just £45 per day. Terms and conditions apply.
Southampton Day Nursery is rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and is situated in Nursling, Southampton. The purpose-built nursery is based in David Lloyd Leisure, just off the M27 junction, with easy access to Southampton town centre and ample parking for convenient drop off and collection.
We are located within the catchment area of many schools including Nursling Primary School, Fairisle Infant School, Mansel Park Primary School, Redbridge Community School and Holy Family Catholic Primary School.
We have recently undergone a stunning £45k refurbishment and our light and spacious rooms, lead directly into our outdoor area where children have the opportunity to explore and investigate in a secure and stimulating, safe environment.
Our team of caring, nurturing staff use different levels of teaching to meet each individual child's stage of development. Staff have strong bonds with their key children, as quoted by Ofsted in their recent inspection: “The nursery has a high level of proactive staff who show dedication to their key person roles in valuing each child and meeting their individual needs.”
We work in partnership with parents, offering up to £750 free settling in sessions prior to your child starting nursery, ensuring your child is happy and confident when you return to work. We also offer a discount for NHS staff.
Our delicious, healthy and nutritious food, sourced from trusted suppliers is prepared and cooked by our very own chef and we hold a 5* EHO rating for food safety and hygiene. Menus change seasonally and we cater for all dietary requirements. Please see the menu tab above for our current dishes.
We hold extra-curricular activities including daily Boogie Mites music and movement sessions, which support letters and sounds and Spanish lessons on Monday and Friday afternoons for Pre-School.
We will be delighted to welcome you to Southampton 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 Southampton Day Nursery in Nursling
The children's day nursery in Southampton in located in the Nursling area of the city and is accessible via Junction 3 off the M27.
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Facilities at Southampton Day Nursery
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The baby room at Southampton Day Nursery
At our day nursery in Southampton the babies are cared for according to their individual routines in a caring and friendly environment. The room is calm and cosy, with gliding chairs that are used to feed and comfort babies.
There is a wide variety of resources available that are made of natural materials to help stimulate sensory experiences and the team plan activities to further develop these experiences. The babies have hideaway cubes which are furnished with big fluffy rugs, cushions and a variety of books, which they can explore as a home corner and a quiet area.
The baby room has feeder chairs which can be adapted to the child’s age and stage of development. There is a three-stage weaning menu and staff can also follow baby-led weaning.
The toddler room at Southampton Day Nursery
The toddlers at our children's nursery in Southampton have fun using their physical skills on the baby gym and low-level balancing blocks.
Practising their independence of climbing steps, balancing and sliding down the slide. A large floor standing easel is available for the children to use various creative resources such as paint, crayons and glue.
The children also experience cooking, not only baking cakes and biscuits but enriching their vocabulary and understanding, by staff talking about textures, smells, size and measurements.
The nursery room at Southampton Day Nursery
In the Nursery Room children have access to a wide variety of creative resources where they can develop their fine manipulative skills. We encourage them to talk about the beautiful creations they make and support early reading through a language rich environment.
The children also start to look at why things happen (cause and effect) and we encourage greater independence at meals time and with self care routines.
The staff work with the children in group creative activities to make props to support imaginative play and also to create social environments, where children can make positive relationships with their peers.
The preschool room at Southampton Day Nursery
Pre-school at our children's day nursery in Southampton is where the children start to get ready for school. There is an emphasis on learning letters and sounds supported by literacy resources and teacher-led activities and we will be introducing Spannish lessons on Monday and Friday afternoons.
Children thrive and are proud of writing their name on artwork, and begin stringing letters together to read short simple words. Mathematics is available in all areas.
Children start to recognise numerals and experiment with weight and measure, floating and sinking. The large wooden blocks allow children to build and construct using their imagination and team work skills.
Role play is a popular choice and is re-invented every few weeks to depict the children’s interests. Creative resources are freely accessible with children’s interests portrayed. When a child feels they need a quiet space we have a lovely inviting area to meet that need.
The outdoor spaces at Southampton Day Nursery
The outdoor area provides lots of opportunity for exploring and learning. Access to the outdoors is essential for healthy development in the early years. Studies show that it is necessary to have access to outdoor physical play to support early reading and writing.
The mud kitchen is a popular choice involving mark making on our large chalkboard, writing the menu of the day: “Wiggly worm pie” and “Mud cakes”. Alongside this is a large digging area where children are able to use large physical skills such as digging in the mud, mixing and pouring whilst promoting imaginative and communication skills.
Our new story stage supports social development as children share and enjoy interactive tools as they sit together and join in with the stories.
It promotes concentration, anticipation and listening skills as they act out stories and recall events.
The Den sparks the imagination for creative role play using rich and descriptive language and also develops social skills and encourages children to work as a team.
meet the team at Southampton Day Nursery
Becky Bolt, Nursery Manager at our day nursery in Southampton.
Becky holds NNEB qualification and has 18 years experience, including 10 years of managerial experience.
Sarah Watkins, Assistant Manager
She holds NNEB qualification and has 19 years experience of working in childcare.
Julie Winter, Chef
Julie holds Food Hygiene Level 2 with 5 years experience. Julie joined our team in August 2016 after previously working in a nursing home as a kitchen assistant, catering for a variety of dietary requirements. She has 3 children and 2 Grandsons who she loves spending time with.
The management team is supported by a team of 14 Nursery Nurses and four Nursery Assistants.
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