Address: 15a Norwich Road, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3AE.

Bud In Soil


This room has a capacity for twenty four pre-school children aged 3 to 5 years old (approx according to individual needs). Your child will move from Shoots to Buds either on or after their 3rd birthday or when your child’s Key-worker feels they are developmentally ready. There will be one senior member of staff and two or three assistants when at full capacity. Ofsted guidance states a 1 adult to 8 children ratio, we endeavour to run on a 1 adult to 6 children where possible.


Cosy corner with book sharing, sensory resources and carpet activities. This area is softened with cushions and designed for quiet, relaxation and circle time discussions.
Imaginative and role play area with full equipped home corner and dressing-up clothes/outfits and small world play resources. This will be set up to reflect the significant themes throughout the year e.g. Christmas, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Passover, Black History Month and many more. As well as significant life events that may affect children e.g. New birth of a sibling, Visiting the dentists, Visiting the doctors, Bereavements.
Creative and messy play area within the conservatory, that has double doors connecting to the outdoor play space so creativity can be carried out into the outdoor environment. In the area we have a fully functioning work bench allowing children access to junk modelling, painting easel and arts and crafts at all times.
Construction area for all the creative and building needs, with a wide range of materials and resources.
ICT and mark making table to inspire children to develop their early writing and computer skills.
Table top activities including jigsaw and games

This room is designed to invite children to participate in activities, which are structured in a way that will develop their intellectual, emotional and social needs, building the foundations that they will need in order to progress positively in their life and schooling. Our long-term curriculum is planned so that all topics and themes will keep children interested and stimulated. We will work with children in small groups in order to meet their individual learning and development needs.

We will work closely with the local schools, inviting reception class teachers into the nursery enabling bonds to be formed allowing children to have positive attachments with the staff members that will work with them in the next steps of the child’s education.

Throughout the time spent in the Buds Room, parents/carers will be invited to attend bi-yearly informal parents evenings enabling them to have a full understanding of their child’s progress and developmental needs.

The outdoor play space from Buds is shared with the Orchard Room. This Play space has been designed to allow pre-school aged children to play securely and safely in the open environment. The ground covering consists of Astro turf, sponge chippings, and rubber matting allowing children to explore different surfaces and textures. There is a range of activities including water and messy play trays, sand pit, bikes, small wooden climbing frame, digging area, planting area and much more all encouraging positive development particularly in the large motor skills area.

The overall atmosphere is warm, welcoming and invites natural curiosity from children, with qualified and experienced staff that support each individual child to learn and develop in a positive setting.




First Child Price

Sibling rate price


8.00am to 1.00pm




1.00pm to 6.00pm



Full Day

8.00am to 6.00pm



Block Booking

50hrs per week



Extra Hours




7.30am Start Please Add




Morning Session

Time: 8.00am - 1.00pm
First Child Price: £18.00
Sibling Price: £16.50

Afternoon Session

Time: 1.00pm - 6.00pm
First Child Price: £18.00
Sibling Price: £16.50

Full Day

Time: 8.00am - 6.00pm
First Child Price: £33.00
Sibling Price: £29.00

Block Booking

50hrs Per Week
First Child Price: £145.00
Sibling Price: £140.00

Extra Hours

First Child Price: £3.80
Sibling Price: £3.50

7.30am Start Please Add

First Child Price: £3.40
Sibling Price: £3.20



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