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Pelican Place, Witham Day Nursery

Creating a stimulating environment where children learn, discover and grow.

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Pelican Place Witham

Day Nursery & Preschool

14-16 Collingwood Road
Witham
Essex
CM8 2DZ

Opening Times:

Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 18:00

Drop-Off Directions & Parking

Pelican Place Nursery is situated in the centre of Witham on Collingham Road, neighbouring the Witham Public House, close to the main shopping area and a short 7-minute walk from the mainline railway station.

Parents enter the nursery and drop off and collect the children from their rooms.

There are a limited number of parking spaces available on site. Roadside parking is also available.

Call Us

Call Us 01376 514971

Nursery Facilities

Car Park

We have on-site parking available for easy access and convenience.

Buggy Store

We have a safe place for you to store your buggy at our nursery.

Meals & Snacks

We provide healthy meals and snacks as well as fresh water and milk. Our menus are seasonal and are certified by a children’s dietician ensuring the right balance of ingredients for the children. All dietary requirements are catered for by our professional chefs.

Outdoor Garden

Our outdoor space offers an environment to explore and develop and provides a place where imagination comes to life.

Fees & Availability

Nursery fees are dependent on the age of your child and your specific childcare requirements. Funding options are available, including the government’s 15 and 30 hours funded childcare, and we also accept the Government Tax Free Childcare Scheme and childcare vouchers.

To request pricing and availability, please call us or complete the request a call back form below.

How we learn at Pelican Place Day Nursery

Babies

  • Our baby room offers the perfect place to begin your child’s nursery journey
  • We offer as many settling in sessions as you and your child need to feel safe and happy in a new environment. This is the start of us building a long-standing relationship with your family, ensuring secure bonds between child and nursery team
  • We offer a stimulating environment and a variety of resources for our babies to explore, develop and discover through play
  • We promote sensory play from a very young age, helping children to make sense of the world by connecting what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel
  • In our reading corner the children have access to a library of books and stories, music, and rhymes introducing early literacy and communication skills
  • We promote movement and balance and focus on early wellbeing awareness and relaxation exercises
  • The children have the opportunity to learn yoga, to bring a focus to early wellbeing awareness and relaxation exercises.

Toddlers

  • Our toddler room is where children can thrive as they become more independent and curious
  • We feel it is important to offer a range of natural resources and provide plenty of messy play opportunities to encourage learning through creative play
  • In our library area we have a selection of age-appropriate reading resources to encourage communication and develop language and literacy skills
  • We encourage independence and free thinking by allowing the children to choose and lead activities carefully guided by our practitioners
  • We promote physical creativity through music and movement which is key in helping to develop children’s fine motor skills
  • We continue to promote early wellbeing awareness and relaxation techniques to help our children understand their thoughts and feelings
  • Being part of the local community is important and we regularly take part in local events and support local charities

Preschool

  • Our preschool room supports ‘school readiness’ through a wide range of quality resources and equipment that promote all areas of the EYFS including maths and literacy
  • We embed maths and literacy into everyday routines providing opportunities for letter and number recognition
  • We give encouragement and praise to our children inspiring them to investigate and be curious of the world around them
  • We promote an inclusive environment where we take part in a variety of cultural and international celebrations
  • We work on whole body movements to develop large motor skills, co-ordination, balance, and strength
  • We provide a dedicated space for children to learn in small groups allowing focus and concentration as our practitioners deliver activities preparing children for their next step into school.
  • The children have the opportunity to express their creativity through drama and theatre lessons, building confidence sparking their interest in the arts

Outdoor Space

  • In our garden children can wander, climb, splash, and run in our educationally designed outdoor learning area.
  • Our children have access into the garden which is essential for healthy development and wellbeing and our outdoor equipment encourages physical development and challenges
  • Our outdoor space allows children to understand and take risks which helps to build their confidence, independence, and eagerness to learn
  • Our children are introduced to important life skills and encouraged to try new things through play and exploration, through activities such as role play, water play and investigative play
  • We promote a ‘grow your own’ initiative providing spaces in our garden for children to plant their own vegetables, herbs, plants, and flowers
  • We use natural materials such as sand and mud to promote discovery and imaginative play

Our Team

Lauren Jones

Joined: 2013

I am the Manager at Pelican Place nursery.
I have worked with children since 2006, where I have gained my Level 3 in Childcare and a Level 4 in Leadership and Management. I have worked for the company since 2013 where I have enjoyed implementing new ideas and improving outcomes for children. I have a passion for childcare, and I am always striving to achieve the very best for the nursery.

I have gained experience from different settings and use these skills to support staff in creating new opportunities to extend and support a child’s individual learning and progression. I enjoy supporting families and giving children the very best start to their education.

Our Team

Experience the warm, family atmosphere at our nursery, the perfect place for your child to grow, learn, and play. Our dedicated team is passionate about creating a unique and nurturing environment tailored to meet each child’s individual needs.

Our expert senior team supports the nursery management in delivering excellence, enriching our home-like environment with their expertise and care.

Every staff member undergoes comprehensive training, enhancing their knowledge and understanding of child development and safety.

We offer valuable advice and support to all our families on a wide range of topics, drawing on our extensive experience and expertise.

Food & Nutrition

Our delicious, healthy and nutritious food is sourced from trusted suppliers and prepared and cooked by our onsite chef. All dietary and religious needs are met.

Our experienced team would love to meet you and your little one, so book a visit today and we will show you everything our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour at a time to suit you.

Open Day

Join us at our next Open Day

Saturday 27th July, 9am-1pm

*Participating nurseries only

Call Back Request

If you would like us to give you a call back at a time which is more convenient for you, please fill in the form below.

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