Day Nursery inside Nuffield Health Gym St Albans

Nuffy Bear Day Nurseries supports the mental and physical growth of children from 3 months to 5 years. This is done with a mix of play and learning through qualified and  enthusiastic staff who provide a nurturing environment. 

Physical Activity 

Active play and games are always encouraged as they develop core skills and support physical development. Nuffy Bear offers swimming lessons for 3-5 year olds, while infants benefit from baby massage and yoga. Nuffy Bear Day Nursery play takes into account each child’s increasing concentration span. They develop skills through a wide variety of different activities. Nuffy Bear encourages children to play and have fun, forging friendships with each other. The children learn to interact with their environment. 

The children have access to a variety of toys and play areas designed to stimulate their learning and development in fun ways. Nuffy Bear offers a broad variety of games plus  specialised music and movement sessions. All children in full time nursery care receive a free junior membership to our Fitness & Wellbeing Gym and it's facilities. Nuffy Bear also offers a range of fun and active children’s parties to suit all budgets. 

Mindfulness & Learning

A programme of  stimulating activities and structured quiet time enables your child to engage with new ideas and principles. Nuffy Bear follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. This covers seven areas, divided into prime and specific.

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive arts and design
  • Understanding the world

All the activities available support one or more of these areas. From using building with blocks, counting pieces of fruit, drawing their friends or playing musical statues.

Happiness

Smiling faces at the end of the day are just one way to gauge your child’s wellbeing. During their time at nursery the staff ensure that your child is well settled, happy and engaged using the Leuven Scale. Nuffy understands that as well as making new friends, it is important that your child forms strong bonds with nursery staff. 

Meditation

There are two 10 minute sessions throughout the day of meditation or quiet time. These provide a balance with the activities and can help children sleep better, reduce anxiety and improve their self-esteem. 

High Quality Nutrition  

Menus change daily and high quality nutrition is a focus at Nuffy Bear Day Nursery. Meals and snacks are freshly prepared by nutritional therapists to provide your children with exemplary nutrition. This helps your child maintain their energy levels throughout the day. Portions are controlled, and what your child eats will be recorded in their Learning Journal. The nursery also caters for a wide range of allergies and special dietary needs. Experts are on hand to help with weaning, advice for managing fussy eaters and help with any general nutrition queries.

Day Nursery in St Albans
Day Nursery in St Albans

Opening Times

  • Mon 7.30am - 6.30pm
  • Tue 7.30am - 6.30pm
  • Wed 7.30am - 6.30pm
  • Thur 7.30am - 6.30pm
  • Fri 7.30am - 6.30pm
Day Nursery in St Albans

Facilities

  • Primary