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Curiosity, Discovery and Involvement in Guided Activities

At Small Wonders Day Nurseries , we do not feel that a child begins to learn only when they turn a particular age. Therefore we begin a gradual introduction to the more structured learning process as soon as we feel each child is mature enough to do so.

Children need to make sense of the world through curiosity, discovery and involvement in guided activities, set at the right level for their individual capabilities. Their social and emotional needs must be met also and this is considered to be of paramount importance in small children. A happy, loving atmosphere with plenty of cuddles allows a child to develop his or her true potential. We pride ourselves on creating a secure and happy environment to allow the children to be responsive to the opportunities for emotional, social and cognitive development.



Within our nurseries we make sure each child is treated as an individual, with equal opportunities. We see each child as an whole person, not simply as under 2, a 2-3 or as a 3-5 year old. Therefore whilst following a pre-determined Curriculum and Activity Plan we will be guided by the individual child, their choices and thirst for knowledge and will encourage each child to develop to their full potential. To this end we have a record of achievement, compiled by nursery staff, parents and the child themselves. The children are not pressurised because learning should be fun, children have absorbent minds, a natural curiosity and lots of enthusiasm for learning and we will help them to channel these energies.

Professionally Trained Staff

To achieve our high standard of childcare with our nurseries in Preston our general policy is to appoint only professional staff and to continuously update and further their training and individual potential. Children like to feel that they have one or two “special people” who not only know and understand them but can also comfort them when they need it. At Small Wonders Day Nurseries these special people are called “Key workers”.

In addition we naturally give high priority to the health and safety of the children, including the highest standards of hygiene, particularly in our kitchen and toilets whilst also ensuring we have a registered First Aider on the premises at all times.

Contact Us

To discuss your childcare needs and arrange a visit to one of our nurseries in Preston simply call us on one of the numbers below.

Small Wonders Day Nursery – (01772) 556 900

Small Wonders Too (01772) 252 212

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