Serendipitys Newark operates from a large Victorian detached house on Appleton Gate, Newark. We are situated less than 1/2 mile from Newark town centre. Serendipitys Newark offers childcare services for Babies aged from 0-2, Toddlers between the ages of 2-3 and Pre School from 3-5.
- A Life skills room
- 2 large well equipped outdoor areas both with a soft surface
- A secret garden area where the children can grow their own fruit & vegetables.
- French Lessons for older children
- as well as a Private car park which ensures ease for parents at drop off and collection times
At Serendipitys Newark we work closely with the local schools to prepare children for their start in full time education.Local Schools:-
- Lover Lane Primary School
- Holy Trinity Catholic Primary & Nursery School
- Barnby Primary & Nursery School
- Coddington Primary School
We are open from 8:00am 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. Fees are due for 52 weeks including bank holidays although where possible we will endeavour to offer an alternative session.
Come and have a visit at any time, no appointment necessary.
Read our Parent Reviews
Children always very happy and progress well. The nursery manager is very approachable and always happy to help in any way she can.They are very good with providing food/snacks for children with allergies and always make sure they are never left out.Fantastic outdoor play spaces divided into toddlers and pre school.Would 100% recommend..-Laura Read More
Excellent staff, very understanding and supportive of our children and their individual needs. Friendly, happy environment. Fantastic support of child's developmental with variety of methods for encouraging individuality and group play. Staff are friendly and great for parents to talk to, its a great overall environment. Priced a little higher than other nurseries in the area but you pay for a good service and excellent care. Food menus are great and my children certainly eat well at nursery but also if a child doesn't enjoy a meal alternatives are provided which is great to know. I have been very happy and comfortable sending my two children here and feel their development has been enhanced by this nursery.- NG Read More
I think that Serendipitys is a really good nursery. All the staff make a real effort to get to know each child and their parents. The staff at the nursery always make you feel welcome and are really polite to you. The staff at the nursery work really hard and well together so that they can give every child in their care the best experience ever.- Camella BRead More
My experience has been good, the staff are really friendly, caring and trustworthy. The food is always fresh with different variety The activities and development are great, I feel like my son has learnt a lot since attending Serendipitys.- Laura G Read More
The staff are all good, and look after the children very well. The children spend time outside and are often on walks. They do a lot of messy activities with the children and are always thinking up new things for the children to do. They are always very willing to help me get the children and their belongings to the car when I collect all three of my grandchildren. All the staff seem to enjoy being at work and the grandchildren love going there. -Lin T Read More
Newark Nursery FeesWe offer high quality childcare at affordable prices. Please see below for prices at our Newark Nursery. If you need more information please feel free to contact our Email Us.
|Half Day||8 -1 or 1 - 6||£22.75|
|Full Day||8 - 6||£39.00|
|Full Week||Mon - Fri 8 -6||£180.00|
|One Hour Extra||Additional Hour||£5.00|
|Early Start||7 - 8 am||£5.00|
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.
Upcoming EventsDate: Tuesday 7th June 2016
Details Parents Evening
Date: Friday 10th June 2016
Details Queens’s birthday celebrations, make sure you collect your invitation from nursery.
Date: Tuesday 14th June 2016
Details Babies Messy morning 9.30am – 10.30am
Date: Monday 20th June 2016
Details Baking with Pre-school. 10am-11am come and make a tasty treat with your child.
Date: Wednesday 22nd June
Details Pre-school mini beast fancy dress day.
Date: Wednesday 22nd June
Details Toddler Mark Making morning, come and spend some time with your toddler exploring all the different ways to begin mark making. 10.15-11.15
Date: Saturday 26th June
Details Father’s Day Football, time and venue to be confirmed.
Date: Thursday 30th June
Details Toddler mini beast dress up day.
Please get in touch with our Newark Nursery
Our address is:79, Appleton Gate,
Our nursery opening hours:Monday - Friday 8am-6.00pm - With Early starts
Telephone: 01636 613829
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About the Baby Room
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 them 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 We do in the Baby Room
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.
About the Toddler Room
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.
What we do in the Toddler Room
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.
About the Prechool Room
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.
What we do in the Preschool Room
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:
- Self-Registration: This helps children to recognise their name and also supports their transition from your care into ours.
- Wake and Shake: As well as being fantastic fun and getting children in a positive frame of mind, the session supports the development of children’s large and fine motor skills which are essential in preparation for sitting still and writing when they start school.
- Group Times: These times include discussions, story times, singing sessions, games and French lessons. Group times in Pre-School increase in frequency and variety so that children get used to listening and to speaking in turn.
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.