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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

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Welcome to The Mulberry Bush – Locks Heath

Developing the Mulberry Bush

The last two years have been very exciting for the Mulberry Bush. Firstly we won the Nursery World Award for Nursery Food, then we completed significant extension of our original Locks Heath site with the opening of a new first floor. This has doubled the space available to the Elderberries (3-5yrs) and Raspberries (2-3yrs). The new rooms have been beautifully designed to  provide a wonderful additional space for both age groups, full of natural light. This has also enabled us to provide bespoke sensory rooms for each age group for their sole use.

And there’s more…….

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. Please return to the Home page for further information.

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 nursery, please give us a call on 01489 583 130 or via 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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