The Red House Nursery

Welcome to Red House Nursery

Our Proprietor of the Nursery is a qualified Primary school teacher and with our management team, we have over 20 years of experience in child care. This experience combined with our young and enthusiastic team of carers ensures we have the appropriate qualities to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the children who attend. We have achieved the Early Years Professional Status and have therefore been able to adopt the new EYFS nursery curriculum in advance of government targets.

“Play is the highest form of research- Albert Einstein”

At the Red house nursery we have a strong understanding our children learn and discover through the magic of play.

Play improves the cognitive, physical, social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. Through play, children learn about the world and themselves.

As a setting we have introduced a method of planning which has the child as the centre- in the moment planning. 

In the moment planning is centred on the idea that children have a natural curiosity and the desire to learn. Therefore instead instead of directing them through pre-set experiences, carers in the setting observe and discuss with the children what they would like to learn and discover through their own interests. This gives the children the understanding and freedom to choose activities based on what they will enjoy rather than pre planned.

From a practitioner perspective this gives us a stronger insight into our children’s minds and needs which we can support them in a range of methods to ensure they meet their milestones but also continue to grow into wonderful humans ready to take on any adventures in their time of being at the Red house.

The Early Years Foundation Stage

The early years foundation stage framework is the mandatory framework which sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s school readiness and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress and life.

The Early years foundation stage learning and developmental requirements comprise

-The seven areas of learning and development, they are used to shape educational programmes in early years settings. There are prime areas of learning communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development. We also have four specific areas through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world and expressive arts and design.

Birth to five matters

At the Red House nursery we use the non statutory guidance for our method of planning and assessment for our children to ensure they gain the best support to fulfil their goals when at the setting.

The  Red house believes birth to five matters has a strong view about the children’s learning, knowledge and their interruption of their teaching. Children are presented as powerful learners from the start who help to fund each other through knowledge and experiences as a unit.

Parent partnerships 

At the Red House working in partnership with our parents is central to the ethos of our setting, as part of the early years foundation stage consulting parents about their child’s early experiences and success helps practitioners plan for effective learning at our setting.

At the Red house we understand our parents know their child best and this gives us a better understanding of how to keep their child safe and secure when at our setting and when it comes to any transition period the setting can do this with minimum fuss due to building a strong relationship with our families.

Previous parents have quoted “they feel part of the set up of our nursery and this has been appreciated as they are kept fully aware of the curriculum their child is using and most importantly how their child is developing and the experiences their child have been involved in”- Quote 2008 previous parent.

Children’s learning journals

 We do this by giving parents continual access to their own child’s development folder which provides photos, observations and a history of activities- this is now in the online platform of Tapestry this is a vital tool for our parents and practitioners to deliver good quality parent partnerships


Our Ethos

Our nursery ethos is every child is valued through a nurturing and warm environment. – Red House 2023. 

  • we continually strive to create a warm and nurturing environment in which our children will feel safe and secure
  • we try to create a second home for our nursery families which has been noted in our Ofsted report and this was praised also.

Contact information 

if you need further information please call the setting and the management team will support you with anything- 01204 840484

our email address is

The nursery operates on an open door policy and also if required by parents an appointment can be provided.

We hope you enjoy our web site, we have provided an overview of the curriculum, our nursery setting, the care we provide and we have included some examples of the activities we follow with the children who attend.

Parents have asked us to include examples of activities they can try at home to see how their children has developed at the Red House this can be accessed on our website or via the manager who will be happy to support you with any experiences.

Baby chewing toy, Bolton
Girl playing music