Bowlers is set in the leafy Parkland Walk area off Crouch Hill, which was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 1990. Located next to Ashmount Primary School, both of our entrances are away from main roads, allowing for children’s safe drop off and collection.
We’re very proud of our newly designed building which opened in August 2012 as part of the Crouch Hill Community Park. It’s a safe, stimulating and inspiring environment that encourages children to play, explore and learn.
The purpose-built nursery has two primary areas – the baby room and main floor – tailored to suit different ages, but we encourage the children to move between them during free playtime.
“Children benefit greatly from the nursery’s stimulating play environment and enjoy having access to a generally wide range of good quality resources.“
Ofsted, June 2012
Baby Room (3 months to 2 years)
In the warm and friendly baby room you and your child will be welcomed by our experienced baby room staff. We understand how hard it can be to leave your baby with someone else, so the team are happy to work with any type of routine that you currently have in place, or work on a routine together. Children have their own cot to take a nap when needed, and favourite toys or other familiar items are welcome to help make them feel at home.
Young babies learn through their senses – sounds, smells and physical contact – which is why we include a range of activities to encourage early development, such as singing, games, painting and talking. With a maximum of six children in the baby room, your child will always find it a safe and loving environment but will be able to enjoy interacting with others of a similar age.
Main Floor (2 to 5 years)
Catering for up to 30 children, the main floor is a large, light and open space split into four different areas: creative; language and literacy; small world play; and maths. Our key staff members Samantha, Lisa, Janet, Mariama and Rose make full use of the nursery’s facilities to allow the children to learn through play, building on their natural curiosity to help develop their skills. A typical day will include reading in the story tent, using the computer, dressing up, and wet-play activities. Free play is mixed with organised activities, and children in their final year take part in pre-school activities such as learning their alphabet and introduction to numbers and arithmetic.
Generally, children move up from the baby room to the main floor when they are two, but we work with each individual child’s development and they can make the move a little earlier or later depending on what they and their parents are most happy with.
The children love to play in our newly refurbished garden, where we might go for snack and/or story time when the weather is nice, as well as on the always popular climbing frame and slide. The children are free to play with a range of toys and we encourage as much outside play as the weather allows, including splatter-painting and other activities you may not necessarily want to or be able to do at home.
Security is of the utmost importance to us and we understand how important it is to you. Our intercom and security system is newly installed and we also have a strict collection policy.