TWINKLES NURSERY WHITE ROSE

Twinkles White Rose is a 95 place, private day nursery that opened in September 2014. Our qualified and experienced staff are all dedicated to the development of the babies and young children in their care and here at Twinkles, the children’s play experiences are based around their individual developmental needs. There are always lots of stimulating activities on offer and plenty of fun things to do, both indoors and outside 

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At Twinkles we operate a key person system, whereby your child is allocated a Nursery Nurse who will support both yours and your child’s needs. They will build up a strong bond with your child during their time with us and help them to feel safe and secure in their new environment. The key person is also responsible for building up a Learning Journey for your child. This will include observations, photographs and art work, as well as individually planned next Steps to support their needs.

Pauline Dent – Nursery Manager

Pauline became our Nursery Manager at Twinkles White Rose in September 2014 when it opened. She has a wealth of experience spanning over 37 years in the child care field, this ranges over many different sectors including Neonatal care right through to Reception Class and Out of School Clubs and also includes 4 years working overseas in Australia. The past 24 years has been spent working  in Leeds as  a Nursery Manager within the private sector in both independent and corporate settings. Pauline not only has this vast amount of experience, but also holds the NNEB certificate and a BA Honours in Early Childhood Studies, along with a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Ofsted 2015

“The nursery manager has a passionate approach to her work and an admirable drive to improve. Children are at the heart of everything she does. As a result, this nursery has an excellent capacity to continue developing its already strong practice”

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What our Parents Say

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Education

As a childcare provider, we must meet the criteria of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), which is defined by the Department for Education. This means following a structure of learning, development and care for children aged up to five years old. We are wholeheartedly committed to the EYFS, ensuring that:

  • Children learn through play
  • We work closely with all parents
  • We keep you up-to-date on your child’s progress
  • We meet the welfare, learning and all-round development needs of children with different backgrounds and levels of ability, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.

To help children reach their full potential, we deliver the EYFS curriculum of learning through play and planned activities.
The three main areas are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional

The further four specific areas are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive art and design.

     Extra-curricular classes

    We offer a range of extra-curricular classes and these vary across the sites and at different times of the year. Classes include Jo Jingles, Diddi Dance, Rhythm Time, Scientots, Hartbeeps, Pyjama Drama & Soccerkidz.

 

 

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Outdoor Play

We believe outdoor play to be vital to your child’s development, so at Twinkles we go outside every day, whatever the weather may be doing! There is nothing children love more than running around in the fresh air and that’s why we invest in outdoor areas for all of our nurseries. Our outdoor areas are well resourced, with lots for the children to do to support development in all areas of the EYFS. At Twinkles, children have all the same learning opportunities outside as they do inside, so you can be rest assured, wherever your child is playing, they will always be learning something new!

Friendship

Every parent wants their child to make friends and enjoy close, long lasting and genuine relationships. We love watching their friendships with other children flourish, sharing in their joy as they make special bonds with other children, and seeing how their friendships enhance their confidence and social skills. We support our children from babies through to pre-school to help them to develop their social skills and encourage positive behaviour with their peers.

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Development

Your child’s development is of paramount importance to us. We would define development into 5 key areas.

Physical Development – we provide a range of activities for our children to keep them active in our wonderful outdoor play areas with lots to explore, keep them entertained & active. We also run fun and stimulating music, dance & movement classes in term time by Jo jingles.

Social development – we support your child in making, building and maintaining friendships & their interaction with other children and adults

Cognitive development – We support your child in developing the skills used to think and reason, enabling them to remember, problem solve and make decisions.

Communicative development – we encourage, teach and support your child’s skills to understand the spoken word and to express themselves verbally

Adaptive skills – we support your child with the skills they need for daily living, such as dressing, eating, toileting and washing. Our children are always reminded of the importance of good hygiene such as washing hands before meals and after using the toilet.

 

 

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Nutritious food for your child

A well balanced and nutritious diet is vital to a child’s development. Here at Twinkles Nurseries our trained cooks prepare fresh, healthy, tasty and nutritious meals for the children daily. Our four weekly menus have been carefully put together, and your children will enjoy tasty home cooking for both dinner and tea. At Twinkles we are able to cater to any dietary requirements that your little one may have, and try to incorporate the wealth of cultures we have at nursery into our meals!
We are always on the lookout for tasty new recipes to try, so please feel free to suggest a meal for us to try!

click here to see our summer 2016 nursery menu 

5 Star Rated Food Hygiene
All of our five nurseries have received a 5* rating in their most recent food hygiene inspections. Health and safety is of paramount importance to us and we are very proud to achieve the highest possible rating in ‘Food Hygiene’.

