A new nursery offering a tailored curriculum is up and running on Swindon's outskirts.

Apple Blossom Nursery, located on Purton's High Street, is a new business in the community and hopes to offer a haven for young children in Wiltshire.

The nursery, which caters to children aged two to five, was first opened in April by owner and manager Caroline Davies who has over 25 years of experience in childcare.

Having worked previously as a nursery manager within a SEND setting, Caroline now hopes that her new nursery can unlock each child's love of learning, exploration and play through the nursery's tailored curriculum.

"The Apple Blossom Nursery team is thrilled to become an integral part of the community, contributing to the growth and development of the next generation in this picturesque corner of Wiltshire," Caroline told the Adver.

"We welcome children and families from all social, cultural and religious backgrounds from the age of two, up until school age.

"We include all children with specialist and additional needs, and children who attend other specialist settings are welcome to join us as a dual setting."

Apple Blossom Nursery is located inside a private room of the Methodist Church on Purton's High Street, but is by no means limited in space.

The setting offers outdoor play areas, creative arts spaces, and a well-equipped classroom to create an environment staff hope will promote independence and self-discovery.

The curriculum at Apple Blossom Nursery is also designed to follow the children’s interests and allow them to follow their natural curiosity, and families in Purton are already loving the new nursery.

Staff at Apple Blossom's Nursery say their curriculum caters to each child's individual needs.Staff at Apple Blossom Nursery say their curriculum caters to each child's individual needs. (Image: Apple Blossom Nursery)

"I looked at so many nurseries for my little boy, I just couldn't find any that I clicked with," said one new parent, who does not wish to be named.

"My son is wonderfully different and it takes a special person to understand him the way I do, but the ladies here just get him. He literally runs to the nursery every day.

"My son has come on leaps and bounds since starting, and it's a huge relief to watch him run into the nursery with a massive smile on his face every day."

Apple Blossom Nursery still has availability for children who want to start in September 2024, and manager Caroline has urged parents interested in taking a look to come to their open morning on Saturday, July 13.