White dove Nursery, a nursery where every new day heralds a journey of exploration and experiential fun which lights up the lives of children. Celebrating each child and the magical moments of the journey is our aim.
A heaven of learning where discoveries are interwoven with knowledge and joy. Our nursery is secure, stimulating and prepared to promote learning through imaginative, physical and skill play. Our curriculum mindfully focuses upon the child’s point of view, provides limitless opportunities for exploration, discovery, in a nurturing and secure home away from home.
We accept admissions for children from ages 45 days old, to 4 years old. We are open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm offering full and half day options.
We offer a range of after school activities, holiday camps and a safe transport service.
We follow the Early years Foundation Stage Curriculum in which seven areas are used to plan your child’s learning and activities. The professionals teaching and supporting your child make sure the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs. Children in the EYFS learn by playing & exploring, being active and through creative & critical thinking which all takes place both indoors and outside. The EYFS Framework underpins everything we do and is firmly embedded throughout our practice each day. Teaching is often done through play, where the child learns about subjects and people through games. We work with the children and the parents to ensure every child achieves their full potential. We provide children with a wide range of activities including creative and messy play to encourage development in an enjoyable and stimulating way. The child has access to high quality, safe equipment, and an extensive range of resources according to age and ability.
Upon joining our nursery, your child will be issued with a Learning Journey. Over time, this will build up a picture of your child’s journey through the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Your child’s key person will add assessment documents to the Learning Journey which provide a record of your child’s learning and development during the time with us. Briefly you will see your child’s stage of development and the activities they will be involved in next at the nursery. The Learning Journey will include direct observations, artwork, photographs, and home observations, which are used to provide your child’s key person with the relevant information required to impact your child’s learning and development. All this information is used to ensure we plan activities to fully engage your child, based on their current interests.
We enable children to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
Children’s physical development, enthusiasm and energy for movement is promoted through helping them to use their bodies effectively, by encouraging spatial awareness, balance, control, and coordination, and developing motor and manipulative skills. They must develop their gross and fine motor skills, physical control, mobility, and an awareness of space, using large and small equipment, across all Areas of Learning, indoors and outdoors. Children are encouraged to enjoy physical activity.
We help children to develop a positive sense of themselves and confidence in their own abilities; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to build social skills and manage their feelings; and to understand appropriate behavior. They are encouraged to develop their self-esteem, their personal beliefs, and moral values.
We help children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. They access a wide range of reading materials like books, poems, and other items to spark interest.
We provide children with opportunities to develop their skills in counting; understanding and using numbers; doing simple calculations; and describing shapes and measures. During the Foundation Phase, children develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of mathematics through oral, practical and play activities. They enjoy using and applying mathematics in practical tasks, in real-life problems, and within mathematics itself. They use a variety of ICT resources as tools for exploring number, for obtaining real-life data and for presenting their findings.
Children will experience the familiar world through enquiry, investigating the indoor and outdoor environment in a safe and systematic way. They will be given experiences to help them to increase their curiosity about the world around them and help them to begin to understand past events, people, and places, living things, and the work people do. Using all their senses, they will be encouraged to enjoy learning by exploration, enquiry, experimentation, asking questions and trying to find answers., maps, Children will be guided to make sense of their physical world through opportunities to observe and explore places, people, technology, and environment.
Children will continually develop their imagination and creativity across the curriculum. Their natural curiosity and disposition to learn will be stimulated by everyday sensory experiences, both indoors and outdoors. Children will engage in creative, imaginative, and expressive activities in art, craft, design, music, dance and movement. Children will explore a wide range of stimuli, develop their ability to communicate and express their creative ideas, and reflect on their work.
Our wonderful baby room facilities enable us to care for up to 9 babies aged between 6 weeks and 12 months. Our highly trained and enthusiastic staff provide a caring and happy environment where you child can feel relaxed and their individual routines will be followed. We maintain a ratio of 1:3 staff for our Baby room.
In the first year of life, babies develop a basic sense of self and others, form attachments, and learn to speak their first words. Our infant care professionals write daily reports on your child’s learning experiences, activities with pictures of their most priceless moments. We work closely with you, the parent, to develop a smooth and optimal schedule.
Explorations of texture, color, pattern, size, shape, smell, sound, and taste are all encouraged. Lots of movement, songs, books, and puppets are integrated daily.
Our brilliant toddler room is perfect for toddlers between 1 to 2 years. Our range of different activities provide your toddler with a high-quality play experience. We put strong emphasis on healthy living and playing outdoors. We maintain a ratio of 1:3 up until the age of 2 years old. We largely focus on the Personal, Social, Emotional, Physical and Communication and Language Development aspects of the EYFS
During this time frame, your child is encouraged to form friendships with their peers, begin to build their self-awareness, self-confidence, learn to share and take turns whilst using resources. At this stage, children are excited to see, do and make things on their own. Children develop relationships towards the people around them, start to walk, talk, and learn how to express feelings and emotions.
Our Toddler room includes:
Our Preschool class accepts children from 3 – 4 years and focuses on preparing children for 'Big School' through various fine motor skills, literacy, mathematics-based activities and by developing a child’s skills in social interaction, emotional development, physical skills.
White Dove Nursery promotes independence within this age group, which is aided by our purpose-built environment. Our experienced staff has created a program specifically for the cognitive development of preschoolers through theme-based activities which incorporate language, art, music, and physical development.
Our framework ensures a dedicated focus in children’s early literacy and numeracy abilities appropriate for each individual child. The Child discovers a new way to express both in words and ideas. This allows their social world to expand even further.
White Dove Nursery is a home away from home for your child. We understand the requirement for a haven for your toddler while you are busy at work. Our daycare center is designed to provide a structured, routine oriented, disciplined and most of all, a safe environment for your toddler.
Our trained staff will pay individual attention to each child’s needs when required. At any given time, there will be multiple eyes on your child to assure their safety. The entire premises are monitored with CCTV cameras for added protection.All kids are individually fed and supervised when eating their lunch. Soon after, they are washed or bathed by a daycare assistant according to the instructions of the parents.