Stages

At Once Upon a Time we operate a stage system based on age groups. These are: Caterpillars (under 1s), Butterflies (under 2s), Cubs (under 3s) and Lions (preschool).

 

Caterpillars

Under 1s

Butterflies

Under 2s

Cubs

Under 3s

Lions

Pre-school

Experience and development 

It is very important for children to experience a sense of continuity and belonging within the nursery in the same way as they would within a family. At Once Upon a Time we achieve this by assigning each of our children to a small group. Each day the children will spend time doing a variety of fun activities within their group as well as joining together with the whole nursery for group activities such as singing, entertainment or playtime. 

This key person system allows the children to progress through the nursery in the company of friends of the same age. Our home from home environment also means that all children get to know all staff members, which really helps with the transition between groups.

What the parents say

“Maddison has come on leaps and bounds since coming to Once Upon a Time. She is happy to come and I feel very comfortable leaving her here. We actually have difficulty explaining to her that you are shut at weekends!”

Zara Norris

“Our 2 boys have been at Once Upon a Time since they were really young. The nursery has cared for them wonderfully from being babies to now getting ready for school. The early drop offs and ease of parking are a huge bonus for working parents too!!”

Mr and Mrs Hodgetts

“A wonderful friendly home from home environment. I’ve had 2 daughters at Once Upon a Time and they have both been happy every day. They have been there full time for 6 months and I could not have asked for a better place for them.”

R. Wistow