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  • Contact Us

    Please write to us using the form below.
    Or call:
    Aigburth site: 0151 494 2373
    Garston site: 0151 494 2636
    Childwall site: 0151 722 2500
    Bebington site: 0151 644 7824

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  • Recruitment

    We currently have vacancies for the following positions:

    Nursery Practitioner
    Nursery Apprentice
    Room Leader
    Nursery Advanced Apprentice

    If you are interested in joining the Honey Pot team, please follow this link to our recruitment page for more details about these vacancies, and where you can submit your CV.

    jobs.honeypotnursery.co.uk

  • Prospectus

    Thank you for enquiring about Honey Pot Day Nursery and Pre-school. Please use the link below to download our prospectus.

  • Application Form

    Please use the link below to download our application form.

    It is advisable that you return your application form and deposit as soon as possible to secure your child’s place.

  • Where To Find Us

    Aigburth Nursery
    358 Aigburth Road
    Liverpool L17 6AE – (MAP)

    Childwall Nursery
    70 Childwall Valley Road
    Childwall
    Liverpool L16 4PE – (MAP)

    Garston Nursery
    Earp Street
    Garston
    Liverpool L19 1RT – (MAP)

    Bebington Nursery
    4 Woodland Road
    Bebington
    Wirral CH42 4NT – (MAP)

  • Video

  • Forest School

    Every week the pre-school children go to Forest School. This is where they have the opportunity to explore the local woodland with our qualified Forest School leader. They travel to the set up site in Otterspool Woods on the nursery minibus. The Forest School sessions support children’s holistic development through activities and experiences provided in the natural woodland environment.

    Forest School sessions run all year round where children can observe the changes in seasons and the effect it has on the woodland. There are occasional visitors to the site where children sometimes spot woodland animals such as squirrels and birds. These Forest School sessions are invaluable to children’s learning and development.

  • Sessions

    In each session the children gather around the fire circle and talk about what they would like to do. Each session is unique and specifically designed for groups of children. The children engage in a range of activities of their own choosing. They like to climb the branches of an old fallen elder tree that is situated on the site. The children make bows and arrows using sticks and string, they also like to make swords too. They have the freedom and space to have races and play chasing games. Children can get creative by using mud, leaves and twigs to make funny faces on the tree trunks. They develop the skills they need to manage their own risk. They also develop an understanding of safety and keeping others safe.

    As children become skilled in managing their own risk they are supported to build swings using ropes on branches of the trees. The Forest School leader supports them to do this. Children have their meals and snacks on site too. They can toast brioche on the fire and the Forest School leader boils the kettle to make hot chocolate. They have a range of foods for their tea including soup, crumpets and jacket potatoes which are all made on the fire. Children are taught how fire is used and how it can be used safely. Stories are read around the fire circle which often provides a seed idea for the session. Children like to make necklaces by threading beads made from elder twigs. They often take home their creations which they love to show off when they return to nursery! Shelters are put up when the weather is wet and children can wear waterproof forest school suits which are suitable for colder winter months. Children particularly enjoy this weather as they like to investigate water in a natural environment.

  • Parents

    At Honey Pot we see one of our key strengths as partnerships with parents.  We strongly believe that children learn best when parents are actively involved in all aspects of nursery life.

    Enrolment
    After securing a place at Honey Pot, you will be invited to arrange some settling in sessions, at which your child will be designated a key person.  The information that is shared with the key person is an invaluable way of them becoming familiar with your child’s needs, interests, development and family life.

    Once your child has enrolled with us, you will receive a DVD to take home and share with your family and friends.  This DVD details all about the learning and development of children who attend our settings.  This DVD helps parents to understand the paper work you will receive and will help you to understand the tracking of your child’s progress.

    Twice a year we hold parents evenings where parents are invited into the setting to meet with their child’s key person and discuss learning & development.  Once per term we hold Parents & Practitioners Association (PPA) meetings, in which parents are invited onto the panel to voice their opinions and to take part in decision making.

  • FAQs

    1. How does the nursery communicate with parents?
    At Honey Pot we see one of our key strengths as partnership with parents. We strongly believe that children learn best when parents are actively involved in all aspects of Nursery life. Children under 3 years will receive a daily diary that will provide you with all of the information you will need to know about your child’s day. Children over 3 years will receive a weekly summary of activities. Verbal hand overs are provided on a daily basis for all children. Newsletters are posted each month on the nursery website and provide information regarding up and coming events. Important information is also displayed on the parent’s notice board.

