Gilderdale Nursery

�Gilderdale Nursery is now open�

We are an outdoor based setting promoting play and childhood as it should be, following a forest school ethos.

Open all year round for ages 6months-5years.

Operating as usual

04/09/2021

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Hope to see you all tomorrow 4th September !

03/09/2021

The best way to start the day!

The best way to start the day!

02/09/2021

Could not resist this today... If there was ever a sign to describe our nursery, this is the one 🥰

Could not resist this today... If there was ever a sign to describe our nursery, this is the one 🥰

01/09/2021

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Photos from Visit Alston Moor's post 31/08/2021

A fun day out for everyone... Including a children's tent with fun, free activities 🎪

30/08/2021

Our indoor space is ready for the children after our week off for a summer break 💕


We can't wait to have our first autumn and winter season since opening!! 🌲🍂

Our indoor space is ready for the children after our week off for a summer break 💕


We can't wait to have our first autumn and winter season since opening!! 🌲🍂

Photos from Gilderdale Nursery's post 28/07/2021

🌻 We've loved the sunshine but oh how we have missed the mud!!! Great fun with our friends on the mud slide 🌻

15/07/2021

🚑SAVE OUR AMBULANCE🚑

Please help us to support our community in saving the ambulance in Alston.
This is a vital service in our town that we should not have to be fighting for!

You can contribute by signing the petition below, every signature counts.

https://www.change.org/p/nwas-save-alston-moors-ambulance?recruiter=false&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&recruited_by_id=fb192910-e40d-11eb-92ee-dbc93f74b75f&utm_content=fht-29794742-en-gb%3A0

🚑SAVE OUR AMBULANCE🚑

Please help us to support our community in saving the ambulance in Alston.
This is a vital service in our town that we should not have to be fighting for!

You can contribute by signing the petition below, every signature counts.

https://www.change.org/p/nwas-save-alston-moors-ambulance?recruiter=false&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&recruited_by_id=fb192910-e40d-11eb-92ee-dbc93f74b75f&utm_content=fht-29794742-en-gb%3A0

12/07/2021

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12/07/2021

A normal practice for us, we love to encourage bare feet where safe to do so! 👣🥰

“At the age of 10-12 months when a child begins to walk, the bones of the foot are only partially ossified, are in reality but an orderly arrangement of cartilaginous masses.” - Functional Disorders of the Foot by Frank D. Dickinson, MD 🦶🏽

The implications of this are that little feet are extremely malleable, and will adapt to whatever environment they are put in. We want our children to grow up with natural shaped feet, not shoe-shaped feet. Keep those little paws out of shoes as long as possible. 🐾

📸 @Kai.plasencia 🌀

Photos from Gilderdale Nursery's post 02/07/2021

Stepping into our 5th month of being open and we are looking forward to lots of summer time fun with our little ones 😊

Due to increasing numbers and a new arrival due soon, we are unable to run our forest school holiday clubs as we would have liked to over the summer.
We are hoping to do a couple if we can- so we will keep you updated on that as we know more!

However, we do have spaces for holiday club or full time childcare within the nursery setting for children aged 3,4 & 5.
Spaces are limited depending on the day, please get in touch for more information 😊

The best way to contact us is via:
Email- [email protected]
Phone-01434 381827

Our days are always non-stop, take a look at some of the things we get up to on a daily basis 💚

22/06/2021

Nursery dog Lily enjoying our cosy corner 🥰

Nursery dog Lily enjoying our cosy corner 🥰

20/06/2021
27/05/2021

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Children's minds & bodies depend and thrive on active free play. 🌿

04/05/2021

🎉Job opportunities🎉

Would you like the opportunity to come and work in our beautiful new outdoor based setting? Spend your days outdoors following the interests of the children in our growing nursery!

POSITION 1-
TEMPORARY PART TIME EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER (maternity cover)

We are looking for a passionate, creative and hardworking practitioner to join our team!
You will work with babies and children aged 6 months-5 years mainly in our outdoor space, whatever the weather!

A Level 3 qualification is required for this role and experience in early years is essential.
Start date- 5th of July 2021.

POSITION 2-

BANK STAFF

To cover during busy times and staff absence.
A level 2 or 3 childcare qualification is required for these positions. Experience is preferred.

Applications for both roles will close on Wednesday the 19th of May.

Please email Becca at [email protected] for more information or an application form.

🎉Job opportunities🎉

Would you like the opportunity to come and work in our beautiful new outdoor based setting? Spend your days outdoors following the interests of the children in our growing nursery!

