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Cotton Socks Day Nursery - Southend on Sea 

C:
Richard Harvey Proprietor
T:
01702 217 589    
A:
The Old School, 400 Little Wakering Road,
Southend on Sea,
Essex,
SS3 0LN  
W:
www.cottonsocks.co.uk    
 
E:
darlings@cottonsocks.co.uk    
 
L:
Click here for map    

Here at Cotton Socks Day Nursery we are highly recommended by our customers as a nursery that is safe caring and friendly. Cotton Socks is a well established day nursery and has close links with local schools.
The nursery is open all year round from 7am to 6pm and take children from 6 wks up to school entry age.We offer part and full time places from as little as two session to a full week.Our prices are very competitive with a number of discount incentives.
   
Cotton Socks Day Nursery

We have a Breakfast Club, After School Club and a Holiday Club for primary school children. We pick up from Wakering and Barling schools and are able to cover lunch time collections for part timers.

We are in an idyllic rural setting, close to Wakering, Thorpe Bay, Shoebury and Rochford with safe off-street parking at the rear of the nursery for safe drop off and collection of your child.

Cotton Socks is a family run nursery located in picturesque surroundings with farmland around - creating many opportunities for supervised educational nature walks for the children.

   


All our rooms are bright, light and airy providing a vibrant visual experience for you and your child. Cotton Socks in divided into three rooms:- Baby Room, Toddler Room and Pre School Room. The rooms are well equipped with a variety of creative activities, toys, play equipment and soft play area.

Your child will be given a key worker who will work closely with both of you. You will also receive a personal daily information sheet about the day's topics and your child's activities.

Cotton Socks Day Nursery has bright and airy rooms
   
Cotton Socks Baby Room

Cotton Socks Baby Room

We have a staff to baby ratio of 1:3 in this room. There are many colourful, stimulating toys to encourage awareness & development. We also use various textures & materials plus music & songs to help with sensory development. We have a separate soft play area including a catapillar tunnel!!

Children stay in this room until they are physically able to get around so the upper age is flexible, depending on their needs. They integrate with the older children, for instance, at song time. Once they reach 18 months they can move into the next room which is equipped for children up to 3 years

   

Cotton Socks Toddler Room

There is a staff to child ratio of 1:4 for this age group. Staff in here are highly experienced and take pride in their role in developing the children and work with you in all aspects of development. You will assigned a key worker and given a daily activity sheet which talks about the type of personal development we have seen during the day, food, potty training and sleeps.

We call this beautiful spacious room the "sunny room" because it get's the afternoon sun! There are lots of activities for physical, creative and academic development; but also an area for rest and sleep when required, and always time for cuddles.

Cotton Socks Toddler Room
   
Cotton Socks Pre School Room

Cotton Socks Pre School Room

Jenny Allan is our Pre-School Manager. All the staff in this room are both long serving and highly qualified. We have a continual training programme to ensure our staff meet high standards. We use full and part time staff to meet the varying needs of our customers.

Activities range from a home corner with sofa & books, to construction. We use music extensively in a range of actvities. Our weekly topics, relate to seasonal events or the environment. Children have visited Marsh Farm, the Supermarket & Post Sorting Office as part of their learning activities.

We have a new PC, with a variety of educational software to encourage children to learn computer skills. PC time forms part of the free flow of activities. Children also have access to a digital camera and we use this to record activities. We are happy to let you have pictures of your child.

We have a room set aside for the more messy activities. There is a sand tray and bespoke water play unit plus a painting area. This room is used to compliment the other activities and children freely rotate as part of their activity time.

   

We are situated between fields & farmland creating opportunities for walks & exploration. We have two self contained extended outside play areas which compliments our planned learning activities.

We have an extended play area for bikes, trikes & cars plus a shady, grassy garden, which has an activity centre, playhouse & slide, plus a pet’s corner with guinea pigs.

We often take the children for walks to the local fields, duck pond, farm and beach. They occasionally go on short trips - for example, we took them to help choose the tropical fish for their room. We also provide free trips such as the Sealife Centre and Marsh Farm.

Cotton Socks Day Nursery outside play area
 

 

Snack time at Cotton Socks Day Nursery

At Cotton Socks we serve freshly prepared home cooked food. We offer a variety of meat, fish, vegetables, pasta & rice plus fruit.

We cater for allergies & are happy to discuss specific needs. Staff always sit with the children for meals.

Snacks consist of fresh salad, cheese, fruit segments and dried fruit pieces. Drinks are fruit juice and / or milk. Chilled filter water is always available.

At Cotton Socks we have a 3 week menu cycle with a different lunch each day. The menu may occasionally change to reflect a topic the children are covering or a seasonal event. We are happy to provide vegetarian, gluten or dairy free meals if required. Finally, we do not use beef in any recipe.

 

Cotton Socks Day Nursery - Southend on Sea 

C:
Richard Harvey Proprietor
T:
01702 217 589    
A:
The Old School, 400 Little Wakering Road,
Southend on Sea,
Essex,
SS3 0LN  
W:
www.cottonsocks.co.uk    
 
E:
darlings@cottonsocks.co.uk    
 
L:
Click here for map    

Opening Hours 7.00am - 6.00pm   No. of Weeks 52  
Age Range 0 - 11 years   Capacity 59  
Nearest School

Barling Magna Primary School
Little Wakering Road,
Barling,
Southend on Sea,
Essex

       

Facilities
             
Outdoor Area
Funded Children
 
School pickups /drops
 
Cooked Meals
Childcare Vouchers
 
Breakfast Club
 
Records of achievement
Seperate Sleep Room
 
After School Club
 
Full Days
Computers for the Children
 
Holiday Club
 
Half Days
Car Parking
 
Visits / Outings
 
Pets
           
 
 
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