    2. As a parent how involved will I be in Nursery life?
    As a nursery we actively encourage all parents/carers to be involved in nursery life. Twice a year we hold parents evenings where parents are invited into the setting to meet with their child’s key person and discuss learning and development. Once per term we hold parents and practitioners association (PPA) meetings when parents are invited onto the panel to voice parents opinions and provide them opportunity to be a part of decision making. Parents are welcome to come and take part in activities within the nursery should they wish.

    3. How often does my child go outside?
    Children in our nursery will go outside a minimum of twice per day. Children of different ages can access the garden freely as all 3 sites have access to a secured baby garden where babies can freely explore in a safe environment. All 3 settings own 6 seater turtle buses which enable children of all ages to go on local outings e.g. the local library or
    children’s centre.

    4. What if my child requires medication or falls ill at nursery?
    Nursery managers are all trained in administering medication. Only medication which is prescribed by a doctor will be administered on site. If your child falls ill at nursery parents will be contacted and advised on necessary action to be taken. For cases of a high temperature calpol can be administered on site by the management team and the child will be
    monitored closely throughout the day.

    5. How do you manage children’s behaviour?
    In all 3 sites we have a designated behaviour coordinator who is fully trained in this area. The management and behaviour coordinator work together to ensure our behaviour policy is up to date and robust. All practitioners will work with parents and children to promote positive behaviour in our settings.

    6. How will I know my child is secure at nursery.
    At honey pot safeguarding is our utmost priority. All staff are fully DBS checked and we have rigorous recruitment processes in place. The nurseries are all secured by a number of security measures. Passwords are in place for the collection of children and all staff trained in our collection procedures. No mobile phones are permitted in the play rooms, and 2 members of staff are always present during nappy changes. Ratios are always met within our settings and security is taken
    very seriously.

    7. How will I know about my child’s progress at nursery?
    When you enrol at honey pot you will receive a DVD for you to take home and share with family. This DVD details all about the learning and development of children who attend our setting. This DVD helps parents to understand the paper work you will receive and help you to understand the tracking of your child’s progress. Access to your child’s learning and development file is always accessible for you to look through and your child’s key person will always be on hand for you to
    talk to.

    8. What is the adult:child ratio within the nursery?
    At honey pot ratios are met at all times. Detailed below are the ratios:
    0-2 years – 1:3
    2-3 years – 1:4
    3-5 years – 1:8

    In each of the settings we employ an early years teacher who works on a 1:13 ratio.

    9. Is there a minimum amount of days my child has to attend?
    There is no minimum amount of days required at honey pot. However we do make parents aware that should their child only attend 1 day per week it may take a little longer for them to settle.

    10.Will I get help towards fees from tax credits?
    Tax credits are paid directly to parents; if you need further information please click the link below:
    www.hmrc.gov.uk/taxcredits

  • Testimonials

    “I visited about 5 different nurseries before deciding on Honey Pot Childwall. We’re really happy with our decision and I can tell my little girl loves it here. I’m pleased with all of the reports, pictures and daily diary communication that we get….our fridge is full of pictures! All of the staff are friendly and approachable and have taken the time to really get to know my little girl well”.

    “The staff at the setting are fab, we feel this is reflected in the happiness of our child. well done in becoming so established in such a short period of time!”

    “Honey Pot Aigburth has been an absolutely brilliant nursery for my daughter. From the very first settling in session I attended I have had complete confidence in the staff, not only in their ability to look after my daughter practically but also the love, care and attention they give her.  My daughter loves going to nursery and is happy when dropped off and picked up! She has learnt so much during her first 9 months at nursery and is constantly surprising me at home with new words and abilities! I cannot recommend this nursery highly enough.”

  • Staff ratios

    Individual care and attention is made possible by maintaining the following ratios:

    1 adult to 3 children aged 0 – 2 years

    1 adult to 4 children aged 2 – 3 years

    1 adult to 8 children aged 3 – 5 years

  • Funding

    Early Education funding is available to all children for the term following their third birthday.  Every child is entitled to 15 hours of free childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year. This can be accessed in numerous ways and can be discussed for each individual child when the time approaches. If you are accessing EEF on term time only basis there will be a weekly charge that covers the cost of meals and snacks. You will receive an invoice at the beginning of each term that highlights the amount that you are required to pay following the deduction of EEF.

