Serendipitys Grantham is a home from home family nursery set in the heart of Grantham where children have fun as they grow and develop and family is at heart of everything we do
The nursery has 2 separate rooms for Babies 0-2, Toddlers 2-3 and Pre School 3-5. We have an outside area for the children to play as well an local park to visit. Each Room is fully equipped with all the nursery toys and resources to encourage children development.
We are open from 7:00am to 6:00pm (early starts, before and after school and holiday care are available upon request) Monday to Friday, 52 weeks of the year with the exception of all bank holidays and the afternoon of Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Come and have a visit at any time, no appointment necessary
Details Preparing for school evening
Details Father’s day breakfast, stay and play
Details Nursery open day 11- 2pm
Details Grant Sessions Finish for the summer (standard offer)
Details Graduation Ceremony, and family tea.
Details School Leavers Disco
Details Olympic torches in for judging.
Details Pirate stay and play
Details – Grant session finishes (stretched offer)
Details Grant sessions start back after the summer break
My Son has been at the nursery for nearly two years. The staff make the nursery and the environment is always safe, clean and fun. I am very happy with the progress my son has made at the nursery so far and would highly recommend the nursery to friends and family. -Tanya Read More
My daughter loves going to nursery, the staff are friendly and welcoming and they do so much to encourage learning which is great. More importantly my daughter comes out with a smile on her face every time I pick her up which means they must be doing everything right! Julie Read More
I recently attended the nursery, on a visit from Australia and was blown away by the nursery and the staff. Such dedication and amazing environment for the children to play and learn. The staff were caring and loving and created a nurturing environment for the children. I would have no hesitation in sending my children here !. - Mrs Tout Read More
Staff are lovely with my daughter and everyone else.also with parents. My daughter's Polish, and when she started she did not speak any English, now she speaks very well. She loves to go to nursery, never cries, never been upset always happy.There are lots of activities she is very good with her numbers.alphabet,sing along.-Martyna Read More
Friendly staff. Very safe place. Lots of different activities for toddler. Very good sleeping facilities. Fresh, healthy food provided daily. Very good care.-Judit Read More
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|Half Day||8 -1 or 1 - 6||£22.00|
|Full Day||8 - 6||£30.00|
|Full Week||Mon - Fri 8 -6||£185.00|
|One Hour Extra||Additional Hour||£5|
|Early Start||7 - 8 am||£6.50|
|Late Pickup||6 - 7 pm||£8.40|
Fees are due on the 1st of the month in advance. Fees are calculated over 52 weeks.
Please be aware that these prices are subject to change, please contact the nursery for the most up to date fee information.
*this usually applies to children who attend half day, Please contact the nursery for more information.
Our address is:18 North Parade
Our nursery opening hours:Monday - Friday 8am-6.00pm - With Early starts
At Serendipitys, the emphasis in our baby room is on creating a safe, home from home environment. Our baby room is a warm and cosy haven with a wide selection of toys and resources which support babies' ongoing development. There is space for babies to rest and sleep when they need and lots of toys and resources for then to explore.
Routines in the baby room are tailored to babies' individual needs to ensure that there is consistency and continuity for our youngest children. We know that this is vitally important in helping children to feel secure, so that they can gain the confidence to explore and learn.
At the end of each session, parents are given a daily record completed by their child's key person. This includes information about milk feeds, meals, sleep times, nappy changes, activities and any other relevant information.
What happens in the baby room is underpinned by what we know about babies' physical needs and their brain development. This influences our interactions, the physical environment and the activities we plan and provide.
Each baby is allocated a key person whose fundamental role is to help babies build a secure attachment and build on babies' growing confidence to help them to begin to develop relationships with other children. They also share information with parents on an ongoing basis so that we keep abreast of children's changing needs.
