Our nursery and pre school is situated in the village of Wath Upon Dearne, close to Dearne Valley College and Call Centres, and borders the towns of Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley. It is set in spacious grounds and surrounded by open fields and countryside, our nursery gardens are often referred to as “a stimulating outdoor classroom”
The nursery is purpose built and opened in 1999, we can accommodate 120 children across 6 age and stage appropriate base rooms.
Our staff pride themselves on their excellent relationships with children, parents and carers. We are constantly updating our qualifications and skills to keep abreast of the changing legislation. We are also proud to announce we have been awarded the National standards Quality Mark, the inspector commented on: “the ethos of setting centres around providing high quality practice, provision and environments for the children.”
The nursery achieved Outstanding in our July 2018 Ofsted Inspection. Ofsted report: Dearne Valley Day Nursery
We recently began working towards the Healthy Foundation Award; this is a framework which promotes children’s health and wellbeing both within the setting and at home. We are committed to providing nutritious meals for children, supporting their oral health, physical development through exercise rest and sleep and helping them to manage their behaviour and independence. We work closely with parents to develop this and value their input and support in this programme.
We receive 15 hours nursery education funding for 3 and 4 yr olds, and for some eligible 2yr olds, for 38 weeks per year. Some 3 and 4 year old children may be eligible for an additional 15 hours nursery education funding, for more information please discuss this with the Nursery Manager.