Welcome to Cats Whiskers Day NurseryHEY_LOGO_-_SILVER

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Cats Whiskers Nursery combines learning and care for babies and children in spacious and attractive surroundings. Your child will be cared for by qualified and experienced staff.

‘Home from Home’ Childcare based in Boscombe, Bournemouth.

The nursery environment is very light and spacious and is arranged to provide positive areas of learning.  The organisation of the rooms enables the children to access quiet areas and offers opportunities to choose a wide range of resources.  The oldest children are situated in a large space with additional open plan conservatory with direct access to the south facing natural garden.

The Pre-School area of Cats Whiskers is very spacious and is dedicated to providing an environment which enable children to learn and to have fun.

The Pre-School team includes an Early Years Teacher, who together with very experienced and well qualified Early Years Practitioners, enable children to have the skills in preparation to start school.

There are specific rooms for the babies and younger children where the attractive environment is arranged appropriately for their needs including a separate room for the babies to sleep.

Attention is made to create a calm and welcoming setting for the well-being of all the children.

Ofsted say ” Children are very happy and settled at the nursery.”

“Children are very happy and settled at the nursery, on arrival they and their families receive a very warm welcome from staff. A wide range of information is collected from parents regarding children’s care routines and needs.

The strong leadership and management is a significant strength of the nursery, with the owner and supervisor working extremely hard at establishing and maintaining high standards of care and education.”

Read full Ofsted report here…                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BQSlogo149x175


The Revised EYFS – Parents Guide Sept 2012

Children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. Development is not an automatic process, however. It depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments.


A Unique Child + Positive Relationships + Enabling Environments


Learning & Development

A unique child – Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured.

Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.

Enabling Environments – Children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers.

Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Areas of Learning

Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Specific Areas


  • Reading
  • Writing


  • Numbers
  • Shape, Space and Measure

Understanding the World

  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative