Honeytree

Day Nursery & Pre-school, Portishead

13 Stoke Road, Portishead BS20 6BQ

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01275 843752

Honeytree also has nurseries at Orchard School, Bristol and Weston-super-Mare

Full day nursery and pre-school care, all year round, 3 months to 5 years

Dear Parents,

Honeytree Day Nursery and Pre-school is a well-established and respected nursery in the heart of Portishead. We are just off the hustle and bustle of the high street and near the beautiful marina. Our setting provides high quality childcare; we were recently judged Outstanding by Ofsted and our staff are highly qualified and passionate about education in the early years. They nurture the children in our care and build strong relationships with the children and parents through their attentive key worker bonds.

Gemma Pring, Nursery Manager

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  • Fresh and nutritious homemade meals
  • A home from home environment fostering a warm sense of belonging
  • Encouragement and independence in all areas of learning and development
  • Support for transitions to school
  • Excellent partnerships with parents
  • Highly qualified, enthusiastic and caring staff
  • Engaging outdoor learning environments including a Pirate Ship
  • Online learning journals with feedback and observations uploaded daily
  • Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds (15 or 30 hours depending on eligibility)
  • Free Early years Education Entitlement for 2 year olds (subject to eligibility)

Age groups

Our nursery is split into 3 rooms, with each room devoted to caring for a specific age range. We’ve designed our nursery so that children move between rooms when they are ready, not based on when their birthday is.

Here at Honeytree Nursery Portishead our days are not rigidly structured but all rooms try to keep to a routine which the children can recognise and anticipate. A familiar routine helps to ensure that your child is happy and secure.

Click below to explore our Nursery and Pre-school.

Tiny Tots Room

We offer places to babies from 3 months to 2 years old into our bright and welcoming room. The stimulating room offers a variety of sensory opportunities which helps develop their awareness and curiosity of the world around them. Music is a large part of the day in this room and the babies enjoy singing and signing with the staff. The team ensure that there are also some messy activities ranging from sand and water to jelly and custard!

Equipped with a soft play area and designated sleep room, they benefit from their own garden free from the hustle and bustle of older children.

The children are cared for by qualified staff and each child is assigned a keyworker. This person ensures that a secure and positive bond is built, they provide a care routine which is tailored to the child’s individual and specific needs. The keyworker gives each parent daily feedback on how their child has been so that no aspect of the nursery day is missed.

Busy Bees Room

This room starts to promote independence, encouraging the children to access the toys that they would like to play with from the various areas designed to facilitate their development.

We have a sensory room which the children enjoy exploring the different coloured rope lights and torches. This room also becomes a sleep room after lunch so that each child can have quiet time or a sleep if needed. We have a cosy book corner for the children access books and a lovely home corner where the children are encouraged to express their creativity. We develop their creative skills also by providing messy play activities and music and movement. The children have direct access to the garden so we can maximise free flow activity and extend their learning in the outdoor environment. The staff provide daily feedback to each parent so that no aspect of the nursery day is missed.

Pre-school Room

The pre-school day is divided into time spent with their keyworker doing an adult led activity and free flow between the different areas of the room including the garden, creating endless learning opportunities. An adjoining ‘Quiet room’, provides a space where children can look through books, explore our sensory objects including lights and have quiet time or a sleep if needed.

To help with this big transition we offer a programme tailored for children entering school in the following academic year, ‘Rising Stars’. This programme helps children develop the skills necessary to become school ready including ; gross and fine motor skills, social development, the ability to concentrate and listen; and finally in the last term discussing their schools and their individual emotional needs.

Daily feedback is provided to parents at home time and the activities they engaged in. For more in depth conversations on their child’s development we hold 3 parents evenings a year (1 per term).

Sessions

Honeytree Portishead is open all year around from 7:30 am-6:00 pm. We are closed on bank holidays and for a week between Christmas and New Year.

  • Full Day Session 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Morning Session: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Early Start: 7:30 am – 8:00 am

What a fantastic nursery and pre-school. Both of our children have gone to Honeytree and they have loved every minute.

EDWARD B

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Help with Fees

The Honeytree Nursery is pleased to offer Free Early Years Education Entitlement for 2-year-olds subject to eligibility, as well as for 3-4-year-olds (15 and 30 hours).

The Childcare Choices website provides a straightforward explanation of all Government Childcare Support in one place, providing a simple way of seeing which schemes are available, with easy next steps to where you can find out more.

Using the Childcare Calculator you can quickly find out which of the offers are available to you and choose what works best for your family.

For further questions on fees and funding, please contact us.

Refer a Friend

If you have a friend or family member who is looking for a place for their child at Honeytree Portishead, please ask them to complete the Get in Touch form, stating “Referral + Your Name” in the comments box. If a place is available and they do register their child, both you and your friend could receive £25 off one month’s fees!

Terms and conditions apply.

Nutrition

We believe it’s very important to encourage our children to love eating healthy and nutritious food. These healthy habits remain with them through their entire lives and can be the foundation of a healthy lifestyle ahead.

We have a 5-star Food Hygiene Rating and are able to cater for all dietary requirements.

Fresh homemade food

Our dedicated on-site chef prepares healthy balanced meals on a daily basis and ensures our children are offered their 5-a-day

Varied seasonal menus

Menus are constantly varied to encourage curiosity whilst taking into account dietary and nutritional needs.

Education

We teach our children about different types of food and how it helps them grow, encouraging good habits for the future.

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