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 Hetty the hedgehog. 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 newsletters 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.
Hannah Stopford , Nursery Manager
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.
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.
Follow the curriculum, Early Years Foundation Stage and focuses on ‘Learning through play’ and activities. The staff have a wide range of resources giving the child the opportunity to make their own choices and develop.
On site chef Ann, provides tasty, well balanced nutritious meals using fresh ingredients every day.
“The leadership team is passionate and very committed to delivering a high-quality setting for children. Regular self-evaluation is used to help identify any strengths or weaknesses. Children enjoy supporting staff to undertake risk assessments. They take part in the ‘Farmers Council’ and help to make decisions about what they want to do at nursery. This helps them feel valued and supports their self-esteem. Partnerships with parents are good. The staff team provides a range of information to help share details about children’s care and learning. Parents are complimentary about the staff team and the support they receive. Staff closely observe children’s play and know what their interests are. Overall, they plan a wide range of opportunities for children to learn new skills. Staff support transitions well, both within the nursery and on to school. For example, younger children have a range of visits at different times of the day before moving into the pre-school room.” Ofsted Inspector Report July 2017
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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