The Red House Children’s Centre offers Nursery places for children aged 2 – 5 years.   

Founded and opened in 1988 The Red House occupies a detached Edwardian house that has retained the homely and aesthetic qualities necessary to make children and adults feel comfortable and secure. 

The current highly qualified staff embrace the uniqueness of each child and this is reflected in the fully inclusive environment. The ongoing wellbeing of children is dependent upon the value and respect that is given to their family, culture, knowledge and community; continuity and consistency of care between home and the centre setting is of paramount importance.

The Red House philosophy, practice and ethos are built on considerable knowledge and years of experience in all aspects of Early Childhood Education. This extensive experience and knowledge comes from a range of professional work in Early Years across the Primary, Special, Further and Higher Education sectors. The Red House is committed to ongoing staff development and training to ensure that the highest standards in care and education are consistently met.  


The Red House is unique and renowned for its:

  • Forward thinking, educational outlook based on extensive experience in Early Years education and care
  • Warm, welcoming atmosphere and high standard of care
  • Highly qualified and committed staff
  • Excellent, wide range of resources
  • Outstanding preparation for children’s transfer to the Reception year
  • Active commitment to inclusive education
  • Consistence in achieving an ‘Outstanding’ judgement in all areas of provision by Ofsted   

About Us

Staffing at The Red House

The Red House has a very high staffing ratio. The highly skilled and highly qualified teaching bring a wealth of experience and expertise to The Red House including learning from Masters degrees in Education, Management organisational change,  Special Educational Needs, and Leadership.  Other graduate expertise includes: Forest School practice and leadership, Drama, Movement, Spanish, Literature, Education Studies, and Drama therapy, Physical Education. There are currently 12 Qualified Early Years Teachers with postgraduate qualifications in teaching specialising in Early Years. There are Practitioners with level three qualifications in Early Years and childcare and practitioners with Foundation Degrees in Early childhood studies. 


Learning and Education

Curriculum is a broad term; for us at The Red House it is used to describe everything that children and adults experience, learn and feel during their time at the The Red House, describing both the formal and informal learning that takes place. 

To us, curriculum also describes the concepts, knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills that a child develops;  when developing a curriculum equal importance is given to the design and planting of window boxes, the interior design of the nursery, the preparation of nutritious meals, the building of relationships and the planning and evaluation of purposeful learning opportunities and experiences.

As a result The Red House is renowned for its unique atmosphere - aesthetic, calm, and relaxed; one in which children flourish and develop in an environment in which great emphasis is placed on nurturing, positive beliefs, aspirations, social skills, confidence and high self esteem and a love of learning; all organised with due regard for all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage.


The Red House consistently achieves ‘Outstanding’ in all aspects of provision 

We are very proud that since the 'Outstanding' judgment was introduced by Ofsted, we have consistently been graded as an 'Outstanding Nursery', maintaining this remarkable track record throughout the last 4 Ofsted inspections since 2008. Since 1996 when Ofsted first began to inspect Nursery Education The Red House was consistently awarded the highest grades achievable for inspections in 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2004.

Working for Us

If you're searching for your next teaching or support post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers and support staff.

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