Guiding Principles

Barnabys Day NurseryAs a family owned Day Nursery and Pre-school, we know how important it is to parents to have the reassurance that they have made the right decision for their child.
Here at Barnaby’s we pride ourselves in providing a stimulating and caring indoor and outdoor environment for children to grow and develop, whilst having fun.
With our setting in 30 acres of pasture, children’s vegetable garden and our private woodland our emphasis is on the outdoors and our natural surroundings.
We believe that good dietary habits and an appreciation of healthy food starts from and early age. Our approach to food is simple, all meals are freshly prepared and home made in the nursery each day using the best quality ingredients. In recognition of this approach we hold a Kirklees Gold award for our food.
We hold 5 stars Kirklees health and hygiene award.

“Children arrive confidently and are eager to start their learning at this warm and welcoming nursery” Ofsted February 2023

“Children’s communication skills are excellent.  Staff use every opportunity to talk with children.” Ofsted February 2023

“Children build secure attachments with staff and feel safe…. all children are happy, calm and relaxed.” Ofsted February 2023

“Children are offered many experiences to support all areas of learning, including sessions at Forest School.” Ofsted February 2023

“The management team is inspirational in their pursuit of providing the highest quality care and education for children. They systematically review the quality of the nursery provision and continually strive for excellence” Ofsted July 2017

“Children’s physical well-being is promoted exceedingly well. Very skilled staff provide children with extensive outdoor learning experiences. They use the forest area and vegetable garden to excite children and enrich their understanding of nature. Learning outdoors is a central entitlement for all children in this nursery” Ofsted July 2017

“Staff nurture children superbly well. This starts with the highly flexible settling in sessions. Babies and young children thrive and build extremely secure attachments to their key persons. Their emotional well being is exceedingly strong” Ofsted July 2017

“Partnerships with parents are exceptional. Parents are highly complimentary about the outstanding quality of the educational support and exemplary care their children receive. They describe the nursery as brilliant” Ofsted July 2017