Welcome to the Mulberry Bush Day Nursery!
Please continue reading and follow the links below to discover further information about our nursery, after school provision and holiday club!
The Mulberry Bush Day Nursery opened in January 2013, working in partnership with local professionals. To appreciate the high standard of care and education on offer, and the excellent facilities, a visit to the nursery is essential. Please telephone to arrange a convenient time, we look forward to meeting you and your family.
We have four spacious rooms within the nursery offering a wide variety of stimulating and educational activities for all ages, based on each individual's developmental needs and interests.
We also offer a Holiday Club for children up to the age of 11 years old.
The baby room caters for children aged from 3 months old until they are confidently walking. The room is airy and inviting, and like the rest of the nursery is based on natural spaces and calming tones, with the feel of being a ‘home from home.’ The room has several areas, such as a creative/messy play area and kitchen space – important for those first tastes. The room has lots of baby and sensory toys, ready for those exploratory impulses and exploring new surroundings. The room also benefits from having beautiful French doors which lead out onto its own free-flow garden area. This has artificial grass, so children can explore outdoors at their own age and stage. Babies enjoy sessions from Hartbeeps, which concentrates on early music and sensory experience during each class.
This room caters for children usually from confidently walking to 2 years of age (this is regularly reviewed to meet the needs of the individual children). The room itself is split into areas of learning, and enjoys access to daily sand and water play. The inviting toys and props aid and stimulate the children’s learning, especially enjoying access to daily sensory play and story time in our very own story dome. This room has French doors that lead onto a shared outdoor area with the baby room children, providing familiar faces and strong bonds with staff members and children.
This room caters for children aged 2 years old until around 3 years of age (this is reviewed regularly to meet the needs of the individual children). We offer 24U funded spaces within this room. More information can be found on this on the childcare choices and whether this may be suitable for your family.
The room is a large area of space, which has recently been revamped with new flooring, along with the rest of the nursery provision. Tuft trays are used within the individual areas, in line with the children’s current interests. The room benefits from a large reception room, which parents/carers can access through the outdoor free-flow area upon pick up and collection of their children. The room has a range of equipment and resources to support the children’s imaginative and pretend play. Areas include a mark making area/literacy area, cosy story dome, construction and building area, small world, mathematics and technology area, and also a creative play table which includes a range of messy play and painting activities daily!
This room also has free-flow access to outside, which provides an extension of the inside learning. Sand and water continue to be used daily. Rising Three’s also support children’s physical development and has its own separate bathroom facility which can be easily accessed by the children and staff to further support nappy time and potty training in line with the parents' wishes.
Pre School caters for children aged 3 years up until school age (this is reviewed regularly to meet the needs of the individual children). We also offer within this room a holiday club for school aged children up until the age of 11 years.
This is our largest of rooms and can provide care for up to 30 children. It has an attached library room (cosy area), with its dual purpose being an additional area to encourage and support school readiness. Also attached is a low-level bathroom, which children can access freely throughout the day with adult support.
The room holds age appropriate resources in each of its many areas. These are: Mathematical area, home corner, small world, creative and early literacy areas. The room is open plan and the children are regularly stimulated by fun and exciting activities that promote independence and challenge the children to become critical thinkers.
The children are regularly involved in decision making and staff within the room work inline with the EYFS to understand where the children are working developmentally. Each child is planned for with high expectations for their individual needs.
Along with the rooms' individual outside areas, we are proud to also have our gardened areas which the staff take the children to use, either in small groups or as a whole. We have a playground area at the back of the setting, with a woodland area where older children explore woodland session groups. This has wooden climbing apparatus and wooden seating with trees and greenery all around. The children love to explore and use their imagination to the next level! This can be used in all seasons to look at how the environment changes around us.
We also have grassed gardens to the front of the building, securely covered and gated away from the entrance. These are ideal areas for picnics, exploring and climbing our pirate ship and wonderful additional growing areas for the children to help assist with further.
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SY1 4AU, Ditherington Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
07:00 – 18:00