Gloucestershire College, Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham, GL51 7SJOpen in Google Maps
Meet our Manager
"I have worked at the nursery for over 20 years and am delighted to manage the setting. I am passionate about offering an outstanding, play-based learning environment for the children to develop and flourish!"
My Ohana Cheltenham is located on the Cheltenham Campus of Gloucestershire College.
It’s a lovely spacious, ground floor and open-plan nursery, with all rooms leading out onto a large and partly covered outside learning area that the children can use to learn and play outdoors, all year round.
We are fortunate to be located close to a local park which is a great space for the children to enjoy as part of their outdoor learning programme. And because we have access to a minibus, we are able to take the children out to explore the surrounding areas too.
We aim to provide a variety of wonderful experiences and opportunities here, to help your children learn about themselves and the world around them so they are well prepared for the next stages in their development.
My Ohana has developed its own exclusive science-based curriculum that has been inspired by the work of some of the greatest minds in education (along with the experience and expertise of our own people) and benchmarked against Development Matters and Birth to 5 Matters. While our daily programmes are always well prepared, our child-led ethos means that any activities end up where the children take them, sparking even more excitement, creativity and conversation.
We believe that we can make the biggest difference to a child’s early development by working hand-in-hand with their parents and carers. Together, we can supercharge their future in school, work and the wider world. After all, our early childhood experiences help to shape most of what makes us ...well, us! We promise to work with you in a caring partnership to nourish every aspect of your little one’s wellbeing, encompassing their minds, bodies and understanding of the world. We call it their wholebeing.
These are offered alongside our three core enrichment programmes: myHappymind, the Nursery Library and Outdoor Learning.
The children at My Ohana Cheltenham also get to enjoy regular trips out, because we have access to the onsite minibus. These explorer days have included visiting historical landmarks and trips to a local farm to see the animals close up and pick some fresh-from-the-field fruit.
Children are complex characters who learn by processing and making sense of their many different experiences. Their learning is therefore not compartmentalised. In recognition of this, our ethos involves nurturing the child’s ‘wholebeing’, which we see as being made up of three pillars: Mind, Body and World. In practice, this means we work hard to create a learning environment in which the children feel free to explore, think for themselves and express their thoughts (Mind). We lay the groundwork for future healthy lifestyles, using routine and repetition to form good habits (Body). And we help to raise their awareness of different people, places and ways to live (World).More about our ethos
What we value most
Family is a big deal for us – because when it comes to raising and nurturing children, we’re all in this together. You want the best for your child, and so do we. In fact, we can’t think of a more important job than the work we do. So you can be sure we will do all it takes to rise to the challenge, with energy, enthusiasm, clear communications and that all-important teamwork approach.More about our values
We work closely with our caterers to ensure the children in our care eat healthy, well-balanced meals, while accommodating any dietary needs, choices or special requirements. We rotate our menus regularly to make the best use of fresh seasonal ingredients and serve a range of dishes from around the world to introduce the children to new tastes, textures and flavours.Download example menu
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Parents nursery app
We use the ParentZone app to give you an instant and continuous two-way communications channel between yourself and the My Ohana team. So no matter where you are or what you’re doing, you can stay up-to-date on every second of your child’s time at nursery.Find out more
‘Good with Outstanding features’Read our full Ofsted report