Nursery News


Keep up to date with Jemima House and our updates since our opening in November 2016.


Ongoing Training

Here at Jemima we believe that nobody has ever finished their learning journey!

Level Three training

We currently have three staff members undertaking training that will give them a level three qualification in early years. Our aim is to have all of our core staff qualified to a minimum of level three. Staff complete any written assignments in their own time but we do all we can to support their practical learning in the setting, for example by allowing them to spend time in all three age groups, providing learners with a mentor/buddy and ensuring they have time with their assessors.  

Level  Two vocational training

Five level 3 staff members are working on adding to their portfolios with subjects such as 'Mental Health' 'Challenging Behaviour' and 'Autism'. Again, they are completing their written assignments in their own time and we are supporting them where we can in the setting.

In-house training

All staff are expected to take part in regular training delivered 'in-house'. This year so far, we have offered 'Safeguarding' and 'Safe Food Handling and Allergy Awareness'. This training usually happens after working hours or at the weekend but our dedicated staff don't shy away from this as they know that the more knowledge and skill they have, the safer and happier the children in their care.

Other training

Staff members also attend training provided by outside agencies such as Cambridgeshire County Council and National Day Nurseries Association. This is more difficult to organise as we usually have to pay for staff cover as well as for the training but we do what we can! Recently staff have attended NDNA training on the new Ofsted inspection framework and CCC training on Safeguarding.

Tuesday 25th October

Open Day Sucess


Last Friday 21st October was an astounding success, and an absolute pleasure to meet some of our new families looking to start with us very soon. Thank you to all who took the time to visit with us.


Following on from this sucess, we will be holding a second open afternoon this Thursday 27th October, between the hours of 2:30pm and 5:30pm. Again, should you wish to join us please do let us know by emailing or calling us on (01480) 451874.


Friday 14th October 2016

Nursery Open Day


We're thrilled to finally be able to show off our beautiful new space this coming Friday 21st October between the hours of 2pm and 6pm.


Please RSVP to should you wish to join us and we can ensure you are saved a celebratory cupcake!


Friday 7th October

First Registration Packs Take Flight!


We were thrilled to end the week by sending out our very first registration packs for Jemima House care of the Royal Mail first class post.


Thank you to all who have requested their own copy in order to register their child; we look forward to finalising your paperwork and having you join us as our very first families.


Thursday 29th September
Registering for a Place


We very exicted to be receiving lots of calls and messages from families within the immediate and wider Alconbury area who looking to register their child for a place at Jemima House.


Thank you to all for expressing your interest; we are in the midst of finalising our paperwork and are looking forward to sending out the first of our registration packs shortly. To be added to our mailing list for news and updates, or to enquiring abour registering a place for your child, please call (01480) 451874 or email


Monday 19th September
Nursery Setting Underway

Following the Ermine Street Church Academy opening its doors to its very first children on Monday 5th September 2016, we are now also in the final five-week lead up to opening the doors to Jemima House Day Nursery.


Both our indoor and outdoor spaces are looking brilliant, and we are excited to share that our Nursery garden has been so well-equipped that it complements beautifully the space belonging to the foundation stage classrooms next door.


We can't wait to finish equipping our fabulous new environment and create a truly engaging and exciting play spaces for the children.


Contact us


If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment to come and visit the setting, please contact      us on:

(01480) 276513



Our location


Jemima House Day Nursery

2a Swynford Road

Alconbury Weald
PE28 4XG

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