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"Children are highly motivated and show eagerness to join in all the learning activities." Ofsted 2023

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Settling In

In the start of nursery B was a  bit shy and reserved but now she has changed a lot, she is friendly.  B has made a wonderful start and made  a lot of progress.  I am very happy for her and I want to thank you and your team for the wonderful job you do. (parent of B July 2019) 

Every child is offered a home visit before they start nursery.  We believe this is very important as it helps us get to know you and your child in familiar home surroundings, away from the busy-ness of the classroom. These visits last about half an hour and from this staff will arrange your actual starting date. Your child's first day in the nursery will be just for an hour or so and you must stay with them. This is a gentle introduction that is not too daunting for everyone.  

Starting at nursery school is a great adventure but it is also a new and busy world for a young child with many unknown adults and children to get to know.

Every child settles at a different rate and it could be several weeks before your child is happy to let you leave. The length of time you stay is negotiated between you and the staff as you are the one that knows your child best.

Please do not be upset if your child cries a little at first separation- it is perfectly natural.  Also, some children settle quite happily but find separation difficult at a later date.


N had the most wonderful experience at Robert Owen and it really felt as though the teachers and centre spent so much time understanding and caring for the kids (parent )

My son started nursery in Sept 2015 as an anxious little boy. Due to the help, guidance and support he is well on the way to being a confident little boy. The teaching and support staff are amazing. I love everything about Robert Owen Nursery. (LC PS2016)

As soon as my son started at Robert Owen I raised my concerns about his behaviour and straight away I was listened to and taken seriously and got the help I have been asking for, for a long time from doctors and health visitors. Its the first time I feel like someone has listened to me and I am so grateful" (Parent CS March 2017)