National Storytelling Week 2018

This week is #NationalStorytellingWeek organised by the Society for Storytelling which seeks to celebrate the art of storytelling and the sharing of stories from generation to generation.

“Storytelling can be found enriching lives everywhere. The sharing between teller and listener empowers, feeding the imagination from one generation to the next.”

Inspired to share some of our Green Room’s favourite stories with you, check out our Juice Nursery Preschool Teacher, Kate, reading one of their favourites, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by clicking on this link

Staff Member of the Month – January

Congratulations go to Kate Cartledge, our Preschool Teacher, who was named our Juice Nursery Staff Member of the Month in January.

As well as getting our Juice Nursery YouTube channel up and running, she has been in touch with Early Years Guru, Alastair Bryce-Clegg, arranging for us to feature in his ABC Does Blog sharing with his followers (all 7000+ of them) details of some of the fabulous activities that the children in our Preschool enjoy, which is a real coup for the nursery, we will look forward to sharing more with you shortly.
Well done, Kate!

NDNA Nursery of the Year Awards 2018 are OPEN

We are very proud of our nursery and the quality of care that we provide and would like to publicly acknowledge the efforts of our fabulous team by entering the 2018 NDNA Nursery of the Year Awards.   

The NDNA (National Day Nurseries Association) seek to reward and celebrate excellence across the sector, through an annual awards programme, highlighting the fantastic work of nurseries in supporting over one million children and their families.

The programme is open to all nurseries across the UK and are the ONLY awards voted for by parents. As a setting we have entered the ’Nursery of the Year‘ category, which seeks to recognise exceptional settings, providing excellent levels of care to their children.

So, if you would like to show your appreciation for the work that we do then please vote for us, by clicking here. To support your vote please include comments, highlighting what it is that you (and your child!) love and value most about Juice Nursery.

As well as entering as a setting we have also Danielle Norwood forward in the Practitioner of the Year category.

With a passion for all things early years, and a dedication to ensuring that all the children within our setting receive the highest possible level of care, Danielle is an exceptional member of our team, who has found her vocation in life, working with passion and consistently going the extra mile.

Originally joining Juice Nursery in 2008, on a college placement, Danielle has risen through the ranks, from Apprentice to Childcare Worker, to Senior, before being promoted to Room Leader in 2017.

With a key focus on ensuring that we are a truly inclusive setting, Danielle has been the nursery SENCO since 2013, a role that she relishes.

As well as overseeing our SEND provision, Danielle is a Safeguarding Officer, a role which she proactively developed last year, taking responsibility for ensuring all Policies and Procedures are regularly review and updated, as well as running a Safeguarding Refresher Workshop for her colleagues, covering a number of areas including British Values and The Prevent Duty.

With a wealth of experience, bubbly personality and ‘can do’ approach, Danielle is an extremely positive role model, which has also seen her mentoring Apprentices joining the nursery.

Ultimately aspiring to become a Pre School Teacher within a nursery setting, and part of the management team, Danielle is a reflective practitioner, who strives to evolve her practice and, as a result, proactively seeks to continue her professional development.

To register your vote for Danielle click here, providing comments, if possible, detailing why you think Danielle should be the lucky winner of this award.

Thank you for your support :)