Welcome to Adventure Tots

Day nursery and pre-school

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Adventure Tots Children's Nursery is a long-established, excellent childcare provider in Padiham

- caring for children up to school age. Owned and managed by the same family for over 18 years, Adventure Tots provides high quality and family-friendly childcare. Big enough to provide a great variety of experiences for your child but small enough to keep it personal.
 

Our nursery

Tots' building is spacious, bright and airy Everything is at ground floor level, with the advantage that children can move easily and safely between the rooms and outdoor play areas to make best use of all the facilities we offer.
We have a large range of toys, equipment and other resources to cover all the stages of a child's development.
The younger children have a self-contained unit with a quiet area set aside for sleeping. The older ones have the Big Room (it is what it says).
In addition there's the Adventure Room for more energetic play, used by both age groups at different times, and two other rooms used for a host of other activities.
Our bathrooms are bright, spotlessly clean and equipped with appropriate-height toilets and hand basins.

Photo of part of the well-equipped toddler room

Both our main rooms have a large range of toys and activities, including sand, water and paint for messy play and both have den areas for chilling out.

 

Our childcare philosophy

At Adventure Tots we believe children learn best through play. With that in mind we provide a wealth of resources and opportunities for them to use their imagination, discover and learn.
Our stimulating environment and experienced staff help each child to achieve their own potential - all this in a setting where each child can feel secure and loved.
We work to the Government's Early Years Foundation Stage requirements for care and education which are exactly the same as those set for nursery schools and reception classes.
Find out more about our approach to children's development and education on our EYFS page

Every day's an open day!

No appointment needed at Adventure Tots

Drop in and see us, you don't need an appointment - when it comes to choosing something as important as childcare, there is absolutely no substitute for walking through the door,seeing a nursery in action. and talking to the staff. The only thing we ask is that you please avoid the hour between 12.00 and 1.00pm as we and the children are busy having lunch!

 

Our staff

using imaginatiion in construction play

We have a team of caring and enthusiastic practitioners, qualified from at least level 3, up to Level 6, and all with current paediatric first aid certifcates,
They average over 10 years' childcare experience each and several of them have been with us since we opened in October 2000.
All are cleared through the Disclosure and Barring Service and vetted for their suitability to work with children, which is reviewed at regular intervals.

Meal times

Adventure Tots provides tasty nutritious food

We provide snacks such as toast, crumpets, croissants and milk in the morning; healthy self-serve snacks during the afternoon as well as a light tea such as sandwiches and fruit.
Our cook makes home-cooked lunches every day, using high-quality fresh ingredients from local suppliers..
Children in the Big Room can help themselves to drinks throughout the day
We have lots of experience catering for special dietary requirements - from the simple to the complex - working with parents to create a safe and nutritious eating plan.
Adventure Tots has been awarded a Bronze Recipe4Health Award by Lancashire Trading Standards.
Unlike some settings, we don't ask for donations of fruit or money for snacks or craft materials. These are included in your fees.

 

Flexibility

child using imagination to make his own toys

Adventure Tots is open from 8.00am till 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and all year round except for Bank Holidays, 8 days at Christmas and a week at the end of May. No fees are payable when we're closed
Our standard sessions are 8.00 - 5.30 (full days) or half days 8.00 - 12.00 and 1.00 - 5.30. For a small extra charge you can add the lunch hour (12.00 - 1.00) to a half-day session..
Subject to available spaces, we can offer more flexible sessions. Just let us know what works best for you and we'll see what we can do.
You don't have to have the same sessions every day, you can mix and match full days, afternoons and mornings to suit your needs.

What's included?

Whether you pay fees or use free sessions only, we provide all snacks, drinks (except formula milk) and craft materials. We don't ask for donations or contributions to cover these. We also provide high quality baby wipes,but not nappies and not sunscreen.

For children who are here through the lunch time, we provide a two-course lunch and this is included in your fees. The exception to this is children who are using 'free' hours to cover lunchtime, when we ask a small charge to cover the cost of the food.

 
We will be closed on the following dates
  • 24 December 2018 - 2 January 2019 (inclusive) Christmas Break
  • 19 April 2019 - 22 April 2019 (inclusive) Easter
  • 6 May 2019 - Spring Bank Holiday
  • 27 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 (inclusive) May holiday week
  • 26 August 2019 August Bank Holiday
 
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