Food can be provided at a charge of £2.50 per day for non-funded children and £4.00 per day for funded children.

Breakfast club

Between 7.30-8.30am we can provide your child with breakfast if you wish. We provide cereal and toast.

Snacks

We provide snacks throughout the day and have a rolling snack between 9.30 and 10.30am and then again in the afternoon between 1.00pm and 2.00pm. The snacks are available for children to help themselves and there is always a choice of fresh fruit available at every snack time.

Lunches

Lunch time is at 11.30am for babies in the Conservatory and 12.00 noon for the over-2’s in the Front Room. At Mucky Pups we have an on-site cook who prepares a lunch with fresh ingredients and a dessert. Each meal has at least one of the children’s 5-a-day. We serve a high tea at 4.00pm.

Drinks

The children have constant access to water throughout the day and milk or water at snack times. We do not provide juice or squash, however many of our children will bring a beaker of juice in from home and they can access that at any point during the day from a designated drinks station (1 in each room and 1 in the garden).

Birthdays

Whenever it is a child’s birthday whilst they are in Nursery, we always make them feel really special as any child should. If you would like to bring in a birthday cake or sweets to share with the other children, then we are happy for you to do so but we do ask that you check that they are nut-free before bringing them in.

At Mucky Pups Childcare we highly encourage the children to be independent from an early age in preparation for their transition to school. We always encourage the children to wash their hands before eating and we allow them to spread their own toast or crackers, etc, and cut their own food up if they wish. The children have access to small jugs to allow them to pour their own drinks and once in the front room, children are given cups to drink from and are weaned off beakers when they feel ready.

Our daughter has been attending Mucky Pups Nursery since around May 2015 and has provided a safe and nurturing environment. We were very happy with the way she was settled in, the family feel was what we were looking for and they have been exceptional at taking on board the health issues she has which can be on a day to day basis needing medical intervention. This is obviously an appreciated undertaking by Mucky Pups allowing me to work worry free knowing that she is in good hands. The inclusion of other activities such as swimming, forest school, trips out and Hartbeeps adds to the work already in place to keep the children engaged. We have found Mucky Pups one of the only nursery's to be flexible in their approach to accommodating the hours you require , rather than set blocks of hours, and being fairly priced this ensures you pay for the time you need. Overall, a happy, safe and engaging environment which is paramount to any working parent.
When we made the decision to send our little lady to a nursery it felt like such a daunting choice however the team at Mucky Pups have made this the easiest move we could have ever made. From the get go their warm, welcoming and friendly attitudes have not only helped our little lady settle quickly (she is most definitely happy and engaged in her surroundings) but it has also been such a comfort in helping us to leave her in such a fabulous environment (she can't wait to go in the mornings). The facilities are well equipped, colourful and stimulating for her and the staff have been amazing in keeping us well informed about her daily activities and engagement in these. I cannot rate all of the team highly enough and am so grateful for everything you've done so far in helping her to grow, learn and play with the other children around her. I know she has only been there a few short weeks but I feel confident that this will be the best choice for her.
Mucky Pups is a fantastic nursery, I fell in love with it straight away! The staff are so friendly and go above & beyond for the children. The sleep room is away from the other rooms & each child has their allocated cot.. This was a big must for me as my daughter likes her afternoon naps. My daughter absolutely loves going Mucky Pups and adores her Key Worker Lyndsey, she has came on leaps & bounds since joining last month. Mucky pups has that personal touch that I've not seen in a nursery before. So nice going to working knowing she's there.