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Check out our latest news and recent trips we have been on in our Nottingham, Mansfield and Lincoln day nurseries.

Latest news from Paper Moon Nurseries

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Paper Moon Boultham Park, Lincoln – Eat Better, Start Better

Staff, Children and Parents have been celebrating this week as the nursery has been awarded the Early Years Code of Practice for Food and Drink on behalf of the Children’s Food Trust, Eat Better Do Better.  This means that the nursery have met the required standards in ensuring that the children are provided with a balanced and nutritious diet at nursery that meets the national voluntary food and drink guidelines.  Supporting healthy eating and healthy lifestyles both in and out of nursery.

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Paper Moon Forest Town – Tidy Together Litter Campaign, Supporting British Values

Children and staff from Paper Moon Day Nursery, Forest Town, Mansfield joined volunteers to give their local area a thorough clean-up, collecting more than 15 bags of rubbish.  The local campaign has helped the children to understand how important it is to look after their environment and that rules matter, ultimately building levels of respect for their community.

Paper Moon Day Nurseries listed as one of the top 10 recommended Day Nurseries Groups in the UK by

Congratulations to Paper Moon Day Nurseries in Lincoln and Nottinghamshire who have been awarded a certificate by as one of the top 10 day nurseries in each region in the UK.  


The awards are based on over 22,000 reviews received between March 2014 and March 2016.  The nursery situated at Boultham Park in Lincoln was named in the top 10 nurseries for the East Midlands and the nursery situated at Compton Acres in West Bridgford, Nottingham was named in the mid-sized nursery group top 10 category.  


In order to win the award the nurseries are graded through the feedback and ratings from the parents and carers who use the nursery. Both managers commented that the fact the award is presented as a result of parental feedback means even more to the staff and the nursery group who work hard to ensure each child receives only the very best care and education during their time at nursery.

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Paper Moon Day Nurseries – Supporting children in Malawi, Africa

Children from Paper Moon Day Nurseries have been making links with children from Chilemoni, Malawi, Africa who attend a local Childrens’ Centre developed by Krizevac a UK based charity.  The Children’s Centre is a first of its kind in Malawi; the first to be based on the UK Sure Start model, helping to transform the lives of hundreds of families and help children to have the best possible start in life.  Many of these children are orphans, or particularly vulnerable and receive their care completely free of charge. Others pay monthly fees because their parents work. Whether fee paying or free, all children are treated the same at the Children’s Centre Mother Teresa and all children have the opportunity to lead their own learning through play in a supportive, creative and caring environment.   Staff have spent time with the children sharing information about the lives of children in Malawi and two children in particular wanted to send out special gifts to the children.  One child asked to send out some clean water and his favorite monkey for them.  The little girl at one of our Mansfield nurseries told her mummy she had too many dolls and wanted the children in Africa to have two of hers.  Their gifts arrived in Malawi this month and the children all seemed really happy with them.    

Paper Moon Compton - Grandparents Day

We invited grandparents to come and play for the morning at Paper Moon Compton. They spent time exploring the garden area with the children, making mud pies and listening to the children describe what we have been doing in the vegetable patch. They even joined in during our French lesson with Madam Nadia.


The grandparent’s comments were-

‘What a fabulous idea- thank you so much we really enjoyed ourselves’

‘I’ve had lots of fun, it’s great to see what they get up to whilst here at nursery’


We would like to say a massive thank you to all the Grandparents that came for the session and helped make it a huge success.

Paper Moon Lenton - 'OUTSTANDING'

On the 12th December 2016 Ofsted inspected our nursery at Lenton in Nottingham and we are very proud and excited to announce the outcome was a grade of ‘outstanding’.


Some comments made in the report:


  • Exceptionally knowledgeable and highly qualified staff inspire children with an outstanding range of learning opportunities.

  • Staff create opportunities for parents to share and celebrate their children’s achievements, progress and next steps in learning.

  • Children eagerly participate in a wide and exciting range of well-planned and freely chosen learning opportunities.

  • The emotional security, confidence and high levels of well-being that children show within the nursery are exceptional.


Well done to the Nursery Manager and staff team  


The full report can be seen by clicking here.


Extended Entitlement 30 hours funded childcare for 3-4 year olds

You may be aware that from September 2017 the Government are offering parents who are working additional funded hours for childcare.


At Paper Moon, we have considered how we can support you to access this entitlement at our nurseries.


In order to find out how you could use your additional funded hours please call the nursery direct and speak to the Nursery Manager.

