About Badgers Bridge

We provide a warm and stimulating environment where both play and learning are part of each child’s everyday experience and enjoyment. A wide selection of indoor and outdoor facilities and activities are provided throughout the day, enabling children to learn and develop skills in a creative and calm atmosphere. Careful ‘In the Moment’ planning ensures that the children are able to develop their skills in the proper context of following their own interests and curiosity at a level fitting their skills and development. We follow the Curiosity Approach with Montessori principles.

Each child is allocated a Key person who is paramount in ensuring an easy transition for each child into Badgers Bridge. All practitioners will support the child’s well being, educational and development needs throughout their time with us. The key Person will undertake regular observations and monitor each child’s progress, allowing them to provide resources that leads to curiosity and stimulates each childs play and learning.

Children’s profiles are available on our Baby’s Days online system. Parents can access this anytime and look at photographs and observations.

We follow the Early Years Foundation stage curriculum and also follow a Montessori approach to learning and development. This is complimented by The Curiosity Approach where we support children with ‘real’ resources, coming away from plastic toys and resources. Our mission is to bring PLAY back to childhoods, to rejuvenate children’s desire to tinker potter and explore. To be active learners and motivated to be curious, deeply engaged in PLAY. Authentic resources offer multi-sensory sensory experiences. PLASTIC TOYS look and feel the same. To find out more visit the Curiosity Approach Website

Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities

SEND Local Offer We have a Local Offer for Children with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities (SEND)
We have a nursery SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) that has been trained through the local authority and Badgers Bridge to support each child.

We work with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

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I spent a long time looking for the right nursery for my child when we moved to the area. Badgers Bridge have been incredibly sensitive and understanding of all of our concerns and desires surrounding our child’s transition into nursery. They have a genuine child centred approach and are acutely aware of each child’s individual needs. The staff manage to create an environment that has the support & structure the children need to play freely and creatively. It is certainly one of the most fun and joyful places I have been too! Finally I find them progressive, open minded and love their enthusiasm & encouragement of forest school and out door play.

Bean

“Harry has just started his second year at Badgers Bridge Nursery and he loves it, especially Forest School mid week, where he gets to play with mud, climb trees and go bug hunting in the great outdoors. He is responding to his time here positively and learning how to play, share and take turns. I find the staff friendly and approachable, hands on and very professional and would recommend Badgers Bridge to anyone.”

Sacha Taylor

Badgers Bridge gave my child the best start in their early years education. They really know my child well and have made sure that all of my child’s learning needs were really thought out and taken into consideration.

Sally Harper

The staff at Badgers Bridge are so friendly. They always have time to speak to me, keep me informed on my child’s progress and let me know how my child has been each day. I love the daily email that is sent to us, it really helps me to see what my child has been doing each day. Baby’s Days is also brilliant as I login and can see observations made by my child’s Key Person as well as photographs and pictures. I really would recommend Badgers.

Faye Durrell

What I love about Badgers Bridge is their love of the outdoor classroom. The children are always outdoors either in their wonderful garden, the village and it surrounding areas or the forest school. Excellent!

Tessa Simms

If you have any questions or would like to visit our unique nursery, please contact us to make an appointment
01303 862951

We Are
Outstanding

Ofsted Report 2018

Badgers Bridge - Offsted Outstanding