Sweet Pea Heath

The Nursery was established in August 2014 and is run by an experienced management team alongside dedicated, qualified and knowledgeable staff.

The building is a converted house within a large semi detached property offering a warm and homely environment. Our nursery has onsite parking, secure garden facilities and extensive playing fields nearby. Due to being in a close proximity to Ton-Yr-Ywen Primary School we are able to offer an afternoon wrap around service to the onsite Nursery unit. This service provides parents with the reassurance that their children can still attend a mainstream Nursery without the worry of it affecting their working life.

The Nursery is registered with CSSIW (Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales) to care for 40 children aged 6 weeks to 5 years and is split in to 4 areas. Each area caters for children of a particular age group and has designated staff to work alongside them. Staff in each area have designated key children who they are responsible for settling in and documenting their development through a personalised learning journal which is accessible by parents on request.

 

Outdoor play area
We have a secure garden which has recently been renovated. The garden is primarily surfaced with astroturf to offer a child friendly surface, while the garden perimeter is completely fenced-in. A covered sand pit for construction and digging is situated in the garden, along with an assortment of sand toys. We also have a water trough for children to play with along with an assortment of water toys and guttering for pouring and catching. We have a selection of bikes, trikes, outdoor games and equipment and a musical area. We have a painting easel and black boards that are accessible for the children to use when in the garden.

To promote continuous learning, toys and activities are brought outside where possible.

 

Our Pea Pods...

Chick Peas

Baby Peas
 

0 - 12 months

Chick Peas

Chick Peas
 

1 - 2 years

Chick Peas

Sweet Peas
 

2 - 3 years

Chick Peas

Spring Peas
 

3+ years 

 

Baby Peas

Chick Peas

0 - 12 months

 

The baby unit at Sweet Pea Heath is situated on the 1st floor. It is a cosy, welcoming room with plenty of natural light. We can accommodate nine babies in the unit with a ratio of 1 staff to 3 babies. The staff assigned to the baby unit are all qualified and have extensive experience to encourage the babies through their early stages of development.

Within the unit the babies enjoy free play as well as structured activities. The routine in the baby unit is adaptable to suit the individual needs of the young baby. Craft or messy play is offered each day within a designated ‘activity area’ – including sand, water, and other messy activities. Our baby unit has a separate sleep room, which consists of 6 cots and a monitor system in place. Each baby is provided with fresh bedding on a daily basis and cots are cleaned and wipe down in between uses.

The room has a table at which older children can begin to sit at and for the smaller children we have pop up high chairs which are used for meal times.

We have a separate milk kitchen area where staff can prepare fresh feeds and clean and sterilise bottles.

We listen to the children and actively involve them in the decision making process at Nursery and we take on board the benefits to children as our primary motivation. Our staff will work in partnership with you to ensure a happy, caring and stable environment is available at all times for all children and their families. You will be given every opportunity to be kept involved in your child's progress.

 

Chick Peas

Chick Peas

1 - 2 years

Our chick pea room is also situated on the 1st floor and works closely alongside our baby pea room. It is a spacious area with suitable equipment for toddlers to have the space they require. It is designed to accommodate six 1-2 year olds with a staff ratio of 1 staff per 3 children.

The children within this room are offered a variety of toys, equipment and activities throughout their day including a book corner and soft play area. Staff will plan and provide structured and free flow play in line with the Early Years Foundation Phase.

In this room the children eat their meals around the table and sleep on roll out beds with fresh bedding each day.

The 1st floor has a spacious bathroom with a double nappy changing unit and necessary facilities for children who may begin potty training at an early age.

 

Sweet Peas

Chick Peas

2 - 3 years

This age group has one base room downstairs to accommodate 12 children. This room works on a staff ratio of 1 staff to 4 children.

A wide range of toys, puzzles and games are available and changed regularly. Activities are based on a weekly theme taken from observations on the children during play. The aim is to develop the children’s knowledge by working on things which interest them. This room has tables for the children to sit and have their meals and the use of roll out beds is also available for those who need to nap during the day. The Chick pea room is located next to the downstairs bathroom which boasts two toilets, two hand basins, potties and nappy changing facilities.

 

Spring Peas

Chick Peas

3+ years

The Spring pea room is based downstairs and consists of two separated areas accommodating 13 children. The room is provided with suitable equipment and preschool activities.

The starting point for our Nursery Curriculum is the Early Years Foundation Phase, but the depth and breadth of coverage goes far further. Our curriculum is carefully planned and co-ordinated to ensure the children at Sweet Pea Heath receive a relevant, balanced, enjoyable and challenging learning experience.

In this room the children have a designated area for eating meals and are encouraged to use knives and forks. There is also a toilet and hand basin which children can easily access.

A lot of our pre-school activities involve being outdoors and our Spring Pea room has open access to our Nursery garden. During dry weather the main door is open and the children can choose to play outside or inside.

 

Sweet Pea Daycare

64-66 Caerphilly Road,
Heath,
Cardiff,
CF14 9EU
Tel: 02920 619 519
Email: info@sweet-p.co.uk

Sweet Pea Heath

39 St Isan Road,
Heath,
Cardiff,
CF14 4LW
Tel: 02920 613 991
Email: heath@sweet-p.co.uk