Ofsted Registered Nursery in Clowne | Children 1st Day Nurseries

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Clowne Nursery

What makes us magical at Children 1st @ Clowne?

Our amazing, innovative environment created by our own maintenance and development team. Its also the fact that Ofsted says were ‘Good’ and parents rate us 10/10 on DayNurseries.co.uk.

What do most people say when they visit the Clowne nursery? Wow! The environment has been transformed into a place where children’s imagination can run wild. Right from the youngest baby to the oldest early years’ child, the environment provides the kind of opportunity for children that they can only dream of as you can see from the pictures below.

Our young babies experience the emotional security of their own room with many sensory activities to stimulate their development. The designated outdoor baby space provides opportunity for challenge and for them to be out in the fresh air throughout the day.

The toddler children have a wonderful space of their own, a key feature being their ‘up, up and away’ sensory pod which is a quiet space where the children can experience a cosy, safe ambience. When the children need extra stimulation they can get messy in the art studio or creative in the block area. Further challenge is available outside with the opportunity for the little ones to climb over, crawl under and jump onto a range of equipment.

The areas for the older children have split level mezzanines where they can either imagine in the beach café or hide away for a quiet story in the reading area. The children love nothing more than climbing up here to get a bird’s eye view of their friends playing down below.

When they have exhausted all of these opportunities the children can be found in the ‘jungle room’ – an incredible adventure room full of slopes, tunnels, hidey holes and a ball pool – it’s amazing!

The staff at Clowne often say that words alone cannot do justice to their wonderful environment so they extend an open invitation for you to come along and play.

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Baby Suite
Our baby suite is a unique environment tailor made to stimulate very young minds as they begin to explore the world. Designed based on the latest Baby Brain research the baby suits are the perfect environment for your child.
Sensory Area
Heightening the senses of our babies, our sensory area within our baby suite is an environment full of toys and objects which children love to see, hear and feel.
Toddler Suite
Our toddler suite invites our young inquisitive and enthusiastic children to join in with the carefully planned and organised exciting activities throughout the day, all within a purpose built environment.There is real focus on providing lots of physical adventures as well as opportunities for quiet time, creative time and role play. Our open door policy encourages parents to pop in at any time.
Out of Schools Club
Our Out of Schools club invites older children back at the start and end of the day. Children have the opportunity to relax, do their homework or join in with the activities specifically planned for their age and preference.
Dedicated Chef
We know how important it is for children to eat a healthy balanced diet. This is why our nursery has a dedicated chef who develops nutritionally balanced meals for your child to enjoy and help them start good eating habits.
Large Garden
Our children love the large garden complete with bespoke outdoor learning environments. The unique space has been created in consultation with our children and is based on the latest research.
Nature Trail
Our large garden features a nature trail where children can learn about the outdoor environment and the interesting insects and animals that call the outdoors their home.
Inside Play Area with Ball Pond
Hugely popular with all children, our nursery features a large inside play area complete with ball pond. This unique environment has been designed in consultation with our children and their parents. Maybe that is why they love it so much!
Free Places for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
All our nurseries offer funded places for 2,3 and 4 year olds who meet the Government’s eligibility criteria. Please speak with us to discuss whether you are eligible.
IT Facilities
The next Bill Gates? Our nursery features the latest IT facilities for children to play and learn on. From our tablet tables to computers, Children are able to use these facilities as an essential learning resource, helping to equip them for the technological world we live in.
French Classes
Children have the opportunity to take part in our French classes to help them develop of love of language from an early age and help them get a head in school.
Dancing with Funky Feet
Our Funky Feet Music and Movement classes are hugely popular. The weekly sessions for children aged 2-3 and 3-5, include movement to music and an opportunity for the children to make music, sing and dance with the help of our very cheeky friend “Toes” the bear.
Visits from the Hairdresser
A regular topic at our nursery is “People Who Help Us.” As part of this, a hairdresser visits the nursery once a month so that children can become comfortable with having their hair cut. The hairdresser is experienced in working with young children and provides a positive experience which can help children in the future.
FizzyTots Games
A big hit with all the children, the Fizzy Tots activity ensures all children learn to enjoy being active and how to play well with one another and as part of a team.
Football Coaching with Sheffield Wednesday
Every Tuesday morning we are delighted to welcome the Sheffield Wednesday Community Coach to nursery. He holds two sessions in which children learn about following instructions and completing different physical challenges, as well as playing team games.
Forestry School
Our nursery provides the opportunity for our children to experience forestry style experiences right outside the door. These experiences provide children with the opportunity to discover the natural environment, play within it and share fun times with their friends hiding, building and exploring.
Indoor Play Area
Hugely popular with all children, our nursery features a large inside play area. This unique environment has been designed in consultation with our children and their parents. Maybe that is why they love it so much!
Jungle Room
How many animals can you spot in the Jungle Room? This purpose built environment has been designed in consultation with children and parents and provides opportunities for physical development. Children are provided with the ability to climb, use ropes and steps, crawl, jump and slide!
Purpose Built Environment
Our nursery benefits from being a purpose built environment that has been designed in consultation with children and parents. The environment has been designed using not only our own ethos but is supported by baby brain research into how colours and furnishings can shape young children’s minds.
Singing Lessons
Taking place each week, our singing classes help to build confidence, allow children to express themselves and help to develop a love of music from an early age.
Top 10 in East Midlands
Following reviews from the parents, our nursery is ranked in the top 10 day nurseries in the East Midlands on leading nursery listings site DayNurseries.co.uk

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We would love to meet you and your child and take you on a tour of your local Children 1st Nursery. Our experienced staff will be delighted to answer any questions you have about enrolling your child in our nurseries.

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Nursery Details


High Street
S43 4JX

Call Us

If you would like to speak with the nursery, please call 01246 813805 and one of the team will be able to help you.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6.30pm.

Closed weekends, Bank Holidays, Christmas – regional variations may apply

Additional Info

Children 1st @ Clowne is within easy walking distance of Clowne town centre and is located on a main bus route. We also have lots of parking.

We offer care to children aged between 6 weeks and 12 years.

Our promise to you

We will deliver the highest quality of learning and care to your child