Throughout the year, here at Hipswell, we hold a whole host of social events, enabling our parents to come together, bond and generally have a wonderful time!
We take great care to balance structure with informality and creativity. Our dedicated and enthusiastic staff will encourage your child’s curiosity and imagination,
Every meal counts when it comes to helping children grow up big and strong. Our day nursery will feed your children with delicious meals that are packed with the nutritional content that their growing bodies need.
Hipswell Village Kindergarten provides parents with exemplary child care that gives them peace of mind. We look after children during their early years by taking care of their educational, social, and emotional needs in an environment which promotes holistic well-being.
Childhood is a magical time, and we're passionate in what we do.
We strive to bring out the very best in your child - the amazingly fun and friendly way.
From our idyllic day nursery situated in an old school house, we have a dedicated team of early years practitioners who can tend to your child. We provide full day care for babies and children from birth to 5 years of age. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance which sets the standard for day care and education in England.
Hipswell Village Kindergarten is a privately owned nursery. The management team have extensive experience of working in early years in a wide variety of child care and educational settings.
The nursery has an experienced Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and several Designated Child Protection Officers within the setting. The experience and knowledge of the management team has been of vital importance in accelerating the professional development of the staff.
Hipswell Village Kindergarten is an Ofsted registered setting catering for children throughout North Yorkshire and we are situated in the ideal location for those living in:
Catterick - Catterick Garrison - Colburn - Hipswell - Richmond
We are proud to say that we base our philosophy on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). You can take comfort from the fact that we are guided by a statutory framework that sets the standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years of age.
EYFS supports the five outcomes set out in Every Child Matters:
- Staying Safe
- Being Healthy
- Enjoying and Achieving
- Making a positive contribution
- Achieving economic well-being
Physical activity is an important component in the development of any child during their early years.
Hipswell Village Kindergarten will instill the value of physical activity in your child which will serve them well during their later years.
We will bring your children into the great outdoors whatever the weather, but we’ll make sure they are dressed for the occasion of course! Outdoor activities are not just limited to once a day and we will take them out in the morning and afternoon.
Your child will undertake activities that consider both their individual and group needs. We take a keen interest in the child care of all the children when outdoors, fulfilling both fun and educational requirements.
Children staying at our day nursery are placed into one of four rooms depending upon their age. It is crucial that children get to interact with and learn among others of a similar age during their early years. Each room has been specifically designed to reflect the needs and interests of children from a specific age group.
Hipswell Village Kindergarten has got you covered from 7.30am until 6pm every day - that’s nearly 11 hours of child care that we can assist you with each day!
The setting leaders are passionate, highly qualified and have a clear vision of quality. They strive to ensure that all staff focus on providing the best possible care and education for all children.
Teaching is good. Staff know children well and use very effective planning systems to ensure that children meet their next steps in learning. This helps all children to progress well from their starting points.
The setting leaders are committed to continually improving and seek the views of children, parents and staff to help them plan for development. Parents feel that their feedback and suggestions are quickly addressed and that communication is excellent.
Children's behaviour is exceptional. Staff support them to be independent, to do things for themselves, take responsibility for their actions and to be considerate to others. Children are happy, make strong friendships and play cooperatively together.
Children are well supported when they start in the setting. Staff gather information from parents to help them provide the right learning environment for children and continuity of care. This helps children settle quickly and feel secure.