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. Our varied activities include French, Pyjama Drama, Dance, gardening and cooking.
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 a garden plot, soft play surface, baby play area, grassed playground, story corner and outdoor class room.
The nursery also enjoys access to the school’s nature garden and use of the school playing field for special events such as sports 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 day care service for the wider community.
Daisy Chain Childcare was the first private day care 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 2014
Our Adel Nursery is open from 8:00am-6:00pm, Monday to Friday, 51 weeks per year (except Public Bank Holidays).
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and all snacks. For babies we provide nappies/wipes, pureed food and cow’s milk. Parents to provide formula milk.
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I am Louanne Gunstone and I am the Nursery Manager at Daisy Chain Nursery in Adel and joined Daisy Chain in 2012. I qualified with an NNEB CACHE Diploma in Nursery Nursing in 1998. Since qualifying I have gained experience working with children aged between 6 weeks to 11 years as a nanny, nursery nurse in private day care and out of school provision.
Throughout my career in childcare I have attended many training courses to enhance my skills and professional development, which have supported me during my progression from nursery nurse to senior, deputy and manager. I hold a level 3 qualifications in leadership and Management (ILM) and graduated with a BA (‘Hons’) degree in Early Childhood Studies. I find my job very rewarding and I am passionate about giving children the best possible start in life by offering a warm, friendly, stimulating environment that supports children’s individual learning.