Time for School

So we are approaching that time of year again where our longstanding preschoolers leave us to go big School.

Handwashing - are we teaching our children?

Article taken from Nursery World Website. http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1160142/new-handwashing-guidance-for-early-years-settings

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Posted on: Jan 30, 2017

Day in the Life of an Apprentice

My day starts really early – the alarm goes off at 5.45am I jump in the shower, put on my uniform and make my way out of the house and go to catch the bus.  While waiting at the bus stop I talk to a couple of my other colleagues and discuss our plans for the…

At a loose end during the summer (when your child's not here at Toybox?) Why not try a play session at a local Children's Centre

Sessions are aimed at Children aged 18 months - 3 years (siblings must be supervised) All sessions are free of charge and run by the Children's Centres. For more detail please read on ...

Graduation Day at Toybox

The Pre-school staff would like to thank all of the parents who came along to graduation to celebrate with their child in their achievements. We would like to wish all our leavers the best of luck at their new school/s. We will miss each and every one of you. Read more to find out what went on during this very special day at Toybox!

Managing Anxiety and Challenging Behaviour - Training for Staff and Parents

A follow on bespoke training session from the session back in February that looked specifically at what Autistic Spectrum Disorder actually was. This one runs TOMORROW Tuesday 12th July, 6.15 - 7.30pm in the Toybox Training Room.

Letter of the Week

Given some recent parent feedback and a recent meeting with the pre-school team we have been closely considering the systems we currently use regarding weekly reading books and sound books.  Our parent questionnaire last year highlighted that some parents were keen to know…

'Show and Tell' opportunities - Take one of our travelling dolls home for a weekend - or off on holiday with your child.

Toybox travelling doll Poppy visits ‘Disney on Ice’ and can smile about it as she was also taken to the dentist during the Easter break!

Sports Relief 2016

On Friday 18th March 2016 here at Toybox, we held a fund raising event in aid of Sport’s Relief. We invited all of the children (and staff) to attend this special day in sport’s attire and make a small donation. Throughout the day we had many sporty activities going on; all of the children and staff took part in Strictly Come Toybox which meant every time they heard…

Have you had your vote?

We are entering the National Day Nursery Association Awards.


We are encouraged by the positive comments we receive about our nursery locally and are proud of our nationally recognised reputation for childcare. We want to celebrate our staff’s commitment to your child by entering two public voted awards for 2016.