24 Greenoaks Way, Morrisons Shopping Mall, Widnes, WA8 6UD
Dunky’s Day Nursery Widnes is a 45 place, conveniently located town centre based nursery within the Green Oaks shopping mall. It has a unique purpose built play frame for children to enjoy . The nursery is spread over one floor and provides easy access to the equipment for all of our children.
We have free car parking and manned on-site security which is supported by our own security of CCTV and key fob door entry system.
This makes sure that your child’s security is of paramount importance. Our baby room provides comfort, security and stimulation. It is a loving and caring environment where there are plenty of hugs and cuddles so our babies feel safe and secure.
Our busy toddler room is a bright colourful and happy environment with plenty of opportunities to explore and discover. Our staff enjoy cuddles & chatting to the children and also extending their learning at every opportunity and sharing their daily interests.
Our educational preschool provides for each child’s individual needs and current achievements through parental partnerships and daily observations.
Our key person approach enables us to create close relationships with the children in our care.
Our curriculum is based on each individual child and their stage of development and also their current interests. We offer a wide range of opportunities such as creative & messy play, sensory learning, baking, knowledge and understanding of the world, imaginative & role play, problem solving and reasoning, information & communication technology and many more.
All our rooms offer a quiet area where your child can just relax, read a book or sit quietly chatting with their friends if they wish. Our rooms are very comfortable and equipped with lots of soft furnishings where the children can relax and spend quality time making new friends and learning new skill in a stimulating and educational environment. We encourage children’s independence and we regularly consult with children to ensure their involvement in making decisions and having choices about their rooms, equipment and activities. Our garden is fully secure with a large bricked wall around the perimeter.
All our staff are very dedicated, highly experienced practitioners who all hold current childcare qualifications level 3 – including first aid, basic food hygiene, child protection and much more.
We pride ourselves on our friendly but professional approach and foster excellent relationships with the parents and children in our care. We operate a key person procedure which enables staff, children and their parents to form good relationships with one another.
Whilst your child is in our care we intend to provide them with the best care and education at all times in a home from home environment and they will certainly have fun!
We have an excellent reputation in the area and pride ourselves on our friendly and flexible approach.
You’re welcome to visit the nursery at any time during our opening hours – Just drop in and say hello!
We are open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday except for Bank Holidays. However, we can accommodate a 7.30am start for an extra charge.
Often overlooked, nutrition is an essential aspect of a child’s development. All children need a healthy balanced diet. We feel that with today’s cultural differences and allergy needs that the best people to decide on their child’s diet would be you. The children bring with them a packed lunch each day which must be packed properly to ensure health and safety requirements are met. This enables you to have most of the control.
We provide morning and afternoon snacks which are low in sugar and high in nutrition. Menus are displayed in the entrance for you to check. We have information available to guide parents on providing a healthy lunch box. We take mealtimes very seriously here at Dunky’s and so we have taken measures to have each snack balanced nutritionally. We will try all our children with a varied diet, but if your child has religious or medical dietary needs we will be happy to oblige. Our staff are also encouraged to eat with the children to act as role models for social skills.
On top of the regular 4 week snack menu which incorporates foods from other cultures, there will be themed days linked to international holidays and celebrations to encourage diversity of the palate and offer some interesting educational possibilities. The staff will be holding basic cooking
classes with the children in addition to outside agencies coming in. All our snacks are sugar free and fresh fruit and vegetables are always included
on a daily basis.