Information For Prospective Parents
“Staff are exceptionally good at helping children to learn how to keep themselves safe, fit and healthy. They work tirelessly and efficiently as a team to create a safe, completely child-centred environment in which children thrive and flourish.” Ofsted 2014
Choosing a nursery for your child can be one of the most difficult decisions you have to make and recognising this, we're very happy for you to visit, with or without your child, for as much as you wish without commitment.
The Centre was founded in 1992 and is situated in the heart of the village of Embsay. We offer preschool education and flexible daycare from birth to school age and out of school care. The aim is to provide an educationally stimulating and supportive but homely environment for all children throughout their preschool and primary education. We are the only local nursery to be accredited National Day Nurseries Association e-Quality Counts and exceed Ofsted requirements for space, staff qualifications and staff ratios.
Our staff team is unrivalled not just in terms of experience and qualifications (most are graduates or working towards degree level status) but carefully chosen for their dedication to providing a high quality service and affinity with children. The team is led by headteacher Caroline who is a fully qualified teacher, forest school leader and was one of the first in the UK to be granted Early Years Professional status. Our facilities are equally impressive; we find the children really benefit from our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces (do take a look at the tour).
We know logistics are important too. On this website you'll find information about opening hours and session times, our unique 30 hours free pre-school offer, help with fees, how to find us and our delicious home-cooked meals.
You might also like to look at some of our most commonly requested policies available to download on the current parents page and please don't hesitate to get in touch if there is anything else you'd like to know.
We look forward to meeting you and your child!