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Corner House Nursery Astbury has been a well-established and trusted nursery in the beautiful town of Congleton.
With a reputation for providing high-quality childcare and our first OFSTED inspection being outstanding in August 2018, we feel when visiting you can feel our nursery exudes our ethos and focus on children first. We pride ourselves on creating a secure, warm, home away from home atmosphere for children and parents to feel comfortable and confident in our setting.
We provide childcare for children from 0 to 4 years. With our lovingly restored and re-designed interior providing bright, airy spaces for play and learning as well as our fantastic outdoor space for all ages, we can offer families a secure and stimulating setting where children can thrive.
We are open throughout the year for 52 weeks from 7.30am to 6pm for morning, afternoon and full day sessions as well as working in partnership with Cheshire East Council to provide funding to eligible families. We also have our own car park for drop-offs and pick-ups for convenience.
All rooms have designated outside space.
Strong links with the community.
Highly qualified staff team including an Early Years Teacher.
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Our Nursery Manager Kate Smithers has 15 years of experience working within the early years sector both in New Zealand and the UK and a Degree in Early Childhood Studies.
“ I am the proud Manager of Corner House Astbury and love working alongside Louise ensuring all children, families, and the team feel very much part of the Astbury Lane family. Having been a Nursery Manager for 6 years I am very passionate about ensuring the highest level of care is always given to children and making sure the learning environment and adult interactions enable children to enjoy learning.”
We can guide you through every step of your childcare journey and help you discover everything you need to know about our nursery.
You really do care for the children as if they are your own. Nothing is too much trouble. I love the activities that you with the children. The facebook updates and the daily diaries used to communicate are great.
My first impressions were very positive. Everywhere was clean and smelled beautiful. Both the 0-2 and 2-4 rooms were very well decorated and resourced. Ellie loved exploring both rooms and really enjoyed getting to know Emma.
Individual care and attention is given daily. Great activities, great food! Staff always notice children’s individual interest which is fantastic. Friendly and welcoming staff that have a wonderful rapport with the children.
We love to get outside at Corner House Astbury! We have substantial gardens providing opportunities for outdoor learning across all areas of the curriculum.
As well as access to our fabulous outdoor play areas, children of all ages enjoy regular walks in the local area. We take children out in groups, come rain or shine, to take part in a variety of activities set up by our staff. Wherever possible we try to take our indoor learning outside. During our time outside we teach children how to assess risk, problem solve, share, gather and utilise from nature as we are committed to teach our children about their environment and the effect we have on it in our day to day lives.
We always make strides to be an environmentally friendly nursery, making changes wherever we can to make the world a cleaner place We also have a connection with our local Litter Picking Society and do this with our little ones 4 times a year!
Our youngest children are often seen out in our buggies enjoying the fresh air, sights and sounds of the local community. We use high visibility vests to keep children safe when out on trips away from the nursery. All children leave wellington boots and waterproof clothing at nursery so they can be appropriately dressed for all seasons!
Our curriculum includes a Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage that offer hands-on approaches to encourage the skills your child will need in the nursery and beyond:
We always do our upmost to offer flexible booking patterns and a range of funding options, including tax free and government funded childcare. To find out more information on pricing and availability, please request a call back and we will be in touch shortly.
Our fees include:
Our Yoga sessions are held within house, Music sessions are held weekly and our Diddi dance sessions are held twice weekly as well as our Tennis sessions available for Preschool children as part of our fees – we love to encourage our little musicians, tennis players and dancers to thrive!
We love looking after our world! We head out into the local community and support the local Litter Picking Society 4 times a year. We do this to make sure we are doing our part in making the world a cleaner and less-littered place, alongside supporting the local area to be natural and beautiful again!
Taking part in fundraising activities helps children to learn about others that live differently, or are in disadvantaged situations and understand how we can help them. Some of the fundraisers we have taken part in are: Children In Need, sponsored toddles, Macmillan coffee morning, superhero days and garden parties.
Our nurseries offer free Parents can bring their child for a couple of hours first, gradually introducing the child to a new environment. Settling in sessions are aimed at helping your child to adapt and become more familiar with the staff and children, but also help you adapt to their surroundings and feel safe and secure when your little one joins us.
Our E-Learning Journals via the Tapestry app allow you to see your child’s activities at nursery with the click of a button. Your little one’s Keyworker will upload images and notes about your child’s development, any useful updates from their day and participation in activities at nursery for you to access wherever you are. Our nursery tablets offer exciting and stimulating learning experiences tailored to challenge and engage little ones.
As part of our curriculum we are committed to ensuring children are physically active for a minimum of 3 hours per day. Physical Development Champions at each nursery create and design specific activities based around movement, raising the heartbeat and exercising the cardiovascular system.
Our nurseries provide an extensive range of resources to encourage children to learn through play. We favour naturalistic learning resources and make fantastic use of our outdoor equipment, promoting free-flow and Child-led learning.
Here at Corner House Astbury our menus are designed to give your little one the very best start in life.
We make this possible by supplying our children with home cooked nutritional food, bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables and all the essential ingredients necessary for healthy physical and mental development.
Whenever possible we source our food locally and organically, including seasonal vegetables and fruit into our menus. Our children have a choice of milk or water to drink throughout the day.
We are happy to cater for a whole range of dietary/religious/cultural requirements. Please speak to our Nursery Chef for more information.
We do not add additional salt or sugar. Where possible we purchase products with reduced salt and lower sugar.
Our staff are trained in First Aid and our Nursery Chef is experienced in catering for allergies. You are more than welcome to meet with our Chef to discuss your requirements.
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