In 2007, Charlotte and Robert had a vision to provide an environment whereby young children could be nurtured, educated and cherished in a loving environment by friendly, qualified and experienced practitioners.
Having registered with Ofsted as co-childminders in August 2007 they opened the doors to their home. Within 9 months, in July 2008, they were both inspected by Ofsted and each received an Outstanding judgement. The demand for places was such that in the summer of 2008 additional staffing was required. Within 12 months the waiting list for places was so long they began to look for larger premises and made the decision to set up a new nursery and leave childminding.
New premises were found in Brighouse just two miles from the original provision. In Febuary 2010 contractors began converting the office block into a modern day care provision. The doors to the new 145 place nursery were opened in May 2010 and existing children moved from Hipperholme and the small existing nursery closed.
Just 5 months later in October 2010 Ofsted inpsected the much larger nursery and again judged the new provision Outstanding.
Business Awards followed for Charlotte and the new nursery.....
The philosophy of the nursery has always been “taking care of the future.” This is echoed throughout the nursery every day. Children follow their own interests, outlined in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and develop the building blocks for the 'next steps' in their learning. Children learn through play both indoors and outdoors (in all weathers putting on their coats and wellies, or sunglasses and sunhats), in the vast outdoor environment. There is always a suitable balance of child initiated and adult led learning practice.
The nursery has been inspected more recently by Ofsted in December 2013 and again judged to be Outstanding.
Feedback from our recent Outstanding Ofsted report included;
'Staff and management know all children exceptionally well. As a result, all children are treated as individuals and their learning is tailored to ensure they reach their potential.'
Ofsted December 2013