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Parklands Nursery Lydiate is rated as GOOD by Ofsted (April 2015). The recent inspection (CLICK HERE) said:

  • Staff know the children well and use their observations to assess children’s progress regularly. This ensures they plan activities that interest, challenge and motivate children.
  • The setting is well resourced and organised so that children can make choices about what they play with and become independent learners.

  • Teaching is good because staff understand how children learn and regularly update their knowledge and skills.

  • Managers and staff have a thorough understanding of how to protect children from harm and there are detailed procedures to follow if they are concerned about a child in their care.

  • Leaders and managers have effective systems in place to ensure the suitability of all staff.

  • Children are emotionally prepared for the next stage in their learning because staff have good partnerships with school staff and use effective strategies to help children know what to expect.

Parklands Nursery KIRKBY is rated as GOOD by Ofsted (September 2013. The recent inspection (CLICK HERE) said:

  • The effective observation, assessment and planning procedures accurately identify children’s next steps in learning as they move towards the early learning goals.

  • Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities are well supported because of the highly effectively partnerships that staff establish with all relevant agencies.

  • Children are settled in the setting because the staff have very good relationships with them. Staff are highly skilled in helping children make secure emotional attachments and consequently children feel safe and secure at the setting.

  • The provider has an excellent understanding of their responsibilities to safeguard children and as a result children are kept safe.

  • There are robust procedures in place to recruit and manage staff and as a result staff are enthusiastic and motivated to support children’s learning.

Parklands Nurseries at Lydiate and Kirkby offer the best quality care for babies and children 0 to 5 years (at Kirkby out of school wraparound also available for children aged up to 11 years of age) in a purpose built facility in the heart of Kirkby and Lydiate.

We pride ourselves on the high standard of service provided by our experienced and friendly staff who work to make sure every child’s needs are managed individually in a happy and inspiring environment.

We positively welcome children who qualify for the FREE ENTITLEMENT for eligible 2 year olds and ALL 3-5 year olds (sometimes called the NEG or Early Years funding) as we believe all children deserve the best possible start in life.

In 2011 Kirkby received the highest possible marks for the national ‘ I CAN’ accreditation (www.ican.org.uk) which helps us support the language needs of your child and we are recognised by ‘I CAN’ as a centre of good practice.

Parents/carers are welcome at any time in the nursery as we operate an ‘Open door policy’.

Our Opening Hours are:  7:30am – 6pm Monday to Friday.

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