The business quickly flourished and we increased in size with additional rooms being used and assistants being employed. Our dream had always been to open a nursery so after many months of building extensions and hard work, the doors to Little Hearts Nursery officially opened in January 2015. Little Hearts Daisy Hill is located on the ground floor of a large detached building close to the Bradford Royal Infirmary. It is a 54 place setting with 3 separate age group rooms. We have a baby room, toddler room and pre-school room equipped with developmentally appropriate furniture and resources. Each room is light and airy with patio doors leading to the garden. We consider the outdoor area to be an extension of our indoor environment, it offers many learning opportunities that cant be provided indoor therefore free flow play is available throughout the day. Each room has its own sectioned area of garden. Both indoor and outdoor areas We wanted to create a space where children have the very best experiences and their days are filled with fun, creativity, love and learning” with their core values and high standards at its heart. Uppermost in our minds was that the children have the very best start in life with days filled with fun, creativity, love and learning. No expense was spared, and we created a wonderful environment with lots of special child-focussed details to explore and fascinate. Soon enough, due to popularity, the nursery reached full capacity and when the opportunity arose little hearts nursery found the second location in Fagley next to the Morrisions Headquaters and we jumped at the chance. It was then, in early 2016 that the second nursery building, opened its doors.
It is our belief that all Children are entitled to the very best start in life, to have their needs met and to be able learn through play. We understand the experiences a child has in their Early Years are vital and can shape their whole future, which is why we are passionate about providing an Inclusive setting in which each and every child feels a sense of belonging, which allows the child the freedom to explore and to have caring, enthusiastic practitioners close by for support when it is needed.”
We work hard to bring out the best in all the children in our care, providing lots of tools, routines and resources to make their days busy, happy and stimulating. Using the curriculum guidelines laid down in the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage, we plan daily activities appropriate for each age range to encourage learning and development through play. Our children get lots of positive encouragement; they learn practical and creative skills, how to share and concentrate, good table manners and lots of other social and educational skills that provide a firm foundation for life. Parents are encouraged to use our approach at home to provide consistency, with staff always on hand to advise how best to achieve this.