RED BALLOON OCKHAM
Red Balloon Ockham offers exceptional child care for children from 3 months in our baby room, up to the preschool age of 5 years old. We enjoy an idyllic rural location nestling on farm grounds, set within a single storey barn and stable conversion. Each of the nursery rooms has its own direct access to wonderful spacious outdoor play areas.
We are located in the picturesque hamlet of Ockham on the border of East Horsley, just 2 miles / 5 minutes from Cobham, offering a highly accessible location from the A3 and great proximity to the villages of East Horsley, West Horsley, Ripley, Bookham and Fetcham as well as being only 3 minutes away from the mainline station of Effingham Junction,
There is a spacious car park to the front of the nursery which extends alongside the adjacent livery yard.
The Nursery is open daily from 7:30am to 6:30pm, 51 weeks per year.
We are proud of our Ofsted Outstanding rating!
The Nest accommodates up to 12 children aged from 3 months to 18 months.
The Nest is very spacious with a lovely homely atmosphere and loads of opportunities to support physical development.
We have our own kitchen where we can prepare meals and bottles and in the Nest we try wherever possible to mirror the routine enjoyed by your child at home thus ensuring a gentle transition from home to nursery.
Nest has its own adjacent sleep room affording peace and tranquillity for undisturbed slumber and Nest also has its own lovely little garden accessed directly from the room via double doors giving us plenty of opportunities for fresh air and safe outdoor fun.
We love our weekly visits from Musicland!
The Dairy accommodates up to 16 children from 18 months to 30 months.
We are very lucky to have our own dedicated spacious garden where we love to play with our friends.
Dairy is made up of two rooms, one of which is a sensory room which really supports children’s transitions.
We have access to our own toilets and nappy changing facilities.
We love our interactive display boards which help us to extend our learning and gain independence.
Dairy provides a fun and stimulating playing and learning environment which matches activities to age and ability and allows children to develop at their own pace, to investigate their interests and to play safely.
The Granary accommodates up to 16 children from 30 months to 40 months.
We love to spend time outdoors in either our own dedicated garden or with our friends from Stables in the huge shared garden.
In Granary we really promote social skills, self-confidence and independence – this is where we start to serve ourselves at meal times!
As the year progresses we start our introduction to Forest School where we have hours of fun exploring our natural environment.
The Stables accommodates up to 24 children, most of whom are in their Pre-school year prior to leaving nursery for Big School!
Stables has a Qualified Pre-school Teacher to support us with all areas of learning especially literacy and numeracy.
We have two separate rooms, both of which we are able to access freely throughout the day, which cover all areas of learning of the EYFS.
We have our own dedicated Stables Garden as well as plenty of access to our big garden which we share with our friends in Granary.
We love our regular outings to Forest School (come rain or shine!) and our high tech ICT wall tablets are providing us with some great learning opportunities!
At Red Balloon we believe children flourish in fresh air so we endeavour to spend as much time as possible outside involving both structured activities and free play.
Our garden offers a host of toddler-friendly activities including sand and water play, climbing, bikes & trikes and a growing area for budding young gardeners.
All rooms enjoy direct access to sectioned outdoor areas enabling all children to have plenty of opportunity to expend some of their boundless energy.