Our story began in August 2022 when Oak Tree in Wokingham and Victoria House in Marlow were welcomed into the Family First Nursery Group. The Family First philosophy of ‘Nurture, Care, Inspire’ is represented in the Orchard House Nurseries and Preschools, and through the delivery of the EYFS and Family First curriculum.
Our brand was inspired by the EYFS 7 areas of learning and development with each leaf on our tree representing:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Family First intend to add more nurseries to the Orchard House brand which match its ethos of providing outstanding childcare, delivered by qualified practitioners, indoors and out, all year round.
Our nursery spaces are carefully designed to provide children with a variety of play and learning choices. Our team ensures children are challenged throughout the day, this may be our babies crawling to meet new friends, counting steps on the stairs, simple phrases in different languages or becoming a doctor at role play.
Each day at nursery is different and every child is encouraged and nurtured to develop at their own pace to reach their full potential
Teaching children at a young age the value of care and respect for others is vital. At nursery children can make new friends and form social bonds with their peers outside of the home. We promote share and care values, taking turns and role model behaviour.
We feel very strongly that children should respect one another and understand both their differences and similarities. We encourage children to express their feelings positively and begin to understand the opinions of others through discussion with their peers and by the examples set by our trained practitioners.
The world is full of questions and interests. Our nurseries are designed to be the same; we ensure a variety of activities are on offer to stimulate inquisitive minds and our caring practitioners are on hand to guide them.
We have worked very hard to create and continue to invest in both indoor and outdoor environments that provide children with the opportunities to safely explore and investigate. From mud kitchens to vegetable gardens, learning hubs and ICT suites, inspiring young minds to learn how things work, grow, and evolve through play.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you into our family.
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