Your Childrens happiness, safety and growing awareness of other people and the world are our most important considerations.
We maintain a relaxed and happy family atmosphere, caring for one another.
The children call us by our first names and we try to treat them as if they were our own.

For Children aged 2 to 5 yrs old. From 8.00 a.m to 5.30 p.m

Term Time Only. Dates follow council set school terms.
After School sessions for 4 to 7 yr olds.
Lunchtime and afternoon pickups from Downs infants school



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Joyland Nursery

I opened Joyland in 1986. As a teacher I had taught in London and Brighton for a number of years before starting my family. Having decided not to return to teaching I started a small, term-time only childcare nursery in dedicated rooms in my own house with my youngest son being the first child on roll.

There have been a number of changes in childcare provision since 1986. My experiences as an early years teacher and an Ofsted Inspector have been of great benefit in the implementation of these developments. A number of years ago we extended our opening hours to offer parents the use of an after-school club. This too has been very successful.

We are very fortunate to have a large secluded garden that offers two distinct play areas; a paved section that is great for bikes and trikes where all activities and meal times take place during good weather; and a grassed area with a climbing frame, slide, swing and trampoline. The garden also has a sand pit and planting bed that the children love to use.

After retiring early from the headship of a local school my husband now works alongside me to run both Joyland and Strawberry Hill nursery. Lynn Hoare: proprieter

Group Organisation

Our priority is your child’s safety and happiness. Your child will be cared for by trained and experienced staff. There are up to 20 children and at least 4 staff at all sessions.

The children have some time outside every day. The sessions begin busy, go on to news-time, snack-time, song time, then free play and end with stories. This structure provides security for the shy and stability for the not so shy!

Your child's happiness, safety and growing awareness of other people and the world are our most important considerations. We maintain a relaxed and happy family atmosphere caring for one another. The children call us by our first names and we try to treat them as if they were our own. You can read some testimonials from parents and carers here.

Staff names, photographs and relevant qualifications are on the noticeboard.
Staff professional development and training are continually encouraged and provided.

 


Joyland consists of five main areas;

· The Play Room ; where it is rarely quiet, but 'sitting down' activities take place [puzzles, cars, small world, duplo etc.]
· The Den ; where we sit in a circle for newstime, or in a group for storytime. The computer, for the children's use, is also in this room.
· The Messy Room ; where we have messy play, water play and the staff kitchen and loo.
· The Noisy Room ; where we have dressing-up and pretend toys to facilitate role-play.
· The Garden ; where we go for at least part of every session. During the summer we take nearly everything outside and enjoy the fresh air.

Download Joyland Handbook

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See our 'Outstanding' Ofsted Report

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