Overview of the Nursery Fieldside Day Nursery opened in 2001 and is a privately owned provision. It is situated in the rural village Great Heck, near Goole.
The children are cared for in four rooms in two purpose built buildings one room is on the first floor and the other three are all at ground floor level and are easy to access for all. The rooms are all divided into groups by age and development of the child and are called Tiny Tots, Little Learners, Clever Cubs and Big Cats for the out of School children. All rooms are bright and airy and child centred with lots of free choice units and free flow.
The nursery is open each day from 7.30 to 6.30 for 51 weeks of the year.
Before and after school care is provided each week day from 7.30- 9.00, from 15.15 to 18.30 during term time and from 7.30 to 18.30 during the school holidays. A pick-up service is provided from the local schools these include Hensall, Snaith, Carlton, Pollington and Whitley and Eggborough.
Fieldside is set in 5 acres of land compromising of paved areas, lawn, fields, woodland area and fenced off wildlife pond with a pond dipping platform. We have paddocks with 2 donkey’s, horses, sheep and chickens as well as lots of natural wildlife. The children help to collect the eggs from our chickens which are then included in the dinner and tea menu. The menu is made up of a selection of healthy home cooked foods, and vegetarian and dietary needs can always be catered for.
Fieldside Day Nursery encourages the children to participate in outdoor activities and offers a large covered sandpit, various outdoor seating areas, outdoor dens and a woodland classroom. We have several raised vegetable plots which the children tend, plant and harvest their own vegetables.
The outdoor area really encompasses for all children’s physical development as there are climbing frames, trampolines with safety sides and a football field. There is a separate area with ride on toys and a boat for those high sea adventures.
We have recently completed work on a wonderful story telling reading room. Children from all the rooms use this area either individually or in very small groups with their key person. It is a room specially designed to help give the children a love of reading in a room that is rich in beautiful art work and has a wide range of books. As this is a room used throughout your children’s journey through nursery it helps give them a sense of belonging and a chance to return to a well – known place which in turn helps with the transition to each room.