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Healthy Choices

The heart of our nursery is the kitchen, both literally and figuratively. All of our rooms flow around this fundamental central point. At the Mulberry Bush we are totally committed to healthy eating from when our babies start weaning. Our children are able to sample different tastes and textures while enjoying healthy, homemade meals and snacks which will lay the foundations for an understanding and enjoyment of healthy eating, hopefully forever!

“Healthy eating and physical activity are essential for proper growth and development in childhood. To help children develop patterns of healthy eating from an early age, it is important that the food and eating patterns to which they are exposed – both at home and outside the home – are those which promote positive attitudes to good nutrition.”

Eating well for under-5s in child care; Practical and nutritional guidelines. Second edition By Dr Helen Crawley 2006

Read our Food, Cooking and Healthy Eating Blog by nursery cook Sinead


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Welcome to The Mulberry Bush- Bitterne Park 

In Summer 2018 the Mulberry Bush opened our second setting in Bitterne Park, Southampton. This state of the art, bespoke nursery setting has exceeded all expectations and we are pleased to be welcoming new families to the Mulberry Bush every day.

Set over two floors and with a stunning mixed terrain garden with mud kitchen, large sit in sand pit with scales, slide and functional water feature, this is a space that offers a wealth of adventure and exploration.

Please return to the Home page for further information.

And there’s even more……!
In the new year of 2020 the Mulberry Bush launched a fully renovated new Mulberry Bush nursery in Waterlooville.


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Award winners!

2017 also saw the Mulberry Bush awarded the Nursery World Award winners for nursery food! High quality food and excellent education in Healthy Choices is a passion for us so we are extremely proud of this achievement.


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  • 30 hours ‘Free Time’ for over 3’s
  • Stretched offer provides all year round benefit
  • 2 year old funding for eligible children
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