Our nursery is set in the country side between Weldon and Corby in Northamptonshire. We are a small privately owned Nursery housed in a bungalow, next door to a bus park and within walking distance to the small local country park. The nursery is a 33 place nursery that takes from birth to 5 year olds and we are open from 7am – 6pm.
At Mucky Pups we believe a nursery should be a provision that is flexible to the family’s needs, not just the child’s needs so we have a very different approach towards childcare than most other nurseries.
We offer a lot of benefits to suit parent’s needs, in particular, parents on shift patterns.
- An hourly rate and that’s it! No session times that don’t coincide with the hours you need!
- Parents on shift patterns can change their hours week on week, subject to availability.
- Breakfast, snack, a hot meal and high tea is provided daily with fresh fruit, vegetables and milk or water.
- We accept childcare vouchers, free child tax credit and provide Government Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds: http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/children/early-learning-childcare/Pages/default.aspx
- Flexible to familys’ individual needs
- There is a non-refundable deposit of £60.00 per child payable on receipt of your application form.
If you would like to come to have a look around to see us in our daily routine, please telephone us to book an appointment on 01536 264656, and either myself or my Manager will be happy to assist with any questions you may have.
We are a small nursery with only 2 rooms. We have a large front room where the over-2s spend most of their time, and the conservatory for the under-2s, although the children are allowed to play in the different rooms at various times of the day.
Ofsted guidelines say the legal ratio is 1:8 with 3-4 year olds, 1:4 with 2-3 year olds and 1:3 with 0-2’s. We work to a higher ratio than the guidelines in our rooms
This room is for the under-2s. We can have up to 11 babies in this room and we work on a 1:3 ratio to give them more attention for their individual needs. We take babies from 6 weeks to 2 years in this room, but we also ensure the child is developmentally prepared for the transition before we move children to the front room. The day to day activities include messy play, role play, small world play and sensory play. We have an outdoor area specifically for the babies to use.
This room is for the over-2s and we can have up to 18 children in this room. We work to a 1:6 ratio for the over-3s, and a 1:4 ratio for the 2-3s. The children have access to the garden with free flow access throughout the day, and we have a rolling snack in the morning that children can access when they please. The children use our interactive table with educational games, a role play room, a messy area, small world and construction, a book corner and a mark making area.
Our garden is covered by a huge canopy which allows the children to access the garden in all weathers. The garden has been designed to give all the children the same experiences outside as they have inside. We have a reading corner, a large mud kitchen, a large sandpit, tables with activities on throughout the day, a thinking tunnel and physical play equipment. The children are allowed to free play between indoors and outdoors. We also have a separate garden area for our babies which has a small sandpit and climbing frame.
Note to parents: We do like to get messy so lots of spare clothes for your little one will be needed!