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7 December 2015

Families at Rookies rewarding for adopting and leading an active and healthy lifestyle

Last week saw the club open a ground-breaking new day nursery for children aged 9 months to 5 years old, but with a difference.

Rookies, located at the Stevenage FC Academy on Broadhall Way, is one of the first day nursery’s focused around providing children with an active and healthy lifestyle, for not just themselves but their families. 

Children are encouraged to learn through being active and are taught through a tailored Government Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum which provides them with endless opportunities to do so, supported by nutritional plans designed to help them grow, learn and develop.

In choosing Rookies parents are not just choosing childcare, they are choosing a lifestyle which can benefit the whole family’s health and wellbeing. As an incentive, Rookies rewards parents for adopting the Rookies lifestyle by providing a fantastic parental rewards package, allowing families to enjoy a fun, active and balanced lifestyle.

The nursery’s ethos is that children should be encouraged to be active and learn with their parents how they can adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. The principles of sport and how they can help develop children’s bodies and minds are fundamental to the curriculum and daily activities. In addition to educating pupils about the importance of being active and looking after their bodies, Rookies also encourages parents to attend a series of monthly workshops which help guide families about ways in which they can adopt active and healthy lifestyles.

Alex Tunbridge, Managing Director for the Stevenage FC Academy site, stated, "The nursery is a fantastic facility and one which is home to a completely new concept of childcare. Rookies will be positively effecting the lifestyles of over 80 families from the local area, as well as engaging them with our football club".

For more information about Rookies visit the website at, email or call 01438 842233.

To view a PDF of a recent article in the Stevenage Comet about Rookies Day Nursery, please click here.

Inside the new Rookies nursery

Youngsters at Rookies have access to a special outdoor play area

Inside the new Rookies nursery

Staff at Rookies are qualified and friendly!

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