This is not a nursery or pre-school but a home and a family. I beleive that in the early days, children belong in a real home environment. A beautiful, happy place where needs are met and cuddles are plentiful. This is a place with Montessori ideas, with quality wooden toys on the toy shelves and where beautiful home-cooked locally sourced food is served from our woodburning oven. A place that offers all the learning, support and opportunities that a formal childcare setting does, set against the backdrop of a cosy family home.
Welcome to Paddock Cottage. You’ll find few unescessary chemicals, additives or processed food, but instead, homemade meals, fruit and veg from the garden, baking from scratch and involvement by your little ones every step of the way.
"My job is not to control, manage and govern, but to nurture, encourage and kindle."
At Paddock Cottage, caring for children isn’t just providing childcare, it’s a way of life. A way of life that I believe is wholesome, healthy, nurturing and interesting. We don’t watch TV here, or play on tablets. Not because I believe that screens are bad, but because there is generally something better to do...(and it leaves room for some screen watching downtime when you get home and at the weekend.)
"It’s being involved in life from the start, nurturing from the heart and being inspired every day by the enthusiasm and wonder that comes so naturally to children."