Fenstanton Ladybird Day Nursery

The setting is an attractive large, bright and airy Victorian house with a homely feeling. It meets all the child care standards but continues to be a place where people would love to live.


The nursery has been running for 30 years and combines a positive interest in child care and early years education. The owner is a qualified nurse and midwife. The Registered manager Bénédicte Holland is a qualified French Primary School Teacher. Bénédicte has qualified Teacher status in England. (QTS no 0731128). In 2007, she also became one of the first nursery managers to gain Early Years Professional status.


Lets see what the children have been up to this month


Pre school leaver’s concert gabriel

Thank you to all the families of the Pre school children who came to watch the leaver’s concert. The Pre school children did a fantastic job with their singing and thoroughly enjoyed having their families come to see all their hard work. As the Pre school children begin to fly the nest we wish them lots of luck and success at big school!

june13th2017 017The Flower Kingdom have been exploring lots of different methods of mark making to create a summer board. They have also been enjoying lots of water play in the hot weatheDSC01107r and have been exploring their new play area.


The Bumble bees have been doing seaside themed artwork. They have created ice creams, complete with sparkly sprinkles, boats made out of different shapes and the sea by using rollers in blue paint.


DSCN5619The Dragonflies have been focusing on the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and have created a story board as they went on their own bear hunt around the garden. They enjoyed wellie boot printing, imitating walking through the squelchy mud, created whirling swirling snowstorm pictures with shredded paper and did leaf printing to create the forest. They have also been talking about holidays and have made their own postcards from holiday brochures.


The Sunshine children have been talking about the hot weather and how they need to wear sun DSC01951cream and sunhats in order to stay safe in the sun. They have also been exploring phonics including the letters at the beginning of their name and talking about rhyming words.


The Pre School children have been looking at different types of houses and talking about the houses they live in including the different rooms. They have also been talking about the different types of houses in the ‘Three Little Pigs’ story and what they are made out of.IMG_0005


Children enjoy sharing where they have been for the weekend or for their holidays  so could they bring postcards or snapshot of all these places .  Please 🙂




Parents informations and reminders

A little reminder…..

For all our Preschoolers going to school in September please notice that One month notice is required .

Remember to cancel your vouchers in time as we will not be able to refund them .( Time is flying by for our little Ladybirds)

Can Parents name their children ‘s clothes including shoes please.

The lost property clothes filled a black bin bag and after having been displayed for 10 days will be recycled

As the weather grows warmer please can parents provide sun cream and a sunhat for their children.   sun cream


Safety -:

To protect children with allergies can you please not bring your children in the nursery whilst they are eating biscuits or any other type of food. Thank you

If you have an alternative drop off or collection for your child who does not normally come please don’t give out the code for the gate. Please ask them to ring the front door bell and a member of staff will take them to your child’s room.


When parking in Swan road please do remember that it is illegal to park on a curb or to close to a junction. Thank you

Please remember that the nursery is a no mobile phone zone. Please make sure that you do not get out your mobile phone until you are off of nursery premises.

In the interest of child safety please do not let anyone into the nursery who you do not know even if they are coming in the gate at the same time as you.

For safety reasons it is very important that you sign your children in and out .

Policies -: Some of our policies have been updated. Please feel free to read any of these at anytime. The policy folders are located on the shelf in the entrance hall.

Home Learning-:Our educational boxes that the Preschool children can take home and enjoy are ready.

The National Day Nurseries Association have created some free online resources for parents which can be accessed through the link below:


Childcare support-:

The government has launched a new web page which brings together all the current childcare support available in one place – www.gov.uk/childcaresupport

Parent reminders:

Are you aware of the changes to Tax-Free childcare from April 2017 and are registered with HMRC so they can check their eligibility for 30 hour entitlement from September 2017 https://www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator

To help Debbie our cook could Parents let us know before 9.30 if their children will not be in on that day or arriving after that time.Thank you

We have been rewarded 5 stars for our Food and Hygiene 🙂

  • Sarah is creating an information booklet for parents containing common questions; any suggestions of ideas to go into the booklet are welcome.
  • We are unsure of information regarding the 30 hours funding for September 2017 at the moment, as soon as we know we will share this with you.

Dates for your diary

No special dates to remember for the moment.

Lots  of Thank you’sss

A big thank you for putting sun cream on your children in the mornings, this is a huge help and means the children can enjoy the garden in the early morning before it gets too hot.


Family BBQ

The sun was there and so were you.!

It was lovely to see so many parents and children

A huge Thank you to Sophie .Violet’s mum who donated all the meat for the BBQ.


After the Thank you comes the CONGRATULATIONS

08 - Sharah & Dave (Preview) (8 of 17)WM

Sarah Is now MRS Sarah Cray-Savill

All the Ladybird celebrated her union with Dave and we wish them good luck for the future.


Julia got a 2.1 for her degree in Childcare              

Chloe is now a level 3 Early Years Practitioner