Charnwood Day Nursery

Pre-school childcare in Leicestershire

Ofsted Registered childcare for over 3 year olds

Pre-School Children aged 3 to 5 years

Joining pre-school is an important milestone for our 3 to 5 year olds.  At Charnwood Day Nursery our emphasis is on preparing our older children so that they are ready for school.


We incorporate the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) into our daily activities and introduce our children to literacy and numeracy, whilst also encouraging them to be confident and independent investigators and explorers.   


Our creative and spacious pre-school room is divided into well-defined “learning areas”, each equipped with resources that focus on a particular area of learning. These include emergent writing, mathematics, reading, information technology, role play, construction and many other activities.


Because we run a small but homely children's nursery we are able to provide dedicated, one to one teaching for each of our pre-school children. In addition, specialist and qualified teachers provide French, yoga and music classes for all our over 3 year olds, all inclusive within your nursery fees.


Pre-school development for children

Improving social development, communication and interaction skills are a priority for our pre-school children and we regularly ensure the children engage in organised activities that are specifically designed to encourage:

In order to keep a record of your child’s time and progress at nursery we use a system called ‘Tapestry’.

Tapestry is an online learning journal. Using hand held tablets and devices we are able to instantly record and report on your child’s special moments and achievements and link them into your child’s personal profile.

You will be able to view the observations as a learning journey, flipping through the pages in time order, or filtering in flexible ways to access your favourite records. You can bookmark your favourite parts for quick access. Every time we make an entry into your child’s learning journal you will receive an email enabling you to access it immediately from your computer or phone.


Free early care and education for 3 to 5 years olds

All 3 and 4-year-olds in England are entitled to 570 hours of free early education or childcare a year. This is often taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible.  Please contact us for more details.


Charnwood Day Nursery provides Ofsted Registered Childcare for pre-school children in Shepshed.


Staff have a good understanding of the early years foundation stage. They combine this with their knowledge of children's interests to plan enjoyable and stimulating activities.


Ofsted Report 2017





Charnwood Day Nursery