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.
All of our Nurseries will be participating in World Book Day next week. Children are invited to come in Fancy Dress as their favourite character.
If you have a spare five minutes please visit daynurseries.co.uk to add a review for us, if you do not want to do this online you can take a review card from our entrance and post it off. Day nurseries is a great site for new parents who are looking to find a nursery for their child. To hear feedback from parents with children already attending can be really reassuring when making this big decision. We are really proud of what our nursery / company has to offer. Last year we featured in the day nurseries top 10 list for the West Midlands.
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.
Thank you for the support and donations received on 29.09.17 we raised £140.00 for this wonderful charity
We are supporting Children in Need, on Friday 17.11.17 we are are having a Pyjama and Teddy Bears picnic day, all donations welcome.
All of our nurseries, will be closing today (08.12.17) at 4pm, due to the weather.
We have reveiewed the roads nearby and know there are further snow showers forecast this afternoon. This decision is made in the interst of all children and their families, and also our staff getting home safely. Please ensure your child can be collected by 4pm. If you are sending someone different to collect your child please notify the nursery as soon as possible.
Tomorrow Monday 11th December 2017 we will endeavour to have nursery open. However, at this stage we cannot guarantee how many staff will be able to make it in to work given the condition of the roads and the reliability of public transport. Please ring nursery before you leave your house. We will be posting updates to our Facebook pages, app and home page of the website. If you do not have to travel with your child/children we urge you to stay at home. We will do our very best. If you are in contact with other parents from nursery please make them aware of the situation.
10.12.17 / 8.25pm
Tomorrow Monday 11th December 2017 we will NOT BE OPEN FOR OUR USUAL START TIME OF 7.30AM. The forecast is for continued snow into the early hours, public transport is cancelled for now and Police are advising only to travel in an emergency. This means we only have skeleton staff at all sites that are in walking distance. We will assess this again in the morning and advise if/when we can open according to staffing. Again, please ring nursery before leaving your house, and if you are in contact with other parents please share this message.
11.12.17 / 9.30am
We have managed to get each nursery open this morning, however have minimal staff at each site. Please ring nursery before leaving your house to find out staffing levels for your site. We will be CLOSING early today, to ensure everyone can get home safely. Temperatures are set to drop, and road conditions will be poor.
Please stay in contact with your nursery by phone for the most up to date information.
Snow Plan 12.12.17
It is our intention to have nursery open as normal tomorrow. We are aware road conditions will be Icey and hazardous so want everyone to arrive safely. Please ring before leaving home to check our up to date staffing situation.
Please stay in contact with your nursery by phone for the most up to date information.
We have made the decision to close our nurseries at 4pm today due to the road conditions, we want to ensure all children and families have time to travel safely avoiding rush hour problems. We also have several staff who have walked very long distances to get in to work and therefore need to get home safely. We will be phoning all parents by midday to confirm this.
We apologise for the disruption this week, and appreciate your co-operation in helping us ensure the safety of the children and staff
If you believe your child is eligible for 30 hours funding in the summer term (which starts w/c 16.04.18) you will need to apply for a 30 hour code and check availability of sessions with the nursery. For a code please visit the Childcare Choices website before the end of February to aply. After this date HMRC will not gurantee you getting a code on time.
At the moment it is our intention to be open as normal tomorrow. We are aware of the weather warnings in place and will monitor the situation closely during the evening. If we feel there is a need to make any changes to opening hours or make closures tomorrow, we will make that decision as soon as possible. Please keep an eye on our Facebook pages, website and nursery App.
Please call nursery before leaving home tomorrow (02.03.18), we will aim to be open but road conditions are very poor. We want our children and staff to be safe!
All of our nurseries will be closing at 4pm today. Please keep in contact with nursery throughout the day. Please do not travel unless completely necessary. Safety of the children and our staff team is priority.
Here are our Easter Closures.... Good Friday (30.03.18) and Easter Monday (02.04.18). We hope you enjoy your extended weekend!
We are having a brief glimpse of what Summer may be like!! With this in mind, and with the hope we will be seeing more days like this please ensure your child has a Sun Hat and Suncream at nursery.
A reminder that if you have not yet given us your child's leaving date, this needs to be done no later than 15.06.18. After this date you will unfortunately be charged for the whole period of the summer as per your calculations provided at the start of this term.
This year we have decided to put some of our senior team through their paces, whilst also raising money for this amazing charity. Our senior staff team, all know or have lost someone to this disease, and we want to support the continued work of Cancer Research. If you feel you can donate, however small the amount please visit our just giving page page (Cotton Tails - Pretty Muddy). Likewise if you want to come and support us on the day we will be at Cofton Park (Birmingham) from 10.30am. Nicola, Lynda, Michelle and Lisa really appreciate your support.
If you believe you meet the criteria for extended funfing, you can apply now for your 30hours childcare code. You can do thi by visiting the childcare choices website. Once you have your code you will need to pass this to nursery NO LATER than 31.08.18. Codes beyond this date will not be accepted by the local authority.
Join us for the world's biggest coffee morning on Friday 28.09.18. Details are displayed around nursery. If you want to donate a cake please speak to a member of staff. We hope to see you all there!
On Friday 16th November we will be supporting children in need. We will be asking for a £1 donation and inviting children to wear fancy dress
Our opening times for the Christmas period are available around nursery, here (and in the calendar section of the website) and on our Facebook pages.
24th, 25th 26th December - Closed 27th and 28th December - Open as normal - 31st December and 1st January 2019 - Closed
This year we are supporting Crisis at Christmas again. Our fundraisisng events so far will contribute to this, along with all settings having a Christmas meal next week £1 donation requested. We apreciateyour ongoing support with our fundraising efforts, our aim is to provide Christmas lunches for 30 people this year. Whatever we raise will be matched by the company. Best Wishes from all at Cotton Tails Nurseries Ltd
A reminder of our opening hours / closures for the next 2 weeks.... 24th, 25th and 26th December CLOSED open again as normal Thursday 27th and Friday 28th. 31st Dec and 1st January CLOSED, normal opening hours resume from Wednesday 2nd January. Best Wishes to all of our families for the Christmas period and of course 2019.
If you believe you are eligible for 30 hours childcare in January 2019, you need to apply for your code and have it validated by the nursery before 31.12.18. beyond this date codes will not be valid. If you already have a code this will need to be renewed, you should check your details are up to date every 3 months.