Why we are special
At Cuddles we aim to provide the future generation with skills to help them become confident, self-assured individuals who have an enthusiasm to learn and this is why in 2014 we opened our third nursery in the Cuddles family.
The Stadium provides care for children aged 2-4 years and Cuddles took over the site after the previous provider closed. The nursery has worked particularly hard with the Borough of Poole council, and the local community, to ensure there is a high quality provider within the centre of Poole, so that all children have the opportunity to attend a nursery/pre-school to support the aspirations of the local community.
Cuddles Day Nursery believes in providing high quality, affordable childcare and we realise the importance of all feedback, both negative and positive. With this in mind we encourage both parents and staff to tell us how they think things are going.
As a fairly new setting we are starting to develop strong links with the local schools so that when it comes to the time for your child to make the transition into school, this will go as smoothly as possible. Parent’s evenings, coffee mornings and open days are all opportunities for us to share information about your child so that we are all supporting them in the same way.
Poole Stadium had their first Ofsted inspection in June 2014 and received a good grading, with the inspector making some truly positive comments about both the care and education on offer.
As a privately run day nursery, we aim to provide a secure and loving environment in which your child can grow and develop. In order to achieve this we aim to encourage their physical, intellectual, linguistic, emotional and social skills that your child needs to develop their self-esteem and confidence, so that they may become happy, fun loving children with an enthusiasm to learn and make friends.
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Introduction from Nursery Manager
My name is Tracy and I am the manager of Cuddles newest site and third nursery setting at Poole Stadium.
I started working for Cuddles in June 2009 and thoroughly enjoy working with my team. We have a very open and friendly environment where we work with children from 2-4 years. The location which is less than a 10 minute walk from Poole makes it ideal for busy parents who work in the town centre as well as those who live in the locality. We have a broad mix of children from a variety of cultural backgrounds and enjoy the variety that this brings to the setting.
I qualified to NVQ Level 3 in London in 2003, and have been working in child care for more than 16 years. I worked my way up from apprentice to Team Leader in London and since working for Cuddles I have gone from Team Leader to becoming Manager of the Stadium setting in 2016.
I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our team and the children when you visit.
To have fun and be happy
To become confident and independent
To make friends and develop the necessary social skills to do so
To develop a love of learning
To develop his/her own gifts and skills to maximise potential in all areas
To feel secure and respected within a loving environment
Poole Stadium setting has been enhanced, adding a kitchen, children’s toilet area and outside play area. As a “pack-away setting” the nursery has as many resources and high quality equipment as any purpose built nursery and the staff pride themselves on being able to make a high quality environment in a multi-use facility.
The bright large indoor rooms are warm and inviting and are specifically designed and equipped to allow all the children the freedom to play safely, using a mixture of imagination and dexterity.
Cuddles Day Nursery
Stadium Way, Wimborne Road,
Poole, Dorset, BH15 2BP
Tel: 01202 280101
Manager: Tracy Smith
Administration Manager: Greg Dymond
As a nursery we try to be as flexible as possible to suit most parents’ needs. The following are our normal operating times but if you want care within these hours please come and talk to us.
The nursery is open from Monday to Friday and closes on all bank holidays, one week between Christmas and New Year and one week during the February half-term.
8:00am – 6:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:00am – 5:30pm