Hillcity Day NurseryHillcity Day Nursery is situated in the Cheetham Hill area of Manchester. It serves the local Cheetham Hill community and surrounding locality. The centre is one of four settings managed by WMB Childcare Ltd.
At Hillcity Day Nursery, our aim is to skilfully and wisely craft a solid early years foundation for your child by providing them a caring, nurturing, stimulating and example-led environment thereby enhancing their moral, physical, social and spiritual values making them exemplary leaders of tomorrow
The site is located just off the popular Cheetham Hill Road and adjacent to the Bignor Street Park and is in close proximity to Manchester City Centre. Hillcity Day Nursery is registered under the Manchester Local Authority. It operates from a single-storey purpose-built building in the M8 area of Manchester, off Cheetham Hill Road and about 5 minutes’ drive to Manchester City Centre. The nursery serves the Cheetham Hill local community and surrounding areas and is accessible by all children from 0 – 11years.
It has an enclosed garden for outdoor play and learning. We also have four main rooms with an entrance hall for parents. The setting is registered on Early Years Register / Compulsory Childcare Register / Voluntary Childcare Register. Members of staff are qualified to a level 6, 3 and 2 in childcare. Members of staff are also qualified with BA Honours Degree and qualified EYPS. The setting opens Monday to Friday, from 7:30 to 6pm, all year round except bank holidays. Children attend for a variety of sessions.
The setting provides funded early education for two, three and four-year-old children. The premises currently operates at full capacity. The setting support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities/ behavioural needs/ and CIN. All our staff are highly trained in all areas and offer outstanding care to all children regardless of their needs.
OUR PREMISESOur building is purpose built and boast of outstanding facilities to ensure the safety of all children .We currently have CCTV in all of our rooms as well as around the building inside and out. The nursery is surrounded by high steel fencing and the security system for allowing access into the building is two staged.
The setting provides care and learning for children from different cultural background and some of the children speak English as additional language and have really improved. Children speak Polish, Yoruba, Shona, French, etc. Staff and student are also from mixed cultural background which also makes parents feel comfortable. The cultural diversity makes the setting unique as we celebrate who we are.
We aim to provide a solid foundation for the children and this is shared with staff and parents from on-set. We always have an open door policy so parents can come for advice and help at any point we are always on hand to help with all our knowledge and professionalism.
We also welcome our parents in to the setting for stay and play settings throughout the year. We make every effort to involve parents with every aspect of their child’s development which is why we hold parent events throughout the year such as parents evening, fun days and showcase days.
OUR ROOMBaby room
Our baby room holds up to six children. It is a very calm and relaxing space for babies to feel loved and cared for. During this important phase, babies are exploring the world with all their senses and their whole bodies and so the activities and experiences we plan with our babies support and encourage children’s strong exploratory impulses.
The most fundamental part of our role with babies is to make sure that this picture develops into a positive sense of identity. We do this by treating each child respectfully and as a unique individual. Tuning into the things that interest them and providing rich experiences which encourage development across all areas.
We have two toddler rooms which are split in to two groups. Toddler 1 is for those children who have just turned two and are adapting to nursery life. Our older two year olds are in the Toddler 2 room which is where the staff prepare them for the pre-school rom and help them with their toilet training.
Toddlers are very busy children especially with their language development, new found pretend play, independence, developing control over their own bodies, learning to be together, emotional highs and lows and repeated patterns of play just a few of the things that occupy our day!
The play experiences we plan for toddlers have children’s social relationships as a central focus to help support their growing sense of themselves and to encourage confidence and self-esteem. We make sure children have lots of opportunities to join in and help them to understand that there are rules for being together with others, always encouraging tolerance and modelling positive ways of treating others.
All the staff bring years of knowledge and experience working with this age range. They understand that parents might need support or just a friendly chat about the latest development or challenge in their toddler’s life. By encouraging open and honest communication, practitioners and parents can work together, enabling us to provide the very best care for your toddler.
Our Pre-school room is for 24 children is it set up with lots of facilities for the children to explore. We always challenge the children through their individual abilities. Pre-school children have a skilled approach to play and exploration. Their role play and social interactions, as fascinating as they are to watch, are important in helping them understand the world and how they belong in it. We are constantly supporting children through their enquiries and investigations.
Our team of skilled practitioners will allow children to dictate the pace and focus of activities that interest them whilst providing the support needed to let them test their ideas, theories and understanding.
The skill of the adult when caring for this age range of children is to understand that adults do not have all the answers! Children can happily construct their own understanding of the world – one which is exciting and relevant and interests them enough to explore further.
Hillcity Day Nursery provides a number of services. We try our very best to accommodate our clients flexibly where we can and our sessions can be tailor maid to your family needs. Our care begins at 7.30 and ends at 6.00pm but where a demand is needed we will expand our hours. Our nursery is situated a short walk away from a variety of primary schools which is why we are able to offer before and after school clubs, as well as holiday clubs.
At present we are picking children up form the following schools:
• St Chad. Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8 8GG
• Temple School Smedley Ln, Cheetham, Manchester, Lancashire M8 8SA
• Marlborough Road Academy. Marlborough Road Dudley Street Salford M7 4XD
The morning club begins at 7.30 then your child will be taken to school by our staff. All children will be offered breakfast which will be a selection of toast, serials and fruit.
The evening club will begin from when your child is collected at school until 6.00pm. The children will be offered a light snack and drinks. These sessions will be fun and educational for all children and we will plan their activities through interests and discussions.