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Our Little Green Rascals Tadcaster Road location is housed in a stunning traditional, late Victorian town house (the work of architect Fred Rowntree of Scarborough) and is one of the finest examples of turn of the century domestic architecture.
A 3-storey red brick building - set back from the main road - we have car parking (12 spaces) as well as a bike park and buggy shelter and are situated perfectly for a number of bus routes that run frequently in and out of the city.
Opened in June 2014 - Tadcaster Road is our largest setting and welcomes 118 children each day, who come to play and learn in a secure and inspiring environment. The nursery is managed by Aimee Buffham and our extensive team of qualified staff, who care for children aged between birth to 5 years old. The setting hosts 6 rooms, each of which runs at an ofsted regulation ratio and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage to ensure that each child is given the opportunity to achieve their full learning potential. For more information on each of our rooms click here.
The Little Green Rascals ethos is followed here at Tadcaster Road, where our organic menus are prepared in-house daily by our chefs, featuring herbs and vegetables from our kitchen gardens. We have one meat-free day per week and encourage our children to try new ingredients and flavours – our parents and carers are always astounded to hear that their little ones have been dining on some of the wonderful things that we have on our menus – especially when it’s something they point blank refuse to eat at home! Our nappies, creams and ointments all remain organic or ethically sourced and where possible, we use (and suggest) homeopathic remedies before administering a treatment that could/would contain a minimal amount of chemicals.
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 beautiful landscaped gardens (come rain or shine), 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 or jump in the deepest of puddles!
Our Forest School Approach is followed at all sites throughout the Little Green Rascals family and at Tadcaster Road we have the most magical of sites situated within just 3 miles of our nursery. With the suitable clothing adorned for the days forecast – we set off in our very own minibus for an adventure where the children can learn to take calculated risks, use tools with guidance, and explore the outdoor environment whilst under supervision. From previous experience, it is here where the children really thrive, their confidence rockets and their ability to learn as well as their personality’s blossom. The sessions are planned and may include a hunt for fairies, a bug safari or even building a den and a campfire lunch – whatever the activity, you can be assured that your rascal will have a wonderful time.
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 1) or email our Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you.