Welcome to Hargate Avenue Nursery, an active and caring nursery with a wide range of exciting and adventurous learning experiences, every day!
Hargate Avenue Nursery is part of Fisherfield Childcare and its mascot is a Herbert the hippo. Since 1996, we have been providing an excellent childcare service ranging from 3 months to 5 years old. Offering a blend of AM, PM sessions and Full Day care options for 51 weeks of the year.
We are passionate in giving every child the opportunity to thrive in a caring, safe, engaging fun place and watch their personalities develop.
All our nurseries offer AM or PM sessions as well as Full Day care for 51 weeks of the year. We work very closely with parents, in addition to the daily handover chats and newsletter we recently introduced iConnect which has been a great success. Parents have praised the ease of use, and the delight of sharing the activities of their child anytime and anywhere.
iConnect is a digital learning journey log application of each child and has many benefits. To find out more about iConnect & ParentZone click here.
An inspiring and homely space for 3 months to 5 year old children to provide excellent care and development through play.
Purpose built nursery conveniently located in a quiet residential area of Norden, just off Caldershaw Estate and set in a countryside backdrop. Our nature walks are very popular with the children.
Little Lambs, 3 months to 2 years of age. Staff have extensive experience and offer ‘settling in’ sessions which are a fantastic opportunity to allow parents to build relationships with the staff. The room is carefully planned for age appropriate activities with soft furnishings, wooden toys and equipment, theme areas creating a cosy and interesting environment for babies and children to grow and develop.
There is a separate room for those who need an afternoon nap with mattresses in the adjoining room.
All children have access to outdoor play all year round giving the children a home-from-home experience. The garden has a lovely reading dome and plenty of grassland to run, hide, climb and jump with the other children
On site chef Ann, provides tasty, well balanced nutritious meals using fresh ingredients every day
“All practitioners have a good knowledge of the stage of learning and development of their key group. They are skilled at identifying gaps in learning and effectively plan activities which support the children in these areas and successfully close gaps. As a result, younger children are well prepared for their transition to the next room and older children are ready for their transition to school.” Ofsted Inspector Suzanne Fenwick
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Hetty the hedgehog is a ball of fun with lots of energy, especially as she and her friends get to choose the activities of the week. Hetty flits from the outdoor play area to indoor play all day long. With so much entertainment she might prefer to have a cosy hour on 'Take me home crafting corner'.
"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