What We Offer
We are a bit different to what’s available locally. Our vision is to provide a beautiful and nurturing environment where children can be individuals; enabling them to develop as confident, enthusiastic and inquisitive learners.
“Children learn in a bright and welcoming environment that is well planned to meet their needs and interests. Teaching is purposeful and children are encouraged to learn through developmentally appropriate play. They make good progress.”
Westfield House has it's origins starting as a childminders within a family home, with demand seeing it flourish organically into a thriving nursery still within a homely setting. We give care for children aged 0-12 years. This variety in ages offers a wonderfully rich and diverse environment for your child. Children are encouraged to play and explore; to be active learners; and to think critically. Resources and activities are tailored to your child’s needs and interests, and the children are involved in choosing and planning activities. The start and end of the day are a very sociable time where younger children can mix with older children, which offers great learning benefits for all age groups and means siblings can be together.
(Wraparound provision is offered for Saltaire Primary, although spaces are limited and children who come for early years care are prioritised)
Every day is planned to be varied, whilst also following the routine to the day of meal and sleep times.
Activities are tailored to your child’s interest and developmental needs. We know the best way for children to learn is through play, so whilst they enjoy the freedom to explore and create their own play, we have focused activities and special “invitations to play” throughout the day.
Some of the things we offer are:
- Yoga (with specialist input by Tatty Bumpkin) for our pre-school children
- Forest School (with trips to Northcliffe woods on Mondays and Thursdays for our over 3 children)
- Gardening & Growing
- Cooking & Baking
- Music & Dance
- Role Play
- Games & Jigsaws
- Messy Play
- Arts & Crafts
- Painting & Drawing
- Junk Modelling
- Garden Play (outdoor classroom)
- Mark Making & Emerging Writing
- Construction & Den Making
Through all this wonderful play, fun and discovery children will be supported in reaching early years goals outlined by the government in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Your child’s learning journey will be carefully detailed through online daily diaries along with photographs and observations made of your child.