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Honey Pot Huyton opened it’s doors in January 2023. It was a closed down former day nursery which underwent extensive renovation before reopening as Honey Pot Nursery Huyton. It is situated in the heart of Huyton Village, Knowsley. The nursery is situated in close proximity to a main bus terminal with excellent links around the city and Roby train station is a 10 minute walk away.
Children have access to a large outdoor space to the rear 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, specifically for use for the under 2’s. 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 and closes for 1 week at Christmas. The nursery also closes at 1pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve where they fall on a week day.
The nursery is co-managed by Suzie and Layla. Suzie has worked for Honey Pot for 11 years and Layla for 10 years. They both started as apprentices and progressed through the ranks to nursery managers. Suzie is highly experienced in supporting children with SEN and holds a specific SEN qualification. Layla is the curriculum lead and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the curriculum across the setting.
There are 4 staff working in baby room, 5 staff working in toddler room and 5 staff working in pre-school. 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 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 and four area managers.
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.
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/ toilet 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. The Worker Bees room is it’s own self-contained unit which spans across two floors. There are two playrooms on the ground floor and one on the first floor. Children are able to have free-flow access to all areas of provision across the room and also free-flow access into the vast nursery garden. This room also has a nappy changing facility and chid sized toilets which children are encouraged to use independently.
Here at Honey Pot Huyton, we have a 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 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.