Asquith nurseries blog



Oct 21, 2017

Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is the biggest festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists around the world.

World Values Day

Oct 20, 2017

Today is national World Value Day. Values are defined as “principles or standards of behaviour; one's judgement of what is important in life”.

Food and Nutrition

Oct 6, 2017

Asquith are committed to serving healthy, balanced and nutritious food that gives your child all of the energy they need for a busy day of play, learning and development. 

Bright Horizons Foundation for Children


Sep 27, 2017

Asquith is proud to be part of Bright Horizons Family Solutions. Bright Horizons is committed to making a difference to the lives of children and families in crisis in the communities where we live and work.

Summer Family Fun


Jul 5, 2017

Here at Asquith we love the summer months. There are so many opportunities to spend time with your family in the sun.

Read some of our ideas for getting the most out of the hot weather.

Southampton Day Nursery receives Outstanding rating by Ofsted!


Jan 6, 2017

Southampton Day Nursery has achieved an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating. Southampton Day Nursery is the latest of Asquith Day Nurseries and Pre-schools to receive an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted last year. The total amount of ‘Outstanding’ rated Asquith nurseries is now 32.

Warsash Day Nursery achieve Outstanding Ofsted rating!


Dec 13, 2016

Asquith’s Warsash Day Nursery has achieved an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating. Asquith’s Warsash Day Nursery is the latest of Asquith Day Nurseries and Pre-schools to receive an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted this year. The total amount of ‘Outstanding’ rated Asquith nurseries is now 31.

Town Mayor of Thatcham unveils new pre-school room at The Grange Nursery


Nov 22, 2016

The children at The Grange Nursery in Thatcham had a wonderful time on Saturday 12th November at a family fun day to celebrate the opening of their new Pre-School. The nursery celebrated a stunning £100,000 investment in their Pre-School room ‘The Lodge’, turning it into a stunning Pre-School and Learning Room.

Slough Day Nursery is rated Outstanding by Ofsted


Nov 18, 2016

Slough Day Nursery have achieved an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating. Slough Day Nursery is the latest of Asquith Day Nurseries and Pre-Schools to receive an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted this year. The total amount of ‘Outstanding’ rated Asquith nurseries is now 28.

Our safe and secure nurseries


Nov 15, 2016

A report this morning on Good Morning Britain revealed an undercover reporter volunteering at a nursery. It exposed some serious safeguarding concerns, which has resulted in the nursery closing. This was not an Asquith nursery.

We would like to reassure our parents, that we operate strict procedures and policies to ensure our children are not at risk.

Exciting Developments at Epsom Day Nursery


Sep 30, 2016

Building works are now well underway at Epsom Day Nursery; the garden has been transformed into a wonderful area for the children to play and learn with a newly added hobbit house, tipi, up and over hill and an outdoor kitchen for all those delicious mud pies!

Four Seasons at Spectrum Officially Opened at Family Fun Day


Sep 14, 2016

On Saturday the 10th September our Four Seasons at Spectrum. We had over 80 people come and celebrate our huge £220,000 refurbishment. There was also some very special helping “paws” from our children's characters. The children loved getting high-fives and photos with their furry heroes.

Skypark Wins at the NMT Awards 2016


Sep 12, 2016

On September 2nd 2016 the Scottish NMT Nursery Awards were held at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. We are very excited to announce that our Skypark Day Nursery won the award for the Best Indoor Learning Environment.

Asquith’s Outstanding Employee of the Year Competition 2015/16


Apr 4, 2016

We have recently had the pleasure of holding our first ever Outstanding Employee of the Year Competition and Awards Ceremonies. At Asquith every single member of our staff counts and every one of our employees shines. These special awards have given us the opportunity to reach out to parents/carers and our staff in order to recognise the people who they feel have exceeded their expectations in supporting them, their nursery and their children.

Courtney’s first 3 months as an Asquith Apprentice


Nov 27, 2015

Asquith offers great opportunities for apprentices to train in our nurseries, gaining invaluable experience of the nursery environment as they study. Find out how Courtney, one of the Asquith Apprentices is getting on at Elizabeth Terrace Day Nursery & Pre-School in Eltham.

Asquith Nurseries is top employer for apprentices


Oct 9, 2015

The Asquith Apprenticeship Academy has been awarded a place within the top 60 of apprentice employers collated by ‘Rate my Apprenticeship’, who provide an online service to young people searching for an apprenticeship programme. 

Fundraising coffee mornings for Macmillan raise over £13,000


Oct 5, 2015

In support of Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, staff at 73 Asquith nurseries sold an array of beverages plus cakes and cookies from their very own ‘Discover the joys of cooking’ recipe book, in a bid to achieve individual nursery targets of £100.

Update on the Haslemere day nursery adventure garden


Sep 10, 2015

The garden is making great progress and things are moving very quickly. The garden team started at the bottom of the garden and have already put up the climbing frame structure, levelled the surfaces out, made a stage, put a slope in and the fences have also started going up.

Epsom day nursery now OFSTED outstanding!


Jul 7, 2015

Over the past two years the team at Epsom children's day nursery have been committed to constantly improving our childcare for children and their families. On the 11th May 2015 this was recognised by Ofsted and we were rated “Outstanding”.

Asquith nominated for 3 Scottish NMT Awards


Jul 1, 2015

We're delighted to announce that we've been nominated for 3 awards at the 2nd Scottish NMT Nursery Awards 2015. These nominations prove that we strive to bring out the best in our staff to provide the highest quality of daytime childcare across the UK. Two members of staff from our Edinburgh day nursery have been nominated for nursery nurse awards, while our Renfrew day nursery pre-school room has been nominated for Indoor Learning Environment 2015.

New Eltham new garden!


Mar 18, 2015

New Eltham is undergoing some exciting changes. The land surrounding the nursery is undergoing extensive work to make space for an amazing adventure garden. This garden will provide excellent nature viewing opportunities for the children with the chance for them to see lots of local wildlife.

Nursery rides to support the British Heart Foundation


Feb 26, 2015

At Springfields nursery we decided that it would be a great challenge for staff, parents and children to ride their way to 1000 miles within a working week to raise £1000 for the British Heart Foundation. We encourage children to keep active and thought that staff and parents could all join in to show them that keeping fit can be fun! 

Asquith Nurseries – 25 years of quality childcare


Mar 13, 2014

In 2014, Asquith Nurseries are celebrating a quarter of a century of nursery childcare.  From our beginnings in 1989 the company has grown to a national network of 78 Asquith nurseries and pre-schools, 91% of which are currently rated as Good or Excellent by OFSTED.

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