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Welcome to Hickory Dickorys Day Nursery.

As Reflective Learners We Are All On A Journey

Pre-School - Hand PuppetsThank you for your interest in our Nursery, we hope your association with us will be a happy and fulfilling one, where your child will make excellent developmental progress, become an active learner and possess a thirst for knowledge.

Hickory Dickorys opened in 1999 by Sharon Johnson & Trudy Hobbs for their own children who have thrived and grown into confident and happy young ladies. Sharon & Trudy have worked in the Early Years Sector for well over 30 years, they both remain passionate about the importance and relevance of Early Years Development and Care and the positive impact this care has on a child's future growth and success. Sharon & Trudy work day to day in the nursery overseeing the smooth running, this helps maintain a high standard of care and promotes a strong relationship with the Team and Parents. The nursery is private & independently owned.

The nursery is located in Cheltenham Town Centre within walking distance of many shops and park areas. The nursery operates in a four storey Regency building catering for 40 children a day, promoting small and familiar groups, which enhances the relationship between each child and their Key Person. The feeling within the nursery is homely, inviting, relaxing, happy and above all fun!

The nursery prides itself on providing superb quality Day Care for Parents and children in a relaxed, stimulating and caring atmosphere. All the Team at Hickory Dickorys are qualified, kind, friendly, honest and approachable, and above all, interested in you, as Parents to help with the continuity of wonderful care you have given your child in the most important first months or even years of their lives. The Team are chosen for their experience, qualifications but most of all for their commitment in providing a loving and caring environment for your child.

We believe in children, they are our future, we can make a huge difference in their lives, working together as a team ensuring our children grow happily, successfully and confidently.

We have been registered with Ofsted since opening the Nursery, we received an 'OUTSTANDING' again in our latest Ofsted inspection in June 2014. Everyone involved with the nursery has worked together tirelessly as a team to make Hickory Dickorys a setting of Excellence.

Bristol Standards Quality Assurance Award 2012 - 2014

The Bristol Standard - Quaility Improvement for Birth to Five'A Thank you for your excellent Bristol Standard Full Submission. The validation panel felt that your folder was a joy to read and it is obvious your staff have a real understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and child development, this came through in the photographic evidence particularly in Dimension 5. We felt you demonstrated a real commitment to children and their families and we look forward to hearing about the collaborative, creative art packs in your next submission. Well Done for all your hard work.' (The Bristol Standard, Feb 2013)five to thrive



‘An Accredited Setting of ‘Five to Thrive’ 'Why people need people'
'We all know that children need good food and healthy exercise for their bodies to grow strong. But recent research shows that brains need more than this to grow strong. Human beings need loving relationships for healthy brain development. Of course we have always known that children thrive better when they are loved, but now we know why this happens – it is because being with people who love us feeds our brains.'
  Our Nursery promotes these five needs in the setting through a full programme, which enhances and develops each child. 'click here for more information'

Our Vision At Hickory Dickorys

To offer superb quality day care for parents / carers and children in a relaxed, friendly and homely atmosphere.

  • We provide excellent day care for children in a relaxed, friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
  • We work in partnership with parents or carers to make sure that your children get the best possible start in life.
  • We are approachable and interested in the development and achievements of your children, as well as you the parents.
  • We follow the EYFS curriculum which promotes each child’s individual development and builds upon previously gained knowledge.
  • We provide a rich and stimulating environment in which your children can explore and extend their knowledge in safety and without inhibitions.
  • We encourage thinking of and caring for others and through this we foster positive emotions and good standards of behaviour.
  • We promote self-esteem in every child and we praise and reward every achievement and effort.
  • We promote a high standard of skills to encourage independence, aiding that important first step into school life.
  • We offer equal opportunities to all children and adults by treating everyone as individuals and by respecting and supporting differences in language, culture and ability.
  • We provide qualified practitioners who are well-motivated and enthusiastic in their role of caring for your child.
Ofsted Nursery Education Inspection report for early years provision - June 2014
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OFSTED Rating gained : Outstanding in 2010 and 2014
OFSTED OUTSTANDING

OFSTED OUTSTANDING

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courtesy of Gloucestershire Echo 2014

PATA - supporting childcare       NDNA - promoting quality in early years

Investers In Children Award 2006

Hickory Dickorys was one of the first Day Nursery's in Gloucestershire to have gained the: 
Investors In Children Award Accreditation in 2004 - 2014.


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