Beeston Alphabet House
Our Beeston nursery, on Chilwell Road, is our longest established site and prides itself on providing a friendly, welcoming environment for children. It is a small nursery situated in the centre of Beeston, with the tram and buses running right outside the door. The nursery provides a friendly, home-from-home environment, supported by thoughtful, caring and mature staff who all have extensive childcare experience.
We cater to three different age groups up to pre-school. We have an outside play area with a wealth of equipment. Due to our location, we make lots of use of the facilities around us with trips to the library, park and shops, and journeys on the bus and trams.
We are thrilled to be able to offer Forest School sessions, using the huge garden next door to nursery. We are open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
We are OFSTED registered and our latest inspection which rated us as Good is available here.
Additional activities we offer are:
- Yoga with Mama Baby Bliss
- French classes with Jaqueline
- Music and movement with Lauren
- Forest Schools with Paul
Take a look around our nursery
Staff at Beeston
Our staff at nursery are dedicated to providing a happy and safe environment for all the children. All our staff are carefully chosen not only for their experience and qualifications but also for their professional knowledge and to show commitment and empathy to children in their care.
Many have been with us for several years and so not only offer continuity for your child, but are also more mature and have extensive childcare experience as well. In each room the required amount of qualified nursery nurses are supplemented by trainee nursery nurses. All staff to child ratios are always met and often exceeded.
Staff, where possible remain constant, operating a ‘Key Worker’ system. This is when each child is allocated to a member of staff to provide a link between the parents and child. They will be largely responsible for settling them into nursery, their day to day care and communicating with the parents about their child’s development. This enables the member of staff to develop close relationships with children in their care.
At Alphabet House we are constantly developing, and this largely includes our staff. Training is very important to us and we offer in-house such as First Aid and Food Hygiene courses and external training, for example specific Baby age group, Language, SEN courses. We support many of our staff to further their knowledge and skills through training and by adding to their qualifications and skill set.
Paula Bettridge - Nursery Manager
Hello, my name is Paula and I am the manager at Alphabet House Day Nursery in Beeston.
I have worked in childcare for 20 years and began my career as a childminder to fit around my own children. I then enrolled at college and started my NVQ and now have a Level 4 in Leadership and Management. I have worked at various settings gaining lots of experience and have previously managed the other three Alphabet House settings too.
I thoroughly enjoy being part of the Alphabet House team.
I have a passion to be part of a child’s life, helping them to develop and nurture through those very important Early Years, by aiming to provide a safe and happy environment for them to grow.