If you are seeking a corporate franchise nursery, Cherry Tree Nursery is probably not for you. Cherry Tree Nursery’s character is a home from home environment, providing a continuous transition for children from their home setting. However, our home has been converted for use as a nursery to exacting high standards. All rooms are equipped with their own toilets and changing facilities and fitted out especially for children. OFSTED number: EY405834.
Nursery nurses with NVQs 2-3 and NNEBs, staff Cherry Tree Bilingual Day Nursery. All members of staff hold current First Aid, Food Hygiene and Child Behaviour qualifications. We aim to provide the highest staff to child ratios for the profession, individual attention and on going training. Although qualifications and experience are paramount to our philosophy, staf fs are mainly selected for their positive, caring, friendly, loving and dedicated attitude to children, staff and parents. We operate a key worker policy, which gives both the parent and child close contact with one member of staff. The key worker will provide a daily feedback verbal/written of activities of your child’s progress.
One unique aspect of the Nursery is that we provide a gentle introduction to the Spanish language for all children that attend the nursery, with games, activities and songs. This helps the children to understand and respect other cultures and at such a young age it has been proven language is absorbed and learnt faster than at any other time in the child’s life.
For parents/guardians there are Spanish courses available via the Escuela Madrid for beginners to advanced, to help you understand, or simply to have fun, meet new people and enjoy Spanish parties, restaurant outings and the opportunity to order your meal in Spanish. Adult lessons are held in the evenings and on Saturdays there are lessons for younger and older children who have left the nursery and would like to continue learning Spanish or any parent who understands the importance of early language learning for their children.
Inside the nursery
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At the rear there is a large, safe part paved garden with lots of outdoor play equipment, backing onto a field where children enjoy picnics, ball games and running activities. So that children learn the valuable lessons of taking care of small animals and an appreciation for nature, we have ducks, chickens, and a rabbit which the children are encouraged to care for.
Our pets are Josephina the chicken, Quackers the duck and Sootie the rabbit.
What are the benefits of having pets?
Children are animal lovers and learn to develop skills of empathy with other children, people and animals and have develop a sense of kindness, tolerance, compassion which help them to make friends and learn to be caring toward others.
Children also learn responsibility by feeding and caring for them, independency and to learn to cope with bereavement. Having pets in our nursery helps our children develop their creativity and imagination.
For the toddlers and the babies the cognitive development is enhanced with the animals’ sounds, and shapes.
The Mayor Janet Dunvaband officially opened Hemel Hempstead’s Cherry Tree Bilingual Day Nursery in September 1994.