Welcome to Russell Street Nursery
The nursery is located off Trinity Road, Little Horton, close to the city centre, St Lukes Hospital, Bradford College and Bradford University. The nursery has three playrooms and a specially designed outdoor play area.
8.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday. 7.30am by prior arrangement only.
The nursery has operated from these premises as childcare provision for Bradford College since September 1991. The childcare department at Bradford College ceased and the nursery closed in July 2011.
One of the original managers took the opportunity to re-open the nursery as a private enterprise. Collectively the staff have over 60 years experience of childcare and most are mothers, grandmothers or aunties!
Our aim is to provide at Russell Street nursery, a home from home for the children who attend.
We know that we are entrusted with your most important possession and aim to cherish, keep safe and encourage your child to have fun whilst learning during their time at the nursery.
Children will enjoy a wide range of activities both indoor and outdoor. These will be planned by qualified, experienced, staff who are committed to seeing your child grow and reach their full potential.
The nursery is registered by Ofsted to take children from 3 months to 5 years.
After school Club runs from 4pm through till 6pm with school pick up from Dixon's Music Academy.
Aims and Objectives/Educational Policy
The nursery will aim to develop each child taking into account the individual cultural differences and varying abilities of the child to ensure that all children feel included, secure and valued. To give every child the opportunity to develop the skills required to realise their full potential. To work with all children through the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. Every effort will be made to encourage children to learn through their own investigation and discovery using the best possible methods to achieve this development.
Staff will be encouraged to pursue personal development relevant to this fundamental aim.
Every Child Matters
The nursery adheres to the government’s ‘Every Child Matters’ framework, which is an approach to the well – being of children and young people from birth to age 19.
The government’s aim is for every child whatever their background or their circumstances to have the support they need to achieve their potential in five outcomes which are to : -
- Be healthy – enjoy good physical and mental health and live a healthy lifestyle
Stay safe – be protected from harm and neglect
Enjoy and achieve – get the most out of life and develop skills for adulthood
Make a positive contribution – be involved with the community and society and not engage in anti-social behaviour
Achieve economic well-being – not be prevented by economic disadvantage from achieving their full potential.
Learning by doing
Balancing & Team work
Expressive Art & Design
Every child is an Artist
Moving & Handling
Exploring and using Materials
Forming symbols to communicate meaning
Promoting British Values
Cakes for a Royal Occasion
Showing curiosity about objects & surroundings
Recognising themselves in a mirror/ looking at books with their friends
Unique and Valuable
At Russell Street Nursery our mission consists of providing a warm and nurturing family environment where children feel secure and valued. Our unique nursery offers various activities that are specifically designed to encourage each child’s growth. Through cooperative play and creative activities children reach their social, emotional and physical milestones naturally and with ease.