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Welcome to Toybox Nursery, Great Denham, Bedfordshire an Ofsted rated Outstanding Nursery

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A Rich History

We have a great history and lots of experience.

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A Day in the Life

Read what it is like to work and play at Toybox Nursery.

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About Great Denham Nursery

Toybox is a high quality Nursery Daycare Provision based on Saxon Way, Great Denham just five minutes from Kempston, Wootton, Bromham and Biddenham. We serve the West of Bedford community providing them a nursery with easy access to the major road links.

By focusing on the need of the child, offering a true Education through play we have been recognised over the years for our success. The Nursery (October 2013) received an Outstanding grading from Ofsted a Children’s Food Trust accreditation and a five star food hygiene award in the space of two weeks, amazing!  In addition in November 2014 we also came top 5 in Individual Nursery of the Year as well as winning Website of the Year.   In January 2015 we received five star food hygiene again after our annual inspection.  Chris also was in the Top 20 Most Inspirational People in Childcare in 2015.  It is a great achievement not only to be recognised by our local community but also by the whole Early Years sector. 

We deliberately choose not to offer a crèche style facility and ask all children attend a minimum of 4 sessions (20 hours per week) as we believe any less time would invalid our core values. By taking the time to get to know each child and their families we can truly make a difference in a child’s early years education.

We passionately believe that in less than 20 hours per week we cannot support parents as their children’s first and most important educators, fully involve parents in nursery life and their children’s education or inspire parents in their own continuing education and personal development with regard to striving for the best possible outcomes for their children.

At Toybox we firmly believe that children benefit most from Early Years Education and care when parents/carers and daycare settings work together as a cooperative partnership.

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The Building of a great Nursery

Quality in an individual area doesn’t guarantee outstanding outcomes for children but it definitely helps. But which area of quality really makes a difference most:-

Staff, Building, Toys and Equipment, Food, Safety and Security, Policies and Procedures...


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Parent Testimonials

'Without question the staff who care for the children at Toybox nursery are highly trained, experienced and carefully hand-picked by management to provide the very best care for the children, this shows in the expertise, friendliness and care given by all staff members.'

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Meet the Team

Chris Townson
- Director /Owner

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Jackie Townson
- Director /Owner

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Jen Grimshaw
- Manager & EYTS

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Dinah Combe
- Manager & EYTS

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Mission Statement

Toybox Great Denham serves to provide excellent quality care for all its children. We understand that the learning environment plays a key role in extending children’s knowledge and development. We take into consideration that all children develop and learn in different ways.
We understand the importance of treating children as individuals and pride ourselves on listening to them.

We promise, when caring for your children, to provide a safe, loving, stimulating and homely environment and be sensitive to their needs. Children begin to learn about the world around them from the moment they are born. At Toybox we recognise this and value and treat each child has unique and listen to their individual thoughts and feelings.

We support all of our children through the Early Years Foundation Stage which helps us to realise each child’s capacity for being a competent learner from birth. We recognise that each child can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. 
We will work with parents to provide each and every child a learning environment that will give them the best possible start and encourage children to build positive relationships with others.