An absolutely outstanding nursery. My daughter has been going since she turned two, and she has learnt so much from communication, numbers to making friends and lovely manners! The staff are very kind to the children and teach them to be kind to others. It’s not like any other nursery, they go out on trips to the library, to their allotment, the old people’s home and also to the old girls school and have some fun and frolics with the oldies dancing and singing! My daughter loves it that much I’ve started my little boy there now and can’t wait for him to develop. He has a few allergies too and they have been SO accommodating towards him with these, following all protocol with health and safety so he will be in a very safe environment. Let’s just say if your looking for an excellent nursery this is the one to go for! Dawn and the rest of the staff go above and beyond for your child! X
Both my children have attended kirkgate childcare and I couldn't be happier with our experience. They did a wonderful job preparing my daughter to go off to school, encouraging her to speak out when she's not happy. I was very anxious with my son starting due to him having a life threatening condition, however the staff have gone over and above to ensure his safety and inclusion. I couldn't give this nursery a higher reccomendation.
We cannot recommend Kirkgate Childcare enough, from the staff’s efforts to help settle our daughter when she first started, to the diversity of all the activities and outings offered, and the lovely and kind staff who cannot do enough to ensure the children are happy and learning. Dawn and her team are amazing!
Kirkgate childcare is an amazing nursery. My daughter loves going there. The setting is completely child centred and staff are highly skilled. They genuinely care about each child’s individuality and follow and celebrate their interests. All staff have worked to develop a lovely relationship with my daughter, particularly, her key worker, who she loves! My daughter feels happy and secure at nursery and has lots of fun. As the setting is fairly small, it feels very nurturing, the children get to know each other really well and my daughter has developed some firm friendships. As a parent I am made to feel very welcome and am kept well informed through daily feedback and regularly parent consultations. The early years curriculum is implemented wonderfully through play. My daughter is developing well, her strengths have been identified and encouraged. I am so happy with my choice of childcare.
My son has been going to Kirkgate nursery since it opened and he will be leaving in July. We are so sad to be leaving as it is such a wonderful place! It has a truly child-centred ethos where every child really is valued, nurtured and treated as a unique individual. I am so grateful for everything they have done for him. He has loved everything about going to this nursery and he has absolutely thrived from the gentle, flexible approach and the emphasis on creative free-play. Special mention should also go to the incredibly effective use of nurturing attachments formed between key workers and their children which I cannot praise highly enough. We will remember Kirkgate forever and hold you very dear in our hearts
My son has attended Kirkgate childcare since it opened and I can honestly say that he has loved it. Dawn and the team have gone over and above to make sure my sons time there has been happy and safe and we can’t thank them enough for everything they have done for him. I would recommend Kirkgate childcare to anyone.
Kirkgate Childcare is an outstanding, tailor made magical place. Our daughter has attended here from the age of two and has excelled in her self confidence & learning. The bonds she has with the team here is second to none, we as parents have an enormous amount of confidence in the staff & would recommend this nursery to anyone who is looking for a homely, educating and encouraging place for their child.
Our daughter has been coming to Kirkgate for a few months now and she absolutely loves it. The staff are fantastic and we have really seen an improvement in her skills, behaviour and confidence since coming here. We would highly recommend this nursery to anyone, 5 Stars from us
Beautiful setting with stimulating environments and there's some amazing experienced staff to support the children on their journey
A fantastic, stimulating environment supported by caring, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would definitely recommend a visit if you require childcare now or in the future in the Sherburn in Elmet area.
I have worked with Dawn in the past. She is a brilliant manager and amazing with the children. The nursery is full of educational resources and amazing ideas.
Went to visit on the open day and was really impressed with the transformation and attention to detail. Wish my little boy could go there but too far for us to travel with work etc.
Dawn runs an amazing nursery along with her staff. My son absolutely loves attending. He has come on leaps and bounds in the last 3 months. We've noticed such a great change in Charlie!
I would recommend Kirkgate Childcare 1000% my little girl has come on leaps and bounds since starting here. She struggled with me leaving her at first but the staff are brilliant and was very patient with Sienna. She absolutely love's it now and has a very good relationship with her key worker Kate.
I would most defiantly recommend this nursery to everyone! I never thought it would be possible for my little boy to settle at any nursery but the staff here are absolutely amazing And my little boy has settled so much he really loves it
I am now in to the 4th week of settling my new group of children into nursery. Now we have our Ofsted registration the children can start their learning journey and i can't wait to watch them grow and learn. I am feeling very happy and excited for the future of Kirkgate.
Would recommend this nursery to everyone! Such a lovely homely nursery my little boy loves it and has come on so much with talking and sharing with other children.
All the staff are lovely.
Ive worked with children for over 15 years in various different settings and began my journey with Kirkgate Childcare a couple of weeks ago now, I had lost a bit of my passion and sparkle for the job I love after working in large chain nurseries but Dawn and the team have brought that back and I absolutely love it.
Their practice is amazing and Dawn and the team place the children at the heart of everything they do, the recognition of childrens needs and the key person system is like no other and Dawn is commited to giving only the best! I really look forward to my future at Kirkgate Childcare and seeing how far we can grow!
I could not think of a better nursery to send my little boy Noah. He absolutely loves going there. Noah has settled in no problem and looks forward to going all the time and never wants to come home. Dawn and her staff are great. Very flexible always willing to help and give advice if needed. You guys are the best!!
Began working at Kirkgate a couple of months ago, I have never met women who have so much passion for getting the best out of children! As an apprentice I have so much to learn and all of the team have helped me so much with both the practical and the theory of childcare. Everyone has such a passion and want nothing but the best for every child that walks into our setting! Would highly recommend the setting! I look forward to my future with Kirkgate Childcare!!
I would definitely recommend Kirkgate Nursery. My little boy has attended for almost a year (he joined when it opened September 2017) and absolutely loves it. The way it's run is very organised and I'm happy with his development. The nursery covers so much for the children to learn, plenty for the children to play and learn with. My child loves bringing a book home to read at home, takes back and then brings a new book home to be read next time. I know he is safe and secure here and my mind is at ease that he's being looked after so well.
Kirkgate Childcare is such a great facility for our village. I have been looking for an alternative setting to preschool for my son and I have found it here. The staff have been so supportive of the way in which I wanted my son to start his journey into leaving Mum and starting school. The home visit enabled my son to build his relationship with his key worker before he even started.
On his first morning he already had a folder ready for him with his first observations. I have been able to stay with my son whilst he builds up confidence and relationships with the members of staff. I am sure my son is going to have a wonderful start at Kirkgate Childcare. The setting has a really natural calm feel with lots of wooden toys. Dawn also has plans to build strong community relationships with the library, village allotment and a Hungate Community Primary School.