Honey Pot Garston is a purpose built two storey building, originally opened in April 2009. It is situated in the heart of Garston in South Liverpool. The building has been beautifully restored after the a fire broke out in May 2019 and was reopened in January 2020. The nursery is situated in close proximity to a range of bus stops and a train station. Children have access to a large outdoor space to the front and side of the building which includes a mud kitchen, climbing apparatus, a planting area and a bike track. Younger children have direct access to a baby garden, connected to their room to allow uninterrupted outdoor play for children. The children also have access to local parks within the vicinity which are visited as often as possible. Outings further afield are facilitated by the use of our two nursery minibuses.
The nursery is open Monday to Friday from 8am until 6pm. Morning sessions run from 8am until 1pm and afternoon sessions run from 1pm until 6pm. The nursery is closed on weekends and bank holidays. The nursery also closes at 1pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve where they fall on a week day.
The nursery is managed by Alison. Alison has years of experience working in the early years and has managed the Honey Pot Garston site since July 2017. Alison is highly experienced in supporting children with SEN and holds the role of Area SENCo for the Honey Pot Group. The Garston team consists of 22 staff working across 4 different play rooms. Each room is led by the room leader who is highly experienced and runs the room to an exceptional standard. The room leader supports their staff team to provide outstanding care to their children. All staff have received accredited training in paediatric first aid. The manager works alongside the deputy manager and Early Years Teacher to support their staff team in all aspects of their role. The staff team is supported by the core management team comprising of company directors, a finance department, an accounts/HR manager, a food and nutrition manager, two area managers and a quality and training manager.
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. The room leads directly onto the baby garden to allow free flow access to provide indoor/outdoor play.
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 leads directly onto our baby garden to allow free flow access to provide indoor/outdoor play.
This room is the toddler room and caters for children aged 2 – 3years. This room has its own nappy changing room and has facilities to support children who are potty training. The toddler room leads directly to the main garden to allow free flow access to provide indoor/outdoor play.
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. This room has a door that leads into the main garden area.
All of our outdoor areas have been redeveloped to incorporate 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 minibus that allows us to take children on trips further afield and takes children to forest school lessons weekly.
Here at Honey Pot Garston, we have a large garden area to the front 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 a mud kitchen supporting children’s holistic development. The bike track challenges children to exercise their gross motor skills and they are challenge to push themselves along on the bikes and develop the skill to pedal themselves.