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Who We Are

Daisy Chain and Baby Daisy Chain are registered with Ofsted and aim to meet the Early Years Outcomes and Statutory Framework issued by the Department of Education. Our current Ofsted Ratings for Daisy Chain and for Baby Daisy Chain are OUTSTANDING in all areas.

We understand how important it is for you to feel confident about where your child is going to spend their time. Our staff aim to get to know your children well. In this way they can then provide an environment that is suitable to the children whatever their needs. Some of our staff are parents themselves so fully understand what it is like to be leaving your child with someone else and we are passionate about reassuring you that we will do the best for your child.

Over the years we have developed the nursery and used our experience and feedback from parents and visitors to help us do this. We have extensive experience in meeting the needs of young children and their families, and work hard at keeping the contact between us all close, so that we are confident to meet your own and your child’s very individual needs.

Our nurseries in Crawley are based across 2 sites, 100 metres apart, with one being a dedicated facility for children under 3 and the other being focussed on children over 3 and therefore preparing them in readiness for school. This means that we are able to devote special attention in each location to ensure your child gets the perfect mix of care, development and fun!

We plan the environment around the inspiration of Reggio Emilia. Within this we aim to provide exciting learning opportunities for children to use all their natural creative skills. This is done through a range of activities including music, artistic and creative materials, sensory equipment, all of which allow the children to explore and investigate using all their senses.

Children need to be nurtured and learn through play. The key-person allows the child to be fully supported by a team member, and therefore feel safe and secure in which to learn. We respect the individual needs and abilities of each child in our care, adopting a child-centred ethos and following a set of principles linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Daisies – 32 months to school age

The Daisy room is a large, open planned play area that enables the children to move around freely. It is laid out in different ‘learning areas’ such as the creative area and role play area, encouraging the children to be focussed on their learning. They also enjoy additional spaces in the outdoor classroom, sensory room, and art studio. Children are encouraged to become independent and are learning essential skills in readiness for school.

Poppies – 18 months to 32 months

Poppies have 4 exciting play areas available to them, used flexibly throughout the day. The sensory room offers a space to excite and stimulate the children’s senses and expressive skills. The creative room and garden allow the children to explore a range of different equipment using their natural curiosity and interest in the world around them. We aim for the equipment to be real, so include fresh food in the role play area and pots and pans in the outdoor mud kitchen.

Snowdrops & Buttercups – 3 months to 18 months

We have a fully functioning milk kitchen aimed at making your life as a parent easier. The babies are offered a range of sensory equipment aimed at stimulating their curiosity and interest. The activities are changed frequently during the day as we truly believe that busy babies are happy babies.