About Our Setting
Daisy Chains opened in 1990 in a beautiful detached building with original features. It is managed and owned by Joanne Smith who works with her excellent, hand-picked carefully chosen nursery practitioners to care for and educate children in the most precious years of their lives.
Home from home is what best describes Daisy Chains as a place for children and their families to feel loved, safe and valued. It is furnished and decorated to the highest standards providing homely yet very spacious rooms.
Daisy Chains is registered and approved by Ofsted and Bolton Council Early Start under the 1989 children Act. The nursery is also a member of the National day Nursery Association (NDNA).
Our nursery offers large play rooms, fully equipped with beautiful resources and highly trained staff. Our play rooms are designed to be tranquil, calming, curious spaces, focusing on what is in the child’s view. Our open play spaces are set up for continuous provision, where children are able to freely choose their activities.
Our focused sessions are planned around children’s individual and group interests as we observe, assess and plan in accordance with the EYFS and The Development Matters.
It is of upmost importance that our children and their families feel valued whilst at nursery until they are ready to leave us for school. We continuously update our skill set within nursery to help every single child achieve to their very best potential whilst they are with us.
We are committed to help our little ones flourish and develop from the moment they start their journey with us, until they are ready to leave us for school in our loving, richly challenging, stimulating and supportive environment. As working parents we understand the difficulty of leaving your children in childcare and want you to know that we think of them as our own, while they attend our setting.
Our staff often attend training for their continuous professional development, ensuring that their knowledge of how children learn and develop is up to date as well as regular safeguarding training. They are also all paediatric first aid trained and our nursery has been awarded Millie’s Mark.
We value our families and strive to continually improve our services, seeking feedback at regular intervals. Our families are really important to us and we endeavour to celebrate all of our children’s achievements and their family celebrations throughout the year.
We offer full day quality childcare for children aged 6 weeks to five. We are open from 7:30am to 6:00pm and have a choice of long or short days. Our nursery is a ‘full service’ setting as we provide meals, nappies and other necessities such as sun cream.
Within our nursery we have large indoor spaces and maintained outdoor areas for all of our children to further develop their skills and explore nature. Each age group has their own indoor and outdoor spaces that are designed for their specific age and stage related abilities.
Our Pre-School Room also has a high tech smartboard and soon a forest school, which we will be running from our local Seven Acres.
At Daisy Chains we constantly track children’s progress from their starting points to ensure that they are developing well. Three of our staff are also Elklan trained in communication and language for 0-5 year olds. Within nursery we have two Communication Champions, a SenCo and a Nursery Teacher who work closely with outside agencies to ensure that steps are in place for those who may need further advice and support.
We have received the BHeys award for healthy eating and all of our meals are cooked daily on site by our Nursery Chef. We also reached Level 3 status from the NDNA ‘Quality Counts’ in which we were inspected and provided information of exemplary practice.
We at Daisy Chains believe that a homely atmosphere is paramount and aim to provide a safe and caring environment where all the children can feel happy and relaxed and develop to their full potential. We are committed to providing a high quality childcare service for you and your child in anti-discriminatory surroundings in the following ways:
- We will treat you and your child with respect and courtesy at all times.
- We will promote good relationships between parents/carers and the staff, respecting and valuing your view as the prime carer of your child, and involving you in all discussions about your child.
- We will provide you with written information about the service you and your child will be receiving.
- We will respect and pay due regards to each child’s individual needs taking into account their race, gender, ethnicity, language and disability.
- We will provide surroundings where every child feels confident, secure and valued as an individual.