A very warm welcome....
Welcome to Wyeside Day Nursery and out of school wraparound care that has been established for over 20 years. We provide complete childcare for children aged three months to eleven years through our "Outstanding" day nursery and out of school provisions.
We are open 7.00 am to 6.00 pm, five days a week for 51 weeks of the year including bank holidays. We have recently installed West Mercia air conditioning throughout our nursery to ensure all children and staff can enjoy their day in a cool setting during our hot summers.
We provide delicious, home cooked meals on site using local and some organic ingredient's. Most of our meat is free range from a local butcher in Herefordshire.
We are situated in a purpose built nursery that has a very unique home from home feel.This is because we have long adopted the Danish concept of Hygge.
Happy children make the best learners
It begins with creating a warm and nurturing environment where children feel confident enough to make friends and stretch their wings. Here, our highly experienced staff offer a full Early Years curriculum, brimming with exciting opportunities.
So, your child might be mark making on a Monday, and working out how blocks balance on a Tuesday. On a Wednesday they maybe wondering about planets, and on Thursday getting messy and creative with paint. All of these activities will build to create a strong platform of skills and abilities – social, physical and mental – so that when it comes to starting school, they will be raring to go!
With our wrap-around care from 7.00 am-6.00pm, and holiday clubs ,we make life fun for children, and easy for parents.
What we do everyday.....
Our intent is our curriculum, our plan-and what we are going to teach-a balance between child-initiated and adult-led. A hybrid education approach, bringing together the best methodologies, with carefully planned continuous provision and an enabling environment that evolves to meet the needs of our cohort.
Our implementation is our pedagogy. What we do, how we teach and present our curriculum. What we do in the everyday to ensure the children make progress-communication-friendly, resources in the enabling environment , enhancements, group work and challenges, invitations to play, interactions in play.
Our impact is reviewing , teaching and assessing the learning. This shows we make a difference. The children make good progress from their starting point. Impact is shown in our observations, formative and summative assessments for each child, when discussing the next steps and children's interests.
What other Agengies say about us
The Nursery works collaboratively with teams supporting children in Early Years and will frequently go the extra mile to support families , for which I am most grateful, Many Thanks
Support Worker, Hereford Council
NOW...Funded places available for eligible two, three and four year olds.
SOON..... Funded places for eligible babies from 9 months of age.
Forest School sessions
At Wyeside we have two qualified level 3 Forest school leaders. We have a fantastic mud kitchen, a fire circle, a real working clay oven and plenty of opportunities for exploring and investigating nature in our beautiful natural surroundings.
Our forest school has a child led approach enabling holistic development that promotes confidence, self esteem, risk taking, concentration skills, academic achievement and a re connection with nature.
Children from the age of 18 months participate in our sessions run by our forest school leaders. We are very fortunate to be so close to the River Wye that we can enjoy frequent visits to observe the wildlife and seasonal changes.
Melody Dance sessions
All children from 2 years upwards benefit from free weekly Melody Dance sessions led by Laura Honeybourne.
Melody Dance Company CIC
Laura from MDC teaches a fun freestyle dance class for all pre school children attending our nursery.
Laura is also a mother of a child who also attends our nursery setting. Melody Dance company is a community interest dance school aiming to give as many children across Herefordshire the chance to dance whatever their age, ability, gender or background. Our dance school is known for our annual dance shows mostly at The Courtyard and big events over seasonal holidays.
"We have seen the children develop in their confidence and attention increased. It has been really fun for all and the parents were so impressed at the pre school graduation party." says the Nursery's Manager.
Sensory & soft play room
Wyeside Day Nursery is extremely pleased to have a fully equipped sensory and soft play room. The marvellous room is accessible to all children and the children all benefit from the excellent facilities where sound, vision and touch are all explored.
The soft play room allows children to take risks and explore their limits in a safe environment. The room is also used as a haven for children who at times can become overstimulated by the nursery environment.
We may occasionally hire the room out hourly for groups and families in the local community so please contact us for more details.
Baby Ballet sessions
We have been running Baby Ballet/music and movement sessions for 2-3 year olds and Pre - School aged children for over 10 years. The free sessions are half an hour and consist of familiar nursery rhymes but with bigger movements, foundation for dance of pointing toes, bending and stretching legs etc. We also lay the foundation for mime by acting out scenes from books.
The children like walking through the jungle and acting out going to the seaside. We give each child a chiffon scarf for them to explore movement to classical music. Each week follows a similar pattern and routine which the children learn and enjoy. Music and movement is good for developing listening skills, listening out for different sounds in the music which changes our movement, physical co-ordination running on tip toes, stretching, curling up, standing on one leg etc.
Baby Ballet also develops creativity for example, in the acting section I ask the children for ideas; what would you take to the beach? What animals can we see in the jungle etc? It's always a fun session ".
We have seen significant changes to all the children's physical development. It helps children develop their strength and stamina by improving co-ordination, flexibility and range of motion throughout the whole body. Dance movement can also increase balance, co-ordination, muscle-tone and cardiovascular health. Dancing helps children become more aware of themselves and express their emotions.
