Welcome to Homestead Day Nursery
Here at Homestead Nursery, we have a secure understanding of children's needs and this is at the heart of all that we do. We provide a secure and nuturing environment that allows us to support and encourage independence, self assurance and creativity, helping the children learn and grow. Developing social interaction and understanding differences in others also plays an important role in our work. We have positive partnerships with our families and together, we strive to provide the children with the best possible start.
The nursery is divided into 4 rooms according to age. Each room has a wet play area, activity area and its own toilets / changing area. All downstairs rooms have direct access to the outside play area. Children with specific learning or physical needs can be accomodated at the nursery. All nursery policies conform to Ofsted national standards, copies of which are kept at each entrance of the nursery and are also available upon request.
Staff are carefully selected for their experience and qualifications. All staff provide two references and have a Disclosure and Barring check before they can work unsupervised with the children. Our manager has a degree and EYT qualification. We have an Early YearsTeacher(QTS) who works with the older children. Several of our other staff have degrees as well as others who are studying towards them. All other staff are NVQ 3 and above. All staff are First Aid trained and many have received Level 2 Food Safety training. We have a rolling programme of training with Cheshire West and Chester and all of our staff attend training courses on a regular basis.
Staff/Child ratios are in accordance with Ofsted guidelines and are always adhered to. All staff wear name badges and staff photos are displayed outside each room. Our members are staff are always ready to provide you with a warm welcome at Homestead.
"Staff know children very well and plan meticulously and effectively for their learning. They are interested in what children have to say and take their choices and ideas into account to provide or enhance activities. Parents also contribute to this process and the strength of this partnership benefits children extremely well." Ofsted 2018