Welcome to Schoolhouse Daycare Nurseries

“Every family is individual; every child is special”

At Schoolhouse we share a commitment to nurturing all children in our care, encouraging confidence, inspiring creativity, stimulating curiosity… and making life just that little bit easier for your family.

 

Who are we?

Choosing childcare is one of the biggest decisions parents have to make. We like to think a visit to any one of our six Schoolhouse day nurseries will put your mind at rest. You’ll see plentiful play opportunities, experience a bright and safe environment, chat to dedicated and enthusiastic staff… and more importantly, meet lots of confident, independent, happy little people!

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Vision & Values

At the heart of Schoolhouse are 5 core principles which reflect all that we do.
Nurture – Children will be cherished with love and care in a happy, supportive and safe environment where everyone is made to feel special. Inspire – Play equipment, toys and learning materials will be chosen for their creative and educational benefits while outdoor play-areas will be designed to…

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Recent Blogs

  • A shy little girl burying her face in her mum's dress

    How to Encourage Your Child to Get Involved

    May 28, 2018

    While children can be quite talkative in the privacy of their own homes, it’s not uncommon for them to be quiet in social situations in the outside world; this shyness can just be in their nature or it can be their anxiety of new people or situations getting in the way. Whatever the reason, shyness isn’t necessarily a bad thing in itself but it should be addressed if it is keeping your children from fully relaxing and enjoying being young.
    If you find that your child refuses to join in with social situations, clings to you or cries or hides

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  • a father hugging his daughter

    How to Prepare Your Child (and Yourself!) for School Separation Anxiety

    May 14, 2018

    Is your child starting nursery or school soon? Are you fretting about this day instead of enjoying the anticipation and excitement of this upcoming milestone?
    If you answered yes to both of these questions, don’t worry. Many parents and children are in the exact same position as you.
    For children, the main source of anxiety around starting nursery or school is that they don’t know what to expect, whereas, with parents, the separation anxiety for them stems from the worry that their child will feel abandoned.
    To help you both ease your separation anxiety, it is all about preparing for it; here

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  • A little girl sleeping with a teddy

    How to Develop a Peaceful Bedtime Routine

    April 30, 2018

    Many parents dread the time of day when it’s time to wrestle the kids to bed. When children resist going to sleep, the house is filled with whining and screams of “no” and “I don’t want to” where every step of brushing their teeth, putting on their pyjamas and finally getting them into bed is a battle. It’s no surprise that parents fall onto the couch after the war exhausted thinking of where the evening has gone. But it doesn’t have to be like this.
    Whether you may believe it or not, a relaxing and peaceful bedroom routine is possible and

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  • Two toys saying happy and keep on smiling

    7 Common Nursery Worries and How to Overcome Them

    April 15, 2018

    When our little ones are going to nursery or school for the first time, it can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. For parents, there are worries about how your child will cope away from you and if they’ll make friends, and for our children, they may have a lot of worries as they have so many new things that they will be facing.
    While it may be tempting to succumb to this worry, it is really important that parents keep things positive and express excitement for nursery or school (even if they don’t feel that way), and if your child

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  • A little girl hiding under pillows

    How to Recognise if Your Child is Stressed and What to Do

    March 28, 2018

    Just like with adults, children get stressed too. This might seem like a strange concept, as what do children have to be stressed about? They have no work or bills to pay, no responsibilities or pressures, but while this is true, we forget that it is hard growing up and learning what your place is in the world.
    From learning new skills and having new experiences to more specific pressures such as academic performance, separation anxiety or relationships, children often suffer in silence. This can have a significant negative impact on their health and development, so as parents, we need to

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Our Nurseries

A Special Journey

As parents, we understand how important it is to choose the right day-care provider for your child. We know how hard the decision is to leave your child for the first time and, for some, how difficult the return to work can be.

Testimonials

  • "Alfie has attended the crèche since he was 10 months old, I can honestly say he has enjoyed every day. From the baby room, to the toddler room he is now in, he has clearly been well looked after. All staff we have dealt with are child focused, attentive and friendly and clearly work hard with the children, as Alfie has come home singing many new songs (always with a dance to go with it!!), nursery rhymes, numbers, letters, colours and much more. Parents evenings have been informative and give a good insight into what the children get up to every day. Foodwise, the crèche have been accommodating with food allergies, and the variety and quality of food the children experience is excellent. Alfie has experienced many different foods, and whilst he hasn’t liked them all, we consider it a great way for trying out new tastes and flavours. Alfie goes in smiling and comes home smiling, as parents we couldn’t ask for more." – Sally Abel (NPT)
  • "The girls at the nursery a fab, really flexible and helpful. My children have come on so much from the interaction with the other children. The memory books are awesome too, a wonderful keepsake for the future."
    – Vicky Sloan (NPT)
  • "We are very happy with the care that our daughter gets at Schoolhouse. The staff are all very caring and she has really developed social skills being at the nursery."
    – Sian Richards, daughter Erin Richards (Bridgend)
  • "We have been very happy with the care of all three of our children. Staff are always accommodating to needs and routine." – Sian & Will Havelock, son Rohan Havelock (Bridgend)
  • "The helpful and friendly staff did a fantastic job of putting two nervous parents at ease.  There are plenty of activities for the children and good inclusive feedback is given at the end of each day.  The staff are enthusiastic and enjoy what they do, so you feel your child is their number one priority.  This also creates a great atmosphere for children to be in. Couldn't recommend enough."
    – Claire and Roz (Singleton)
  • "Very friendly staff, feel very happy to leave my daughter in their capable hands.  Great home made food, balanced meals.  Lovely homely nursery"
    - Rhian Davies (Carmarthen)
  • "Lovely homely creche, all staff are welcoming and friendly.  Great home made food. All-round a great crèche!" – Elen Davies (Carmarthen)
  • "Amelie is a different child to before she started at nursery, and I know that this is because of the routine, care and attention she gets." – Maeve Brisk (Singleton Swansea)
  • "Dear all, many thanks for taking excellent care of me and teaching me many things including English! I have had a great time in nursery but now I am going to school. I will come back to the holiday club soon! Lots of love." – Rebecca Del Sol Gonzalez (singleton Swansea)
  • "To all the girls in Tweenies, thank you so much for looking after Oscar so well. He had a bad experience at his first nursery so it is amazing that he settled in so quickly with you all at Singleton. This is a testament to how caring and friendly you all are. Thank you so much for all your hard work. He seems to be loving it in the Toddlers section but I'm sure he is missing you all very much! Best Wishes." – Holly, Mark and Oscar Bowtell (Singleton Swansea)