If you would like to register your interest for a September 2020 or January 2021 place, please send us a message through our contact us page or call 07787 269154. We will send you further details and aim to show you around the nursery soon as possible.
1st June 2020
We welcomed back some of our school leavers.
The nursery was a little bit different with our "bubble" group areas due to COVID-19 and social distancing.
Lots of space in each area for the children to play and learn.
Daisy's Mum - I feel that Daisy has settled into her new bubble environment extremely well! She leaves nursery everyday happy and excited to return! She understands fully why she is in a bubble group and that she can’t mix with other children etc. The videos and clear information you send us before re-opening helped us as parents to feel confident in her return and Daisy enjoyed being able to see the nursery Layout and I read the emails to her so she could take in some of the changes and be prepared for the new setting.
Keeping in contact during lockdown was also a really lovely idea. Pick up and drop off has worked brilliantly having the 5 minutes in between has made it run so smoothly and avoided the crowded drop off at the door situation. And if you do happen to bump into another parent or child you have time to say a brief hello etc but can’t stand and chat for too long or you will miss your drop off time which I think is a good thing so no one hanging around and if other people feel uncomfortable having to pass a group chatting this has helped avoid this situation.
We really appreciate all the hard work and planning that has gone into you re-opening cygnets! We know a few friends who’s nurseries have not opened and are not sure when they will be!
We’re so happy Daisy got to return!!! She really loves being at Cygnets and we’re so glad she got to finish her final chapter with you all! You really all have given her such an amazing start into her school life! And we can’t thank you enough for that!
Nancy's Mum - A few of my friends have been disappointed with their child’s nursery with full closure as that were unable to execute bubbles so I know I’ve said it before but I am so grateful that you guys have pulled it off and its working, Nancy is just as happy and settled as she was before the pandemic.
Cygnets is a privately maintained Pre - School Nursery which offers early year’s education to children aged between 2 and 5 years. The day to day running of the setting is run by the management team alongside experienced trained staff. We serve the local community but welcome families from outside the local area into the setting. Our goal is to support both parents and children during their time with us, helping the children to be prepared for their transition to School.
Our aim is to provide a continuous, free-flow provision where every child is considered to be unique and where they feel safe and secure, whilst becoming confident, self - motivated, independent learners. We present a wide range of activities which promote your child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills as well as language development. These skills will be developed through both organised and child initiated play which stimulates initiative and imagination.
We encourage and support children to learn through play whilst having fun and work in partnership with parents/carers to enable the children to thrive. We support both parents and children during their time with us, helping the children to settle and prepare for their next step up to 'Big School'.
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to offer the children many different and challenging activities through planning and self-choice.
There are seven members of staff, four of whom are qualified to Level 3 NVQ/Diploma in Childcare and Education,one member of staff has a level 4 qualification, one member of staff is currenty completing level two and one member of staff holds a Ba Hons (level 6). All staff are mums themselves, so have a good understanding of the needs of young children.
World book day
All week the children have been bringing in their favourite books from home to share with the other chilldren. On Thursday the children came to nursery dressed as their favorite book characters to celebrate World book day, we had : -
Captain America, Bella, Spiderman, Spiderwoman, Kevin the minion, Buzz light year, Woody, Dinosaur, Witches, Gruffalo’s child, Chase, Sleeping beauty, Candelilla, Elsa, Anna, Thomas the Tank Engine
Our friends from Spelthorne prayer group come into nursery and told the children a story about Christmas. The children made crowns to go on their christmas tree at home.
The children painted tree decorations to take home.
A big thank you to Genevies Gallery in Egham for providing us with the ornaments and firing them for us. Please visit Genevies Gallery at https://www.genevievesgallery.co.uk to see what other itmes can be decorated.
The children and parents collected food and other items for St Saviours Church to help support our local community foodbank which supports families living in poverty or disadvantage across Sunbury and the surrounding area.
Remembrance day 11th November 2019
The children made Poppy's for Remembrance day and they painted there hands to make a hand print wreath. The children watched an animated film on the Cbeebies web site which showed a young rabbit going through the poppy fields. Our older children walked to the Manor park and a member of staff placed the nursery hand print wreath on the War Memorial with the other wreaths. At 11am the nursery held a two minute silence.
The children have been making edible Witches hats and Chocolate Sparkliers
Some of our school leavers went to Shepperton Post Office to post a postcard to Nursery
Fun in the Garden
Shepperton Procession 2019
Our school leavers did a hand print on the Swan for the Procession
Past Activites 2018
Past activities 2017
Planning and Activities
Ofsted judged Cygnets as "Good" with "Outstanding" in
Personal development, Behaviour and Welfare.
"Children's health and well-being is exceedingly well supported. Staff provide children with exceptional levels of support to help them overcome anxieties and deal with change".
"Staff provide play and learning resources of exceptional quality, which are specifically sourced and made to support children's individual needs and interests".
"Children are well prepared for moving on to school. They are immensely sociable and good natured and this is well demonstrated by their enthusiasm to tell jokes and share their news and ideas during carpet time".
Dawson Hall, Russell Road, Shepperton. TW17 9HB
Phone:- 07789 037297 / 07787 269154