This day care nursery school was known for many years as Jigsaw. We purchased it in April 2014 and changed the name to Once upon a time. The premises were totally refurbished in August 2014 at a cost of over £100,000.
Our investment continued with the appointment of a new, experienced management team with new policies and procedures and a strong emphasis on staff training. Toni, who led this change, continues to manage the nursery with her now established team.
The nursery has a wide range of equipment and resources that creates an environment where the children can learn and develop through play. In August 2019 it was rated ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted.
Although the car parking facilities are limited, the building is often described as a Tardis. There are three generous sized rooms for the three age groups, plus a large washroom area and a baby sleep room. There is also a spacious garden with a wonderful under-cover outside area where the children can play whatever the weather. Our cook also prepares fresh meals every day. Special dietary needs are catered for.
The team use an online app called ‘Tapestry’ to record each child’s learning journal. Parents can log in whenever they wish to keep up to date with the activities their child has been doing at nursery, along with their developmental progress.
Meet the Manager
As a founding member of staff in 2007, I spent seven wonderful years as the Deputy Manager at our nursery school located within the grounds of Cecil Gowing Infant School.
When the opportunity arose, I became the Nursery Manager at Constitution Hill in August 2014, and set about building a really strong team focused on delivering childcare to the highest standards. We now have a fantastic team here at The Hill, with a mixture of experience, age and qualifications.
I have over 25 years childcare experience and am passionate about children’s learning and development. The activities we plan for the children are truly inspiring.
I’m also keen to develop our awesome team here to be the very best they can be. From regular team meetings to individual supervisions, and peer observations to performance reviews, the continuous professional development of each member of the team is at the heart of everything we do.
Meet the team
We’re lucky to have some fantastic people who bring the magic to life at Once upon a time. Each member of the team is a Key person to a small number of children. When your child starts nursery, they’ll be matched to one of the team who’ll help settle them into nursery, support their learning and development and be your main point of contact. Toni is joined by three Room Managers, April, Becki and Olivia.
Deputy Nursery Manager and Room Manager, April, is joined by Rebecca and Danielle.
Room Manager, Becki, is joined by Georgia, Amber and Maisie.
Early Years Teacher and Room Manager, Olivia, is joined by Adele and Sammi.
Within the team, we also have Tracey, a Senior Practitioner, Egle, an Apprentice, as well as our Cook, Steph.
Where to find us
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