Did You Know..?

It was the eminent German educator Friedrich Froebel who invented the kindergarten. He believed that "Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in the child's soul." Froebel proposed that play thrives in a culture where imagination and creativity are valued, where there is a shared sense of joy in wondering and discovering, where relationships are warm and responsive and where both adults and children are willing to take some risks and be adventurous. He also believed that nature and outdoor play were fundamental to young children’s learning.


It is also true that an atmosphere of playful nonsense can be an important way of building close relationships; that children make stories everywhere, with natural materials, small worlds, blocks, sand and water, and much more.  


Orchidale Nursery values these principles enormously and aims to put them to work to the benefit of all its children.


Take a look at Helen Tovey’s book Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice.


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Orchidale is easy to get to from Norwich and close to the NDR  So if you are looking for a Day Nursery in Taverham, Drayton or Hellesdon we are close!  We are often told by our parents that we have the advantage of a wonderful location and setting as well as outstanding learning opportunities. So again if you are searching for a Day Nursery in Norfolk then we are the Children's Nursery that goes the extra mile for you and your children.  Please come and see what we do here!


Orchidale Children's Nursery is situated in Taverham near Drayton, Costessey, Ringland, Aylsham and Lenewade.

Orchidale Children's Nursery is an excellent nursery in Taverham, 15 minutes from Norwich, with childcare places for 2 months-5 year olds.

Orchidale Children's Nursery

Email: enquiries@orchidale.co.uk

Phone: 01603 861133

Orchidale Children's Nursery, Nursery Bungalow, Fir Covert Road, Taverham, Norwich, Norfolk,



Sat Nav Coordinates:

52°41'41.4"N 1°11'31.6"E

52.694822, 1.192096

We are open:


7.30am - 6pm


51 weeks a year


For all children from 2 months to 5 years.