    Free funding is also available for 2 year olds, a criteria must be met by the family in order for this funding to be accessed. Please speak to the nursery manager regarding eligibility criteria.

    For more information on Funding, please visit www.liverpool.gov.uk

  • Nursery Fees

    Our fees in each nursery site differ slightly. If you would like to find out more information on our weekly fees please contact the nursery manager who will be able to assist you further. Our fees are competitively priced starting from just £38.00 per day.

    All meals are included in nursery fees. All of the fruit, vegetables and meat used on our nursery menu is organic and the cost of this is absorbed by the nursery.  We also provide fragrance free nursery wipes.

    Unfortunately nappies and formula milk are not included in your fee as we feel that this is a personal choice for parents to choose which brand they prefer. To support the children’s learning we employ a French Teacher who carries out a 1 hour session each week with the preschool children and we have Jumping Jacks who carry out a dance session each week with our toddlers and preschool children. Both of these additional activities are of no additional cost to yourselves.

    All fees must be in advance either on a weekly or monthly basis. The methods of payment that we accept are standing order, cash or card payments. We also accept a wide range of childcare voucher’s, please speak to the nursery manager for further information. Nursery fees are reviewed annually.

    We offer a 15% discount for siblings, which can discussed in more detail during the enrolment process.

  • Our Nurseries

    Aigburth: 0151 494 2373
    358 Aigburth Road, Liverpool L17 6AE
    Our Aigburth site was our first to open its doors back in July 2007. It is situated on Aigburth Road and is registered for 48 children to attend per day.

    Bebington: 0151 644 7824
    4 Woodland Road, Wirral CH42 4NT
    Our Bebington site is our newest and first nursery located on the Wirral. It opened its doors for the first time in Spring 2014 and is registered for 52 children to attend per day.

    Childwall: 0151 722 2500
    70 Childwall Valley Rd, Liverpool L16 4PE
    Our Childwall site is our third site, opening in April 2012. The childwall nursery is registered for 44 children to attend per day.

    Garston: 0151 494 2636
    Earp Street, Liverpool L19 1RT
    Our Garston site opened due to the success of our Aigburth site. Garston nursery first opened in April 2009 and is registered for 56 children to attend per day.

  • Childwall

    Honey Pot Childwall is a large detached house situated on Childwall Valley Road within the residential area of Childwall in South Liverpool. Formally a doctors surgery, the building underwent a huge renovation in early 2012 to make it purposely designed for the sole use of a day nursery.

    The nursery is situated within close proximity to a range of bus routes and we have access to many local amenities such as the local library and shops. To the front of the nursery, there is a fully enclosed garden especially designed for our youngest children and to the rear, another fully enclosed garden for the children to access on a free flow basis from indoors. The setting has two large play rooms on the bottom floor which cater for our babies and toddlers and has one large play room on this first floor which is specifically for our pre-school children.

    Outside to the rear of the building, we have access to a purposely designed garden room for children to enjoy uninterrupted play either outdoors or indoors as they choose.

  • Meals

    At Honey Pot one of our main priorities is ensuring that we provide a healthy balanced diet for all of the children in our care. The children are encouraged to participate in the preparation of mealtimes by helping to serve cutlery and lunches alongside staff. Children also grow some of the foods in our planting area.

    All meals are made fresh on the premises on a daily basis by the nursery chef who holds a Level 2 in food safety in catering, as does the nursery manager. All of our staff fully understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle in the Early Years and all 4 sites have been awarded with a 5* food hygiene rating by the food standards agency.

    The chef follows a 5 weekly menu ensuring that all the meals are balanced and nutritious. Each nursery holds 1 “restaurant day” every week where children celebrate different cultures and try different foods from around the world. All dietary requirements are respected and catered for and each case will be discussed individually with the child’s parent.

    Fresh fruit and water are available to all children continuously throughout the day and all children   are encouraged to take home a piece of fresh fruit. Our fruit is delivered fresh to the settings and produce is sourced from local markets. At honey Pot we aim to provide all of the children within our care with their five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.

    Meal times

    During mealtimes, staff ensure that they model good manners and appropriate behaviour which the children are encouraged to imitate.

    For our younger children the menu differs slightly due to each individual child‟s stage of weaning.  Again all baby meals are made fresh on the premises each day by the nursery chef.  We have a list of certain foods that we will not serve to under 1‟s due to various reasons which parents/carers are informed of prior to the child starting.

