Little Garden The Bourne End
Day Nursery & Preschool
The Old Methodist Church
Monday – Friday: 07.30 – 18.00
Drop-Off Directions & Parking
The nursery is located on Furlong Road in Bourne End, just outside of High Wycombe.
Bourne End train station is just around the corner and is a 6-minute walk to the nursery via Station Road.
Street parking is available on the main road outside the nursery with two spaces in front of the nursery for safe drop off/pick up.
Little Garden Bourne End
The Bourne End Day Nursery and Preschool (previously Poppies Bourne End) is rated Good by Ofsted with two areas Outstanding (September 2019), and offers a warm and friendly welcome where children aged 3 months to 5 years enjoy inspirational learning experiences.
Our nursery, which opened in 2006, is situated in a beautifully converted Methodist Church in Furlong Road and is spread across two floors.
Our nursery setting offers a cosy home from home environment where children are nurtured from our baby room through to preschool. Children build strong bonds with our practitioners who help them grow into confident young learners.
We have a close parent partnership and families are updated daily with photos of their child’s activities, so they have wonderful memories of their time at Bourne End.
Nappies & Wipes
We will provide nappies, wipes and nappy cream.
We have CCTV installed within the nursery to ensure the safety and security of all our children and staff.
Meals & Snacks
We provide healthy meals and snacks as well as fresh water and milk. Our menus are seasonal and are certified by a children’s dietician ensuring the right balance of ingredients for the children. All dietary requirements are catered for by our professional chefs.
Our outdoor space offers an environment to explore and develop and provides a place where imagination comes to life.
Extra Curricular Activities
We provide fun and interactive extra-curricular activities that the children will enjoy and love, this can include Bilingual Beats, which is our ‘Spanish through music’ lesson, French with The Little Language Academy, Playball Sports and more.
Our nursery has access to ICT screens for educational purposes and interactive lessons.
Fees & Availability
Nursery fees are dependent on the age of your child and your specific childcare requirements. Funding options are available, including the government’s 15 and 30 hours funded childcare, and we also accept the Government Tax Free Childcare Scheme and childcare vouchers.
To request pricing and availability, please call us or complete the request a call back form below.
How we learn at Little Garden Day Nurseries
- Our Baby room offers under 2s the perfect place to begin their nursery journey
- We offer as many settling in sessions as you and your child need to feel safe and happy in a new environment. This is the start of us building a long-standing relationship with your family, ensuring secure bonds between child and nursery team
- We offer a stimulating environment and a variety of resources for our babies to explore develop and discover through play
- We promote sensory play from a very young age, helping children to make sense of the world by connecting what they see, hear, smell, touch, and feel
- In our reading corner the children have access to a library of books and stories, music, and rhymes introducing early literacy and communication skills
- We promote movement and balance and focus on early wellbeing awareness and relaxation exercises
- Our Toddler room is where our children can thrive as they become more independent and curious
- We feel it is important to offer a range of natural resources and provide plenty of messy play opportunities to encourage learning through creative play
- In our library area we have a selection of age-appropriate reading resources to encourage communication and develop language and literacy skills
- We encourage independence and free thinking by allowing the children to choose and lead activities carefully guided by our practitioners
- We promote physical creativity through music and movement which is key in helping to develop children’s fine motor skills
- Being part of the local community is important and we regularly take part in local events and support local charities
- We continue to promote early wellbeing awareness and relaxation techniques to help our children understand their thoughts and feelings
- Our preschool environment supports ‘school readiness’ through a wide range of quality resources and equipment that promote all areas of the EYFS, including maths and literacy
- We embed maths and literacy into everyday routines providing opportunities for letter and number recognition
- We give encouragement and praise to our children inspiring them to investigate and be curious of the world around them
- We promote an inclusive environment where we take part in a variety of cultural and international celebrations
- The children have the opportunity to learn French through music and songs promoting a love of language at an early age
- We provide a dedicated space for children to learn in smaller groups, to focus on learning life skills, preparing the children for their next step into school.
- We’re called a Little Garden, but our garden is big fun! Children can wander, climb, splash, and run in our educationally designed outdoor learning area.
- Outdoor play is essential for healthy development and wellbeing and our outdoor equipment encourages physical activities and challenges
- Our outdoor space allows children to understand and take risks which helps to build their confidence and eagerness to learn
- Our children are introduced to important life skills and encouraged to try new things through play and exploration, through activities such as role play, water play and investigative play
- Whatever we do indoors can also be taken outdoors for children to enjoy and they take part in activities based on their interests and abilities
- We use natural materials such as sand and mud to promote discovery and imaginative play.
Hello, my name is Jo, I have a BA honours degree in Early Years practice and a wealth of knowledge and experience working with children in pre-school and nursery settings for the last 16 years.
I took on a role at a local pre-school providing one-to-one support for a child with additional needs. Since then, I have dedicated my time working with children and their families, ensuring exceptional care tailored to each child’s needs. I am passionate about their development and providing a broad variety of experiences for all children.
Hi, I’m Gemma, Deputy Manager. I joined Bourne End in January 2021, following relocation to the area. I hold a BA Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies and the Early Years Teacher Status. I have extensive experience working with babies and young children and have held a management position for the past year. At Bourne End I lead our Little Climbers.
Our nursery has a lovely family feel which makes it a wonderful place for your child to grow, learn and play. We have a passionate team, who aim to create something special and different, ensuring all children are nurtured, cared for, and inspired with their individual needs in mind.
We have a dedicated senior team who support the nursery management in striving for delivering excellence by enriching home from home environments with an expertly trained team.
All staff complete comprehensive training, further developing their knowledge and understanding of children’s development, covering all key aspects in keeping children safe.
We can provide advice and support for all our families on a vast range of topics by pulling together our combined experience.
Food & Nutrition
Our delicious, healthy and nutritious food is sourced from trusted suppliers and prepared and cooked by our onsite chef. All dietary and religious needs are met.
Our experienced team would love to meet you and your little one, so book a visit today and we will show you everything our nursery has to offer during your own personal tour at a time to suit you.
Join us at our next Open Day
Saturday 21st October, 9am-1pm
Call Back Request
If you would like us to give you a call back at a time which is more convenient for you, please fill in the form below.