Osborne House Community Nursery is a registered charity run by a Board of Trustees. This Board have an investment in the nursery as they all have children who attend. We have been open since 1997 and are Ofsted registered.
Osborne House Community Nursery is a large Victorian detached stone building with large grounds. We are located in the heart of Hillsborough, close to the local amenities, such as shopping precinct, library and park. Tram and bus routes run close by the nursery.
We are open 51 weeks of the year, between the hours of 8am to 6pm. We close on Bank Holidays & the period between Christmas and New Year. Bank Holidays outside of the Christmas/New Year period are chargeable.
We aim to provide an enjoyable and stimulating, home from home environment for all children who attend our nursery.
We provide a welcoming, secure, happy and stimulating environment to enable children to grow and learn confidently through play.
All staff at Osborne House Community Nursery are dedicated to the care and education of babies and young children.
All staff are qualified to at least Level 3 NVQ in Childcare or an equivalent qualification, we also have apprentice students within the Nursery, who are undertaking training to gain their qualifications within this specialist field. Practitioners also hold certificates for paediatric first aid and safeguarding/child protection..
Our governing body (Ofsted) establishes statutory requirements for qualifications within a childcare staff team; we are committed to ensuring that these requirements are adhered to. All our qualified practitioners are fully certified to a Lv 3 Childcare qualification or above.
The majority of our qualified practitioners have a certificate in 'Paediatric First Aid' and 'Fire Marshaling', which is updated every 3 yrs.
All staff who work in the nursery kitchen have a certificate in 'Food Hygiene', which is updated every 3 yrs. Other staff who handle food complete 'Safer Food, Better Business' training, again refreshed every 3 yrs.
All staff who directly work with children have a certificate on 'Safeguarding and Child Protection', Management also have certificates in 'Advanced Safeguarding and Child Protection'.
We are committed to continuous professional development, highlighted through evaluating practice and staff appraisals, to improve outcomes for the provision, children and their families and attend external training/briefings/workshops to improve our practice.