Published on 10th September 2020
A new Stephen Perse Foundation nursery has now opened in Madingley on Cambridge Road. This is the third nursery facility available for children aged one year and upwards from Stephen Perse following the opening of sites earlier this year at Salisbury Villas in the centre of Cambridge and as part of Dame Bradbury’s School in the heart of Saffron Walden. Families seeking wraparound care for children aged one year upwards can gain early years education and the exceptional skillset that are standard across all Stephen Perse schools in Madingley.
The Stephen Perse values of sustainability, environmental appreciation and social responsibility are part of the nursery school ethos. Early years education is based on the Forest School model where children have access on each site to natural spaces. At the new Madingley nursery children will be able to develop a strong connection with nature and the environment through outdoor play areas and on-site Forest School.
A love of learning outdoors every day is supported by an understanding of the changing seasons and natural world. Healthy eating is encouraged through the provision of locally sourced high quality and freshly prepared nutritionally balanced meals. Staff on each site are highly-trained, professional, caring and friendly who work in partnership with parents to understand each child.
Verity Brownbridge, Foundation Deputy Head of Early Years said: “The Madingley setting for our new nursery is almost picture-perfect, located in a renovated Victorian School overlooking open fields. It’s the perfect place for our nursery children to develop and learn.”