What a wonderful way to celebrate Mothers Day.  All of the mummy’s in baby room were invited into nursery to spend time with their baby in exploring creative materials and experimenting with sound using the musical instruments.

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Paper Moon Lenton – Celebrate Mothers Day

Paper Moon Compton Acres – Cancer Research Fundraising Event  

Congratulations to staff, children and parents from Paper Moon Compton Acres who organised a fun day to raise money for Cancer Research. The grand total on the day was £1200.00.




Paper Moon Nurseries – NEW on line learning journal for our children  

At Paper Moon we are really excited to be introducing on line learning journals for our children. Following a high degree of research the system we have chosen is ‘Tapestry’. This is a secure online Learning Journal that allows us to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to build up a record of a child’s experiences during their time with us. This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information via a secure log in system and record the children’s play and learning inside and outside for parents to see at home or work. Speak to your Nursery Manager for more information or log onto


Paper Moon Doddington, Lincoln – Fun Day to celebrate 25 years of business  

Staff and families came together at their fun day to celebrate the nursery being open for 25 years.  Children and adults alike loved meeting Chase from Paw Patrol and having their photograph taken with the special guest.  Families enjoyed various activities including a chance to meet Children’s Centre staff who provided sensory activities outdoors.  An added bonus on the day was also being able to raise much needed funds to support three charities - Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund, Sunny Days Children’s Fund and Cancer Research.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for nurseries

What is it?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation which becomes law on 25 May 2018. It covers the management and control of personal information. Regardless of Britain’s plans to leave the EU, this will still be a legal requirement for all organisations.

How does this differ from the current data protection laws?

GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. It increases the obligations that companies have regarding personal data and focuses on rights for individuals. There is an emphasis on a more robust protection for individuals and higher penalties on organisations who fail to comply.

What is personal data?

This is classed as any data which can be linked to a single person and can identify them. Examples include a name, email address, postal address, telephone numbers, bank accounts and photos. But just an email address is not personal data unless it can be directly linked to more data that is stored somewhere else.

Does this include children’s data?

Yes it does. But it also provides an opportunity for nurseries to engage with parents and build up trust and loyalty. Let them know what measures you are putting in place and that you are ahead of the game regarding their personal details.

How will Paper Moon Day Nurseries comply with this new legislation?

We have carried out a data audit and analysis of what data we hold, whose data it is, what is the purpose of storing the data, where it is stored and for how long, how it is shared with any legal requirements and most importantly how we make share all of these procedures with parents and staff. Details of this information can be seen in our Privacy Policy and our Record Retention Policy. Please ask for a copy at your nursery.

Paper Moon Sutton in Ashfield - 'OUTSTANDING'

On the 17th May 2018 Ofsted inspected our nursery at Sutton in Ashfield in Mansfield and we are very proud and excited to announce the outcome was a grade of ‘outstanding’.


Some comments made in the report:


  • Staff strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for children.

  • Staff have exceptional knowledge of the children they work with

  • Any gaps in children’s development are quickly identified and plans are put in place to ensure children continue to make rapid progress

  • Children of all ages are keen and enthusiastic learners

  • Staff recruitment is extremely robust.  Staff have regular supervisions and reviews of their practice. On-going training for staff has a very high priority

  • Staff are enthusiastic and highly motivated.  Their understanding of how children learn is excellent

  • Staff encourage all children to explore, and to be curious and inquisitive in their play

  • Children make rapid progress while at the nursery


Well done to the Nursery Manager and staff team  


The full report can be seen by clicking here.  


Paper Moon Forest Town – My First Poem

Children from Paper Moon Day Nursery Forest Town, Mansfield earlier

this year worked with staff to turn their imaginative ideas and thoughts i

nto rhymes and poems. The staff were so impressed by the children’s ideas

that, along with discussions with the children and their parents decided to

submit them as entries to ‘MY FIRST POEM’

My First Poem is the nursery brand of Young Writers. Their aim is to

encourage the reading and creative writing of poetry within nurseries

and preschools. Entries are selected for publication based on imagination

and expression.

Celebrations have been taking place at the nursery as the children’s entries

from Paper Moon have been selected to be published in the ‘My First Poem’ book 2018.  

Andrea Baker, Nursery Manager said ‘The staff and parents are so proud of

the children and being able to see their imaginative ideas and thoughts t

reasured in print for them to see in years to come has been wonderful’  

If you would like to view the poems please visit:


Pictured are Oliver, India, Leo and Harry proudly holding their ‘My First Poem’ book with their poems inside.