Achievements and Working in Partnership
We work closely with Kirklees Early Years and we have an excellent relationship with the team. We support nurseries and the early years workforce so that they can provide best-quality childcare and early learning for children. We receive very positive feedback from Kirklees in relation to the high standards we adopt and achieve within the nursery and our efforts to continuously raise our standards of care and education.
National Day Nurseries Association is the national charity and membership association specifically for nurseries. NDNA provides nursery support, information and advice, childcare training and quality improvement scheme, e-Quality Counts.
We work in partnership with Birkenshaw First School and other schools and provide written reports for children who attend nursery sessions at both Birkenshaw Kindergarten and in schools. In addition when children leave our nursery and start school we provide a full transfer report to ensure the school is provided with information about the learning and educational development of the children that have been in our care.
We work closely with training providers and colleges to offer opportunities for placements and work experience. We have positive relationships with these services, recently receiving an award for exceptional support for our students from Bradford college.
Our last Ofsted inspection was undertaken in March 2014 when we attained a "Good" rating.
Below is a sample of the excellent parent feedback we have received from current and past parents.
All the staff are supportive of her needs and care and are instrumental in her learning and development. From entering the nursery at 9months old the staff have been positive, approachable, helpful, devoted and very friendly, ensuring a smooth transition between rooms and dealing with/answering any questions that have arisen.
L and D Gallacher
She has loved her time at Birkenshaw Kindergarten and has grown from a 13 month old toddler finding her feet, to a sociable, happy and independent four year old. Each and everyone of you have played a part in her development and we appreciate the time, patience and encouragement you have given to Beth along the way. You are all great at what you do and will always have a place in our memories of Beth's early years.
Sarah and Matt Garside
Thank you for all your help and love.
The care and affection that you have all demonstrated towards my child over the years is second to none and I have never worried about her whilst she is in your care.
S and J Margetts
Thank you for all your dedication to early years, which provides a fantastic nursery, that has helped Mollie grow into the confident little girl she is today. We cant thank you enough for making Mollie so happy here whilst we were at work making our day easier knowing she is in good hands.
Sarah and Danny Spencer
We're gutted to be moving away and would love it if Erin could continue coming here but it's too far unfortunately. You have all made it such a pleasure. Thank you so much for the way you have looked after Erin and us over the last few months. She loved her time here!
Martin and Laura