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Set in the picturesque conservation area of the village of Flaxton, Little Green Rascals takes residence in a quaint and charming farmhouse, situated on a farm, within acres of beautiful fields, paddocks and woodlands. This is the ideal location for a Little Green Rascals Nursery, as our entire ethos centres around the importance of outdoor learning, being closer to nature and understanding our natural environment. The nursery’s location is ideal for families commuting anywhere between Scarborough to Leeds as it is close to the A64 between York and Malton. Opened in April 2017 - Flaxton cares for 47 children per day.
The nursery is managed by Rebecca Airey and a team of highly qualified staff, who care for children aged from birth to 5 years old. The setting hosts 3 rooms - each a progression in age, which then follow the areas of learning and development set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage (the Government Framework). Fresh organic produce is prepared daily on site by trained chefs and menus are rotated every 16 days to ensure that the children have variety.
Nappies, creams and ointments all remain organic or ethically sourced and where possible, homeopathic and natural remedies are used for minor ailments such as teething and snuffles. Flaxtons idyllic location means there is outside space in abundance, where children can play come rain or shine - wellies or sun hats. The children also regularly participate in Forest School activities onsite, where they are encouraged to take calculated risks, use tools with guidance and explore the outdoor environment under supervision, all of which contribute to their confidence soaring and personalities thriving. As well as Forest School, they also offer a range of optional extra-curricular activities such as Science classes, Yoga, Drama, French and Spanish lessons, ballet and lots of other sporty classes which are all great fun.
The physical and mental wellbeing of each individual child is of paramount importance to us here at Little Green Rascals, that’s why we are huge advocates of a good snuggle as we recognise this can help enormously to settle a child when they are feeling anxious at being separated from their parents/carers. We even extend these snuggles to the parents/carers too, as well as a lovely warm drink, a box of tissues and a quiet place to gather yourself back together (we have an open-door policy in all the offices) – the settling in period isn’t necessarily easy for you guys too! It is also why we allow daily access to our wonderful gardens, it’s quite miraculous the calming influence the great outdoors can have for our rascals - where they can ride bicycles and scooters, play in the mud kitchens, climb our large wooden play apparatus or jump in the deepest of puddles! Come rain or shine – wellies or suncream - you can feel confident that your rascal will have plenty of fresh air and exercise and will have lots of stories to tell you of their adventures whilst at nursery.
Parent Partnerships are hugely important to us at Little Green Rascals and we try hard to maintain a great open honest relationship with our parents & carers. We send a monthly communication email to each parent including a little snapshot of our week, along with any important information/news, we use a nursery software package that enables daily updates, instant messaging and automatic reminders – this can be accessed using an app on your smart phone but most importantly we have an open-door policy where we will always take the time to talk and listen to any concerns or feedback – Afterall you know your child better than anyone and if we can improve our services to you in anyway then we are always willing to try.
Mon – Fri
8am – 6pm*
*Please note early drop off from 7.30am and late pick up until 6.30pm are available (at a small additional fee)
Little Green Rascals is open for 51 weeks of the year (we close for Christmas week – which is reflected in your fee structure) and we are also closed for all public bank holidays.
If you would like any more information on our nursery, including pricing, what’s included and availability then please call us on 01904 607959 (option 4) or email our nursery manager firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you.