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Thank you for visiting our website, we hope that you find the information here useful. 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

The provision is OUTSTANDING – In ALL areas

 Taken from our latest Inspection report Dated 15th April 2015

“Children benefit from the highly stimulating environment, indoors and outdoors. They are extremely well settled and eager to join in with interesting learning experiences provided.”

“Staff have an excellent understanding of how children learn; they provide interesting, imaginative learning experiences in which children are eager to be involved”

“Staff consistently demonstrate genuine warmth and affection as they interact with children”

“Children make excellent progress in their communication and language development and are extreemly well prepared for starting school”

“The leadership and management are outstanding”

“Staff offer children freshly cooked healthy snacks and lunches, which they really enjoy. Staff provide excellent support to teach children how to keep themselves safe and healthy.”

Read full Ofsted report hereOFSTED REPORT 15.04.15

Look at what our happy parents say……Parents Comments

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

Literacy

Reading

Writing

Mathematics

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