Child Care Day Nursery in Daventry

Dolphin Day Nursery is a leading provider of quality child day care in Daventry.

Our purpose-built nursery is a safe, secure and friendly setting situated in the grounds of Falconers Hill Infants School.  We are conveniently located for Daventry town centre and are on a major bus route.  We have plenty of free off-street parking available right outside the nursery.  As you would expect we are registered with Ofsted with an Outstanding Ofsted Inspection Report of which we are very proud. We are active members of the Preschool Learning Alliance and National Day Nursery Association. With capacity for up to 56 children, we can cater for any child between 3 months and 8 years of age.

Child Day Nursery in Daventry

Our high adult to child ratio and home from home setting is conducive to the safety and wellbeing of your child. Their individual development into bright young people is of paramount importance to us. We abide by the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, encouraging children to play, socialise and learn at every opportunity. It is our goal to help your child achieve their full potential physically, intellectually and creatively.

Our child day care facility is split into four areas:

  1. The Starfish Room – Babies 3 months to 2 years
  2. The Seahorse Room – Toddlers aged between 2 and 3 years
  3. The Mermaid Room – Pre-school children between 3 and 5 years
  4. The Dolphin Club – Children aged 4 to 8 years

Our Dolphin Club provides out-of-school childcare including during term time and a Breakfast and Afterschool Club.  Our Breakfast Club operates from 07.30 where children are provided with a nutritious breakfast as well as having some time to spend with their friends enjoying a range of activities.  The children are then escorted to school well in time for the school bell. Our Afterschool Club operates from 3pm to 6pm.  Children are collected from their classrooms and escorted to Dolphins.  Here they are provided with tea and then they have opportunities to spend time with their friends enjoying activities of their choice.  Dolphin Club also provides sessional and full time childcare for children aged 4 years to 8 years during the school holidays.     
Outside, we have two separate secure gardens and play areas with all-weather surfacing. There is a sensory garden, vegetable patch, digging area, Bob the Builder construction zone and our older children enjoy playing in the tunnels and practicing on the balancing beams.  There is no shortage of activities for them to enjoy. 

The range of toys available includes:

  • Bikes
  • Slides
  • Cars
  • Balls
  • Rocking horse
  • Hoops
  • Beanbags 
  • Ball pit

We own a huge collection of floor based toys to stimulate your child’s imagination. We aim to provide each and every child with opportunities to develop their skills and our day nursery has a construction zone, role play area and much more.  We have a dedicated Sensory Room which stimulates the senses of the children and can be used either for teaching or to provide a separate relaxing environment.

Our fully qualified, experienced members of staff encourage creativity and social interaction by engaging children in table top activities, computer activities and group games.  We have two Early Years Professionals qualified to degree level in the setting leading the learning programmes for the children.

Parent to nursery communication is high on our agenda and you will be impressed with our E:log reporting system which reports in detail your child’s progress.  Progress reports, pictures and videos are shared with you by email at work or home and you can contribute to the development profile by sharing your home observations.  We have many ways of interacting with our parents on a regular basis.

We have a qualified permanent chef at the nursery who each day provides hot home-cooked fresh and nutritious food throughout the day.  This includes breakfast early in the day with snacks provided mid-morning.  A hot meal with pudding is provided at lunchtime with further snacks available mid-afternoon and tea provided late afternoon.  We have been awarded with Heartbeat Award from Daventry District Council for the quality of the food we provide and have a 5-star heath award.

If you would like to find out more about our day nursery, feel free to contact us for further details or even arrange with us to come for a visit. We would love to meet you and your child!