Ofsted November 2015

“Key persons work closely with parents to help settle children quickly. They share good information about children’s individual care routines so that these are consistently implemented. Children have opportunities to gain a good knowledge and understanding of diversity through a range of activities, discussions and resources. Older children develop new skills because staff encourage them to do things for themselves”

Our Rooms

We have four different rooms, each of them designed to cater for a different age group. The four rooms are called Baby Stars, Rising Stars, Shooting Stars and Shining Stars. Each of these rooms is carefully set out to offer a wide range of learning opportunities, specifically designed for children in that age range, through a variety of resources and activities.

Baby Stars

Our Baby room has space for up to fifteen children at any one time and we have one member of staff for every three babies. Babies are given new experiences according to their individual needs. At such a young age babies learn through their senses, so we provide a wide range of sensory experiences each day.

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There’s a cosy black and white area, a comfy sofa for snuggles, bottles feeds and story time, a heuristic area to explore, sand and water play and of course comfortable corracles for sleep time. There’s lots of support from the adults in the room, encouraging physical skills for crawling, standing and walking, as well as encouraging independence through a range of care routines or activities. We use our nursery pushchairs to explore the local environment and make good use of our garden whatever the weather!
The routine here at Twinkles is very flexible and we will happily fit in with what you do at home, to help your child feel safe and secure and settle quickly into their new surroundings. Enjoying early games such as peak-a-boo, clapping and finding hidden objects will all be part of your child’s daily play. There’s also painting, sticking and even a bit of baking, so there’s always lots of lovely things to take home. There will also be opportunities for one-to-one interaction with staff and other children.

Rising Stars

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When our babies are ready, they move through to our toddler room. We have two 12 place toddler rooms forming part of a larger room. Children are given the opportunity to explore colours, shapes and counting, through a range of activities and the staff ask lots of open ended question, to help extend your child’s play.

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 Everything in the room is carefully labelled with clear writing as well as bright photographs, to encourage your child to be independent from a young age as they access their own resources within the room, all under supervision of course. Rising Stars have direct access to the garden from their room and are outside every day, come rain or shine, so everyone comes prepared for the British weather with sun cream and hats, as well as wellies and waterproofs.

Shooting Stars

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Shooting Stars can accommodate up to 24 children. In Shooting Stars there are a wide variety of activities for children to access; they will still be able to experience natural materials such as sand and water, as well as taking part in role-play, dressing up and construction activities. 

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Children will also take part in pre-reading activities such as colour and shape recognition via matching and sorting, as well as activities to develop early maths skills such as counting. There are always lots of creative activities going on, either painting, box modelling, sensory trays or a bit of writing in the dedicated mark making area. A cosy book corner offers space for quiet time, sharing stories with friends or group activities.

Shining Stars

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This is for 24 children aged three years upwards, there’s lots of preparation for school in here. An increased interest in joint play such as make-believe, construction and games helps children to learn the important social skills of sharing and co-operating.

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Children also learn about helping adults in everyday activities and finding a balance between independence and complying with the wishes of others. Our planning is based around the children’s interests, so there’s always a wide variety of activities to take part in. Children are given the option to take part in developing early language skills as they learn either French or Spanish. We have trips out in the local environment, go on nature hunts in the gardens and the children take part in lots of cooking and baking activities as they learn all about being healthy and looking after themselves. There’s even a vegetable patch out in the garden where we grow salad leaves, tomatoes, spring onions, garlic, beans, spinach and strawberries!

Take a ‘peek’ around our rooms

Take a look around our nursery, here are a mixture of photos from all of our rooms. Seeing is believing though and we recommend paying us a visit so you can see, hear and feel the love, laughter, care and warmth that is ‘Twinkles’!

Healthy Eating

A well balanced and nutritious diet is vital to a child’s development. Here at Twinkles our trained cooks prepare fresh, healthy, tasty and nutritious meals for the children daily. Our four weekly menus have been carefully put together, using the guidance provided by the Children’s Food Trust to ensure we are providing a healthy, balanced and tasty diet.

Click here to see our ‘tasty’ summer 2017 menu 

Our Garden

The garden is securely enclosed and offers a range of experiences for children of all ages. There’s a vegetable patch, outdoor sandpits, a cosy den and roads for the bikes and trikes. An outdoor mud kitchen means there’s lots of opportunity for making tasty mud pies and the large construction site with lots of open ended resources helps to developing both imagination and physical skills as children create their own transport, buildings and obstacle courses.
Direct access from each of the rooms means children can move freely from the indoor to the outdoor environment. This also enables them to play with children both older and younger and to seek out siblings. Playing with children from the other rooms helps to aid transitions as they engage in play with their peers, join in group activities and begin to build relationships with less familiar practitioners.

Ofsted November 2015

“Strong partnership working ensures that parents play an active role in their child’s early learning. Parents are included in the assessment of their child. They are kept very well informed about their child’s day, the progress they are making and how to support their child’s learning at home”

Visit our nurseries

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Your children’s education and welfare are our main priorities