ABOUT US

Briar Dene childcare is a bespoke independent day nursery, preschool and holiday club

ABOUT BRIAR DENE

INSPIRING YOUNG HEARTS & MINDS

Briar Dene childcare is a bespoke independent day nursery, preschool and holiday club with the key aim to inspire young hearts and minds as your little ones take their first steps on their educational journey.

Our highly qualified nursery family are one of the things that makes our nursery so special – with our team creating fun learning activities, planned around your child’s personalities and interests to secure their foundation for future success.

MEET THE TEAM

CHILDCARE IS A PERSONAL PASSION OF OURS

Greg Bamber

What people like about me…

That I’m thoughtful and compassionate, inspirational, driven, focused and fun.

Leah Birkbeck

What people like about me…

That I am friendly and approachable, always open to new ideas and insights.

Zoe Tydd

What people like about me…

I support all staff to the best of my ability and I’m always warm, welcoming and approachable.

Hannah Crabtree

What people like about me…

I am hardworking, a good role model and sensitive to children’s needs.

Bethany Curley

What people like about me…

I am kind and nurturing, very creative and I’m a good role model.

Kayleigh Tydd

What people like about me…

I am very organised, kind, creative and a good role model.

Pam Lear

What people like about me…

I am kind and nurturing, creative and a good role model.

WHAT OUR PARENTS THINK...

“ My 2 eldest children both loved Briar Dene, the staff are fantastic, friendly and so easy to talk to. Sending my baby here when she is older. Fab start ready for big school.”

Briar Dene Parent

FAQ's

POPULAR QUESTIONS

Briar Dene will be open weekdays from 7.30am – 6.00pm all year round.

We understand that it is sometimes unavoidable to be late. Please let us know as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary concerns, and arrangements will be made to look after your child until you arrive. In the event that you are more than 15 minutes late, we will have to make an additional charge to cover staff costs.

Your child will benefit from various activities and learning exercises, including creative group play, numeracy and literacy activities, problem-solving and story time as well as opportunity to be imaginative and active to get the most out of their individuality.

Staff at Briar Dene are all qualified Early Years Practitioners to level 3 or above. All staff also have a 3-month Induction period and attend Paediatric First Aid training, Food & Hygiene courses and Safeguarding Children training. We always refresh our training and also ensure that any additional courses that will benefit our children are utilised by our staff.

We use a communication platform called ‘Family’. Since launching this application feedback has been extremely positive allowing parents to see first-hand all the amazing experiences, activities and achievements of their little ones. This lets us keep in touch with parents and families via regular updates, instant messaging and automatic reminders on our upcoming events and activities. Our staff are always happy to talk about anything concerning your child. We also send out a regular newsletter informing you of our latest news and events, so your relationship with your child’s nursery is always a two-way one.

We are fully registered with Ofsted, with our previous ‘GOOD’ report stating: ‘Staff provide very stimulating environments for children, both indoors and outside. This highly motivates children and helps them to develop into keen and confident learners’

ACTIVE LEARNING

Children receive a continuum of care right through from age 2 until they leave for school, with small learning groups allowing them to develop confidence, build positive relationships and grasp a real understanding of community and belonging.

NEW EXPERIENCES

We are proud to be part of our wonderful community here in West Lancashire so visits out are a key part of our learning and activity programme. Our little one’s love visiting Windmill Farm, a local swimming pool, parks and nature trails.

FRIENDLY ENVIROMENT

Briar Dene has first class facilities in a homely setting. Our outdoor area is unique and exciting with a range of year-round play facilities to keep children active, stimulated and busy.

AMAZING STAFF

Our highly qualified nursery family are one of the things that makes our nursery so special – with our team creating fun learning activities, planned around your child’s personalities and interests to secure their foundation for future success.

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