In our baby room, we encourage early communication through use of signs and symbols, promoting the use of signs through songs and when we say regularly-used words such as 'please' and 'thank-you'. Through our positive interactions, we create a safe and happy environment. We ensure there is plenty of laughter in the knowledge that this supports babies' healthy brain development.
For our youngest children, we provide a calm, peaceful environment through our fixed resources along with a range of stimulating toys and activities which encourage babies to explore and investigate using all of their senses. Babies enjoy opportunities to see, smell, touch, look and hear different materials as well as tasting different foods. We take them outdoors at least once a day, either in the nursery outdoor area or on outings in the local community, giving them opportunities to explore the local environment and the natural world.
In Toddler Room, we focus on helping children to begin to develop their independence. At meal times, children sit around the table with a member of staff. They are encouraged to begin to use a fork and spoon, to learn table manners and, through discussion about the food they are eating, to begin to develop an understanding of what constitutes a healthy diet. Toddlers also begin to serve their own meals, practising their developing physical skills and also beginning to have some control over what they eat.
We also begin encouraging toilet training. We understand some children take longer than others and this is carefully planned with parents to ensure we are following the child's lead. We encourage children to sit on the potty at nappy changing time to encourage their own inquisitiveness.
After dinner, we have quiet time. Some children sleep during this time. These children all have an individual sleep mat and their own bedding along with any comforters needed from home.
Toddler children all have an allocated key person who shares information with parents on an ongoing basis. This is how we keep abreast of children's changing needs and interests and the key person can then ensure that activities are provided that will capture children's interest.
In Toddler room, our focus is on learning through play. In playing, children learn to interact with others and be part of a community, to experience and manage feelings, and to be in control and confident about themselves and their abilities. Play in the Toddler room is mainly initiated by the children themselves. They can freely choose what they want to play with from a wide selection of toys and resources. Adults provide additional activities which offer new and exciting opportunities for exploration such as wet mud, corn-flour, pasta and gloop. Adults then play with the children and help them to extend their language and follow up their ideas. Children in Toddlers continue to use signs and symbols to support communication.
Some activities, such as wake and shake, story and singing time, are adult-led. These group times are planned to support children's physical development, health and well-being and to encourage skills such as speaking and listening. All these are skills children will need for their future learning.
As children settle into Pre-School room, the focus moves towards getting children ready for school. This does NOT mean that we sit and do reading and writing! Our teacher colleagues in the local schools are very clear that what they want children to be able to do when they go to school. This include things like being able to dress themselves, go to the toilet independently, being confident in knowing nursery rhymes, able to follow simple instructions, share and take turns.
Children learn by exploring, concentrating and thinking, and carefully planned, fun activities, along with our daily routines ensure children gain the skills they need for school and future learning.
Meal times in Pre-School are relaxed social events where staff support them to learn table manners, to use correct cutlery properly, and to develop an understanding of what constitutes a healthy diet so that they develop skills in making healthy choices. Children develop social skills and independence as they serve their own meals and engage in animated conversations with their friends.
Children in Pre-School are encouraged to go to the toilet on their own; with staff supporting where needed. They are encouraged to look after their own personal hygiene by washing their hands and faces and checking their appearance in the mirror whilst in the bathroom.
Your child's key person will continue to share information with you so that we can meet their needs and also so that we can plan activities which support what they are learning and enjoying at home.
In pre-school, in preparation for school, and in line with children’s developing ability to concentrate for longer periods, the amount of adult-led activities begins to increase. These activities are carefully planned to be play-based, fun and exciting, so that children are eager to participate and learn. Some of the routines and adult-led activities in Pre-School are:
In Pre-School, children continue to learn through play. Play is mainly initiated by the children themselves; adults provide additional resources which offer new and exciting opportunities for children to explore and investigate. Adults then play with the children and help them to extend their language and follow up their ideas. Learning through play is one of the key principles of Early Years Education, which is supported by a wealth of research – whilst playing, children learn to explore, become motivated and learn to create and think critically. These skills are essential for children’s future learning.