Pedro Brown has had a life of travel and played many musical instruments from around the world.
Pedro has spent over 30 years teaching Early Years children different drumming techniques with his wide variety of multi coloured drums and musical instruments.
The children from our babies up to preschool age enjoy his group sessions of magical music.
The sessions help to develop their hand-eye coordination and sharpen motor control. Drumming also introduces rhythm and timing alongside fine motor control. It has a positive effect on anxiety and behavioural issues. During the drumming sessions we notice that children are able to strengthen their ability to focus and they work on impulse control which improves decision making skills.
At Wyeside Nursery we are fortunate to be accessing yoga within the setting The babies and children are really enjoying the sessions. Classes are based on stories and journeys helping to engage children and ensuring Yoga is fun. Each class is tailored to the group taking into account their development stages. They are based around positivity, encouraging age appropriate life and behaviour skills such as sharing, working as a team and being kind.
Children’s Yoga classes are offered within the nursery environment an interactive, creative and educational class. We must stress that a children's yoga class is not like a traditional adult yoga class, it is taught through story, song and body movement incorporating dynamic age appropriate yoga based postures, moving at a pace to engage the children. Children do not need to sit quietly and calmly moving from one yoga pose to another, they need to be on their feet, sitting, lying down, on their feet again, lying down moving towards the relaxation at the end of the class.
Each class is designed to offer children techniques to help them deal with various emotions in a positive way, this may incorporate child friendly breathing exercises and effective yoga postures helping a child when they feel, amongst others, angry, hyperactive, sad, overwhelmed, anxious and shy.
All classes are always based on positivity, encouraging age appropriate life and behaviour skills such as sharing, working as a team and being kind.
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Monkey music is a collection of engaging action songs that all children can join in with at their own level. The easy and fun dances promote all areas of development including ; listening and attention, physical, communication and self-confidence.
Martha is our resident monkey who lives in the African Lodge room and she comes out regularly for a dancing session with us. The children and practitioners love it when Martha comes out to play.
Share your thoughts!
We always welcome feedback from existing parents or prospective parents and would love to hear your thoughts or ideas...
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"Sign-along is a key word sign-supported communication system based on British Sign Language (BSL) and is used in spoken word order. It uses speech, sign, body language, facial expression and voice tone to reference the link between sign and word."
Sign-along is used throughout the nursery to support communication and language development. It is used on a day to day basis as well as being emphasised in small group work through song and story times by our qualified staff.
Visits to Nursing homes in Hereford.
Children from Wyeside Day Nursery have been making the headlines by once a month visiting their local Nursing Home, Coldwell House Care Home.
The elderly residents and children do various activities together, such as making Valentine’s Day cards, telling stories, singing and playing games.
The Nursery Manager has been quoted in saying: “The Relationship is beautiful.” between them.
It’s clear that both generations benefit from spending time together, some of the benefits include:
The residents teach valuable life lessons. What better way for children to learn important life lessons, than to learn from wise elderly people who have lived a long and interesting life- who have learned many valuable lessons along the way.
Children love stories, and care home residents have hundreds of them.They share stories, experiences and many develop a special bond. Meeting new people also builds confidence and is the perfect environment to encourage self-esteem.It encourages children to learn to respect their elders.
The children have also learnt that in some circumstances they need to speak quietly but sometimes it is necessary to speak more loudly if an older person is having difficulty hearing them.
Some of our nurseries children may not have interaction with elderly people in their day - to - day life, and therefore may not be taught to respect their elders. However , if interacting with older people is part of their education, then they can be taught to respect their elders. When our children are having fun and learning with the residents, then their respect for each other grow's naturally.
Many residents may not have any grandchildren in their life and would otherwise miss out on the joys of being entertained by children. Similarly children at nursery may not have grandparents in their life and would otherwise miss out on the entertainment that the older generation can provide.
How we record your child's learning & development.
Tapestry is a secure online system that builds a very special record of a child’s experiences, development and learning journey through their early years and pre-school education. Using photos, videos, and diary entries, an early years educator, along with the child’s parents or carers, and the child themselves if they’re ready, ‘weaves’ the story of the child and how they are growing and developing.
The Tapestry platform then works seamlessly to enable these memories to be kept as a permanent record of each child’s unique journey. All information held in the platform is stored securely and can be downloaded and shared as required. Parents or carers are able to view their child’s progress, the activities provided for them, and how much fun they’re having, whilst also uploading their own comments and media.
The communication between staff and parents that Tapestry enables, helps build a shared understanding of how every child can reach their full potential, from birth to the end of pre-school. The Tapestry online learning journal is also available as an easy-to-use, secure app, meaning capturing key learning moments, and videoing milestones are even easier.
Please click on the icon below for further information about Tapesty.
Get social with us..
We are aways keen to share the good times with everyone. Please be assured that no confidential information is shared and we always seek parental permissions prior to any sharing of images.
Wyeside Day Nursery
26 Eign Road
Telephone : 01432 358070