Manor Hill is a baby day nursery in Solihull that operates from 7.30am to 6.30pm, 51 weeks a year. We are able to support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities as well as children that are learning English as an additional language. Our private day nursery is managed by a highly experienced and qualified Nursery Manager, Debbie Ratcliffe and Deputy Manager, Samantha Paul, and all other staff hold the relevant childcare qualifications and are fully trained.
Our building stands in the court of a scenic business park and takes its name from the fact that Solihull had its humble beginnings on a hill. The building is spacious and is built over 3 floors with an exceptional interior so it offers the perfect environment for early years learning. We provide all day nursery care and early learning for children from 3 months up to 5 years, working within the required guidelines for the EYFS curriculum.
The rooms divide in to 2 areas, the lino area which is used specifically for messy play, creative activities and dinner time, and the carpet area which is used for play time and afternoon sleeps after lunch. All of our rooms have been specifically designed with safety in mind and have an open view, giving a light and airy feeling to the nursery and are self contained which includes their own toileting/nappy changing room, sleep room for the under 2′s and a kitchen area in the Teenies, Toddlers and Pre-School rooms. There are separate rooms set aside for babies 3 months – 18 months. Teenies 1-2 years, Toddlers 2-3 years and our Pre-School Group 3-5 years.
On the third floor we have a spacious soft play and sensory room which is used by all children and is scheduled into each group’s daily routine. This room is particularly helpful for wet and cold days when children cannot access the garden. We also use this room for our twice weekly FREE “Stay & Play” sessions.
Each child that attends our private day nursery has their own Key Worker who will establish a loving and caring bond with each child and will maintain observation and progress records to share with each parent or carer, these records are called a Learning Journey. Each child’s Learning Journey book is a wonderful record of your child’s time at nursery and is also a great way of keeping parents up to date with their child’s development and progress. The Learning Journey will include art work, comments from your child’s Key Worker and any notes about special areas of interest.
We also encourage parents to get involved with photos, notes and experiences of summer holidays, adventures and family time. We plan our activities based on each child’s interests and abilities and we encourage parents to become involved in the learning process. We have a full and varied timetable which helps to stimulate them and encourage their progress and development in different areas such as – physical, social, communication and problem solving – covering the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ framework.
We feel we can offer a first class service to all our parents secure in the knowledge that their child will be well cared for each day. In addition, we invite highly respected trainers and speakers from the Early Years sector to inspire and educate the team at Manor Hill.
We would however like to stress that although we participate and work towards the learning goals, we also believe in the child as an individual. At our nursery there is no such word as “I can’t”; we believe in any small measure of progress. To feel unable at any age is detrimental to emotional, social and personal development and it is our primary aim is to bring out all the positive qualities in every child in our care.