" Practitioners recognise the uniqueness of each child. The excellent key person system enhances relationships with children and their families very effectively. Consequently, children develop a strong sense of security, which helps build their confidence." - Ofsted
Having highly qualified staff is vital in early years' childcare. The Wendy House is proud that it leads the way in employing Early Years Professionals - a flagship qualification. All our staff are thoroughly vetted, DBS-checked and paediatric first-aid trained.
Our Children Learn Through Play
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage as required by Ofsted and incorporate activities, both adult and child-led to facilitate each child's individual development throughout the Foundation Stage. The children develop a strong sense of themselves, the world they live in, as well as appreciating other cultures and societies. We understand and appreciate that each child is seen as an individual and, as such, we tailor all activities and the environment to meet each child's physical and emotional needs.
Children at The Wendy House are outdoor Learners. Our Nurseries both have amazing outdoor spaces with lots to keep lively children occupied. Set in open countryside, we have 4 acres of private parkland for the children to enjoy. We also have our very own Forest School, affectionately known as 'Wendy Wood', where we extend the children's outdoor learning opportunities even further through sensory exploration and understanding of the natural environment. We even have an on-site allotment where we grow vegetables, fruit and herbs for the cook to use in the children's meals. All the children get involved in planting, watering and tending to the plants and then enjoy helping to pick what has grown.
All of our meals are prepared and cooked fresh every day by our full-time, on-site cook, who uses top-quality ingredients, many grown in our allotment. We place huge importance on our 'family' meal times, which we see as an opportunity for everyone to be enjoying lovely food together. We cater to all dietary or religious requirements and as a setting are fully committed to producing healthy alternatives to sugar - you should try our petit pois muffins, they are delicious!