Daisy Chain Childcare at Adel is a bright and friendly nursery situated in a quiet leafy setting. The purpose-built, single-story nursery is designed to cater for young children’s needs with features that actively encourage child development. Because we believe children learn best through play, all resources are freely available at child height, encouraging independent play and self-choice.
Varied activities include
There are four childcare rooms; two Baby Units (Pixies & Imps), an over 2’s Room (Sprites) and a pre-school room (Elves).
Each childcare room offers direct access to a safe outdoor play areas which includes:
The nursery also enjoys access to the school’s nature garden and use of the school playing field for special events such as Sport’s Day.
Our well qualified staff team all share a love of working with children and follow a programme of continuous personal development. Each child has a dedicated key person who provides daily feedback on children’s progress and development.
Our on-site cook provides delicious, nutritious meals from freshly prepared local produce with a 5 weekly rolling menu. We are proud holders of a 5 Star Hygiene rating for Environmental Health.
The nursery is situated within school grounds allowing us to offer a “wrap around” service for the school’s nursery in addition to the full daycare service for the wider community.
Daisy Chain Childcare was the first private daycare company to be accredited with a GOLD award with the Leeds Quality Assurance Scheme in 2005, an award endorsed by the Investors in Children Kitemark. Daisy Chain Childcare received the Investors in People accreditation in 2011.
Daisy Chain Childcare at Adel achieved a Good rating with Ofsted in May 2018
Our Adel Nursery is open from 8:00am-6:00pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks per year (except Public Bank Holidays).
My career started back in 1992 when my own children started school and I helped out hearing children read. The Teacher convinced me to go to college and complete my NNEB which I did and have never looked back, I just love working with children.
I have had a range of early years Jobs. I began working as a Nursery Nurse on a Children’s Ward, I then worked in reception/year one classes in local primary schools. I have been the Deputy Manager and Manager of the College Nursery at Keighley. I then moved on to set up and manage a Children’s Centre Nursery which I did successfully for 12 years. My previous post was to reopen and manage a Day Nursery for a Nursery chain which I have happily done for the past 3 years.
During this time, I have attended various courses to enhance my own skills and knowledge and I am proud to have achieved my BA Early Years Studies Degree in 2012.
I am also an NVQ Assessor and really enjoy working with the staff team supporting and ‘growing them’ to be the best practitioners that they can possibly be.
I believe that all children should be at the heart of everything we do and look forward to supporting them to learn through play in our exciting learning environment.