About Us

Felicity’s Fledglings opened in August of 2018, the Nursery is based in the centre of Barnstaple opposite the bus station. The Nursery itself boasts a homely environment with dedicated and experienced staff. The layout of our nursery comprises of a separate Nursery building for babies and toddlers and an additional large spacious preschool for our children aged 3 plus. We have an enclosed playground with safety flooring and a range of outdoor equipment. There is parking directly outside the nursery for drop off and collection and the nearby Summerland road has short stay parking spaces for 20 minutes, there is also a carpark situated within a few metres of the Nursery.

Staff

All of our staff are first aid trained and are DBS cleared, they undertake regular training to ensure that they are kept up to standard.

Delivering the Curriculum & Planning

We ensure that the children experience a varied Nursery day and that activities are varied and stimulating, we plan around the EYFS and provided a range of activities which are adult led and child initiated. The children’s learning and development is recorded in their own personal learning journey, this includes their artwork, observations and photos. We hold parent consultations twice annually.

Daily Diaries & The Famly app – Communication with parents

We use a daily communication diaries and daily report sheets which are sent home with recordings of what your child has achieved and done during their day at Nursery, this includes recording what they have eaten, their mood, what they have enjoyed playing with and participating in.

The famly app is an online portal which each parent is invited to join so that they can log into the platform and see what their child has been doing during the day. This enables us to share photos, events and observations with each parent on a regular basis.

The Baby Room (3 Months – 2 Years)

The Baby room provides a homely space, which is colourful and furnished with appropriate age-related toys. There is a seperate eating and messy play area and adjacent to the main room you will find a sleeping room which has ample cots for sleeping. Each child has a set of bedding which is changed daily.

Toddler Room (2 – 3 Years)

Our Toddler room is bright and inviting with a homely feel, this room is designed and equipped specifically to support the toddlers with their independence and transition from the baby room. There is unlimited access to resources and children are able to self-select equipment. There are two low level toilets and a changing area situated directly off this room. There is also a seperate kitchen. Adjacent to the main play room is a reading corner where you can find a varied range of books. You will find the playground directly outside of the toddler room which the children enjoy using daily.

Pre-School (Aged 3 plus)

The pre-school is a separate building which is large and spacious. It houses a separate kitchen, changing area with disabled toilet and another set of toilets which are low level for the children.

There is a range of equipment including a PC, musical instruments, a fully furnished role play area, a large reading room with soft furnishings and an extensive small world area which consists of a variety of resources.

There is a separate dining area and large hard floored creative space. We also have a large ball pit in a separate room which the children use daily. Children are encouraged to participate in our home library scheme, and have the chance to borrow a varied and extensive range of literature.

Our Adventures

We pride ourselves on working with the wider community and have regular weekly visits to the park, library, church, church garden and Nursing home. You are always informed of trips and consent must be given for your child to attend. Outings and activities planned outside of the Nursery will be logged on the famly app in advance.

Latest News

Welcome to our May newsletter, I hope it finds you all well and enjoying the sunshine. Some big changes have happened over the last few weeks including new flooring in the Pre- School, a new Kiddybus for the children to get out and about, a new camer...
A brilliant link for our parents and carers, this is worth a peek, for those who do need support - never be afraid to ask. It has been tough and as we step back into a little normality, we understand life can feel daunting! Mental wellbeing tips for ...
With so many children struggling with communication and language delays and the waiting lists so long, we have decided to implement phonics classes to help during the interim time. We have organised to have the lovely Faye from Sounds Right phonics c...

Latest News

Welcome to our May newsletter, I hope it finds you all well and enjoying the sunshine. Some big changes have happened over the last few weeks including new flooring in the Pre- School, a new Kiddybus for the children to get out and about, a new camer...
A brilliant link for our parents and carers, this is worth a peek, for those who do need support - never be afraid to ask. It has been tough and as we step back into a little normality, we understand life can feel daunting! Mental wellbeing tips for ...
With so many children struggling with communication and language delays and the waiting lists so long, we have decided to implement phonics classes to help during the interim time. We have organised to have the lovely Faye from Sounds Right phonics c...

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