Magdalen Nursery prides itself on its commitment to health and nutrition. Our excellent in-house chef creates a weekly seasonal menu which provides a balanced diet for our children. This will always contain plenty of fresh vegetables, meats and fruit. We pay due attention to every child’s dietary requirements and any allergies. We believe that establishing healthy habits is essential in early life and our varied menu reflects this. Equally, we believe in broadening our children’s minds and introduce different tasty foods from around the world to them through the week. Parents are kept informed of what their children eat with menus and samples. Our fees include breakfast, which is served between 8am to 8.30am, mid-morning snacks and milk, a healthy hot lunch and afternoon tea.
Magdalen Nursery has very strict staff recruitment processes. We are very meticulous in selecting only the best candidates for each position. After being shortlisted they are thoroughly checked and vetted. Only after completing an intensive induction programme is the candidate finally hired.
Our recruitment policies and processes are quite extensive and available to view in our office.
Our staff are some of the best in the market – each member has formal qualifications in Childcare or teaching. Regardless of our facilities, we are very aware that it is our staff which makes us stand out – and it is with this in mind that we can confidently say our staff are second to none.
We are extremely proud of our brand new facilities at Magdalen Nursery. We have the best quality fittings and furniture with the highest safety ratings. All tables and chairs are wooden and robust and our toys are easily accessible by our children. All toys are cleaned daily to maintain hygiene standards. Our teaching materials are the best you can buy – this can be seen from the paper and paints, all the way to the touch screen wallboards and iPads. We have an excellent CCTV system within our nursery for maintaining our strict safety guidelines. It is constantly monitored on a large screen in the managers' office.
We promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging our children to be physically active and enjoying the outdoors. We have a fantastic, natural and secure garden which is dedicated to our children. It has a variety of play equipment and toys and is a very special place in our nursery.
Continuing our ethos of connecting with our parents we will have regular “mums mornings” with fresh cakes, teas and sandwiches from our kitchen. In the evenings we plan to host Tai Chi and Yoga sessions in our garden exclusively for parents. We are a community nursery and our aim is to be at the heart of our local community, a place for parents to meet and a place for children to learn.