The Red House Nursery

nursery places in preschool

January 25th, 2022

We currently have limited places in our preschool room

We offer 15 and 30 hour funded places

tax free childcare

if you would further information please email Sarah our manager on

Open day 5th February 2022

January 25th, 2022

Our setting is opening up to the public for a first time

Saturday 5th February 2022

Time 11.00am to 12.30pm

our nursery will be hosting our open day where our new parents and children can come and see our activities and how our nursery works.

there will be refreshments available

if you wish to join us please email our manager Sarah on

see you soon

Halloween Biscuits

October 28th, 2021

our amazing Halloween


thank you to our helper Jess

Christmas Fair

October 12th, 2021

The Red House Christmas Fair

11th December 2021

Welcome To our team at the red house nursery.

October 7th, 2021

Welcome to our Red house nursery.

Here is our team.

Babies- Georgia- room leader and Alina

Tweenies- Sam M

Toddlers- Simone room leader/deputy manager, Melissa and Jodie

Preschool- Jess room leader, Katie and Scott

Office- Sarah manager and Sam nursery owner

Have you met our chickens? February 2015

February 6th, 2015

We have 3 chickens who have taken up residence at the Red House. Meet Lilly, McQueen and Houdini, all of them individually named by our children. Houdini as you can imagine keeps escaping, and our staff had some input into her name.

The chickens lay fresh eggs and the children are able to learn about their wellbeing and necessary care.




Red House Nursery Open Day Saturday 29th June 2013 1pm – 4pm

March 12th, 2012

We will be opening our doors for parents and children to have a look around the nursery on 29th June 2013 from 1pm until 4pm.

This will give you the opportunity of asking staff about our setup, the cirriculum we follow and any other questions about the care of your child.

We will have fun activities for the children to get involved in.

You are still welcome to come and have a look around at any time, to see us when we are operating. The Open Day will give you more opportunity to speak with our staff in more detail.

We look forward to seeing you!

New places in 2012

January 4th, 2012

There has been lots of interest for new places at the start of this year. All parents are welcome to call us with any questions and welcome to have a look around.

We have some places becoming available as some of our children are ready to move into our Pre School unit, creating space for babies and toddlers. We also have some 3-5 year old funded places available.

Our next Open day will be over a weekend in March / April 2012, however parents are still welcome to have a look around before then when we are open and in full swing.

We look forward to meeting you.

Kind Regards, Sam and team.

Breast Cancer Awareness Day

October 7th, 2008

We are raising money for Breast Cancer Campaign in October.

On 31st October we have a dress in pink day which is the Breast Cancer colour and throughout the day there will be various fun activities the children will be involved in to help us raise some funds.

Red House Biscuits

September 12th, 2008

Activity for children aged 2 years and above.

Equipment needed: Large bowl, large spoon, rolling pin, house cutter or other cutters and baking tray. We try to get the children counting the utensils and as well as naming them, helping with association and numeracy development.

Ingredients needed:

  • 4 oz of self raising flour,
  • 2 and half oz of margarine,
  • 2 oz of caster sugar
  • and 1 egg.

Mix flour margarine and sugar together, beat the egg and pour in, knead the mixture to make dough. Probably the children’s favourite part feeling dough mixture between their fingers. At the same timed watching and time copying other children and their nursery carers. At this point the nursery are asking the children how it feels encouraging the exploration of texture and feeling as well as developing their communication skills. It is then amusing to observe how they then try to teach each other and suggest they know what they are doing. You’ll probably notice them telling you what to do at home!

Roll out the dough to a thickness of around 2 cm then use your cutter to make the biscuits. The rolling of the dough involves a bit more focus and concentration from the children, however we find it amazing how the attitude of the children changes into a more focussed, artistic approach from the previous step in the messy making of the dough.

Grease a baking tray and place the biscuits on it, put the biscuits in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes on a heat of 350 degrees. The greasing of the tray and placing of the biscuits is something the children do themselves, always very proud and excited at what they have made and you can see this by how they point out to each other which biscuits are theirs. The placing in the oven of course done by the our Red House Carers.

Leave the biscuits to cool. The most frustrating part for our children, as you can guarantee they want to eat them immediately!

Throughout your activity you can talk about different things, shape, smell, weight, colour, texture. This will encourage your child to become engaged and involved in the activity.

This will help to further their development in a variety of ways; they will begin to make comparisons between quantities, show an awareness of similarities in the environment and understand that tools and equipment have to be used safely.

We hope you enjoy seeing how your child has learned to bake with their friends at the Red House.

An alternative activity can be carried out for children under 2 years, as they have a shorter attention span, but with the same fun outcome in seeing how your child has developed with their friends at the Red House.

Play dough – Use play dough in the same way using rolling pins cutters etc. Babies can manipulate the play dough and also use the tools. Some parents have told us their babies pass the play dough to them as way of asking them to be involved. This is all part of what we observe between their friends and carers while they are attending our nursery.

The exercise will help your baby to have a strong exploratory impulse and reach out and hold objects.