Address:

Farsley Farfield School

Cote Lane

Farsley

LEEDS

LS28 5ED

Tel:

(0113) 2566495

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Private Car Park

New Pudsey (0.4 miles)

Richmond Road (256 ft)

Parking space and Access Ramp

Our purpose built Nursery is situated at the entrance to the site of Farsley Farfield Primary School, just next door to Dawsons’ Corner roundabout in Pudsey. The nursery boasts bright open playrooms, with each room having direct access to their own outdoor area.  When designing the building back in 2010 the leadership team, combined all our experience of other buildings, and put it together to create a superb working layout which flows around the setting.

When your child starts full time school we also offer out-of-school care in our neighbouring building Farsley Farfield Funclub, which offers before and after school care for children at Farsley Farfield, Westroyd and Springbank Schools.

 
The school setting itself has wonderful grounds that we make full use of. There are nature areas, sensory trail, adventure play grounds, cycle track, apple sculpture and "Willenium" Dome. The school have been proud to develop Farfield Farm, initially a lottery funded project, which has now become established and produces home grown produce, which the children can enjoy. We also love going to visit the chickens.

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The Farfield site also houses our local Children's Centre, which we are proud to work very closely with.   

 

We follow the Early Years Framework (EYFS) to ensure your child is well supported and making good progress in all areas of learning and development. Every child is unique and will develop at their own pace. It has been well researched that children make the best progress when in an environment which is nurturing and offers a sense of security offering challenges which are appropriate to their age/stage of development.

Each of our rooms is specifically organised to reflect the age range of the children for which it caters and provide them with a range of equipment, activities and learning experiences which will support them in becoming inquisitive, interested and motivated learners.

We have a purposefully designed baby room with separate bathroom and milk kitchen, our team ensure that your Little Person, and you, feel secure and happy when they are in our care. They will support you and your child with your individual routine, sleep patterns, feeding etc. We consider ourselves lucky not to have to rely on pre-prepared jars of baby food. Our Nursery Cook prepares home-cooked meals for your child’s individual stage of weaning.

We ask that you supply your preferred milk for your baby. Please do not pre-make your babies bottles as they can harbour bacteria, just bring along the bottles your baby prefers and the formula milk and we will prepare each feed as and when required. Breast milk, does not harbour bacteria so you can express and bring the bottles pre-prepared, or even frozen. If you wish to express on site you are welcome to use our staff room or Nursery office. When your child is confidently mobile and keen to explore they may be ready to move on to Toddlers.

Our  Toddler and Tweenie room concentrates on the new skills your child is developing now they are toddling around and exploring everything. We focus on the move from the high chair to the more social baby sized table and the children enjoy a full Nursery Menu prepared by our cook. Our staff eat Nursery meals with the children which give them the opportunity to model good manners at the table and demonstrate self-feeding in a fun and supportive way. Nap patterns normally alter in this room, one of the room becomes a sleep room after lunch, so the children can have an undisturbed nap after a busy morning on children’s beds. The children have their own labelled pump bag with bedding and any comforters they need for a nice rest.     

Our Toddler and Tweenie staff are full of energy and enthusiastically encourage the children to throw themselves into a wide range of exciting activities. Lots of group activities to encourage sharing, lots of sensory activities to promote development and a huge array of messy fun!

Once settled your child may now be ready to begin a very exciting milestone…Potty Training! Our experienced team can help make this a rewarding and enjoyable experience for you and your child. The potty will already be familiar to them and our team celebrate each little success with enthusiasm so in usually just a few weeks carrying around a huge nappy bag will be a thing of the past. 

As your child starts to get nearer to starting 'Big School' they are full of energy, enthusiasm with a thirst for learning. Our dedicated staff ensure their development is enhanced and nurtured at every level. Our staff plan activities for individual and as a group to enhance the children’s development across all areas; Physical, Personal, Social and Emotional, Communication and Language, Creativity, Literacy, Mathematics and Knowledge and Understanding of the World. At this age children love to share events that have happened at home and we link our activities around your child’s interests. So, if their favourite TV show is Pirates please share this with your Key Person as they will love making pirate ships and treasure maps. If you enjoy a trip to the farm please tell us, we have lots of ideas around Animals and Life Cycles.

This room also provides 'wrap-around' care for children who attend Farsley Farfield Primary School Nursery sessions.

The nursery boasts a wonderful spacious outdoor play area. The gardens have been designed to allow the whole nursery to be outside at the same time, in separate areas, meaning if your child is an outdoor learner there is nothing to hold them back.

It is our policy to encourage children to access the outdoor environment at their will, which we call ‘Free Flow’, older children are asked where they would like to play. Every age range had direct access to the outside space so that the children can access the outdoor environment as they choose and the staff simply move with them.

Farfield Funclub is based in our Out-Of-School club on the same site as Little People Farfield, providing before and after school care for children attending Farsley Farfield, Springbank and Westroyd Schools. The school holiday club is open to children from any school.

Zoe has a wealth of experience in Childcare and Nursery Management starting her childcare career over 12 years ago and training initially in Childcare, followed by Management and in 2013 completing a BA (hons) in Young Children’s Learning and Development. 

A relatively new recruit to the Little People Management Team, Zoe has settled in brilliantly and leads with enthusiasm and commitment.  

Zoe's bubbly and enthusiastic character is a huge hit with staff, parents and children, she is currently planning her upcoming wedding AND expecting baby number 2, she doesn't like to do things by halves! Her lovely little Oliver is a Little Person himself and looking forward to being a big brother later in the year.

Nicola Johnson (was Chadwick) started her career with us at the age of 18, and has progressed in seniority over her 11 years with us. Throughout her career Nicola has enjoyed a range of supervisory roles at 3 of our 4 sites, taking with her experience and sharing the best practise from each to enrich the environment. 

Nicola began her career at the Farfield site, and after a wealth of experience leading teams across the company, returned to her deputy role there in 2010. 

An understanding Mum herself, Nicola is a big hit with children, staff and parents for her approachable friendly nature.

The lovely Joanne joined our team at Farfield back in 2008 as she had just completed her Level 2 qualification. Joanne went on to achieve her Level 3 and train in Team Leading and is very excited to have recently been accepted at University to study a Degree in Early Childhood Studies.

Joanne has progressed in seniority over her time with us, spending many years a Room Leader in Schoolroom, before progressing to Deputy to cover maternity leave early 2015.

Joanne’s caring nature and friendly character brings a wealth of warmth to the setting and she is a welcome addition to our management team.

 

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Mature Qualified Staff

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Close links with Farsley/Calverley Children's Centre
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Designated Age-Specific Play Areas

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Funded Places for 3 & 4 year olds
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Full time Nursery Manager Qualified to Childcare Assessor Level

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Funded Places for eligible 2 year olds
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Room intercom system for ease of communication

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5 Star Environmental Health Rating
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