Our Nurseries

Nurseries

Welcome to our Sure Start Nurseries

Footsteps, Treetops and Kingfisher Nurseries are managed by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, and are based in our Children’s Centres in Thetford, and in Bowthorpe, Norwich.

They are part of our joined up services for local families, offering pre-school education, health advice and general support.

Our nurseries offer childcare places for children aged 2-5 years old. We provide funded early education sessions for 2-5 year olds for a maximum of 15 hours per week. Eligible families will receive funding for 2-3 year olds, approved by Norfolk County Council. We also offer 30 hour places for 3-5 year old children whose parents meet the eligibility criteria which we currently offer between 9.00am - 4.30pm.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum is used to support children’s development, learning and care from birth to 5 years old. We use this curriculum to support our planning, observation and evaluation of children’s learning.

Our team are

  • Trained in supporting children’s social, emotional and psychological development. We know that children who are nurtured, loved, and listened to are better able to learn and make positive relationships
  • Qualified or working towards qualifications within Early Years including Degree level
  • Paediatric First aid trained with a minimum of at least one Paediatric First Aider on site at all times
  • Trained in Safeguarding Children and a Safeguarding Lead Practitioner is on site at all times
  • Confident in ensuring support is given to children with additional needs, with our Special Educational Needs Coordinator is always happy to discuss any specific concerns families may have

Every child has a Key Person, a ‘someone special’ for you and your child to get to know. This person ensures a close, supportive relationship for each child while they are at nursery.  Children learn to be strong through and independent through positive relationships.  

Our nursery staff encourage parents and carers to share special moments and to be part of their child’s development. We welcome open, regular communication, and parents are welcome to discuss the child’s progress whenever they visit. We also provide a structured opportunity to discuss the child’s learning and development at parents’ evenings, twice a year.

To discuss how to apply for a nursery place for your child, please phone or visit the nursery, or complete our online form to express your interest.

Footsteps Day Nursery, Norwich 

Footsteps Day Nursery,
Sure Start Children’s Centre Bowthorpe and West Earlham,
Humbleyard,
Clover Hill,
Norwich, NR5 9BN

Opening Hours

Monday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Tel: 01603 594030
Fax: 01603 594039
Email: surestart.bowthorpe@nchc.nhs.uk 

To find us

Tree Tops Day Nursery, Thetford 

Tree Tops Day Nursery
Sure Start Children’s Centre,
Kingsway,
Thetford,
Norfolk, IP24 3DY

Opening Hours

Monday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Tel: 01842 766438
Fax: 01842 762808
Email: surestart.thetford@nchc.nhs.uk 

To find us

Kingfisher Nursery, Thetford 

Sure Start Children’s Centre,
Canterbury Way,
Thetford,Norfolk
IP24 1EB

Opening Hours

Monday: 9.00am – 12 noon & 1.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am – 12 noon & 1.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 12 noon & 1.00am - 4.00pm 

Tel: 01842 754390
Fax: 01842 754431
Email: surestart.thetford@nchc.nhs.uk 

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