Goose Hill

Cemetery Road,



WF16 9EE


(01924) 509883


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Private Car Park

Dewsbury (2.5 miles)

Ravensthorpe (3.4 miles)

 Heckmondwike Hub (0.2 miles)

Parking and Ground floor entry level

This purpose built Nursery combines a homely atmosphere with a feeling of space and light. The large and colourful playrooms have a modern feel with the children being cared for in peer groups with easy access to the outside play area.

Parents are welcome to use the additional facilities in the extensive reception area in which we have our Library Area. The staff team make use of this special area throughout the day with small groups of children. You are invited to use books from the Nursery Library to share with your child at home, or spend time in the Library at nursery when you collect your child. 

Set in its own grounds the nursery is all on one level for the childcare facilities, many of the rooms have direct access to the outdoor area, which has been developed to allow easy access for every age range. 

The nursery is ideally situated close to the centre of Heckmondwike providing easy access to the local amenities for the children to experience on trips out of the setting, and allowing for collections and drop offs to local schools.


When your child starts full time school we also offer out-of-school care  for children at neighbouring schools, Holy Spirit and Heckmondwike Primary Schools.

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 cosy Baby and Toddler room, run by qualified experienced staff, who 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 Tweenies.

Our 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 Heckmondwike Primary School Nursery  class. 

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.

When your child starts full time school we also offer out-of-school care  for children at neighbouring schools, Holy Spirit and Heckmondwike Primary Schools.

The school holiday club is open to children from any school.



Melissa joined the team at Heckmondwike in their first year of opening working her up from the leadership roles to the setting Manager. Melissa is well experienced in Childcare initially achieving the well respected NNEB, she updated this further in career to adding Early Years and Childcare Level 3 and an NVQ Level 3 in Playwork to her qualifications.

Melissa has experience both in Early Years settings and also Management as she ran her own out-of-school setting for over a decade before specialising in Early Years and full day care. Melissa has recently completed the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services.

Melissa is dedicated to running a high quality provision and that passion shines through. She's always happy to help with a smile.


Maxine has been with us at Little People for over a decade joing as a qualified nursery nurse, initially starting with us at our Stanningley Site back in 2004. Maxine moved on to work at the Farfield site for many years, before being the ideal person to move over to Heckmondwike when we first opened our doors and now taking on a Leadership role.

Maxine's qualification are as impressive as her experience as she's continued to be committed to her professional development. Maxine initially qualified with a BTEC National Diploma, followed up with Level 4 Children's Care Learning and Development.  

Maxine is always keen to develop her skills, in addition to recently completing a qualification on Autism Maxine has now also completed the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services.

Maxine's cheery disposition is an asset to any team and she has a clear commitment to 'get it right'. Maxine is an understanding mum herself to the gorgeous little boy and is an asset to our leadership team.


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Mature Qualified Staff

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Secure door entry system
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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 Post Grad 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