Babies (0-2)

They develop rapidly within this time and we provide a variety of activities and experiences for the children, to develop their enquiring active minds.

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Tweenies (2-3)

We work in partnership with parents to ensure that your child develop sconfidence, self esteem and personal character.

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Pre-School (3-5)

The emphasis is on play for all age groups, heading towards a more structured, but flexible day as the child becomes older and enters pre-school.

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Our baby rooms…

Within the baby room 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. 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.

Our tweenie rooms…

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

Our pre-school rooms…

This is when the children start to build up and develop their knowledge on what they have already learned. 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. We also work hard to equip the children for their transition to school.

A typical day at Good Manors

Here at Good Manors our aim is to ensure that children enjoy their time with us, whilst being looked after in a caring and safe environment. We do so through our daily routine which has been perfected over the course of our 20 years in the childcare industry. Whilst routine is subject to change depending on things such as weather and seasonal events, here is an overview of what you can expect for your child at Good Manors.

7:30am – 9:00am Breakfast on arrival and free flow play
9:00am – 9:15am Morning welcome time
9:15am – 11:30am Free flow play
During morning free flow play Adult-led activities; morning bottles, nappies and sleeps; garden time; morning snack
11:30am – 12:15pm Lunch
12:15pm – 3:30pm Afternoon free flow play
During afternoon free flow play Sleep time; adult-led activities; afternoon bottles and nappies; garden time
3:30pm – 4:00pm High tea
4:00pm – 6:00pm Evening free flow play

Babies nappies are changed at least every three hours and children’s bottles and sleeps will be tailored to suit the individual children’s needs.

Tweenies nappies are changed at least every three hours.


The children take part in a wide range of age appropriate activities, this includes both indoor play and outside play. The activities cover all areas of the EYFS. Our messy play activities can include both sand play and water play, baked bean play, cereal play, playdough, painting, gluing and sticking, to name a few! Our children also enjoy music and movement, construction activities, small world play and role play opportunities.

We encourage the children to explore the outdoors every day and they often enjoy playing in the messy garden, with the outdoor sand or mud pit, climbing on the climbing frame and various other garden activities such as play with balls, hoops, bikes and obstacle courses. When possible we like to take our children out to explore the wider community and go for walks to the local park, to the local shops and occasionally further afield.


We offer full day childcare, 51 weeks of the year excluding public holidays, from 8:00am to 6:00pm, five days a week. We close for a week between Christmas and New Year.



At Good Manors you can expect your child to be fed a range of nutritious and yummy meals! By following a carefully constructed menu that is regularly updated, we provide our children with healthy meals that give them the energy they need. Our chef works closely with parents if there is a specific dietary requirement, to make sure everyone is getting the food they need. See below our latest food menus.


Get in touch

Manor Lodge
T: 01329 230123

Miller Drive
T: 01329 823222

Stubbington Lodge
T: 023 9217 7560

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