Kids Planet The Cottage
Our Kids Planet The Cottage, was acquired by Kids Planet in June 2015. The nursery is located on the corner of Field Lane and Copplehouse Lane in Fazakerley, Liverpool, ideally situated for the daily commute to Liverpool City Centre. Surrounded by beautiful green spaces, providing children with the fresh air and outdoor fun. Children are always our primary focus from babies 6 weeks to pre-school age, with each room equipped with age appropriate furniture and resources.
We are an Ofsted approved nursery and you can read our lastest Ofsted report by clicking here.
At The Cottage Day Nursery we acknowledge that parents wish to have their children cared for in the very best facility possible. Our nursery is well established and located next to Buckels Garden Centre. Large gardens and outdoor play areas are available to all the children.
The nursery is designed to provide age appropriate rooms, each room is designed and equipped with an age appropriate furniture and resources. A key person system is in place to ensure that each child is cared for and treated as an individual.
Our nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the children enjoy a self-generated programme, enhanced by the staff as they work to meet their own individual developmental goals.
Within Liverpool Nurseries our fully qualified and carefully selected staff are friendly, approachable, caring and actively work to preserve the magic of childhood. By developing young minds through play, we help give children the very best start.
Baby room (Oak), from a very early age babies are learning through observation, to respond to their immediate environment and begin to communicate with those around them. In the baby room we focus on tactile activities that will encourage and stimulate their development.
Toddler room (Ash & Elm), at this age are beginning to explore their immediate surroundings as their mobility, language and fine motor skills develop. This environment helps to further enhance these skills by providing activities and play resources that encourage the children both imaginatively and physically. At this stage children are supported in their exploration of the world around them. The older toddler room continues these enhancements by building on already attained skills, though stimulation and play.
Tots room (Beech), with the introduction of a more structured day, activities such as circle times, dressing and toilet training help the children to further develop. The structure of each day also helps the children get ready for transition to pre-school. Within a more structured day, activities are planned with Early Learning Goals in mind and the future learning that the children will undertake when they go into the Foundation Stage Class rooms.
Pre-school room (Chestnut), activities are structured to emphasise the Early Learning Goals for the development of pre-school children. Through purposeful play, the children enhance their knowledge and understanding of the world. They are introduced to a wide variety of activities that provide learning opportunities such as early literacy, maths, imaginative play and ICT.
The Cottage has large gardens, which have been designed to ensure that the equipment allows the children to have fun playing whilst extending their physical development and enhancing other skills. Activities are planned as an extension of each room’s curriculum, these include sand and water play, bikes, push and pull toys, climbing and balancing equipment, ball and other games, a children’s garden and much more.
Meals and snacks are prepared on site by our chef and offer balanced and varied meals catering for all children’s individual needs. We operate a 4 weekly menu.
Safe and secure
Safeguarding the children in our nursery is an utmost priority and we offer state of the art security systems. Access into the nursery is through two gates operated by the nursery, with the main door operated with a secure key code lock, each room has CCTV both indoors and outdoors; Intercom system as standard, ensuring that your children’s safety is paramount at all times, if you want to you can speak to a member of staff in your child’s room at any time.
Opening times and sessions
The nursery is open Monday to Friday 7:00 am till 6pm. A full day is 7:00 am till 6pm, morning sessions are available 7:00am till 1:00pm or afternoon sessions 1:00pm till 6:00pm.
Kids Planet The Cottage
Manager : Rachel McGivern
Telephone : 0151 293 0384