Epsom Downs Children’s Centre Day Nursery provides nurturing and individualised childcare for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Our excellent local reputation and our flexible approach to offering morning, afternoon or full-day sessions create a high demand for places.
The Day Nursery is open plan where children aged 0-5 years can interact and play together throughout the day. This is one of our key features and stands us apart from other nurseries. This open plan environment aids transition, enhances the quality of children’s social interaction, improves the speech development of younger children, enables play with siblings and allows children to take a personal journey on a pathway of discovery.
For babies, there is a separate area positioned centrally within the main nursery where babies can watch other children playing all around them. The spacious area has room for rolling and crawling and resources are rotated regularly to provide stimulation and interest. A baby gym allows babies to develop their climbing, standing and walking skills. Babies have designated baby staff who stay with them all day providing them with familiarity, stability and comfort.
The Day Nursery has a sensory room, a separate sleep room, children’s toilets, a nappy bathroom with access to a toilet for training and a large dining room. Children enjoy using an interactive smartboard and a mobile laptop.
The Day Nursery promotes the importance of outdoor play by having free flow to the outdoor areas all day long. We share excellent outdoor facilities with the school including the farm, allotments, sports field, playground, activity maze and at Headley Drive, a short walk away, we have Nature World. We also have a secure outdoor play area and a large back garden. Children are encouraged to play outside all year round with our weatherproof canopy providing protection in all weathers.
Health and safety is a top priority, not only for children who attend the nursery, but also the staff and visitors. Risk assessments are carried out daily and a key fob entry system operates on all external gates and doors. CCTV is also in operation throughout the site.