When we opened our doors in 1976, Gingerbread Corner provided the first after-school care scheme in the UK - and probably the first in Europe.
We started to look after under fives in 1984, and now provide care for nearly 200 children a day in a spacious, accessible and purpose built child-care centre.
Providing a safe and fun learning environment for children aged between three months and 11 years, with experience caring for children with disabilities and individual requirements.
We have a soft play room, sensory room & garden, four dedicated nursery rooms, an Adventure Playground and many other special rooms. Our children enjoy a variety of home-made meals for lunch and snack which take into account the children's dietary needs.
Because Gingerbread Corner is a charity, we offer discounts based on your household salary income so, the less you earn the less you pay. To help you that little bit more, we also offer a discount for siblings and all military personnel, NHS staff and emergency workers.
Many of our "ex-children" have returned as parents - and quite a few as staff members - and I can't think of a better testimonial to our services and our continuity of care.
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Ofsted Registration Number 124925
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What we offer
Full Time Nursery Places
- For 66 children aged 3 months to 5 years old, across four nursery rooms, with free flow access to gardens and play areas.
- Open from 7.45 - 6.30 p.m. every weekday, except bank holidays
- Robins Pre-school runs 15 hours per week, 9.30-12.30, term-time, with free flow access to the play terrace
- Free of charge
- Breakfast starts at 7.45am. Leaving at 8.30 for school drop off.
After School Care
- Registered for 100 children aged 5 to 11 years. Facilities include a Craft Room, Hall, Play Terrace, Games Room, Lounge, IT suite and a Den for under eights
Holiday Care Scheme
- Care for 5 to 11 year olds during school holidays.
Facilities Available for Hire
- Our facilities are perfect for children's birthday parties
- More information is available on request or click here.