The award-winning staff at Harpole Day Nursery work very hard to keep up to date with methods of childcare and nutrition and we are delighted to have been awarded with a number of accolades for our achievements.
Our most recent Ofsted inspection was in March 2017 and we are thrilled to be graded Outstanding. You can read the report by clicking here.
Our manager, Jackie Berrie, has worked incredibly hard to achieve the Early Years Professional Status. This is a graduate qualification, equivalent to a Qualified Teacher Status, and is a measure of her ability to lead high-quality childcare.
All of our staff are police checked using the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB.) We use GB Group to do these background checks so that you can be sure our staff are cleared to work with children
Heartbeat is a National award run by councils and the NHS to honour healthy food choices and good hygiene practices. We are delighted that we’ve been awarded the highest ‘gold’ award.
Environmental Health inspects nurseries every year to check their hygiene practices in the kitchen. We are proud to have been rated as 5 out of 5 in January 2014.
Our nursery is a full member of the National Day Nurseries Association. NDNA’s vision is a society where all children and families receive the best quality care and learning that enables them to reach their full potential.
We are delighted to have been given the SunSafe Nursery award in recognition for all we do to keep children safe in the sun. We have a comprehensive policy on Sun Protection and help children to learn the importance of using suncream, tshirts and shade in the summer.
All our permanent staff are trained in Paediatric First Aid, an Ofsted-approved and fully assessed qualification. It provides reassurance that we know what to do in an emergency, although bumps and scrapes are more common!