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Childcare in Blackburn & Darwen

Childcare in Blackburn & Darwen

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At Riverside Nursery, we embrace the early years of your child’s life, providing unparalleled care from 3 months to school age. Our team of highly qualified professionals creates a safe and enriching environment where your little ones can grow and thrive.

Why We’re the Best Childcare in Blackburn

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  • Expertly Trained Staff: Every team member is not only skilled but also holds enhanced DBS certification and paediatric first aid training, ensuring the highest level of safety and care.
  • Stringent Protocols: including a secure entrance, CCTV and thorough risk assessments. 
  • Personalised Care: Our key worker system guarantees tailored care, meeting the unique needs of each child.
  • Dynamic Learning Environment: Our engaging, play-based approach, from creative storytime to adventurous outdoor play, is designed to promote your child’s development and spark their interests.
  • Commitment to Education: We align our activities with the EYFS framework, nurturing your child’s key areas of learning.
  • OFSTED registered: Your child receives not only the best care but also a foundational education that sets the stage for their future learning journey.

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Tailored Spaces for Every Age 

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Baby Suite (3 Months – 2 Years): A nurturing space with a 1:3 staff-to-baby ratio, ensures a smooth transition from home to nursery. Our suite provides sensory and interactive play, with cosy spaces for nap time.

Lower Riverside (2-3 Years): Our EYFS-aligned activities in story and role-play areas encourage social, emotional and independent skills. We encourage imaginative play, fostering individual growth and creativity. With a staff ratio of 1:4, children engage in activities promoting social, emotional and independent skills.

Upper Riverside (3+ Years): We build upon the foundations of Lower Riverside with investigative play and community interactions. Your child’s independence and exploration are encouraged. Our additional programs like swimming lessons and Sportz4All sessions not only enhance physical development but also teach valuable life skills.

Stay connected with your child’s progress via our Parent Zone App, offering daily updates and insights into their nursery life.

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Childcare Blackburn: Where We Go Above and Beyond

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Building Communication and Community Bonds

  • Baby Sign Language: Enhance your child’s early communication skills with engaging sign language sessions.
  • Community Engagement: Experience enriching interactions with local services like firefighters, police officers and dentists.

Focused on Nutritional Well-being

  • Customised Nutrition: Tailored food preparation ensures every child enjoys balanced, nutritious meals.

Exciting and Educational Activities

  • Swimming Lessons: For toilet-trained children, focusing on water confidence and basic skills, guided by the Duckling levels.
  • Sportz4All Sessions: Weekly sports activities boost physical development and teach essential life skills, culminating in a family-invited summer sports day.

Outdoor Adventures and Learning

  • Interactive Play Zones: Engage in story and role-play areas, and creative ‘Mark Making’, ‘Tinkering’, and ‘Workshop’ spaces.
  • Nature Exploration: Our mud kitchen, nature trail, and sensory garden make learning about the environment fun.
  • Garden-to-Table Experience: Children learn about healthy eating by harvesting and eating fresh produce from our garden.

Blackburn Childcare: Our Convenient Location 

Interested in childcare Darwen? Situated in Lower Darwen, our nursery is easily accessible from major routes, making drop-offs and pick-ups hassle-free. We offer ample private and secure parking.

We provide an environment where your children can thrive, learn and play. If you’re looking for a nursery in Blackburn that goes above and beyond, look no further than Riverside Nursery. At Riverside Nursery, learning, play, and community come together.

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