Parent Partnership

We believe that parents and colleagues working together is vital to ensuring a child’s individual needs are fully met and each child gets the most from their nursery experience.

Parent Evenings

Your nursery will hold Parent evenings throughout the year, providing you an opportunity to meet the nursery team and to discuss in more detail, your child’s development. These evenings also give you the opportunity to meet with other parents and staff from the nursery. 

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Parent Training

We want to share the knowledge of our colleagues and other professionals with families and offer training sessions throughout the year covering first aid, school readiness, behaviour management and speech and language development to name a few. Some of these courses will be run by external professionals on Zoom.


Our exclusive family website contains a variety of information about children’s development, activity videos and worksheets and offers free parent training sessions and child classes throughout the year. 

You can access the site here. Please ask your nursery for the password.

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Parent Surveys

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We love to gather parent feedback to improve services for our families. We currently ask for parents to fill in mini surveys whenever their child is settling in to nursery, moving to a different room, or leaving the nursery. We also ask for parents to complete our annual survey where feedback for all aspects of their nursery experience can be given. 

Settling in to nursery

We understand that starting nursery can be a big change for families and we want to ensure that you and your child feel comfortable before you start with us.

We expect you to have plenty of questions and we will answer these whilst getting to know about you and your child.

We have information about everything you might need to know, including: settling in sessions, a parent app for updates about your child throughout the day, and information about your child’s first day at nursery. You can find it all on our Starting Nursery page.

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School Readiness

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We recognise the importance of having children ready for their transition to school, which is why we have a Ready, Steady, Grow programme.  This is a pack for parents showing what their child will be learning in each term for their final year of nursery, preparing them for a confident start in their school life. 


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They regulate and inspect to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.

The Education and Inspections Act, which established the new Ofsted, specifically requires that they

  • promote service improvement
  • ensure services focus on the interests of their users
  • see that services are efficient, effective and promote value for money

Ofsted inspect our settings and carry out regulatory visits to ensure that we effectively support children through the EYFS and deliver the aims of the framework. Following an inspection of a setting, the nursery receives a full report documenting the inspectors findings. These are available to view on the nursery pages of this website.

Nursery Food

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Good nutrition sits at the heart of our approach to a healthy lifestyle for your child. Not only do we believe it is essential for children’s natural growth, it’s central to their concentration, learning and development too, helping them get the most from their time at our nursery.

Eating is about more than food: it is a social event too, so the nursery’s practitioners join your child’s mealtimes. This encourages interaction between children, good table manners and development of social skills. It is also the ideal way to offer your child a little help if needed, answer their questions about food and praise their independence.

Your child’s transition to solid foods can be challenging, so we will work with you to choose the best time to introduce greater variety in their meals.

Each nursery will work with families to tailor the menu to support children through the weaning process.

Our comprehensive Special Diet Procedure ensures every specific dietary need is met, with minimum fuss and maximum attention to each individual child, whether through medical, religious or other requirements.

Stay and Play

Regular Stay and play sessions are organised at the nursery for you to participate fully in your children’s activities. Our ‘hands-on’ approach enables parent to gain an understanding into the various learning activities and experiences on offer.

Awards & Accreditations

Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.

Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Tel:  01525 850200