In May 2000 Very Young Village which had been successfully running since 1990, and is now known as The Little Village, was acquired by the owners. This was the beginning of the Abacus family of nurseries.
Demand for our high quality childcare led us to opening two additional units, Lullaby’s and Little Engines, in 2003 and 2004.
We continue to apply our founding principles to all our settings and are always looking for further ways in which to nurture all our children and staff and enhance the environment we provide. We believe that partnership with parents/carers is essential to the all round positive development of children. With this at the base of our ethos we endever to build a close working partnership and always welcome and value their opinions and ideas which help us to ensure that we fulfill our primary goal of high quality childcare with happy, contented children, who develop good self esteem and self confidence, which will stay with them long after their time at our setting.
We pride ourselves in offering a service that meets the diverse needs of the communities we are a part of. This has lead to us developing a service that has an imbedded flexibility. Our usual opening hours are 8am – 6pm however, where possible, we offer some extended hours 7.30am – 6.30pm where needed. Both Free Funded Entitlement and 2 year old funding can be accessed over our core hours. We feel our experience, and commitment to our ethos, equip us well to offer any additional support that those that access our facility may need. Over our many years of trading we have build strong working relationships with a number of support services in the area and we call upon and further develop these as and when needed.
Our staff team is dedicated to providing high quality childcare and education and we are committed to supporting this through their ongoing training, personal and professional development.
If you would like the opportunity to visit one, or all, of our settings we would be delighted to take the time to show you around. We look forward to welcoming you.