Dhoon was Apple Daycare's first setting and is currently used to provide care from birth to two & a half years age group.
The house is managed by Olivia [Level 3] and she is ably assisted by a group of experienced and caring practitioners ranging from apprentices to Level 3.
Our main focus at Dhoon is to introduce the babies (and their parents) to daycare. The first few weeks and months are centered around creating positive relationships outside of the family unit, we do this by allowing the children to chose their key worker (their favourite practitioner).
The day is planned and focuses on child led play, punctuated with adult led activities such as story frog, painting and craft. Each day we conduct woodland walks to the village of Little Berkhamsted encouraging the children to walk as much as they can and for those unsteady on their feet there is always a pushchair or buggy to help with a ride.
Each day we report your child's activities through our digital online learning journal where you will see what they did and when and it will be accompanied by a few photographs and a vignette which describes a significant moment.
All food is freshly prepared from scratch and is age appropriate.