Mud kitchen is a big hit at a Chatteris nursery that has been taken over by a regional chain

Clarence House Day Nurseries, Chatteris. Left: Jess Lavender (Little Learners), Deputy Manager Lee-A

Clarence House Day Nurseries, Chatteris. Left: Jess Lavender (Little Learners), Deputy Manager Lee-Ann Watson, Manager Kristen Dutton, Erika Ringham(Big Explorers) Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A Chatteris nursery, that focuses on educational-based child care, has recently been taken over by the Clarence House nursery chain.

Clarence House Day Nurseries, Chatteris. Picture: Steve Williams.

Clarence House Day Nurseries, Chatteris. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

The former Dots 2 Tots nursery opened six years ago and has grown from a handful of children to now having 60 youngsters who enjoy time at the Bridge Street setting.

Now, it has become part of Clarence House, making it the sixth centre in the company’s portfolio.

Clarence House has nurseries in Cambridge, Godmanchester (two), Ely and Grantham.

Manager Kristen Dutton said: “We are pleased to be part of the new chain.


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“We have been rated good by Ofsted thanks to the hard work of staff here and we make sure we focus on providing a caring and stimulating environment for our children which ties in with the early years foundation stage.”

The bright and cheery nursery has three rooms with 12 youngsters in each room, whose ages range from three-month-old babies to five-year-old children.

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They have recently installed a popular mud kitchen for outdoor play.

The nursery chef cooks three meals a day using local produce to make sure the youngsters eat healthily every day.

It has been recognised in the business community – it was nominated for a green award for going paperless and communicating with parents using the technology of tablets and e-mails.

The nursery has also previously won the New Business of the Year Award and the Small Business of the Year Award in the Fenland Enterprise Business Awards.

All 11 staff are first aid trained and fully qualified to level three as well as fully CRB checked.

The nursery is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am-5.45pm. It is closed on bank holidays and for a week at Christmas.

It has funded places available for two and three-year-olds.

For information, call the nursery on 01354 694792.

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