Parent & Baby Awards 2019

Page 18 LUX Parent & Baby Awards 2019 For parents leaving their children at day nurseries, peace of mind is paramount. They want to know that their child is in safe hands and will have an unforgettably great time. At Bambinos, the caring team understand the needs of parents and carers, always aiming to exceed expectations and offer an unrivalled service. Providing the children with real, authentic and inspiring resources, Bambinos are passionate about promoting independence and discovery through loose parts play. Key life skills are encouraged, such as self-confidence, consideration for others, and good manners. These skills are integral for development and learning, and the staff encourage children to develop them as they prepare for the next stage of learning in an educational environment. The day nursery staff recognise the vast benefits of natural and everyday objects for the children to interact with, and they are widely used throughout. Heuristic play with materials such as wood, metal, fabric, textures, and pastel colours is a must for children to experience everything the environment has to offer. Bambinos have maintained outstanding relationships with parents across their twenty-four-year history, and pride themselves on working in close partnership with them. Sharing learning journey documents, offering Established nearly twenty- five years ago, Plymouth- based day nursery Bambinos Childcare Centres have since continued to provide top- quality care across the city, offering parents and carers the highest standard of care, learning and development opportunities. Following their win as Plymouth’s most outstanding childcare provider in LUX Life’s Parent and Baby Awards 2019, we profile the firm to unearth their secret to success. Bambinos Childcare Centres Most Outstanding Childcare Providers 2019 - Plymouth frequent parents evenings, ‘stay and play’ parent events, and a range of themed days where all parents and carers are welcome are just some of the ways that the parents are kept involved at all times, understanding their essential role in child development. With the firm’s growth and policy implementation, many of the long-term staff are constantly updating their already extensive knowledge whilst guiding and supporting newer members of the team. As a result, staff are highly knowledgeable, confident, and able to deliver the best teaching and learning opportunities for the children. Such training includes child brain development; schemas; behaviour management; communication and language; heuristic play and much more. Looking ahead, the future is bright for Bambinos. Their primary shareholders, Jiayi Education Investment Group, have enabled the nursery to cultivate and enjoy direct links with China. As well as exploring exciting development opportunities in China, there is also a keen sense for growth at home in the United Kingdom. The reasons behind Bambinos’ continued success are easy to see, in their dedication to helping give the next generation the best possible start in life. Through loose parts play, encouraging key life skills, and including the parent at every available opportunity, this Plymouth-based nursery are ensuring that parents are peaceful, and children are allowed to be children. Company: Bambinos Childcare Centres Contact: Sara Richards Website: