Welcome to Cardiff Day Nursery & Pre-School
For childcare in Cardiff and nursery services in the Cardiff area
Our spacious brightly refurbished Cardiff children's day nursery in the Roath/Penylan area of Cardiff is rated one of the top 10 nurseries in Wales by the daynurseries.co.uk awards 2015 & 2016 and a Netmums favourite day nursery in the Netmums Childcare Awards 2014.
We have a wonderful daycare environment that is innovative, stimulating and inspiring for children and staff alike. We have an exciting adventure garden which includes a fantastic stage, sandpit, planting and growing areas and much more. At Cardiff Day Nursery we provide reassurance so that you as a parent/carer are happy to go about your day safe in the knowledge that your child is being cared for by a highly qualified team.
Providing childcare in Cardiff, we are located just off Newport Road, three miles from Cardiff city centre, close to public transport and motorway links. Our free parking means that you are able to drop off and collect your child from the nursery quickly and easily.
You do not need to be a member of David Lloyd to attend the nursery, and children have access to the Leisure Club and have supervised access to the tennis courts and dance studios during the day.
As part of the Asquith Nurseries and Preschools family, we pride ourselves on providing safe, exciting and enjoyable children's nurseries where children thrive as they learn through individually planned activities and experiences.
We will be delighted to welcome you to Cardiff day nursery & pre-school. Our friendly, experienced and highly qualified staff are on hand to conduct a personal nursery tour at a time to suit you. To book a tour, please call 01753 20 11 22 or
How to find Cardiff Day Nursery & Pre-School in Cardiff
Our children's nursery in Cardiff is located in the Roath area of the city on the Ipswich Road which runs parallel to the main A370 Newport Road, within the David Lloyd Leisure club We have ample parking for ease of drop off and collection at the nursery.
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The baby room at Cardiff Day Nursery & Pre-School
Childcare for the Under 2s in Cardiff
Our under twos room has a designated team of staff that support the development needs of children who are able to walk or crawl.
The room is open plan and arranged with separate areas for children who are mobile in our baby area. When children have developed and are confident in their walking skills, they then move into the toddler area within the under 2s room.
Both areas have sensory activities available to stretch young babies’ minds and bodies. The babies have lots of opportunities to explore textures using their mouths, hands and feet. The baby area also contains treasure baskets which will be based around a theme or type of object, e.g. wooden items or things that roll. Designated members of staff work within the under 2s room to ensure continuity of care and support to parents. Our fantastic settling in system ensures each child and their parents have made secure attachments to key persons in the Under 2s room
Our under-twos team take a completely flexible approach to each day. Cots are provided in the room to ensure your baby is safe at all times for non-mobile children and sleep mats are used for toddler children who need a daytime nap. Staff are continuously able to monitor your child whilst they sleep to ensure their safety and wellbeing at all times.
Individually planned experiences link to the 'Birth to Three Matters' framework for children aged 0-3 years. Continuous provision is available for our toddlers through sand, water and malleable play such as play dough. Sensory play through food and craft experiences. Our outdoor play is designed to ensure that the children will learn strength and agility, co-ordination, balance and timing, and also develop a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle.
We have a purpose-built nappy change area within each room. This is to ensure that the correct ratio is maintained at all times. Nappies, wet wipes and creams are to be provided by parents. Your child’s nappy will be checked and changed throughout the day and will be recorded on their daily progress sheet. Individual feedback is provided each day when you collect your child.
The preschool room at Cardiff Day Nursery & Pre-School
Daytime childcare in Cardiff for the over 2s
The over twos room in the nursery is a spacious, exhilarating and happy environment that helps your child build on their feelings of independence and self-esteem, and offers space for messy play, creativity, construction, imagination, physical play, mark-making, a book area and more. Social skills will be encouraged through example, as will learning to share with others.
We have a fully qualified teacher that supports the 3- 4-year-old children, helping them develop and grow independently before moving on to school. The continuous provision of sand, water and malleable play experiences are available daily as well as construction, small world and our fantastic ICT area supports the children in the early years. Children learn and develop skills both indoors and within our secure garden area. We support each child through their development linking to the ethos of the Foundation Phase in Wales for 3 -7-year-olds. The day varies between activities which they choose themselves and adult-initiated activities, which are designed to ensure development in all areas. Boogie Mites is delivered daily and this involves learning through action, songs and rhymes.
We want children to establish good relationships, learning both to work as a team and to be independent. We want them to be eager to learn as we are eager to support. Children have every opportunity to learn and develop by accessing each and every area of the room as they wish.
Individually planned experiences link to the 'Birth to Three Matters' framework for children aged 2-3 years. Continuous provision is available for our toddlers through sand, water and malleable play such as play dough. Sensory play through food and craft experiences. Our outdoor play is designed to ensure that the children will learn strength and agility, co-ordination, balance and timing, and also develop a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle.
The outdoor spaces at Cardiff Day Nursery & Pre-School
We have a lovely nursery garden with separate areas for under 2's and over 2's; so that all can investigate and make discoveries at their own pace.
The stunning outdoor area at Cardiff children's day nursery, which has been divided into two age-specific sections, boasts a fantastic stage with an inbuilt sandpit and shade, planting and growing beds for discovering the natural world and amazing mark-making boards for encouraging literacy skills. The garden provides opportunities for sensory experiences in our mud and water play features where the children are able to explore and become engrossed in their play.
For children under two, a separate garden area has an over-and-under tunnel and a beautiful wooden tipi, too.
Children have access throughout the day to our garden with high-security fencing provides peace of mind. They have experiences outside the garden on supervised outings with staff. The children are provided opportunities to visit the local park, nature trail around the David Lloyd site and to visit the local shops with parents consent. This provides a great deal of learning opportunities for children to develop knowledge and understanding of the world.
meet the team at Cardiff Day Nursery & Pre-School
Clare Dare, Nursery Manager
Becky Seabrook, Assistant Manager
Laura Davies, 3rd in Charge
The management team at Cardiff children's day nursery are supported by 20 nursery and support staff. All staff are qualified to Level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development and have a paediatric First Aid qualification.
The nursery staff in Cardiff ensure the nursery is improving on a continuous cycle in line with best practice for CSSIW. The nursery has an annual review of care which parents views are asked and a 'comments and a suggestions' box is available at all times within the nursery reception area. Parents and children’s views are acted upon if it is reasonable and practical in order to improve the care we provide.
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We have been very happy with the care Lara has had at Cardiff children's day nursery. She has settled in really well to the Cardiff nursery, all the staff are lovely and I have been very impressed with all the activities they do. Cannot speak highly enough of the nursery, the staff are very warm and accommodating- Lara cries when she has to come home! Thank you.
Rose - April 2012