• Welcome to Early Roots

    Child Daycare and Preschool
  • Woodlands Daycare

    Based adjacent to the Infants School at Sarisbury Green, Woodlands Early Roots has been designed to offer a stimulating and safe environment, with motivated staff to provide children with the best possible care from birth to school.
    • Half & Full Day Sessions Available

      Woodlands is open 51 weeks of the year, with very minimal full shutdown which is usually over Christmas time.

      • School Readiness Programme

        Our ‘Rising Fours’ have been established for 9 yrs now, preparing our oldest children and parents for school. Recognised and supported by our local schools.

      • Large Outdoor Space

        This includes our fairy garden, mud kitchen and our own pets to care for. As well as 3 additional gardens for each bee group.

      • Play Zone

        large soft play area for our children to explore. Along with sensory displays, ball pits and slide.

      • Links to Local Community

        Holly Hill forest, locks heath centre and play parks all in walking distance.

    • Woodlands Also Pre-School

      Located in Fareham, Woodlands Also has flourished in to the exciting and welcoming space it is today, adapting to meet the changing needs of our children. We can take children from 2 years old, feel free to call us and arrange a look around.
      • Half & Full Day Sessions Available

        Along with Early Roots, Also is open 51 weeks of the year, with only closing fully during the festive period.

        • Recently Renovated

          Woodlands Also opened it doors for the first time in January 2017 after a full and complete refit and refurbishment.

        • Dareks Den

          Outdoor classroom for our children to explore including den building, campfires and cooking skills.

        • Large Outdoor Garden

          wich include a fairy garden, a dedicated mud kitchen along with a sand pit.

        • Playzone

          So children at Also don’t miss out, we installed a large purpose built soft play centre here too, with ball pit and slide.

        • Nappies, Creams, etc...

          Eco friendly disposable nappies & wipes, barrier creams, formula milk, Sun cream and food/drinks throughout the day are all included within our fees.

        • Onsite Chefs

          We provide the best quality balanced diets prepared by our Fully Qualified Onsite Chef. We continue to be rated ‘5’ for food hygiene by Hampshire County Council.

        • Variety of Experiences

          We believe that it is not healthy for a child to spend all day in one room; thus Woodlands have created many different indoor & outdoor areas that all children can investigate and explore.

        • Our Pets

          At Woodlands we have several pets that the children help care for. These include our Guinea Pigs that our children love to visit and feed in the garden, our fish and ‘Butterscotch’ our friendly dog.

      • Our philosophy is learning through play as we offer a stimulating environment for children.

        • Dedicated Play Worker

          Who works between both settings in addition to the ratio to provide eco friendly play resources to all of our children.

        • Tapestry Learning Journals

          Each childs learning is tracked on tapestry for our parents to have instant access to and contribute towards. It also allows an insight to you little ones day.

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          Certified & Qualified

          Percentage of Qualified Staff at Woodlands

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          Loyalty

          of our staff have been at Woodlands for 3 years or more

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          Environment

          Reduction in our single use plastic since Jan 2019

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          Longstanding

          Number of Years since the first Woodlands opened

        • Inclusion

          Number of Parent related events during 2019

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          Safeguarding

          Percentage of staff trained in safeguarding children

      • Our Bee Groups

        Woodlands offers several dedicated age groups to suit you child's needs
      • We pride ourselves with having some of the very best childcare practitioners around.

      • Our staff vary in age and experience so reflecting different views on life. Every staff member has a genuine passion for providing high quality care, seeing each child as an individual, adapting their care accordingly and building a close relationship with parents so you feel comfortable and confident leaving your precious child in our care.

        • Baby Bees
          Our Baby Unit is a converted bungalow that has been specifically designed with babies in mind.
        • Busy Bees
          In Busy Bees we are learning a sense of independence, this ranges from putting our coats and shoes on to choosing which activity to take part in.
        • Worker Bees
          The children can choose their own activities and explore the environment alongside staff who are there to support the children and challenge their learning.
        • Rising Four’s
          The area is designed specifically for our oldest children to ensure they are both educationally ready and emotionally ready for school.
        • Brainy Bees
          We are fortunate to be able to provide drop offs for all children that attend Sarisbury Infant School through our “secret gate” which leads directly into the school grounds, thus avoiding the busy roads.
      • We've now been educating children for over 15 years. Our goal is to create a place that engages each child.

        We have strong core values that are fully embedded into our settings. That ultimately place our children at the centre.

        Woodlands Core Values

        Woodlands aim to create a happy and family driven environment. We will inspire an imaginative lifelong commitment to our children’s future.

        • Committed
        • Spirit of Adventure
        • Respectful
        • Compassion
        • Reliability
        • Safe
        • Learning & Fun

          We invest in each and everyone of our children to ensure they reach their own potential.

        • Healthy Meals

          Home cooked delicious food, that includes plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.

        • Friendly Place

          Our staff inspire fun and laughter everyday to ensure a positive experience for all of our families.

        • 3 Settling Visits

          Including parent induction, key worker meet & stay and play sessions to ensure our parents feel comfortable leaving their precious little ones and children feel happy and ready to transition.

        • Thank you so much for being such an amazing role model to Miley. She has grown in confidence hugely and that is definitely down to you! She has loved every minute of being in your care and we will be forever grateful for the amazing start you’ve given to our little girl. THANK YOU!

          Aimee, Matt and Miley
        • For the WHOLE wonderful team at Woodlands,
          Thank-you so much for everything you have done for us as a family, from that very first day when I sat in the office and cried whilst you provided tea, love and sympathy, to his triumphant graduation! You are and will always be part of our extended family. We love you and will never forget you. xxx

          Roopa, Paul and Marley
        • Woodlands Team, Thank you so much for being a brilliant nursery. We have been extremely pleased with all the love, care and attention that both Evie and Anna received over the years- cant really believe it has come to an end…. you all work so hard and constantly improve and the passion to provide the best care possible is clear to see. Thank you all again and I know we will miss you all

          Jackie, Ian, Evie and Anna
        • All the staff at Woodlands, We would like to say thank you so much for looking after both our children so well during their time there. They both love it and I think that is down to the caring staff and their brilliant attitude.

        • To all my Dear Friends at Woodlands, Thank you again for such a wonderful send off, my time at Woodlands has been wonderful with you all. A very special place and very special people.

          Lots of Love, Mandy xxx
        • Dear Dani, We can’t thank you enough for all the love and support you’ve given our boys over the years. We could not have asked for a lovelier keyworker and we will really miss you. Lots of Love xxx!

        • To all the wonderful staff at Woodlands, I want to thank you for everything you have done for Florence. She has been given the most fantastic start in her school life and I am so thankful for that and to all of those that have been involved with her and given her such special care, attention and time. We will both really miss everyone and the beautiful setting she has grown to love. Woodlands has given her more than we could ever hoped for.

          Thank you, lots of love Florence and Pip. xx
        • Dear All the Woodlands Team, Thank you so much for all your hard work and care over the past four years. Woodlands has been a huge part of our life. He has always been so happy to come to Woodlands and has been blessed to have such amazing keyworkers. All the staff have been fantastic, Woodlands will always hold a special place in our hearts. Wishing you all the best for the future. With love xx

        • I can not thank everyone at woodlands enough for the care and fun you have given Milo & Seb over the last 4 years – it has always been nothing but outstanding and has set them in very good stead for their early/primary years. I will continue to recommend you as the no.1 choice for childcare in the area. Continue doing what you are doing as it is wonderful. I will really miss Woodlands being part of my weekly routine.

          Thank you all once again. Lindsay