    Please click on the menu below to see one of our weekly menus, (please note – ‘High Tea’ is a late afternoon snack planned by our chefs to keep your child satisfied until they have their evening meal at home).

  • Outdoors

    All our outdoor areas have recently been redeveloped to incorporate more natural resources and physical development in outdoor play. A gardening teacher comes in weekly to plant and grow different plants and vegetables with the children.

    We have our own mini bus that allows us to take children on trips further afield and takes children to forest school lessons weekly.

    Here at Childwall we have 2 separate gardens, which allow children of all ages to access the outdoors in a safe and secure environment. The front garden provides opportunities for sensory, exploratory and messy play, whereas the rear garden allows children to participate in physical activity. The rear garden also offers experiences to children to explore and understand the world in which we live.

    At the back of the garden you will find a garden room, it is a bright spacious area for children to enjoy at various times of the day. In the garden room the children can access large soft play blocks, sensory equipment and many exciting resources.

    The nursery has 2 x 4 seat prams which enable staff to regularly take children on local outings.

  • ICT Suite

    This area hosts a wide range of ICT equipment which allows children opportunities to develop their ICT skills

    – Touch screen Tablets
    – Laptops
    – CD player and headphones
    – Interactive computer table

  • Sensory Studio

    The nursery has a sensory room in which the children are able to spend time with their key group to explore all of their senses. There are a wide variety of resources such as bubble tubes, lighting and textured materials which have a calming effect on the children and enables them to express themselves in a safe and secure environment.

  • Play Rooms

    Bumble Bees
    Self-sufficient baby unit which caters for children 0 – 2 years. The room has access to a separate milk kitchen and nappy changing area. Bumble bees have direct access to the garden.

    Busy Bees
    This room is the toddler room and caters for children 2 – 3years. This room has its own nappy changing facilities and double door that lead out into the back garden.

    Worker Bees
    This room is the pre – school room catering for children aged 3 –5 years. This room also has a nappy changing facility and chid sized toilets which children are encouraged to use independently. The early year’s teacher works in this room.

  • Staff

    At Honey Pot we value of our staff team and recognise the hard work and dedication that they continually provide on a day to day basis. The management team work closely together to ensure that a high level of staff training is available. In house training is provided on a regular basis and is delivered by Honey Pot employees. Staff also attend accredited local authority training to ensure that we remain up to date with any changes in legislation.

    All of our play rooms have a room leader, the room leader is always available for parents to talk to and ensure the smooth running of each room. We employ our own nursery bank staff to cover staff holidays this ensures continuity for all of the children in our care.

    Most staff hold a level 3 or above in childcare and each of the sites employs an early years teacher. Staff supervision and appraisal are carried out on a regular basis. This provides staff with the opportunity to further improve their continued professional development.

    Over 80% of our staff are trained in paediatric first aid and all staff undergo annual safeguarding training.

  • Garston

    Honey Pot Day Nursery, Garston, was opened in April 2009 due the success and high demand of spaces in our sister nursery in Aigburth. The setting is registered for 65 children aged 0 – 5 years.

    The building was constructed in the 1970’s for the purpose of a primary school, however it has been adapted to suit the needs of a fully functioning day nursery. The nursery is on one level and has 4 large individual play rooms and a main central area that offers opportunity for physical play and group activities. We also have a large outdoor play environment that hosts a wide range of equipment that enables children to explore the world around them.

    The nursery is located close to Garston village which offers opportunity for children to go on local outings to the park, library and train station.

  • Meals

    At Honey Pot one of our main priorities is ensuring that we provide a healthy balanced diet for all of the children in our care. The children are encouraged to participate in the preparation of mealtimes by helping to serve cutlery and lunches alongside staff. Children also grow some of the foods in our planting area.

    All meals are made fresh on the premises on a daily basis by the nursery chef who holds a Level 2 in food safety in catering, as does the nursery manager. All of our staff fully understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle in the Early Years and all 4 sites have been awarded with a 5* food hygiene rating by the food standards agency.

    The chef follows a 4 weekly menu ensuring that all the meals are balanced and nutritious. Each nursery holds 1 “children’s choice day” every week where children celebrate different cultures and try different foods from around the world. All dietary requirements are respected and catered for and each case will be discussed individually with the child’s parent.

    Fresh fruit and water are available to all children continuously throughout the day and all children   are encouraged to take home a piece of fresh fruit. Our fruit is delivered fresh to the settings and produce is sourced from local markets. At honey Pot we aim to provide all of the children within our care with their five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.

