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About the Nursery


I would like to welcome you to Trailblazer’s Nursery, part of Treverbyn Academy.

Our vision is to provide a welcoming, sociable, opportunity-rich environment that safely challenges all children, enabling them to meet their full potential.

I was one of the founder members of the Trailblazers’ team, who first created a nursery provision at Treverbyn in 1997. Through a combination of hard work and determination of the team, plus, excellent support and loyalty from parents/carers, our reputation grew, resulting in other agencies and the local community promoting our setting from which we were able to expand our provision.

The Sure Start children’s centre building, which is located at the bottom of the drive, was built in 2005, enabling us to cater for a wider age range, from birth to rising 5’s, and provide child care all year round on a needs basis. With emphasis on outreach and community development, health services and a network of family services became available.

We strive for the best possible outcomes for all children using the Early Years Foundation Stage recognising that every child is unique. We provide high quality care through a well-motivated, knowledgeable and committed team of practitioners, who create a wide range of opportunities focusing on fun for all children to learn through their play thus, nurturing trust and confidence.

Our setting uses The Thrive Approach. We actively  support childen's emotional and social developement, helping them to engage more fully in learning and life.  We have two qualified thrive practioners who support the chidren within this setting.

We welcome other settings to visit and share comments for best practice. Some reoccurring positive feedback has been how engaged the children are at their chosen activities, therefore demonstrating a feeling of security and safety. There is no question that outside spaces are essential to a child’s holistic development. Our outdoor learning environment is developing at a very fast pace, with the addition of outdoor learning activities; e.g., a nature trail, our mud kitchen, bug hotel, tree climbing and den building. These all enhance children’s own ability at risk taking in our safe environment.

Our OFSTED in 2015 which was judged as “Good”, emphasizing the strong leadership and management, effective teaching and learning and how children establish strong and trusting relationships with adults and other children. In particular, our practitioners work positively with parents and children resulting in effectively ensuring that children’s unique needs are identified, with their spirit and ambition being respected and met. 

Our Nursery team is proud to be a part of Treverbyn Academy and is looking forward to working alongside a multi-skilled team to build on the progress that has already been made. Our vision is to provide a welcoming, sociable, opportunity-rich environment that safely challenges all children, enabling them to meet their full potential.

Elaine Taylor

Nursery Manager