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Make a difference in your local area
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    10687350_666672433431424_2196975751446369557_oStone Eden believes that a nursery can only be successful if it makes a positive and visible difference in the community from which it wants to attract parents and their children.

    We will help franchisees to work with their community as well as we do with ours, in all of the following ways:

    • Providing opportunities for apprentices that we nurture and develop, so that they grow to enjoy a good career in nursery care, administration or professional kitchens – depending on what role they joined us in.
    • Supporting local charities with fund-raising events and initiatives – such as Barnardo’s ‘Big Toddle’, cake stalls for local charities or the Stone Eden cookbook that we sell with all proceeds to a local hospice.
    • Taking part in local awards, nursery care and business events that demonstrate our active role in the area’s business community.
    • Providing flexibility for parents so that they get the childcare they need when they need it instead of forcing them into fixed slots, which means more locals can take on valuable roles in services like the police and the NHS with varied shift patterns.
    • Offering government funded and subsidised places to provide more universal access to excellent childcare in the locality.
    • Working with the local authorities and other champions of excellent childcare to continually adapt what we offer to meet the needs of the local community.
    • Holding regular ‘Open Days’ so that the local community can learn more about who we are, how we operate and what we stand for.
    • Regular submissions to the local print and online press that inform and celebrate the activities of our children, our team and our business.
    • Presenting a professional image and careful design of our nurseries so they fit in more sympathetically with their local surroundings.

    A great relationship with your local community means your nursery will be more visible to the parents you want to attract.

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Why Stone Eden?
At Stone Eden Nursery School, you can be safe in the knowledge that your children are our number one priority. We guarantee:
  • Flexible childcare that meets your needs
  • High quality, safe facilities
  • Daily reports on individual achievement
  • Positive, comfortable learning environment
  • Freshly cooked meals on site every day
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  • We are now taking bookings for February half term. If you would like to book a space then please phone the nursery  where we will be happy to help.
  • Ladybirds have been practicing developing their fine motor skills today and using the pegs to hang pieces of material onto a washing line. It took a lot of concentration but everyone did so well!
  • Today Turtles have been solving puzzles through matching different body sections to the right picture. They loved trying to work out what face went with what body and legs and then discussing with their friends and practitioners their own individual facial features and what colour their hair and eyes were.
  • We have had a visit today from a boy who attended the nursery between the age of 2 and 4 years old. Noah who is now 11, always showed an interest with food at an early age and it has been lovely to have him helping out in the kitchen for the day with Dinner Time Dave and Ryan. We look forward to seeing Noah again in the future.
  • The boys and girls from Dragonflies and Ladybirds have had a very exciting afternoon visiting the residents at The Henry Lonsdale Trust, Rosehill care home. We put on our coats and enjoyed a wintery walk together. Once we got there we sang the Christmas Carols that we have been rehearsing, gave the residents a hamper and the cards that we made and then had a very special visit from Santa! They were all very intrigued to find out how Santa got there and where was Rudolph as we definitely did not see him on our way in! 
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  • Pre-school children have had a very exciting afternoon today. We have had some special visitors who have come to talk to all of the boys and girls about what Police Officers do and the importance of stranger danger. We also got to try on the different types of uniforms and have a look around the police van. 
Thank you to Cumbria Police who have put some big smiles on our children's faces. 
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  • Ladybirds children couldn’t wait to make their friend some cupcakes for his 4th birthday today! This gave the children the opportunity to develop their physical and gross motor skills as well as maths. The boys and girls couldn’t wait for them to bake so that we could sing happy birthday. 🎂
  • Special delivery posted today 🎄🎅🏻
  • Don't forget that we have a bake sale in the baby unit entrance with lots of tasty treats still available for a Friday treat. All donations are going to Children in need 2018. 
Photos of all our children dressed up to follow this afternoon.