My name is Louisa and I am the Nursery Manager of Chalfont St Peter. I have a BA degree in Early Years and Childhood Education and I have worked in childcare for several years, working as a Manager and as an Early Years Lead Practitioner. I have worked in a range of different settings, as well as, creating a nursery from its foundations to an established setting. I am married and have two children of my own, and our favourite thing to do as a family is to go to the theatre to see west end shows.
The new nursery is housed in a lovely character building set in the heart of the village. Previously a public house, The Chalfont Phoenix, has been completely renovated from inside to outside and transformed it into a fantastic nursery for local families. The nursery caters for around 65 children from babies through to school age and also offers a range of parenting classes for families attending and the wider community.
Hungry Caterpillar’s Chalfont’s onsite chef, freshly prepares and cooks nutritious meals for the children using locally sourced produce. Chalfont will also see the launch of ‘Caterpillar Parent Services’ which will enable busy working parents to use the nursery as a one stop shop for emergency supplies, dry cleaning and local errands. More will be revealed but essentially the aim is to ensure local business’s benefit from the nursery and parent’s lives are made easier.
A learning rich enviorment
The nursery runs weekly Forest School sessions for the children taking full advantage of their wonderful garden area and local green belt. Children will also have the opportunity to access weekly Yoga sessions, French classes and music sessions.
Oliva Foley, founder & Director of Hungry Caterpillars said:
“We are so excited about our new nursery in Chalfont St Peter, the Phoenix has been empty for nearly four years so it will be great to see it brought back to life again. This nursery is particularly close to my heart as Chalfont is also my home and where children have grown up and gone to school. We intend to make Chalfont our flagship nursery and create a real home from home environment for the children. We are working with a fantastic architect whose ideas are going to transform the building. I’m delighted to be able to finally be able to offer our services to the families of Chalfont.”
How to find us:
From the A413 turn into Chalfont St Peter Village at the Joiners Lane roundabout. We are at the bottom of the Village on the left hand side as you pass Market Place onto the High Street. There is free parking for one hour in Market Place car park.