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Wickford – Station Avenue Day Nursery

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Just Imagine Wickford – Station Avenue

Day Nursery

61 Station Avenue
Wickford
Essex
SS11 7AS

Opening Times:

Monday – Friday: 07:00 – 19:00 We also offer before and after school club.

Drop-Off Directions & Parking

The nursery is located on Station Avenue, a 3-minute walk away from Wickford High Street.

Wickford train station is just 2 minutes walking distance away.

We have limited car parking space at the nursery for a safe drop off/ pick up.

Call Us

Call Us 0330 333 1080

Nursery Facilities

Buggy Store

We have a safe place for you to store your buggy at our nursery.

Nursery CCTV

CCTV

We have CCTV installed within the nursery to ensure the safety and security of all our children and staff.

Meals & Snacks

We provide healthy meals and snacks as well as fresh water and milk. Our menus are seasonal and are certified by a children’s dietician ensuring the right balance of ingredients for the children. All dietary requirements are catered for by our professional chefs.

Outdoor Garden

Our outdoor space offers an environment to explore and develop and provides a place where imagination comes to life.

Fees & Availability

Nursery fees are dependent on the age of your child and your specific childcare requirements. Funding options are available, including the government’s 15 and 30 hours funded childcare, and we also accept the Government Tax Free Childcare Scheme and childcare vouchers.

To request pricing and availability, please call us or complete the request a call back form below.

How we learn at Just Imagine Day Nursery

Babies

  • Our Baby room offers the perfect place for children to begin their nursery journey
  • We offer as many settling in sessions as you and your child need to feel safe and happy in a new environment. This is the start of us building a long-standing relationship with your family, ensuring secure bonds between child and nursery team
  • We offer a stimulating environment and a variety of resources for our babies to explore develop and discover through play
  • We promote sensory play from a very young age, helping children to make sense of the world by connecting what they see, hear, smell, touch, and feel
  • In our reading corner the children have access to a library of books and stories, music, and rhymes introducing early literacy and communication skills
  • We promote movement and balance and focus on early wellbeing awareness and relaxation exercises

Toddlers

  • Our Toddler room is where our children can thrive as they become more independent and curious
  • We feel it is important to offer a range of natural resources and provide plenty of messy play opportunities to encourage learning through creative play
  • In our library area we have a selection of age-appropriate reading resources to encourage communication and develop language and literacy skills
  • We encourage independence and free thinking by allowing the children to choose and lead activities carefully guided by our practitioners
  • We promote physical creativity through music and movement which is key in helping to develop children’s fine motor skills
  • Being part of the local community is important and we regularly take part in local events and support local charities
  • We continue to promote early wellbeing awareness and relaxation techniques to help our children understand their thoughts and feelings

Preschool

  • Our preschool environment supports ‘school readiness’ through a wide range of quality resources and equipment that promote all areas of the EYFS, including maths and literacy
  • We embed maths and literacy into everyday routines providing opportunities for letter and number recognition
  • We give encouragement and praise to our children inspiring them to investigate and be curious of the world around them
  • We promote an inclusive environment where we take part in a variety of cultural and international celebrations
  • We continue to promote messy play in our preschool room sparking children’s creativity and interest in the arts
  • We provide smaller group learning opportunities to focus on life skills and preparing the children for their next step into school
  • We work on whole body movements to develop large motor skills, co-ordination, balance and strength.

Outdoor Space

  • Our garden is a real feature where children can wander, climb, splash, and run in our educationally designed outdoor learning area.
  • Our toddlers have free flow into the garden which is essential for healthy development and wellbeing and our outdoor equipment encourages physical activities and challenges
  • Our outdoor space allows children to understand and take risks which helps to build their confidence and eagerness to learn
  • Our children are introduced to important life skills and encouraged to try new things through play and exploration, through activities such as role play, water play and investigative play
  • We promote a ‘grow your own’ initiative providing spaces in our garden for children to plant their own vegetables
  • We use recycled materials to create our bug hotel which proves very popular with our children, promoting their interest in wildlife in the natural world.

Our Team

Katie Cartwright

Joined: 2012

Hi, I’m Katie, Nursery Manager. I joined Just Imagine Wickford – Station Avenue in January 2012. I have over 10 years of early years’ experience within all age ranges, including safeguarding and SEND. I was a senior practitioner for 6 years and have progressed to Nursery Manager.

I am passionate about my job role and aim to provide a safe, nurturing, and enriched environment for the children within our care, enabling them to learn and grow.

Our Team

Our nursery has a lovely family feel which makes it a wonderful place for your child to grow, learn and play. We have a passionate and long-standing team and we’re very proud of our excellent staff retention and family ethos. We aim to create something special and different, ensuring all children are nurtured, cared for, and inspired with their individual needs in mind.

We have a dedicated senior team who support the nursery management in striving for delivering excellence by enriching home from home environments with an expertly trained team.

All staff complete comprehensive training, further developing their knowledge and understanding of children’s development, covering all key aspects in keeping children safe.

We can provide advice and support for all our families on a vast range of topics by pulling together our combined experience.

Food & Nutrition

Our delicious, healthy and nutritious food is sourced from trusted suppliers and prepared and cooked by our onsite chef. All dietary and religious needs are met.

Our experienced team would love to meet you and your little one, so book a visit today and we will show you everything our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour at a time to suit you.

Open Day

Join us at our next Open Day

Saturday 16th March, 9am-1pm

*Participating nurseries only

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