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.
Christmas tree decorations
The children have been very busy painting tree decorations.
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.
Spethorne Prayer Group
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.
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