Sunflower Nursery at Cambourne is thriving
Added: (Wed Dec 10 2008)
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It has been over three months since Cambridge Housing Society’s Sunflower Nursery at Cambourne opened its doors, becoming an important part of the community. The nursery provides a much-needed service to the area offering both full and part time care for children between the ages of 4 months and 5 years, by a dedicated and professional team. They work very closely with South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Environmental Health team and with the Children’s Centre to ensure their standards are of the highest.
The day nursery has nearly 30 registered children and places parents and families at the heart of all they do. This ranges from the excellent two-way communication between the home and nursery regarding each individual child to the creation of a wide range of different ways in which parents can get involved in the nursery. This will include parents’ group meetings, clothes and toy sales, family parties and special sessions, such as cooking for children.
The nursery is carving itself a reputation for supporting the community, offering high standards of care and setting itself apart from other childcare providers by offering a range of services that go beyond the norm, including:
• Come & play sessions - free for parents and children, to experience the new nursery
• Crèche facilities for children of adults attending a variety of courses in the Cambourne
• Pre-school sessions for over 3’s- free to all families, and backed by government funding
• Outings to the library, parks and other facilities in the village for an ‘all-round experience’
Alan Jones, Director of Housing & Care Services, said 'It's fantastic the way the staff team have so quickly embraced both working with the children and with the wider community. We are now offering crèche facilities for the children of adults doing a variety of courses in the community, free pre-school sessions and 'come and play' sessions. Parents in Cambourne can now access excellent local childcare, giving them the opportunity to return to work or study in confidence'.
Parents interested in applying for places at the nursery should contact the Nursery Manager, Sally McGivern on 01954 719440 or visit the CHS website www.cambridgehs.org.uk.
Notes to Editors:
Cambridge Housing Society’s Sunflower Nurseries are based in Victoria Road, Cambridge and High Street Cambourne. Each nursery has a strong management team and leadership skills to create a happy, friendly and purposeful feel within the nursery. The staff stay at the nursery for long periods of times thanks to excellent staff term and conditions. Therefore, the children get to know the staff very well and feel safe and secure building valued partnerships with parents and families.
About the Cambridge Housing Society
Cambridge Housing Society (CHS) is a charitable housing association providing high quality and good value affordable housing. Alongside this CHS provide support, care and community services, enabling people to enhance their quality of life and further their personal development.
Established in 1927, CHS now employs 300 people, manages over 2000 homes and provides care and support for 520 people across the Cambridge sub-region. Community investment, the non-housing products and services offered by CHS, includes enabling people to have access to cheap loans, computer equipment, one-to-one tuition and skills advice in their own homes.
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