Choosing a nursery for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. It is essential that you find a nursery which will support you and your child`s developmental needs and provide a safe, caring and secure environment to allow them to develop into a unique individual.
At Mereside Farm Children`s Nursery, one of Shirley`s longest standing nurseries and undoubtedly one of the biggest kept secrets, we aim to provide a safe and secure setting that combines both educational and care needs with a personalised approach to each child, with all activities and curriculum offered being set around individual needs.
Our qualified, experienced and dedicated team ensures that each child`s chances of maximizing their potential are reached, with opportunities to experience all areas of learning, enabling children to create their own pathways and take the next steps within their developmental journey. All of our staff are qualified to level 3 in childcare, plus all hold basic food hygiene and paediatric first aid certificates(in addition to many other qualifications), with several having been at the nursery for 8 or 9 years, and Chris(our Deputy Manager) having spent 15+ years Mereside, who together with our experienced Manager Terri Carter and hands on owner Ruth Lowe, provide the dedicated and experienced care that is paramount for every child.
As a setting, our safeguarding responsibilities are key in our day to day practices, from tight security and collection procedures, CCTV on site, staff fully trained in all areas of safeguarding practice and always following our local authority procedures reporting any concerns we have.