"Chantreyland Nursery has a family orientated atmosphere with a caring nature"
"Encouragement of good manners and behaviour amongst the children"
"I love being able to go to work, knowing my daughter is safe and well cared for, whilst enjoying herself"
"The girls are so caring, and seem to know my children really well".........................................................................................
We are a very family oriented nursery and form close relationships with all our parents, children and staff.
Meals are cooked fresh daily, taking into account dietry requirements and family wishes, we encourage children to eat fruit and vegetables as part of our healthy eating policy.
At nursery eating is a social occasion and good manners are encouraged at all times.
Children have the opportunity to cook for themselves, bake and prepare foods from different cultures to learn about diversity.
The recent survey of children's dental health shows there has been a significant rise in tooth decay in children under five; therefore we do not give our children any fizzy drinks and only give sweets by prior arrangement.
The nursery has a secure play area and garden for the children and great emphasis is attached to outdoor play.
All of our children have access to music and movement, which all of our staff has had training experiences for each age group.
Toddler and pre-school children have access to the nursery's computers and they use appropriate software depending on their ability.
We have social occasions for all our families, such as a garden party, a Christmas nativity and parents evening.
We have high staff: children ratio, above that required in school classrooms and the National Standards.
All of our staff are qualified to at least a level 2 standard and are given the opportunity to work towards a level 3. We do employ trainees who are working towards their level 2.
All staff have the opportunity to continue their professional training whilst they are here.
We have received a training award from Sheffield College for providing positive training experiences for NVQ students.
Successive Ofsted reports have been excellent and the 2004 inspection was equally complementary, praising the use of outdoor play, staff care, hygiene and cleanliness.