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Ofsted O U T S T A N D I N G ... again!
On the 27th October 2021 we had our full Ofsted inspection and are delighted and very proud to announce that we have, again, achieved Outstanding status in all areas. We are so very fortunate to have such a dedicated, passionate and hardworking team who always give their all to our very special nursery. Having first achieved Outstanding staus back in 2016 we have worked very hard to maintain our high standards which have been recognised again.
Paediatric First Aid
The whole nursery team have renewed their 12 hour Paediatric First Aid qualifications in October 2021.
Defibrillator Arrival - September 2021
We are delighted to have received a defibrillator at the nursery which has been funded by Esh Construction and HFR Solutions. This will be positioned on the outside of our 0-2's unit to be accessible to the village and wider community.
Lucky Hedgehog Rescue visit
We were delighted to welcome Lucy from Lucky Hedgehog Rescue to nursery on 11th March 2020. This visit supported our other activities associated with National Wild Life Week. Further information about Lucky Hedgehog Rescue and the brilliant work they do can be found at
Confucius Institute visit
We are very excited to be welcoming back to nursery the wonderful ladies and giant panda from the Confucius Institute at the University of Hull. They promote Chinese language and culture in the wider community. The children will be taking part in Chinese activities including story and dance sessions and craft activities based on the year of the rat! This will be a fantastic opportunity for the children to explore Chinese culture further and to show off their Chinese counting skills to our visitors. A huge thank you to them for visiting us here at Mappleton.
Home Learning Activities
Our monthly home learning activities will come to you via your child's Tapestry account or we are happy to provide paper copies if you would prefer. We would be delighted if you will take part in these activities and could post your pictures and achievements back to us on Tapestry.
Bags of Support
We currently have four bags of support available for our families to borrow. These offer help and support with toilet training, healthy eating and expecting a new baby. Please ask our practitioners for further information. We also have a variety of parent fact sheets on topics such as biting and weaning.
The Yorkshire Post Rural Business of The Year Award
We were delighted to be awarded 'The Yorkshire Post Rural Business of The Year Award' at The Pavillions in Harrogate on 10th October. Huge thanks and congratulations to all of our team for helping us to achieve this prestigious award.
The children have enjoyed lots of little trips to the Pumpkin Patch at Bewholme. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children and we are very grateful to The Pumpkin Patch team for their continued hospitality
HM Coastguard Hornsea Visit
We were delighted to welcome the HM Coastguard Hornsea, to Farmyard Friends and the children thoroughly enjoyed this visit.
Millie’s Mark & Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
We are delighted to have gained the Millie’s Mark accreditation this month. Millie’s Mark is awarded as a
special endorsement to childcare providers who go above and beyond the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage in relation to paediatric first aid. It has taken us six months to complete and we are delighted to have gained this very worthy award. We hope it will provide our families with the reassurance that all our practitioners know what to do in a paediatric first aid situation. Six ladies from our team have also completed the Cache Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses over the last few months. Well done to Jess, Leanne, Becca, Abigail, Bethan & Tina who have just received their certificates.
Hornsea Inshore Rescue visit
We had a wonderful visit from the Hornsea Inshore Rescue team and the WACCI dogs water rescue team on Tuesday 22nd May. Please see photographs on our Facebook page 'Farmyard Friends Day Nursery and Holiday Care'.
Fire Brigade Visit
We are very excited to have the Withernsea Fire Brigade visiting us here at nursery on Wednesday 11th April. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to gain knowledge about one of the emergency services and learn about basic fire safety. This follows on from our ambulance service visit last term. We look forward to additional visits from Hornsea Rescue and Humberside Police over the coming terms.
NEW INTAKE OF CHILDREN
Many thanks to everyone for recommending our services. The majority of our children come through recommendations from current families and we cannot thank you all enough for this.
If you are considering changing or increasing your sessions in the near future please do let us know to ensure a place is reserved. Waiting list forms are also available for babies who require a place next year. Please let us know, even if the baby isn’t here yet.