Established in 1998, Good Manors comprises three private children’s day nurseries offering quality care and education, 51 weeks a year, for children aged from 3 months to 5 years. Two of our nurseries are in Fareham and our third is a newly refurbished nursery in North End, Portsmouth.
Good Manors Day Nursery provides an Early Years Curriculum for all the children. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework aims to provide & support a child’s learning, development & welfare from 0 – 5 years.
Our vision is to provide an excellent service to the children and their families that makes a positive difference to their lives. We are dedicated and focused on making this happen.
Our vision is to provide an excellent service to the children and their families that makes a positive difference to their lives. We are dedicated and focussed on making this happen.
Our excellent liaison with parents and carers is crucial. We obtain regular information about their children and family, so we understand the child’s needs and interests in the context of the family background.
We work hard to make the parents and carers feel welcome and to involve them as partners in their child’s learning and development. We recognise that parents and carers have the best knowledge of their child and we treat them as part of the ‘Good Manors’ family. We encourage our parents to observe their child at play in the home and to use this to help develop their learning.
We use different ways to keep parents and carers up to date. These include: daily feedback from an experienced member of staff, daily diaries for children 0-2yrs which is an overview of their child’s day, ‘Tapestry’ on-line learning journeys for all parents, emails for correspondence, regular newsletters, invites to nursery events such as parents surgeries etc.
We are open and receptive to parents’ and carers suggestions for improvement.
Reflective practice is crucial to our success. We are not complacent but aspire continually to do better. We regularly review what we do and how this helps children. We look at areas of weaknesses and learn from mistakes, because we are highly motivated to move forward. We think creatively and are adventurous to find and try new ways to make a positive difference.
I am Emma Kimber, the Nursery Manager at Manor Lodge. I started this role in October 2016 and I am currently taking a degree in Childcare and Early Years. I am passionate about providing the very best care and development for our young people at the nursery.
I started working at Good Manors in July 2009 in the Tweenie unit as a Nursery Nurse, progressed to Team co-ordinator in July 2012 after returning from maternity leave and then promoted to Deputy Manager in April 2014. I have a Level 3 BTEC in Childcare and Early Years and am the Nursery SENCO. I have also recently completed my Level 3 Management qualification.
I have been employed at Good Manors since July 2015. My childcare career spans over 25 years in which I have had various roles in a variety of childcare settings. These include working in a school, working for 2 nursery chains and working for Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council. I have various childcare qualifications and in July 2013 I achieved my Foundation degree in Childhood Studies.
I started working at Good Manors in September 2010 as Team Co-ordinator in the Tweenie room, following this I gained a promotion to senior nursery nurse and then Deputy Manager and now I am managing Good Manors Miller Drive. I am NNEB qualified with over 16 years’ experience of working in childcare as well as having 3 young children of my own.
I started working at Good Manors in 2012 as a Nursery Nurse, I was then promoted to Team Co-Ordinator in 2013. After completing my Team Leading Level 2 qualification in December 2015 I then progressed to Deputy Manager at the start of 2016. I love coming to work and watching the children learn and grow with the care they receive at Good Manors.
I started Good Manors in October 2008 as a Nursery apprentice. I worked towards my NVQ2 which I achieved in 2010 and then started my level 3 Diploma in Children and Young Peoples Workforce and qualified in Feb 2012.
I worked at one of our Fareham nurseries Manor Lodge for 6 years before leaving to have my son in December 2014.
When I returned to work I started at Stubbington lodge our Portsmouth nursery and I was then promoted to team co-ordinator of the baby unit. In February 2017 I was promoted to Deputy Manager. I really enjoying working with all ages of children and providing quality childcare throughout the setting.
I joined Good Manors in November 2017 as Deputy Manager at Miller Drive. Prior to this I have worked for various nurseries in both Portsmouth and Southampton. Recently, I have gained a First Class Honours Degree in Childhood Studies from the University of Winchester.
As a working Parent myself (mother of three!), looking for Quality Childcare in the Fareham area, Jane Bennett my sister and I started up Good Manors Day Nurseries Ltd. We successfully opened Manor lodge in 1998.
We are both actively involved in the running of Good Manors to the present date, and work across the three Nurseries, Manor lodge, Miller Drive and the latest addition Stubbington Lodge. I have Business and Marketing qualifications and achieved whilst working at Good Manors childcare qualifications.
I joined Good Manors in September 2017, moving from another local nursery chain. I have 14 year’s experience working with children and young people, having managed nursery settings, after school clubs and holiday playschemes.
During my career I have been fortunate enough to be able to complete several qualifications – Level 3 Diploma in Playwork, Honours Degree in Economics, EarlyYears Professional Status, A1 NVQ Assessor’s Award, and Masters Degree in Play and Playwork. I am excited to put these qualifications to significant use in my role complemented with my experience and passion for working with young children.
I believe that every child deserves the best start in their early years and that at Good Manors all children are given the best opportunities to achieve, and I am delighted to be a part of the management team.
Good Manors Day Nursery has three units that children are based in, each unit is run on a daily basis by a senior member of staff known as a Team coordinator, and each team coordinator works closely with their team to support the children in our care.
Within the baby unit the staff work closely with parents to ensure that each child’s individual needs and routine is met throughout the day. A daily report book is completed each day explaining how much your child has eaten, change of nappies and what they have been doing during the day. Strong bonds and attachments are built up between the children and their key worker in order for the babies to feel secure in their nursery environment. A variety of activities are planned to support and enhance each child’s development.
In the tweenie room the children start to gain new skills, develop their already existing skills and start to form personal preferences within their play. At this age the children are encouraged to start making choices within the activities that they take part in throughout the day, this is in preparation for their transition to pre-school. Parents are given personal handovers from staff about their child’s day. The staff offer guidance and support on toilet training, which is a question that we often get asked.
This is when the children start to build up and develop their knowledge on what they have already learnt. We provide a variety of activities and experiences for the children, to develop their enquiring active minds and to enable them to become independent and confident learners. Parents are given personal handovers from staff about their child’s day. The staff not only support the children within the nursery environment but also in the wider environment outside of the nursery with visits and outings. Good Manors have developed a school readiness programme to equip the children for their transition to school.
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