Naturally Curious Childcare

  • Basingstoke01256 331147
  • Totton023 8086 4894
  • Eling023 8086 6763
  • Farnborough01252 912085
Call us now 01256 333113

Maples Day Nursery Basingstoke

Maples Day Nursery

  • Age: Birth to 5 Year Olds
  • Open: 8.00am to 6.00pm (see below)
  • Call us now 01256 333113


Maples Day Nursery, Basingstoke

The Maples Day Nursery in Basingstoke is situated at 2 Anstey Close in Basingstoke. The Nursery hasopened it's doors as part of Naturally Curious Childcare and provides quality nurserycare, learning and a home from home experience for children aged 2 – 5 years of age.

The Maples Day Nursery follows the Curiosity Approach and is currently undergoing an accreditation. We provide natural and authentic materials within the child’s play to spark imagination, independence and first-hand experiences. We offer amazing learning opportunities to suit the individual child allowing them to flourish and grow. 

Unlike our other settings, Maples offers you a flexibile approach to care, when you need it. You have the choice of: 

• Full Day (8am to 6pm)

• School Day (9am to 4pm)

• Morning and Afternoon sessions (8am to 1pm or 1pm to 6pm)

All on a term time or all year round basis. 

The nursery holds up to 26 children with direct free flow access straight out onto our inviting garden area. Your child will enjoy risky play by building with large planks of wood, crates and cable reels, alongside loose parts play with shells, buttons, blocks just to name a few. These open-ended resources really spark children’s imagination and curiosity. Children are always supervised but staff to do not interfere, as we believe children need to make their own risk assessments during their play.

Children are encouraged through independence to control their own learning and have the freedom to self select according to their own current interests.

Practitioners use what they knowledge about the children to plan learning invitations to entice your children covering all areas of learning such as adventurous play promoting physical development, personal, social and emotional development plus the skills to stay safe and manage appropriate risks.

Your child will have lots of access to the outside and the elements - remember dancing in the rain and splashing in puddles as a child yourself? All rooms lead out to our large covered decking area, allowing for outdoor play all year round - we do all those things you don't like to do at home!.

Your child will have continued free flow access to our garden area providing opportunities to promote gross motor development with climbing and building, a variety of constructions using loose parts such as drain pipes, wood, tyres, logs, a giant sandpit and the very popular mud kitchen.

Nature is promoted by planting flowers, herbs and growing vegetables in our vegetable garden seasonally. It's our view that the garden is an extension of the inside area and all if not more learning takes place in the great outdoors. We also make use of the great green area's surround the nursery and we often visit the shop next door.

It's known that children sleep better, eat better and behave better with outdoor play and fresh air. In the warmer months children eat outside and even sleep outside where possible.

You will find an all-inclusive structure in terms of fees and care. This means everything that you need for your child is provided by us apart from a packed lunch – one less thing for you to worry about! We offer Breakfast, morning Snack, afternoon Snack and Tea. We cater for any special dietary requirements or allergies.

As we like to have a home from home experience, our mealtimes are not rushed. Our mealtimes provide an opportunity for discussions between the children on their tables. We also encourage the children to self-serve their meals and drinks to promote independence and gross motor skills.

Nursery practitioners enjoy welcoming your child into the Nursery with open arms and big smiles. Each child has a designated key worker who will track your child’s learning and development and whom is your first point of call. We have an open-door policy, which means that we are always here if you would like to speak to us about any queries, at any time of the day.

For more updates and snap shots of our daily life take a look on our Facebook page - spaces are always limited so give is a call today on 01256 333113.

If you require immediate information on Naturally Curious Childcare's Nurseries, we have uploaded our parent pack for you to take a look at. Download it now it. it's packed full of really usefull information on the nursery.

I cannot fault Pebbles in any way shape or form. My daughter has been going to Pebbles since summer 2014 and she loves it! The staff changes which took place approx 1 year ago have significantly improved the nursery and I think the Ofsted report reflects the hard work and dedication of the staff. All team members are fully engaged and you can genuinely tell they have real affection for the children that attend - my daughter certainly has a soft spot for her key worker. They provide a fun and secure setting for my daughter and provide healthy and nutritious meals, courtesy of their amazing cook with the odd treat when its someones birthday. I also like that the staff consistently keep me up to date with my daughters progress whether that's when I go to collect her or through Tapestry. Nothing is too much trouble even if I'm asking the same questions. I feel involved in my daughters attendance and what is going on whether its an up and coming event such as Sports Day or a quick catch up. I love knowing that my child is happy for the time she is at Pebbles and genuinely feel that she will miss it terribly come September 2016 but I also feel that her readiness to start 'big school' is mostly down to the amazing staff. I genuinely cannot praise the girls there enough. When we were having a few toddler hiccups, my daughters key worker took the time to sit down and discuss some things we could try both at nursery and at home. The improvement although wasn't an overnight fix, the longer term outcome has been extremely positive. If anyone is looking for childcare, I would strongly and highly recommend you make an appointment with the team at Pebbles, you won't regret it and I cannot thank them enough for everything they have done for my child for the past 18 months or so.

Naomi R - May 2016 5 Stars