Westfield House Childcare - Saltaire, Shipley

Parent partnerships and testimonials

“Parents are overwhelmingly positive in their feedback about the service they receive; they feel that their children are very happy and learn exceptionally well.”
(Ofsted, 2016)

We respect the role that parents play as the principal carer in their children's lives and we want to develop a close partnership with parents so that we can best meet your family's needs. We will have chance to talk at drop off and pick up to exchange any information. For parents of early years children you will receive a daily diary through our Babysday website detailing toileting, eating and sleeping information, along with activities they have enjoyed. You can view their ‘Learning Picture’ and observations whenever you want. All parents will receive a termly newsletter which will outline our plans for the term ahead, and give news from the previous term. Parents’ evenings will take place bi-annually, giving us the opportunity to talk about your child in more detail.

As a setting, we are always welcoming in new children which can be daunting not only for the child but parents too. Are there any words of advice or comments you would make to a new parents whose child would be due to start in regards to the settling in, transition process or nursery in general?

"It’s daunting at first worrying will your child fit in, will they be happy etc but all that soon goes. The staff are very supportive and the children settle really quickly. You can see how much they thrive and how happy they are to go."

"The children are so well cared for and their individual needs are carefully considered. No matter raised is too small and the staff are great at listening to and answering any questions."

"Nursery have been fantastic in giving us time and support in settling in our children. Nothing is too much trouble so speak your mind, express any concerns and it will be as though you were leaving them with trusted friends."

"Just be faithful in the knowledge that the Westfield house staff have got it all covered. The dropping off tears don't last once you're out of view!!"

"My child, Gavin and I wanted to express just how super special we think you are and what an important part you have played in the last for years for ‘M’. When we asked ‘M’ what she thought of when she thinks about nursery, she said ‘’happiness’’ which sums it up. Some very happy memories that we will treasure forever. We have tried to capture some of ‘M’s comments about nursery – ‘’Seeing my friends, chasing each other and giggling, making pictures for literally everyone, making dogs on strings and taking them for walks, snug as a bug in a rug game, toasting marshmallows in the woods, making volcanos, the wonderful trip to Saltaire shops, being proud she filled someone’s bucket by cuddling them when they got hurt, wearing mermaid leggings, Nicola’s food.’’ Not goodbye just see you soon.’"

Caroline Felce, 2018

"Thank you for providing a treasure trove of precious memories for my child in a lovely environment where she has always felt safe and secure"

Samree Ghafoor, 2018

"We just wanted to say an enormous thank you for everything you have done for ‘E’ since she started here. Over the time she has been at Westfield we have watched her thrive and blossom in to a confident, bubbly, inquisitive and enthusiastic child. Its all down to the wonderful opportunities you have provided and the incredible care and love you have shown her. She’s excited and ready for school but we know she will miss all the lovely friends she has made her and the amazing team you have!"

Sarah Walsh, 2018

"Thank you so much for making ‘E’s’ nursery experience so fantastic. We are really glad we chose Westfield House for her. She has had such a positive time at nursery and grown and learnt so much during her time with you. We have particularly appreciated the friendliness, positivity and professionalism of all the staff from opening the door to responding by email and your interaction with my child. Thank you all!"

Harriet Mathie, 2018

"Today is ‘M’s last day and I am devastated! It is officially the end of an era as I have no more little ones behind him. I am writing to say thank you so much for looking after ‘M’. It really is a massive thing to leave your kids with somebody else and you have to be confident that your kids are happy and well looked after. Westfield House did this for me with its lovely setting, but most importantly the warmth of the staff. There is such a lovely vibe when you walk in and both my kids loved it there. I will be forever grateful."

Aoife Aston, 2018

"We just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you for the part you’ve played in caring for ‘B’. He has been so lucky to have such dedicated and wonderful people caring for him since he was one years old! We appreciate all your hard work and feel so grateful that those important early years have been spent in such a caring and loving environment. He has many special memories to treasure as do we"

Rachel Abbot, 2018

"Homely, relaxed feel with passionate people leading. Confidence in the whole team who provide incredible support. We receive daily updates so we feel involved and part of my child’s time at nursery. It is a nursery that feels like a home from home with lots of great areas, particularly the gardens. Personal experiences that promote a child’s confidence and growth e.g. forest school. We cannot thank you enough. Westfield House have given my child a great start and it is amazing to see his confidence grow. We feel so at ease when he is with you. We will miss you all but not for long as we look forward to ‘S’ little sister joining next year. Thank you all for your amazing work."

Justine Burton, 2018

"'E' loves coming to nursery. He talks about what he has done that day and seems to be comfortable with the environment and people around him. He loves outdoor play time and painting. Every member of the team at Westfield House makes it the place it is, all aspects of care we consider as first class. I am looking forward to seeing ‘E’ attend forest school sessions as he gets older. ‘E’s favourite things about nursery are story time, painting, outdoors, chasing, singing, Emma and Maurin’"

Caroline Thompson, 2018

“Tim & I are so so happy with everything that you all do at Westfield House & how much it is helping to mould Joshua into the little person he is. I am always so impressed when how friendly, positive & supportive everyone is, particularly at pick up times when you all must be absolutely shattered! In Little Gang Joshua’s been so well supported, nurtured & cared for, he always mentions Maurin & Bethan at home. He’ll move into Big Gang after such a good grounding in Babies & Little Gang. We’ve also really appreciated the way the transition for J into Big Gang is being handled, he clearly loves it down there & is getting more ready......lots of mentions of "me big boy in Big Gang" at home. I look forward to linking in more with the Big Gang staff members & know that Joshua’s remaining time at Westfield House will be fab! Baby Phillips is on the waiting list, thank goodness! Thank you all for everything you do, we’re so glad we found Westfield House as a setting for Joshua.”

Ruth Phillips. February 2017

“I am very happy with Westfield House and feel the nursery is a home from home. Staff are always there to give support, the nursery is a lovely, bright and welcoming place. I feel very happy and confident in my child coming Westfield and he has a good bond with all the staff here. I cant thank them enough for all their help and support they have given, not only to my child but us as a family.”

Jo Freeke-Morris, 2018

“My child has settled really well and we are really happy with the care and lovely things you do together at nursery. We cant thank you enough for supporting his dietary requirements, he loves nursery meals. Staff are all so friendly and caring and im so impressed with what a lovely team surround my child. He is so happy coming to nursery. The gardens and forest school are wonderful and we love how much time our child spends outdoors. All questions and queries have been answered with help and without delay”

Rachel Kipling, 2018