About Toad Hall Day Nursery Essex
Toad Hall Day Nursery is a purpose built Nursery School set within the beautiful grounds of Wyburns Primary School in Rayleigh, Essex. It has been designed to provide a safe and secure environment for your child. We are within close distance of Rayleigh Town Centre and can easily be reached by car, bus or on foot.
Toad Hall are passionate about raising the standards of childcare. We provide opportunities so that each child develops at their own pace in a fun and loving environment. Every child is an individual with their own routine and needs and we work closely with our parents to ensure these are met so that every child feels secure and at home.
We aim to offer the highest quality of childcare with a stimulating educational programme.
We deliver a play-based curriculum where the children develop creativity, self-confidence and curiosty that is both adult and child led. Activities are made to be fun where the children can explore, experiment and make friends in an empowering environment.
We look at every experience as an opportunity for learning and we surround our children with interesting and stimulating materials. We focus on Learning through Purposeful Play as children learn most effectively when they are having fun. We guide, prompt, use open-ended questions and encourage the children throughout the day.
Each child has a designated Key Person who will identify each stage of their development and support them through every new experience and adventure.
We are an all inclusive childcare facility that caters for age groups 0-5 years, from babies and toddlers, through to preschool. We are open from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday for 52 weeks of the year. We have many sessions available, offering you the flexibility of full or part-time sessions. Our price brackets are 0-2 years, 2-3 years and 3-5 years and changes are applied the month following your child's birthday. We also offer 2 year old funding (should your child be eligible) and the 3 & 4 year old funding.
When you sign up with Toad Hall your child's place and sessions are secured until 31st August of the year that they are due to start school. Children start school from the September following their fourth birthday.
Quality and Award Winning Childcare
In our most recent inspection OFSTED graded our nursery as Outstanding.
"Children achieve exceptionally well because they have access to a rich, varied and imaginatively resourced environment which engages, inspires and stimulates them to be active learners. Staff know every child's unique style, stage of development and learning needs exceptionally and use precise and accurate assessment systems to plan challenging activities to guide children's next steps in learning. The setting is successful because the management team motivates staff to aspire to the highest quality provision at all times."
External Quality Assurance Schemes
Accredited as an Investor In People
Platinum Accredited with the National Day Nurseries Association NDNA e-Quality Counts in 2019
"The environment of the setting is homely and calm, with lots of resources and opportunities for children to access and explore. The independence and confidence of the children is evident, they are engaged in learning that motivates the individual and this is nurtured with skilful practitioners enhancing moments of learning. The relational environment speaks volumes in the setting, as they are so enthusiastic and passionate in their roles, whether that is the manager, deputy, founder or apprentice. All the staff team values the ethos of the nursery, and this is communicated to everyone that attends through their exemplary practice. The children are confident and happy."
External audit is important to our nursery as we have to constantly check our systems, methods and standards, and in return it is confirmation that our nursery is of a high standard that we expect it to be as professionals. It gives parents confidence in the quality of service that we are providing.
Top Marks for Food and Hygiene
Achieved the highest '5' Food Hygiene grading by Rochford District Council Environmental Health.
Food preparation and hygiene are of the upmost importance and year on year we have achieved a grade '5'.
National Nursery Awards
Toad Hall has been recognised for the high quality childcare we provide as you can see here. Our entire team works exceptionally hard to deliver purposeful learning so that each child grows and learns in a safe and inspiring environment. However, we are not complacent. We are committed to ensuring that the childcare we provide continues to benefit you and your children and we are always striving to better ourselves and set standards in childcare.
2007 Finalist NMT Awards Nursery Design Award
2008 Winner NMT Awards Nursery Student of the Year
2008 Finalist NMT Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
2009 Finalist NMT Awards Nursery Manager of the Year
2010 Winner NMT Awards Individual Nursery of the Year
2013 Finalist NMT Awards Training & Development
2014 Finalist NMT Awards Training & Development
2016 Finalist NMT Awards Indoor Learning Environment
2016 Finalist NMT Awards Outdoor Learning Environment
2018 Finalist NMT Awards Indoor Learning Environment
The NMT Nursery Awards are without doubt the sector's premier annual event, promoting excellence right across the spectrum of the UK nursery sector and we are thrilled to have been finalists and winners, nationally.
Good Beginnings Autism Friendly Setting - Level 1 Bronze Award
Many practitioners in mainstream preschool settings are working with young children who have either been diagnosed as having autism or who have similar needs as yet undiagnosed. Even if there are no such children in the setting, there is an ‘anticipatory duty’ which requires all practitioners to have at least a basic understanding of conditions such as autism and how to meet the needs of young children with autism through high-quality, inclusive early years practice.
At Toad Hall we are delighted to have taken this a step further and have achieved our Bronze Award.
Come and join our award winning nursery!!!