How we work

Brambley Cottage's original owners retired in 2010 and handed over the day to day running of the nursery to their daughters, Sarah and Emma. Both are working mums, having brought their own children to the nursery they appreciate first hand the importance of high quality childcare.

At Brambley Cottage we set ourselves a high standard and expect the same from all of our staff. We have one Nursery Apprentice, who is guided by more experienced staff and currently working towards her qualifications, and the remainder of our staff have NVQ Level 3 qualifications or above. Some of our staff are qualified to Level 4 and degree level. Our Deputy Manager has completed her Early Years Professional Status.

We value the opinions of our parents and our children, and actively seek their views via parents evenings; newsletters; our suggestion box; questionnaires and continually welcome their involvement in our nursery life. We have had grandparents accompany us on outings; donating enormous pumpkins for our Halloween celebrations; parents playing musical instruments (V is for Violin!) in association with our letter of the week and more. We are passionate about putting children's thoughts and ideas at the heart of what we do, particularly in bringing about changes. Our re-named Billy Badgers room for example was chosen by one of the children in that room!

The Early Years Foundation Stage

Brambley Cottage works within the principle of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). These are: A Unique Child; Positive Relationships; Enabling Environments; and Children Develop and Learn in Different Ways and at Different Rates. The EYFS comprises seven areas of learning and development: Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Physical Development; Communication and Language; Literacy; Mathematics; Expressive Arts and Design; and Understanding the World. These principles and areas are embedded in our practice and are borne in mind when selecting equipment and planning activities, therefore creating environments that are conducive to learning.

The Learning Journey

Every child is provided with their own Learning Journey that plots their individual development and achievements throughout their time at Brambley Cottage. This is achieved in a variety of ways including photographs, written observations of them at play independently and in a group, WOW moments and examples of creative work. Achievements are recorded and progress is made through ‘Next Steps’ which are regularly recorded through our development grids. The details of your child's achievements are shared with your child's school when the time comes and with you on a regular basis, when your child is picked up each night and for a more lengthy conversation at parents evening. We also encourage parents to take them home on a regular basis.

If you are looking for a truly exceptional nursery and pre school in Hull or the West Hull villages for either now or in the future we would love the opportunity to show you around. Call our manager on 01482 640790 to arrange an appointment.