    Meal times

    During mealtimes, staff ensure that they model good manners and appropriate behaviour which the children are encouraged to imitate.

    For our younger children the menu differs slightly due to each individual child‟s stage of weaning.  Again all baby meals are made fresh on the premises each day by the nursery chef.  We have a list of certain foods that we will not serve to under 1‟s due to various reasons which parents/carers are informed of prior to the child starting.

    Please click on the menu below to see one of our weekly menus, (please note – ‘High Tea’ is a late afternoon snack planned by our chefs to keep your child satisfied until they have their evening meal at home).

  • Outdoors

    All our outdoor areas have recently been redeveloped to incorporate more natural resources and physical development in outdoor play. A gardening teacher comes in weekly to plant and grow different plants and vegetables with the children.

    We have our own mini bus that allows us to take children on trips further afield and takes children to forest school lessons weekly.

    In addition to the baby garden in Garston, we have a large garden, which allows children of all ages to access the outdoors in a safe and secure environment. The outdoor area offers opportunities for children to explore the outdoors engage in physical play and gain sensory experiences, plus we now house chickens in our garden. Children love to look after the chickens and collect their eggs daily to incorporate them into our yummy menu.

    There is a separate baby area which allows even our smallest children to access the outdoors on a daily basis. The nursery has a 6 seat turtle bus which enable staff to regularly take children on local outings.

  • Sensory Room

    The nursery has a sensory room in which the children are able to spend time with their key group to explore all of their senses. There are a wide variety of resources such as bubble tubes, lighting and textured materials which have a calming effect on the children and enables them to express themselves in a safe and secure environment.

  • Play Rooms

    Baby Bees
    This is one of two self-sufficient baby units which caters for children 0 – 2 years. The room has access to a separate milk kitchen and nappy changing area.

    Honey Bee’s
    This is our second baby unit which again caters for children aged between 0 – 2 years. The room has its own nappy changing area.

    Busy Bees
    This room is the toddler room and caters for children 2 – 3years. This room has its own nappy changing room and has facilities to support children who are potty training. The room also has a door which leads out to a sheltered outdoor play area to allow free flow access to provide indoor/outdoor play.

    Worker Bees
    This room is the pre – school room catering for children aged 3 –5 years. This room also has a nappy changing facility and chid sized toilets which children are encouraged to use independently.

  • Staff

    At Honey Pot we value of our staff team and recognise the hard work and dedication that they continually provide on a day to day basis. The management team work closely together to ensure that a high level of staff training is available. In house training is provided on a regular basis and is delivered by Honey Pot employees. Staff also attend accredited local authority training to ensure that we remain up to date with any changes in legislation.

    All of our play rooms have a room leader, the room leader is always available for parents to talk to and ensure the smooth running of each room. We employ our own nursery bank staff to cover staff holidays this ensures continuity for all of the children in our care.

    Most staff hold a level 3 or above in childcare and each of the sites employs an early years teacher. Staff supervision and appraisal are carried out on a regular basis. This provides staff with the opportunity to further improve their continued professional development.

    Over 80% of our staff are trained in paediatric first aid and all staff undergo annual safeguarding training.

  • Aigburth

    Honey Pot Aigburth is a large detached house situated on Aigburth Road in South Liverpool and opened its doors to the public in July 2007.  The building is for the sole use of the nursery and is registered for 48 children per day to attend.  The nursery is situated in a respectable residential area within close proximity to a range of bus stops and a train station.  To the rear of the building is a garden area which the children have access to throughout the day, in addition we have a baby garden which is fenced securely to allow uninterrupted outdoor play for the younger children in our care.

    The children also have access to local parks within the vicinity which are visited as often as possible.

  • Meals

    At Honey Pot one of our main priorities is ensuring that we provide a healthy balanced diet for all of the children in our care. The children are encouraged to participate in the preparation of mealtimes by helping to serve cutlery and lunches alongside staff. Children also grow some of the foods in our planting area.

    All meals are made fresh on the premises on a daily basis by the nursery chef who holds a Level 2 in food safety in catering, as does the nursery manager. All of our staff fully understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle in the Early Years and all 4 sites have been awarded with a 5* food hygiene rating by the food standards agency.

    The chef follows a 5 weekly menu ensuring that all the meals are balanced and nutritious. Each nursery holds 1 “restaurant day” every week where children celebrate different cultures and try different foods from around the world. All dietary requirements are respected and catered for and each case will be discussed individually with the child’s parent.

    Fresh fruit and water are available to all children continuously throughout the day and all children   are encouraged to take home a piece of fresh fruit. Our fruit is delivered fresh to the settings and produce is sourced from local markets. At honey Pot we aim to provide all of the children within our care with their five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.

    Meal times

    During mealtimes, staff ensure that they model good manners and appropriate behaviour which the children are encouraged to imitate.

    For our younger children the menu differs slightly due to each individual child‟s stage of weaning.  Again all baby meals are made fresh on the premises each day by the nursery chef.  We have a list of certain foods that we will not serve to under 1‟s due to various reasons which parents/carers are informed of prior to the child starting.

    Please click on the menu below to see one of our weekly menus, (please note – ‘High Tea’ is a late afternoon snack planned by our chefs to keep your child satisfied until they have their evening meal at home).

  • Outdoors

    All our outdoor areas have recently been redeveloped to incorporate more natural resources and physical development in outdoor play. A gardening teacher comes in weekly to plant and grow different plants and vegetables with the children.

    We have our own mini bus that allows us to take children on trips further afield and takes children to forest school lessons weekly.

    Here at Aigburth, we have large Garden area to the rear of the building, as well as an additional baby garden. This allows children of all ages to have access to the garden in a safe environment during the day. The Garden supports all seven areas of learning, so there are opportunities for the children to be physical, carry out mark making, enhance their mathematical skills and much much more. The garden also features Honey Pot Cottage which is a large play house, which allows the children to express themselves through role play and imagination.

    During outdoor play the children help the staff to care for our nursery pet ‘Rolo the Rabbit’.They help to him feed and care for him as well as taking him for walks around the Garden.

  • ICT Suite

    This area hosts a wide range of ICT equipment which allows children opportunities to develop their ICT skills

    – Touch screen Tablets
    – Laptops
    – CD player and headphones
    – Interactive computer table

  • Sensory Studio

    The nursery has a sensory room in which the children are able to spend time with their key group to explore all of their senses. There are a wide variety of resources such as bubble tubes, lighting and textured materials which have a calming effect on the children and enables them to express themselves in a safe and secure environment.

  • Play Rooms

    Baby Bees
    Is one of two self-sufficient baby units which caters for children 0 – 2 years. The room has access to a separate milk kitchen and nappy changing area.

    Honey Bee’s
    Is our second baby unit which again caters for children aged between 0 – 2 years. The room has its own nappy changing area and also has patio door which leads onto our Baby Garden to allow free flow access to provide indoor/outdoor play.

    Busy Bees
    This room is the toddler room and caters for children 2 – 3years. This room has its own nappy changing room and has facilities to support children who are potty training.

    Worker Bees
    This room is the pre – school room catering for children aged 3 –5 years. This room also has a nappy changing facility and chid sized toilets which children are encouraged to use independently. The room has its own kitchen area which allows children to carry out cooking activities on a regular basis.

  • Staff

    At Honey Pot we value of our staff team and recognise the hard work and dedication that they continually provide on a day to day basis. The management team work closely together to ensure that a high level of staff training is available. In house training is provided on a regular basis and is delivered by Honey Pot employees. Staff also attend accredited local authority training to ensure that we remain up to date with any changes in legislation.

    All of our play rooms have a room leader, the room leader is always available for parents to talk to and ensure the smooth running of each room. We employ our own nursery bank staff to cover staff holidays this ensures continuity for all of the children in our care.

    Most staff hold a level 3 or above in childcare and each of the sites employs an early years teacher. Staff supervision and appraisal are carried out on a regular basis. This provides staff with the opportunity to further improve their continued professional development.

    Over 80% of our staff are trained in paediatric first aid and all staff undergo annual safeguarding training.

  • Bebington

    Honey Pot Bebington is a large Victorian house situated on Woodland Road, in the residential area of Bebington on the Wirral. The building underwent huge renovation at the beginning of 2014 to make the building purposely designed for a Honey Pot Nursery.

    The nursery is situated is situated within close proximity to a range of bus routes and train stations and we have access to many local amenities such as a local library, farm and shops. To the front of the nursery, there is a fully enclosed garden designed by the management team especially to promote children’s development in all areas of learning. To the rear, there is another fully enclosed garden for the children to access on a free flow basis from indoors. The setting has two large play rooms on the ground floor which are designed to cater for our babies and toddlers.

    On the first floor, two purposely designed themed rooms are situated. One of these rooms is a construction room containing a variety of resources to promote children’s development in the specific areas. The other room is a sensory studio which was designed to promote children’s well-being, sensory development and development in the prime areas. The second floor has a large pre-school room, which was specially designed for our pre-school aged children. The room contains a child friendly kitchen which enables children to be independent and self-sufficient.

  • Block playrooms

    Research suggests that children learn many concepts, especially maths through block play. Play with blocks provides an excellent opportunity for social and physical development and enhances creativity.

    Our construction room allows for children to develop in all of the areas and specifically targets those areas in which children typically fall behind, e.g maths and literacy.

  • Outdoors

    We have two separate gardens which allow children of all ages to access the outdoors in a safe and secure environment. The front garden provides opportunities for physical, exploratory and heuristic play whereas the rear garden offers opportunity for imaginative, investigative and sensory play.

    The gardens offer experiences for children to explore and understand the world in which we live. In the rear garden, you will find our nursery pet chickens who are loved dearly by the children. The nursery prams and mini bus enable staff to regularly take children on outings in the community.

  • Play Rooms

    Bumble Bees
    Self-sufficient baby unit which caters for children 0 – 2 years. The room has access to a separate milk kitchen and nappy changing area. Bumble bees have direct access to the garden.

    Busy Bees
    This room is the toddler room and caters for children 2 – 3years. This room has its own nappy changing facilities and double door that lead out into the back garden.

    Worker Bees
    This room is the pre – school room catering for children aged 3 –5 years. This room also has a nappy changing facility and chid sized toilets which children are encouraged to use independently. The early year’s teacher works in this room.

  • Sensory Studio

    The nursery has a sensory room in which the children are able to spend time with their key group to explore all of their senses. There are a wide variety of resources such as bubble tubes, lighting and textured materials which have a calming effect on the children and enables them to express themselves in a safe and secure environment.

  • Meals

    At Honey Pot one of our main priorities is ensuring that we provide a healthy balanced diet for all of the children in our care. The children are encouraged to participate in the preparation of mealtimes by helping to serve cutlery and lunches alongside staff. Children also grow some of the foods in our planting area.

    All meals are made fresh on the premises on a daily basis by the nursery chef who holds a Level 2 in food safety in catering, as does the nursery manager. All of our staff fully understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle in the Early Years and all 4 sites have been awarded with a 5* food hygiene rating by the food standards agency.

    The chef follows a 5 weekly menu ensuring that all the meals are balanced and nutritious. Each nursery holds 1 “restaurant day” every week where children celebrate different cultures and try different foods from around the world. All dietary requirements are respected and catered for and each case will be discussed individually with the child’s parent.

    Fresh fruit and water are available to all children continuously throughout the day and all children are encouraged to take home a piece of fresh fruit. Our fruit is delivered fresh to the settings and produce is sourced from local markets. At honey Pot we aim to provide all of the children within our care with their five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.

    Meal times

    During mealtimes, staff ensure that they model good manners and appropriate behaviour which the children are encouraged to imitate.

    For our younger children the menu differs slightly due to each individual child‟s stage of weaning. Again all baby meals are made fresh on the premises each day by the nursery chef. We have a list of certain foods that we will not serve to under 1‟s due to various reasons which parents/carers are informed of prior to the child starting.
    Please click on the menu below to see one of our weekly menus, (please note – ‘High Tea’ is a late afternoon snack planned by our chefs to keep your child satisfied until they have their evening meal at home).

  • Staff

    At Honey Pot we value of our staff team and recognise the hard work and dedication that they continually provide on a day to day basis. The management team work closely together to ensure that a high level of staff training is available. In house training is provided on a regular basis and is delivered by Honey Pot employees. Staff also attend accredited local authority training to ensure that we remain up to date with any changes in legislation.

    All of our play rooms have a room leader, the room leader is always available for parents to talk to and ensure the smooth running of each room. We employ our own nursery bank staff to cover staff holidays this ensures continuity for all of the children in our care.

    Most staff hold a level 3 or above in childcare and each of the sites employs an early years teacher. Staff supervision and appraisal are carried out on a regular basis. This provides staff with the opportunity to further improve their continued professional development.

    Over 80% of our staff are trained in paediatric first aid and all staff undergo annual safeguarding training.

  • About Us

    Welcome to our website. My name is Julie Hurst and together with my husband Tony, and our two daughters Jenna and Melissa, we are very proud to be the owners of Honey Pot Day Nurseries Limited.

    I have been in the childcare industry for 18 years now, managing many different nursery settings across the city.

    We are very much a family run business, our daughters Melissa, who has many years management experience, and Jenna who holds a degree in early years education are the Operations Managers for all four sites.

    We are very passionate about the early years, all our nurseries offer high quality affordable childcare for children aged 0-5 years old. We aim to offer a home from home, happy and stimulating environment where all our children can learn and develop in safe and secure surroundings. All our experienced practitioners are fully qualified, some hold Early Years Degrees and three practitioners have early years professional status.

  • Hours

    We are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm – full day, morning or afternoon sessions. See the table below for our opening hours.

    Our nurseries will be closed for all bank holidays and will close at 1pm on occasion when Christmas Eve or New Years Eve fall on a week day.

  • OFSTED

    We are very proud of our Ofsted reports, please click on the links below to view the full reports on the OFSTED.gov.uk website.

    If you have any queries feel free to contact us using our contact page.

    Aigburth OFSTED report

    Garston OFSTED report

    Childwall OFSTED report

    Bebington OFSTED report

  • Staff

    At Honey Pot we value all of our staff team and recognise the hard work and dedication that they continually provide on a day to day basis.  In house training is provided on a regular basis and is delivered by Honey Pot employees.  Staff also attend accredited local authority training to ensure that we remain up to date with any changes in legislation.

    All of our playrooms have a room leader who is always available for parents to talk to and to ensure the smooth running of each room.  Most staff hold a level 3 or above in childcare and each of the sites employs an Early Years Teacher.

    Staff supervisions and appraisals are carried out on a regular basis.  Over 80% of our staff are trained in Paediatric first aid and all staff undergo annual safeguarding training.

  • Our Philosophy

    Here at Honey Pot we strive to provide a safe and stimulating environment for the children in our care during their time with us. We encourage individuality, creativity and instill confidence in all our children.

    The nursery’s Aims are:
    – To provide an excellent quality experience for the children in their early years development and education.
    – To provide all children with continuity of care, high quality education and recreational opportunities.
    – To meet childcare needs of all families.
    – A commitment to provide an excellent and affordable childcare service.

    Learning and Development

    How do we facilitate your child’s learning?

    In line with the guidelines set out by the Early Years Foundation Stage, the current interests and stage of development of each individual child is their own foundation for learning.

    Through practice and regularly training the staff are highly skilled in providing stimulating activities for each child that best suits their developing needs. The staff use an “observation planning-assessment‟ cycle to aid them in this.

    Observation

    Each child’s key person will record observations they make on the child on a daily basis. This will include things such as what their preferences are for play, things they say during play and new developments they make. These are kept as a record of the developments of each individual child.

    Planning
    Each child’s key person will use the observations they make to plan appropriate activities for them. This will be done on a weekly basis. The activity planned will be focused around the individual child’s interests and their current development stage. It will be designed to challenge the child whilst being interesting to them. Once the child has taken part in the activity, the key person will evaluate its successfulness and further plan accordingly.

    Assessment
    The information retrieved from observations and activity evaluations will be used to form assessments for each child, to be shared with parents. Informal assessments could occur daily through discussions upon collection. A formal assessment, however, will be recording and shared with parents every 3 months. There is opportunity for discussion and response from parents which may then be used to inform future planning.

    Development Files
    The information recorded, including observations and assessments, are kept in a personal development file belonging to the child. This will be updated regularly by the key person and is accessible to the child‟s parents at all times. When the child leaves for school, the development file will be passed on to the next part of the child‟s journey.

    All records about the child are kept confidential and only shared with the staff and the child’s parents.

     

  • History

    Honeypot Nurseries have four nursery facilities located at Garston, Aigburth and Childwall in South Liverpool, and Bebington on the Wirral.

    The first Honeypot Nursery was opened in Aigburth in 2007 closely followed by the second nursery in Garston in 2009 and the third nursery in Childwall in 2012. The most recent nursery opened in Bebington in 2014.

    As a reward for the great success of Honey Pot Day Nurseries, in November 2012 the chain of Nurseries were nominated and subsequently won the ‘Best Nursery in Liverpool’ award as voted for by readers of Family Go Live magazine, of which we are very proud.

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