Welcome to Adventure Tots

Day nursery and pre-school

Keeping everyone safe

Since 23rd March schools and nurseries have been closed, apart from for vulnerable children and the children of critical ('key') workers. You can find out more about this from the government's guidance on education.

To keep everyone safe, we've brought in a range of extra measures (in addition to our normal high standards of hygiene). Such things as:
  • Staff and children washing their hands frequently, starting as soon as they arrive.
  • Encouraging children to cough or sneeze onto their elbow, or a tissue
  • Sterilising surfaces such as table tops and door handles even more frequently
  • In terms of social distancing, we're keeping all visitors, including parents. out of the nursery. Children are 'delivered' to and collected from, the reception doors.
Parents can help us by
  • Staying at least 2m away from other parents bringing or collecting their child at the same time
  • Keeping their child at home if they (or anyone else in the household) has symptoms of coronavirus. In that case we ask them to follow the government's 'stay at home' guidelines for people with symptoms of the virus.

FREE FLEXIBLE NURSERY PLACES FROM SEPTEMBER

  • You may qualify for up to 30 hours free childcare. For more information, visit our Free Places information page.
 

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 19 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.

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

Behind closed doors

Back in the days of 'normal', we welcomed visitors at almost any time, without an appointment.
At the moment, for the safety of everyone, we aren't allowing visitors into the nursery at all.
In the meantime we're happy to answer any questions, please just ring or email us. As time goes on, and we all adjust to new ways of working, we hope to be able to organise socially-distanced viewings until the day it's safe to throw our doors wide open again.

 

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
  • 10 April 20 -13 April 2020 (inclusive) Easter
  • 8 May 2020 - VE Day Anniversary Holiday
  • 25 May 2020 - 27 May 2020 (inclusive) May holiday week
  • 31 August 2020 - August Bank Holiday
  • 24 December 2020 - 1 January 2021 (inclusive) Christmas
 
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