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233 Gloucester Road,
Patchway, Bristol,
BS34 6ND

Tel: 01454 615352

Follow us _on FacebookAmbourne House is a small family run nursery, located in South Gloucestershire and very close to Bristol. We have been providing high quality childcare at our nursery since 1991 and the emphasis has always been placed upon the security, happiness, education and individual needs of each child.

Our nursery provides a safe environment where children can explore, experiment, plan and make decisions for themselves. Our ethos has always been to promote a loving, caring and totally inclusive environment that nurtures children’s unique qualities and potential, thus empowering them to become lifelong learners.

We offer set full or part-time sessions for children aged 3 months to five years, although try to be as flexible as possible to best meet the needs of your family. The nursery opens at 7.30am and closes at 6.00pm. We open during school holidays; however, we close for Bank Holidays and have an extended break at Christmas, for which no fee is payable. We are permitted to take a small number of children up to 8 years of age, within our ratios, after school and during school holidays.

The nursery had an Ofsted inspection in February 2017 and we were delighted to receive a good rating, which Ofsted states, reflects that our nursery is ‘effective in delivering provision that meets the needs of all children well’.

We would very much welcome the opportunity to show you and your family all that we offer and to see for yourself why our nursery is a very special place.
Ambourne House Day Nursery 

Welcome to the Tadpole Room where we look after and care for babies from birth to 2 years old – one of the most important times for young children. These formative years are what set the foundation for your child’s whole life which is why we provide activities and experiences to build your child’s confidence, special skills and learning through play.

We try to foster a homely, caring and happy environment with varied resources to accommodate all learning styles and personalities.

Although we do have a daily routine, we use the individual routines of the children to inform how our day will flow and to make sure all of the children can partake in all the experiences and access all the activities we have provided.
Ambourne House Day Nursery 

The Toddler Room is an exciting place for exploring! It has been specially designed with toys and equipment that support and promote children’s rapidly developing skills and physical abilities, across all areas of learning. We provide an ever changing array of activities throughout the day including art, cooking, messy play, music and singing, dressing up, role play and computer skills to name a few.

We include a range of outdoor experiences for our children including walks to our local duck pond, and yearly outings to really popular destinations such as the local zoo.

Within this environment, staff support children’s social skills as they learn about themselves, others and the world in which they live. They also encourage their growing independence and learning in preparation for their further adventures into the Pre-School.
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Welcome to the Butterfly Room! We provide high quality care for the 3 and 4 year old’s at Ambourne House Day Nursery.

Within the Butterfly room we love to explore different aspects of the world both indoors and outdoors. We offer different daily activities for children to explore as well as specific group times and exercise times to help the children’s learning. We have three rooms for the children to explore as well as an outdoor area to help them with physical development. We provide healthy snacks during our snack time as well as variety of lunches over the course of 4 weeks. Children who are new to the Butterfly Room will be given the chance to attend settling in sessions to explore their new environment as well as the staff having detailed conversations with parents to discover the child’s interests and needs.

Our curriculum is based around the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and we regularly update the children’s targets on our target board which also informs our planning. Our planning is based upon the children’s interests as well as the needs of the children. Our plans are created to be an inclusive learning experience for the children and the sessions will be within their key groups and led by the child’s key person with the support of the buddy. These group time sessions give the children an excellent opportunity to link up with other children and begin to make friendships which can be seen in their own free play time.
Ambourne House Day Nursery 

To encourage children’s language development, and especially to support those who may have English as an additional language, we use Makaton which is a sign system that goes alongside spoken language, this is to help the children’s communication skills and gives them another way of communicating if they struggle with spoken communication.

In preparation for the transition to school, we include daily letters and sounds activities designed to develop a child’s understanding of sounds and word formation. At the beginning of the year, we start with sounds and being able to recognise different sounds. Over the course of the year, we begin to look at more letters and linking up the sounds with the letters whilst making a conscious effort to link this into the children’s interests. For example, a child may be very interested in animals so we would have focused sessions around animal sounds.

The Butterfly room hosts a range of activities to prepare those children who are transitioning into schools. The children will have a look at some school uniform and have a go at putting them on as well as practicing putting on their shoes. Normally, teachers will visit from the school as well as the children being able to visit the schools themselves (N.B this will depend on the school). To help the children with this transition, we read stories about school and have circle times where the children can talk about their transition to school.