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At Locks Heath this week the Elderberries have been developing their team work skills. These activities have been planned to encourage the children too communicate together while both working towards the same goal. We have been completing obstacle courses while transporting water, being careful not to spill any, placed balloons between our's and a friend's head, trying not too drop the balloon, and finally a team game where we transport a ball on some guttering, being careful not to drop the ball out of the guttering. All of the preschoolers loved these activities activities and not only developed their communication towards each other, but also improved their spacial awareness, caring and consideration towards others and developed our friendships together. ...

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7 days ago

The Mulberry Bush

At Bitterne Park, our Strawberry and Blueberry children have been exploring lots of sensory activities. The children have been interested in farm animals and the noises they make. The farm animals have been helping the children to make lots of foots prints in their sensory activities! ...

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1 week ago

The Mulberry Bush

Locks Heath
Raspberries have recently been making developments to their upstairs environment and their sensory room.
The children have loved using the sequin frames to make marks and explore the different textures on the wall.
They have also been showing lots of interest in dressing up and occupations which enabled us to change our role play area to include a Police and Fire station as well as a doctors surgery.
This links in with our British Values and has opened up lots of conversations about people who help us and what their role are within our communities.

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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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