What to Bring

We provide all nappies, wipes, milk, snacks and meals while your child is with us at nursery. We ask that you bring in a cup, which your child is familiar with, to leave at nursery. We have all in ones for the children to wear so that we can get outside whatever the weather but we do ask that you bring in wellies for them to wear. Children do get messy at nursery so please bring in a couple of changes of clothes in a small bag so that they can be changed if needed. If your child is potty training please remember to put lots of changes of underwear and bottoms as children do tend to have more accidents when they are busy and otherwise distracted.

Key Person System

Every child has a key person who is on hand to support, guide and care for them throughout the day. They will introduce themselves at your child’s first settling in session and will go through your child’s routines and any special requirements that they may have. Since we are a small team other staff will introduce themselves and will care for your child in their key person’s absence. We think that it is important for the children to get to know all the staff in their room so that they feel safe and secure at all times.

Settling in Process

We offer free settling in sessions tailored to each individual child. Since you as parents know your child best, we want to work with you to ensure they feel settled by the time they need to start. We recommend starting the settling in process 2 weeks before your child’s start date. We will initially book in 2 settling in sessions, we will then work with you and your child to see how many more they may need. Your child’s key person will go through our ‘All about me’ sheet to ensure that we know what is important to your child and to you.

Food / Menus

Here at Snowdrop Cottage we like to provide all children with a well balanced menu, we provide breakfast, lunch and tea as well as a morning and afternoon snack. Each day will include at least 4 portions of fruit and vegetables. Our menu works on a four weekly rotation which changes for the different seasons. Copies of the menu can be provided on request. All of our meals are homemade and are freshly prepared, so we can easily cater for any special dietary requirements or allergies. Sarah, our cook, is very happy to discuss any concerns you may have about your child’s dietary requirements.


We hope that your child will be happy with us and that they will thrive within our nursery. We value all of our children as individuals and are keen to ensure that they all succeed to the best of their potential.

If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to call us on 01249 465993 or alternatively you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..