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The Mulberry Bush

We are very proud to announce that the Mulberry Bush Day Nurseries children and parents raised a huge £922 for the Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association. The Mulberry Bush have topped this up to a grand total of £1500!!!! Thank you so much to everyone who gave their time and money to support this valuable charity. ...

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3 weeks ago

The Mulberry Bush

Today the Raspberries and Elderberries at our Locks Heath setting decided to make the most of the beautiful sunshine and took a walk down to our local library.

In the Elderberries room we currently have some chick eggs waiting to hatch, this lead us to choose all about life cycles and chicks. Our children loved learning about chick eggs and how chicks are hatched and are looking forward to reading all of the books they chose to bring back to nursery.
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3 weeks ago

The Mulberry Bush

Important Funding Notice -

30 HOUR CONFIRMATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER 2019 IS 31 MARCH 2019: All parents who are working and have a 3 and 4 year old who are seeking to have funded extended hours (30 hours funding) MUST make sure they have applied to HMRC no later than 31 March. All existing parents whose children already take up the extended offer MUST make sure their eligibility code is valid/reconfirmed no later than 31 March by accessing their Childcare Choices account.
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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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Developing the Mulberry Bush

2018 has been a very exciting year for the Mulberry Bush with the opening of our state of the art new nursery in Bitterne Park. We opened the doors officially in early Summer 2018 providing the area with a spectacular landmark building and an exceptional standard of full day care for children aged 3 months – 5 years throughout the year (51 weeks).

The nursery offers a beautiful and rich environment for children. With spacious rooms full of natural light, bespoke sensory rooms for each age group and a stunning 500m2 garden. Please see the Our Spaces page for more information.

We offer up to 30 hours free childcare (maximum available) and 2 yr funding for eligible children, please see our Fees and Hours page for more information or call the nursery for further advice.

We hope that you can find lots of information within our website that will give you a good idea of who we are and what we have to offer you and your children. If you have any further questions or would like to come and visit our nurseries, please give us a call on 02382351888 or go to our contact page. We would be delighted to help you in any way that we can.

 

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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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