POSITION 1-
TEMPORARY PART TIME EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER (maternity cover)

We are looking for a passionate, creative and hardworking practitioner to join our team!
You will work with babies and children aged 6 months-5 years mainly in our outdoor space, whatever the weather!

A Level 3 qualification is required for this role and experience in early years is essential.
Start date- 5th of July 2021.

POSITION 2-

BANK STAFF

To cover during busy times and staff absence.
A level 2 or 3 childcare qualification is required for these positions. Experience is preferred.

Applications for both roles will close on Wednesday the 19th of May.

Please email Becca at [email protected] for more information or an application form.

30/04/2021

Happy Friday everyone 😊

Just a little post as it's been a while, to say, thank you for supporting us. We've had a great 6 weeks since opening!

We have loved every minute so far 💚

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!

Happy Friday everyone 😊

Just a little post as it's been a while, to say, thank you for supporting us. We've had a great 6 weeks since opening!

We have loved every minute so far 💚

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!

Photos from Gilderdale Nursery's post 06/04/2021

Well, we experienced every weather possible today on our first forest school holiday club!! But the children persevered and enjoyed themselves no matter what the day had in store for us.

A brilliant first day with a lovely bunch of children 🌲🔥

05/04/2021

We hope everyone has enjoyed a lovely Easter weekend 🐇🍫😊

We are ready for tomorrow, open again as normal! And our first holiday club day 🌲

The forecast is dry but very cold so if you are booked on for holiday club please come prepared in lots of layers, warm clothes, gloves and waterproofs if you have them!

The fire will be on ready to help keep us warm 🔥

See you all tomorrow 😊

We hope everyone has enjoyed a lovely Easter weekend 🐇🍫😊

We are ready for tomorrow, open again as normal! And our first holiday club day 🌲

The forecast is dry but very cold so if you are booked on for holiday club please come prepared in lots of layers, warm clothes, gloves and waterproofs if you have them!

The fire will be on ready to help keep us warm 🔥

See you all tomorrow 😊

Photos from Gilderdale Nursery's post 31/03/2021

🌲We are fully booked on Tuesday the 6th & Thursday the 8th for our holiday clubs. But we still have some spaces for Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th🌲

Please give us a message for more information or to book a day in the woods 😀

Photos from Gilderdale Nursery's post 30/03/2021

The best full outdoor day since opening!!

All of our meals have been in the garden, dinner was prepared by the children and cooked on the fire!
We have not stopped exploring since 8am- what an amazing time.

Some very muddy children have been sent home today but a messy child is a happy child! 💚

28/03/2021

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“When we adults think of children, there is a simple truth which we ignore: childhood is not preparation for life, childhood is life.
A child isn’t getting ready to live - a child is living.
The child is constantly confronted with the nagging question - “What are you going to be?”

Courageous would be the youngest who, looking squarely in the face, would say, “I’m not going to be anything; I already am” ✨”

- T.Ripaldi

26/03/2021

🌻What a wonderful first week we have had🌻

We have...Searched for bugs, jumped in puddles, painted in the rain, used real tools to build, baked, made friends, made many mud cakes, watched the sheep and met some lambs, had fun with playdough, danced, sang, had picnics, planted seeds and so much more ❤️

We still have spaces available to start anytime for children and babies from 6 months at our lovely nursery, please get in touch if you would like any more information!

🌻We are open all year round (with the exception of Christmas and 1 week in summer) from 7:30-6 Monday to Friday. Flexible hours are available to accommodate for your individual requirements 🌻

🌻What a wonderful first week we have had🌻

We have...Searched for bugs, jumped in puddles, painted in the rain, used real tools to build, baked, made friends, made many mud cakes, watched the sheep and met some lambs, had fun with playdough, danced, sang, had picnics, planted seeds and so much more ❤️

We still have spaces available to start anytime for children and babies from 6 months at our lovely nursery, please get in touch if you would like any more information!

🌻We are open all year round (with the exception of Christmas and 1 week in summer) from 7:30-6 Monday to Friday. Flexible hours are available to accommodate for your individual requirements 🌻

25/03/2021

🐥Easter egg donations for the food bank🐥

With more families than ever relying on the food bank it would be amazing if we could donate some Easter eggs to make some children smile this Easter.

If any of our families or members of the community would like to help us and donate an Easter egg we would be very grateful.

