Cotton Tails Day Nursery is situated in Northfield, Birmingham and opened it's doors to the public in 1996.
We provide private day care for children aged between 0-5 years old. Our nursery is open Monday - Friday from 7.30am to 6.00pm, 52 weeks of the year excluding Bank Holidays.
Our established nursery provides a safe environment which is happy and social, allowing the children in our care to develop and grow as individuals. We believe in having strong relationships with all parents and have an open door policy which allows parents to see at first hand their child's development and progress throughout their time in our care.
We have been rated as OUTSTANDING in our last two Ofsted inspections.
The nursery operates from a converted and extended house and has a number of very spacous rooms. We have four main age groups. For more information on each of our nursery rooms, please visit 'Our Nursery Rooms' page. All children have access to a secure and enclosed outdoor play area which has been individually designed. During the day we encourage children to be active and use the outdoor space. There is CCTV throughout the nursery.
We provide the children within our care with nappies and food which are included in our fees. We do not provide formula milk. We have two cooks on site who prepare fresh food and create healthy, balanced meals daily.
14th October - Our Nursery Room will be having a workshop and Harvest Tea, parents welcome.
17th October - Our School Room will be having a Scarecrow making workshop at 2.00pm. Parents welcome.
28th October - The School Room from Cotton Tails Too will be joining the School Room at Cotton Tails for Diwali celebrations
31st October - All children are invited to come to nursery in Fancy Dress. The School Room from Cotton Tails will be visiting Cotton Tails Too for some Halloween fun!
20th December 2016. All children attending will be having a Christmas Dinner, this year we are asking for a small donation of £1 per child which will be sent to Crisis to pay for a homeless person to receive a meal on Christmas Day.
On Tuesday 28th February our Nursery Room will be having a parents workshop at 2.15pm. We hope to see you there.
We are inviting all children to dress up as their favourite character for World Book Day 2017
In support of Comic Relief on 24.03.17 we will be having a BAKE OFF between 2.30-5.00pm. Everyone is invited during that time for Afternoon Tea (refreshments and cake) all donations will go to the charity. We will also have a competition, you are invited to make biscuits or a cake (to be in nursery for lunch time that day) people will then have chance to vote for their favourite cake. Please see staff and memos that are being handed out for more details.
Parents of our Tinie Room children are invited to join us on Friday 17th March between 9.00-9.30am for a Rhythm Time Session. We look forward to seeing you there.
On Monday 3rd April we will have an arrival of eggs that we will incubate and watch develop over the course of 10 days. The eggs/chicks will be in our School Room however all age groups will get to be involved in the project.
We are getting lots of enquiries about the 30 Hours Childcare that is proposed for September. Unfortunately until we have met with our Local Authorities and explored all aspects of this we will not be making any decisions. As soon as we have and reviewed our terms and conditions we will be writing to everyone. We urge you all to follow the Champagne Nurseries on Lemonade Funding campaign to see the struggle nationwide that this is causing for the nursery sector. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChampagneNurseries/?fref=nf
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We are pleased to announce that we were voted as one of the top 10 nurseries in the Day Nurseries.co.uk awards this year.
You are welcome to join us on Thursday 13th April between 2.30 and 4.30pm for an Easter Workshop, we will have loads of fun activities on. We look forward to seeing you there
We were really pleased with the support that we received last Friday for the Bake Off. Please see the image on this news item which reveals our winners. We will be uploading the photo's of all the cakes very soon.
Just a remnider that we will be closed on both Good Friday (14th) and Easter Monday (17th). We hope you all have a lovely extra long weekend.
A reminder that we are closed for two Bank Holidays in May. Monday 1st May and Monday 29th May
On Monday 19th June we will be having a Blue day. All children are encouraged to dress in Blue on that day.
Posters are now displayed around nursery about annual Fun Week. We aim to raise as much money as possible for Birmingham's Children's Hospital. Please speak to staff for more details.
Posters for our Fun Week Raffle are now displayed around nursery. We have some really great prizes this year. Please see a memeber of staff to ourchase your tickets and help support our fundraising.
Today is the day!!! The Big Sleuth begins. This is a major fundraising opportunity for Birmingham Children's Hospital, a charity we are proud to be one of the top 100 hundred fundraisers for due to our contributions over the years. Cotton Tails at Hagley is also the forever home of Dr Whoot following the Big Hoot in 2015. This is also a great family activity to keep you busy over the summer. If you go exploring and find any bears please send in your photo's for your child's Memory Book.
Thank you for your support during our Fun Week. If you have any sponsor money from the events to return, please do so not later than Friday 21st July.
A reminder that this year our Graduation Ceremony (School Room) will be held off site at the Austin Social Club, in the President Suite.
Children who do not normally attend on Friday need to be dropped off at the venue from 10.15am onwards. Children who are in nursery will be transported to the venue, accompanied by staff, we aim to leave around 9.30am.
The children will have a fantastic morning, dancing, party games and a bouncy castle. Parents are then asked to join us for the graduation ceremnoy that starts at 1.30pm. Bring some tissues, there won't be a dry eye in the house!!!!!
Thank you to everyone involved!!!!! We are so pleased with the amount raised during this years Fun Week.
We are supporting Jeans for Genes day this Friday 22.09.17. Please help us support this charity by sending your child in Denim and donating £1. Thank you
We will be holding a Coffee Morning on Friday 29.09.17, please see the posters in nursery or speak to the staff for more information.