35 years of family-run creativity, curiosity and adventure....
Welcome to The White House Website
A family-run, independent Day Nursery & Out-of-School Club
West Bridgford’s town centre location
High standard of childcare and education
Very competitive fees
Weekdays 7.30 am to 6.00 pm
0 to 8 years
Forest School style sessions in the local environment and in our unique onsite Urban Forest School
Free childcare places for two year olds*
Up to 30 hours of funded childcare for 3 and 4 year olds*
The FIRST setting in Nottinghamshire to be awarded the NDNA's Millie's Mark for outstanding paediatric care and we continue to retain this in 2021.
Ring: 0115 981 0119 for further details...
"A place that feels like home"
Thank you for everything you have done for our children and all of us. You are, and always will be, part of the family. You have loved, cared for and taught our children so much and they have grown incredibly in your care. You have been there for all of us through the good and the bad times and we cannot thank you enough. You have, without a doubt, been a strength and constant throughout the last 7 years. Thank you - we will miss you beyond words. The Read family
Our son has developed so much into his little, amusing and caring self, making lots of friendships and enjoying all the different activities you have to offer.
Forest School being one of his favourite things to do! He loves being outside and you have nurtured his love of all things mini-beasts and nature that he is teaching us every day. The Leddie family
We are independent and not governed by a Head Office - we truly do focus on individuality!
Forest School trained team members at Level 3 & 2
The first nursery in Nottinghamshire to be awarded the National Day Nurseries Association’s “Millie's Mark”, a special endorsement for childcare providers that go above and beyond the requirements set out by Ofsted. We were awarded the accreditation for a second time in 2021.
100% of our childcare team have current Paediatric First Aid Training.
95% of our team hold a recognised Childcare Qualification, others are training towards one.
We have received 5 stars for Food Hygiene Standards from Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Environmental Health Department in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022.
Since our last Ofsted report we have gone from strength to strength
Read our full Ofsted report here.
Reading, creating, splashing, climbing, trusting, exploring, bouncing, dancing, running, singing, sharing, showing kindness, planting, sliding, digging, listening, helping, leaping, moulding, painting, hiding, eating, snuggling, jumping, napping, tasting, communicating, cooking, drawing, gathering, imagining.
HOW WE TEACH........
At The White House Day Nursery the children and adults construct the curriculum together. The children will show us what they are interested in and are motivated to learn when they are able to connect new experiences to what they already know.
The adult recognises the child's interests and existing skills, whilst planning how to introduce new skills and ideas to guide their learning and development.
"In the moment" planning is the way we deliver our curriculum. Our highly skilled practitioners tune into the children's interests and next steps for learning by using their attentive observational skills.
Practitioner's then join the child's play at the precise moment where their knowledge and thinking can be stretched and challenged through interactions, questioning, modelling and simply playing alongside them. This personalised method of teaching means each interaction the adults have with your child is meaningful to them and supports their development. Children learn best when they are interested, engaged and have the opportunity to explore with all of their senses. We aim to provide an environment that sparks their curiosity, enabling true learning to take place.