We are proud of our service and facilities at Fisherfield Childcare and the staff are dedicated to providing the best in childcare and early learning experiences for all our children.
Fisherfield Childcare started 21 years ago with the owners Nicky and David MacGill and are parents to three sons. Nicky has many years of practical experience and holds a post graduate in Early Years and David previously a business manager, together their passion, skills and drive and investment in excellent staff enables Fisherfield Childcare to provide excellent care to children to give them the best possible start in life.
From 1 nursery and now 7 nurseries and 1 holiday club with succession of excellent Ofsted reports their winning formula develops a childcare plan which include:
“In everything we do, we try to make a difference, we are proud of our staff dedication to provide the best in childcare and early learning experiences. We value and build strong links with the children and their parents/carers to enable each child to excel. It is our honour and privilege to have the child in our care.” Nicky MacGill
“The importance of the quality of child care is paramount and clear to me as it was 21 years ago. We recruit and train staff with nurturing aptitude to develop, encourage and enable positive experiences to the children in our care. Fisherfield Childcare have invested in purpose built nurseries, each equipped with fantastic facilities led by highly qualified caring staff.” David MacGill
Nicky and David recently introduced iConnect to further inform parents, in addition to handovers conversations; iConnect is a learning journey log application and maps the child’s progress as well as recording the child’s activities sometimes with videos or photos and can be view anywhere, anytime, by the parent /carer.
“Leadership and management is strong and systems for monitoring planning and assessment are sharply focused on ensuring that all children are making good progress. As a result, children with identified needs are targeted and appropriate intervention is sought.” Ofsted Inspector Suzanne Fenwick
“Partnerships with other professionals are highly effective in providing for children’s needs. Transitions in, within and out of the nursery are exceptionally well organised to promote continuity of children’s care and learning.” Ofsted Inspector Jennifer Kennaugh
“Monitoring of all aspects of the nursery to inform continuous improvement is rigorous, leading to excellent practice. Leadership is outstanding and staff are highly motivated, especially with regard to developing their skills and knowledge.” Ofsted Inspector Jennifer Kennaugh
We recruit our staff carefully and invest in their continuing professional development and share best practice across all our sites. All our staff have safeguarding, paediatrics first aid certification and are qualified in their specialism Playwork or Childcare.
In Fisherfield Childcare, all of our staff are leaders:
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"Staff have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the children's individual needs and provide a stimulating environment where all children are excited and motivated to learn. Observations of children are consistently used to plan for children's individual next steps in learning."
Linda Shore, Ofsted Inspector
"This provision is outstanding . All practitioners have high aspirations for children's achievement. This means the nursery is exceptional in the way it meets the needs of all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and they make very rapid progress towards the early learning goals."
Ofsted inspector Caroline Midgley
"The Staff always make my child feel happy, safe and secure. The Staff are always approachable, welcoming any queries, concerns and often encourage new ideas from parents and children. My daughter often get comments she is lovely and often models herself on the staff."
Scott, Olivia's Dad
"My son, eats food at nursery that he wouldn't / doesn't eat at home. Which is fantastic! I think the other children eating well shows him there something more to this dish than he thinks."
Laura, Austin's mum