Our Nursery

We think that it's important to know the people you are trusting with your child's care. Our staff are well trained, caring and approachable people, who seek to get the most out of your child's time at our nursery. Engagement with and from parents is also always welcome.

It can be difficult for parents, when sending your child to nursery. It's a completely new environment for both child and parent. Rest assured that we will always do our best to make both you and your child feel welcome and safe. Below you can get to know the people, who will be making sure your child has an amazing experience at nursery.

Nichole
Managing Director
Likes:
Family movie nights
Favourite Colour:
Green
Favourite toy as a child:
Cindy and Tiny Tears Doll
Favourite place:
Anywhere warm and sunny with a good book and a cocktail.
Chantelle
Nursery Manager
Likes:
Going out for meals with my family and friends
Favourite Colour:
Blue
Favourite toy as a child:
My John Deere Tractor
Favourite place:
Mexico and Turkey
Lisa J
Deputy Manager
Likes:
Family time and Shopping
Favourite Colour:
Purple
Favourite toy as a child:
My Barbie
Favourite place:
Anywhere hot
Lisa B
Senior Nursery Nurse
Likes:
Shopping, watching my daughter dance and eating out
Favourite Colour:
Pink
Favourite toy as a child:
My grey elephant
Favourite place:
Liverpool or Dublin
Grace
Nursery Nurse
Likes:
Concerts & travelling
Favourite Colour:
Purple
Favourite toy as a child:
Skydancer
Favourite place:
Raincliffe Woods
Shannon
Nursery Nurse
Likes:
Shopping & Music
Favourite Colour:
Yellow
Favourite toy as a child:
Teletubbies
Favourite place:
London
Katie
Nursery Nurse
Likes:
Family time, Harry Potter, books & animals
Favourite Colour:
Green
Favourite toy as a child:
My bike & baby Annabel
Favourite place:
Butlins or by the sea
Lydia
Trainee Nursery Nurse
Likes:
Shopping, meeting my friends and holidays
Favourite Colour:
Pink
Favourite toy as a child:
My Barbie and Bratz dolls
Favourite place:
Scarborough seafront and beach
Catherine
Nursery Nurse
Likes:
Going to the cinema, spending time with my family
Favourite Colour:
Red
Favourite toy as a child:
My doll - Baby Max
Favourite place:
York
Susan
Nursery Assistant
Likes:
Time at home and travelling
Favourite Colour:
Green
Favourite toy as a child:
Lego
Favourite place:
Home and Canada
Charlotte
Nursery Nurse
Likes:
Shopping and taking my dog Kobe for walks
Favourite Colour:
Baby Pink
Favourite toy as a child:
Baby Born
Favourite place:
Leeds for Shopping
Jessica
Nursery Nurse
Likes:
Fun family days out
Favourite Colour:
Pink
Favourite toy as a child:
Top trumps
Favourite place:
Anywhere hot! Sun, sea and cocktails
Emilie
Nursery Nurse
Likes:
Bowling
Favourite Colour:
Pink/Purple
Favourite toy as a child:
Dolls
Favourite place:
Leeds

Our little boy attended the nursery since he was a baby. The staff are amazing, Kinder Place Nursery was like a second family to us. Our little boy needed a lot of medication and extra attention and we felt completely confident that our son was really loved, cared for and extremely safe. When we needed extra support and help the nursery went above and beyond what was required. We sadly had to leave due to moving. But we miss them all very very much. I can't recommend this nursery highly enough.

J. Chambers via Facebook

Parent Partnership

We hope that at all times you will be happy with the service provided by our nursery. We want to work with parents as partners to ensure quality care and learning for children and we know that working together is essential if children are to learn and grow through their early years.

Below are the ways we want to work with you as parents to ensure we are working in the best interests of all children in their first years:

Our welcome sheets are completed when a child first begins their journey with us - this a great way to find out about what a child already knows, their home life, their interests, their culture and any additional needs.

Daily discussions with parents are vital to finding out about how children are, what they are interested in and how best we can support them as they grow and develop, if parents feel that they would like to have a more in depth discussions then we will work with them to find a suitable time.

We will work hard to ensure your child's portfolio on our learning book system is always available, this is a shared record of your children progress which parents can access online and added to so that this becomes a shared journey through their early years.

Termly reports and two-year-old progress reports are done in collaboration with parents and other professionals (as required) to ensure we are gaining all the information we need to support the next steps in children’s learning and development.

Our nursery policies and procedures are available to parents - parents receive an overview of all the relevant policies within their welcome pack but further information and other policies held can be found at nursery. Alternatively, a copy of any of our policies and procedures can be provided upon request.

Our open-door policy means that parents may visit during their breaks, lunch or just join us for a session to see what their child does whilst in nursery or just to have some contact time. If parents do not have the opportunity to call in then we welcome calls from parents who want to check how their child is getting along with their day.

Our nursery library offers parents the chance to share story sacks, books and games at home, parents can sign resources out as often or as little as they want from the selection available in the nursery foyer.

We will ask all parents to complete a questionnaire annually throughout their child’s time with us and an exit questionnaire as their child prepares to leave us. We welcome all feedback and will use it to improve our service and the care we provide for all children.

Parents evening is held annually in July.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards which all early year’s providers must meet to ensure that children get the best start in life. It highlights key factors that work together to support children as they grow and develop.

Both the Statutory Framework for the Early Year Foundation Stage and the Early Year Outcomes (non-statutory guide) work as tool to ensure that children’s needs are met. They take into account the need the safeguarding and welfare requirements of children as well as the learning and development in their formative years.

As early years practitioners we support children through both the Prime and Specific areas of learning as outlined with in the EYFS these are:

Prime:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social
    and emotional

Specific

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

The Prime areas are fundamental to the development of all children and are embedded into our everyday lives at nursery. As children grow and develop we will introduce aspects of the Specific areas to support them with their continued learning and development.

Assessments will be carried out to ensure that children are making progress, this will be done in collaboration with parents and health care professionals to ensure the best possible start of each individual child.