We will have a collection box outside of Pre school and staff members can collect if needed (following social distancing guidelines).

Can we ask for donations to be in by Thursday 1st April 2021.

(Easter eggs will be shared out amongst local food banks)

Thank you so much! 🐥🐇

Photos from Gilderdale Nursery's post 23/03/2021

🌲Forest school holiday club🌲

How does a day in the forest sound? Toasting marshmallows, building dens, exploring nature and wildlife, using tools and climbing trees! Come and join us for a day in the wild and help us build our forest school base.

We are going to run on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the Easter holidays for children aged 5-11years. These days fit in line with the Cumbria school holidays (6th,8th, 13th & 15th of April).

🌳9-4.30
🌳Limited numbers each day
🌳Snacks are provided
🌳Packed lunch required
🌳Early drop off times/late pick up available
🌳Introductory offer of £25 for the day
🌳10% off when booking siblings

To book a place or for more information please message us.

For children under 5 Holiday clubs are available within the nursery, Monday-Friday. Please ring or message our page for more information.

20/03/2021

More information to follow soon! 🌳

More information to follow soon! 🌳

19/03/2021

We are so excited to be announcing our...

🎉🎉Opening day🎉🎉

We will finally open our doors on Monday the 22nd of March!

We can't wait to see you all 😁

Thank you so much for your help, support and patience. Eeeeek let's do this!! ❤️

We are so excited to be announcing our...

🎉🎉Opening day🎉🎉

We will finally open our doors on Monday the 22nd of March!

We can't wait to see you all 😁

Thank you so much for your help, support and patience. Eeeeek let's do this!! ❤️

17/03/2021

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17/03/2021

Barefoot weather is the best weather!

Photos from Gilderdale Nursery's post 16/03/2021

It's that time of year again 🐑🌷 and these lambs have found a friend 😆

We can't wait for the children to experience farm life first hand!

Timeline Photos 10/03/2021

Timeline Photos

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Gilderdale Nursery & Forest school 09/03/2021

Gilderdale Nursery & Forest school

http://www.gilderdalenursery.co.uk/

Here's a link to our website for useful information and helpful forms 😊

Gilderdale Nursery & Forest school Our nursery is nestled in the rural area of Alston, on a family-run farm. Our hopes and dreams for Gilderdale are to provide children with exciting, real and unique experiences by bringing them close...

08/03/2021

🌈Hi everyone🌈

It has been some time since we have had a nursery update for you all, it seems like we have been going through this process forever and we cannot thank you all enough for your patience and support with everything.

We are pleased to share with you our newest development…


Last week we got the much-anticipated phone call from Ofsted and on Friday we had our registration inspection!

We are SO EXCITED to say that it went well, and we were granted registration to open our nursery!🎉🎉🎉

We are in the process of receiving our certificate from Ofsted, once we do, we will be officially allowed to open our doors.

This should hopefully be with us by the end of this week/beginning of next week. Once we have it, an official open date will be put in the diary!


If you would like any information or have any questions about our new nursery, please contact us Via email or phone at [email protected] or 01434 381827.

We absolutely can not wait to open and welcome children.


All that is left to say from us is a huge thank you for the support so far…now the real adventure begins!!

Becca, Sarah, Amanda & Charlotte

See you all very soon 😊🌻🌳

🌈Hi everyone🌈

It has been some time since we have had a nursery update for you all, it seems like we have been going through this process forever and we cannot thank you all enough for your patience and support with everything.

We are pleased to share with you our newest development…


Last week we got the much-anticipated phone call from Ofsted and on Friday we had our registration inspection!

We are SO EXCITED to say that it went well, and we were granted registration to open our nursery!🎉🎉🎉

We are in the process of receiving our certificate from Ofsted, once we do, we will be officially allowed to open our doors.

This should hopefully be with us by the end of this week/beginning of next week. Once we have it, an official open date will be put in the diary!


If you would like any information or have any questions about our new nursery, please contact us Via email or phone at [email protected] or 01434 381827.

We absolutely can not wait to open and welcome children.


All that is left to say from us is a huge thank you for the support so far…now the real adventure begins!!

Becca, Sarah, Amanda & Charlotte

See you all very soon 😊🌻🌳

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Location

Category

Products

Stay and play
Forest school sessions
School holiday clubs
Preschool sessions
Under 2 childcare
Before and after school clubs
Parent groups

Telephone

Address

Wanwood Hill
Alston
CA9 3BE

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6pm
Friday 7:30am - 6pm
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