Our Philosophy

Welcome to our nursery in Chandlers Ford

“Play makes a major contribution in helping children manage their thoughts, ideas, feelings, relationships and physical selves”.  Friedrich Froebel, inventor of the kindergarten, 1782-1852.

The emphasis at Mulberry Corner is on learning through play.  Our play based curriculum meets all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Our aim is to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to develop in all areas of learning in a well managed and happy environment with challenging but realistic tasks.  The children in our care are given opportunities daily to understand nature, to engage in musical movement, group singing and story-telling and are encouraged to use their problem solving skills as well as their creativity and imagination.

The staff at the nursery in Chandlers Ford seek to establish affectionate relationships with all the children, making them feel secure, loved and appreciated.  We observe each child in their play and from this we are able to tune into their unique personalities.  Over time we aim to take each child from the known and can do into the less known, in ways that are right for that child.

Our Director, John Warren, is a leading early years expert. John boasts a Masters in Early Childhood Education and in both 2019 and 2016 was voted as one of the Top Ten most influential people in childcare by Nursery Management Today. John brings his expertise from 30 years in the sector to nursery in Chandlers Ford. His continued inspiration and innovation will be ever present at Mulberry Corner.

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