The Mulberry Bush Nursery is situated in rural surroundings on the outskirts of Eye, near Diss and is registered by Ofsted to look after 58 children in any one session. The buildings have been converted from an old stable block and consist of separate playrooms and activity areas for each age group, babies, toddlers and young children. We also have 3 sleep rooms, a baby annexe, children’s toilets, large cloakroom, office, staff room, kitchen and separate toilet for adults.
There is a large car park at the front of the building to allow easy and safe drop off and collection of your child/children.
The building has been carefully planned with the children’s needs in mind, with toilets, hand basins and coat pegs all at child height, enabling children to become independent in self-help skills.
There are also various opportunities for outdoor play as the nursery has 3 outside play areas, ‘The Green’ which is all weather ‘astro turf, ‘The Playground’ which is a large paved area and ‘The Grass’ which is all grass. All of our outdoor play areas house a wide variety of play equipment, tricycles and ride-on toys.
We also have a sensory garden where the children can grow plants and herbs. We have a fruit and vegetable patch to enable the children to participate in the maintenance and growth of home grown food. We often take the children on local nature walks to explore the wider environment.
The nursery is divided into three groups. The ‘Babies’ are cared for in their own designated area up until they are 2 years of age, and from 2 – 3 years of age as ‘Buds’. From the age of 3 on wards the children move into the ‘Berries’.
The Mulberry Bush Nursery also runs a Holiday Club for 4 to 11 year olds throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn school holidays. We plan many activities throughout the holidays including, golf, cooking, walks out, trips to the Maize Maze, arts and craft, sports races to name a few.