Owlets

Welcome to our baby room – where play is serious learning for our little Owlets

In our baby room, we can accommodate 12 babies between the age of 8 weeks – 2 years old. We have an excellent staff:child ratio of 1:3 ensuring that your child has the attention they need throughout the day.

Here your baby will be able to take part in activities designed to help his or her development through play, ranging from books, rattles, our baby gym, treasure baskets, pull along toys and interactive wall activities. We have a baby garden area that has a canopy for the summer months. We take the babies out in our grounds in the pushchairs to get fresh air each day.

Sensory Play

Here in Owlets there are a wide range of sensory play opportunities that encourage the development of fine motor skills and support language development. The staff plan a variety of sensory and physical activities, including painting, books, rattles, Duplo, baby gym, and treasure baskets that help in all areas of the childrens' development and support them to learn and meet their milestones.

Creative Play

The nursery has an art area where children can get creative with arts and crafts and messy play. Our Owlets will enjoy singing, music time and stories to enrich their creativity and communication skills. Above all, the baby room environment will provide a nurturing, familiar and homely space – a home away from home.

Sleep

Sleep is fundamental to growth so here in the baby room we have a dedicated sleep room that is monitored at all times, where each child has a cot with their own sheets and blankets to create a familiar and cosy nook for them to rest after a busy morning or afternoon of play.

Meal Times

At meal times we have low chairs so children are able to sit and enjoy their food with their friends while staff sit with them and support them with feeding. We have highchairs for the younger babies. We provide Aptamil formula milk for babies still requiring a milk feed.

What is Provided?

Included within your daily childcare fee is breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea and nappies. We ask parents to provide a change of clothes, bottles (if required) and comforters.

Getting to know your child

When babies join our Owlets room, we ask parents to provide us with some background information to help us better understand your child’s needs, for example we would like to know about your child’s likes and dislikes, routines that are important to your child and to you, and their comforts. We endeavour to follow every baby’s routine when they start with us.

Child development

Each baby will be assigned a key worker who they can build a strong bond with. Key workers will provide written and verbal feedback daily on their child’s day including meals, sleeps and nappies. We record information about each child’s development in their EYFS file which will be carried with them as they progress from nursery to school, and will lastly be given to you as a lovely keepsake of their early years education.

Wise Owls staff have been great with my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. Always smiling, always communicating with me. Love the outdoor space for the children. Inside is also a lovely space for the children to play in. Very happy child as a result of all the hard work of staff at Wise Owls.

Very friendly and helpful staff looked after our little boy since his second birthday. Since then, he became very independent and gained lots of new skills. Wise Owls at Foxley Nursery is a highly recommended local nursery. Well done Foxley.

My son has been going to Wise Owls at Foxley Nursery for a year and a half now and I can honestly say that he loves his time there. He runs down the lane every morning and can't wait to get in the door. He enjoys telling me what they've done each day and I love hearing what he's learnt. He's due to start school in September 2021, so it's really reassuring that he is being prepared for that in one way or another, even if he doesn't realise it. The outdoor space is fantastic and my son particularly loves the forest school element. It's nice to know that he's getting outside at some point of the day, come rain or shine. The staff are all so lovely, always very friendly, caring and helpful.

My daughter has thrived since going back in September 2020, she absolutely loves going and gets so excited on the days she goes! Her key workers are incredibly helpful and have been really accommodating when we needed to increase my daughter's hours. My little girl comes home happy and full of beans which is all a mum can ask for when picking up their child.

My son attends the nursery and has been very happy. The manager and the team are really accommodating, and the nursery itself has recently undergone refurbishment making it lovely and clean. With great outdoor facilities. When visiting Wise Owls at Foxley (Shurlock Row) I found it had an amazing outdoor space including a forest school, as well as indoor space. It has recently been renovated with added space for children to play and because of this, I would highly recommend this setting. Furthermore, the staff are very welcoming and are more than happy to help in any way they can, they are truly there to provide the best care for your children. They are up to date with all training (Covid included) and take all measures to ensure your children are safe and healthy. Once again I cannot recommend this setting enough.