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Welcome to Doodle Do Day Nursery

Doodle Do Day Nursery is a private day care Nursery situated in a beautiful converted church hall in Bishop’s Stortford.  Located close to the town centre, the Nursery is perfectly positioned for both local residents and commuters into London.

We are open full-time from 7:30am – 6:30pm caring for children from 3 months to 5 years.

Our philosophy is that every child we care for deserves a calm, caring, safe and stimulating environment in which to learn.

Taking care of our staff’s wellbeing is of prime importance to us and we are proud to have been voted the 14th best place to work in the whole of the UK.

We adhere to our registration on the Ofsted Early Years Register. This monitors the overall quality standards of the early years provision in line with the principles and requirements of the ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’.

We Are Open For Registrations
And Visits

Our next open event :

Join us every Saturday morning for a chance to see our lovely nursery. This event is by appointment only.

Please call us on 01279 653318 or 07951 796617 to find out more about our nursery or to book a visit.

Best wishes from Kelly and the Doodle Do Nursery Team.

We are pleased to report that some of our children have returned to Nursery following the relaxation of social distancing measures by Government.  We recognise that this is a worrying and confusing time for parents of young children and that some of the information in the media may add to your anxiety.
 
The Nursery is satisfied, having completed our own comprehensive risk assessment, that it is as safe as possible for our children and our staff to re-open and return but we are alert to the ongoing risks. We have reached this conclusion after careful examination of the data at a local level, a detailed reopening plan based on advice from Public Health England (PHE) and an evaluation of the risk to our staff, based on their health and household risk factors. The R score being widely reported for the UK, provides comfort that the pandemic is being controlled. However, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with additional information on the more localised picture.
LEARNING
Our main aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can learn through play.
SETTLING IN
Your first settling in sessions will give you and your child an opportunity to get to know your child’s Key Person.
OUTDOORS
We regularly offer opportunities for learning outdoors – giving children the freedom to explore and be physically active.
FOOD
Our menus are designed by the nursery chef and a paediatric dietician to meet the needs of each age group.
“My little boy loves coming to Doodle Do, he talks about it all the time at home and I can see why.  He’s encouraged to use his imagination and helped to perfect all the little day to day things. And the knowledge he comes home with, I giggle thinking about it!  He will tell me something really clever or really witty and I think where did you learn that from? “At Nursery” he says, so proud of himself.”
“At Doodle Do we found what we needed, a warm and cosy environment for our daughter to develop nicely in. And so she has!”
“I would like to thank the nursery for taking care of my son like he was their own, and I appreciate everything they have done and are doing to help my son progress and be the best he can be.”
“I could not have asked for anything more for the early years development of my child.  We will be so sad to be leaving Doodle Do in the summer but without the help of the staff Lucie would not be the confident little girl she is who is ready for big school!  Thank you to all at Doodle do.”
“We were extremely impressed with Doodle Do Day Nursery when we visited it nearly 4 years ago, with a view to sending our daughter.  Our daughter has been extremely happy there and is now in the pre-school room.  She has been followed by her younger sister who also loves it.  We couldn’t be happier with the decision we made 4 years ago.”
“We love Doodle Do Nursery. Our son looks forward to going in every morning!!  The staff are like family, there is a wonderful atmosphere. The equipment is of high quality and they always have lots of fun with plenty of indoors and outdoors activities.

The food must be really yummy too as Elliot eats more there than at home!!”

Above and Beyond Educational Experiences

We offer a range of unique educational experiences which enable children to become successful, lifelong learners including:

  • Wake up and shake up – an activity to energise the brain using cross-lateral movements
  • A cookery station which incorporates many aspects of the curriculum
  • Community visits which allow children to experience social activities outside the nursery setting
  • A range of bespoke activities which promote your child’s well-being and confidence, including Emotions Boxes and Chatterboxes
  • Garden Champions (RHS School Awards Levels 1, 2 & 3) – our gardening activity which is supported by the Royal Horticultural Society’s School Gardening Awards training programme.
  • Baby Yoga
Doodle Do Day Nursery is situated in a stunning converted church hall in Bishop’s Stortford town centre.