“Childcare means caring for families, not just children” – says Cheshire Nursery

A day nursery in the heart of Hale, Cheshire has now won multiple awards for their dedication to children’s health and wellbeing, as well as partnerships with parents and carers. These achievements have not only demonstrated a focus on caring for children, but nurturing relationships with all the family.

Last year was a huge year for Elmscot Broussa Day Nursery and Nursery School. The childcare setting achieved four prestigious awards for their commitment to providing the best start for children under five. These awards were presented for the nutritious food provided and for special educational needs provision – in addition to the incredible partnerships they build with parents and families.

The Food for Life Award from the Soil Association and Trafford’s Healthy Setting Award that the nursery achieves year-on-year are given to childcare settings that demonstrate they provide healthy, varied menus, as well as emotional support and the best opportunities for effective physical activity for children in their care.

Being reaccredited has allowed Elmscot Broussa to show parents and the local community that the health and wellbeing of children continues to be of utmost priority.

Trafford’s Giving Voice Award and the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) are specialist awards that focus on special education needs and working in partnership with families. They are achieved through having effective communication strategies accessible by all children, as well as ensuring parents and carers are involved in their child’s learning by working together with the childcare setting.

Elmscot Broussa has been awarded the Giving Voice Bronze Award after ensuring a designated Communication Champion and Special Education Needs Coordinator are in place. These roles have been provided with extensive training and have attended advanced courses in communication, speech and language.

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For the LPPA, the team showed they fully supported and included families in their child’s development and learning while at nursery. Clear guidance, smooth transitions and home links were all integral areas in this achievement.

“We love building bonds with local families,” said Annette Derby, Nursery Manager at Elmscot Broussa Day Nursery and Nursery School.

“This is something the team and I have always continued with every day and gaining these awards is a way for us to demonstrate this to the wider community. Being recognised for our hard work and dedication is fantastic and we will keep working towards further improving the care we provide.

“We believe the true meaning of childcare means caring for families, not just children within the setting. This ensures the best outcome for the child and families have the confidence and security in our abilities to care for and nurture their child.”

Elmscot Broussa Day Nursery and Nursery School is part of Elmscot Group, which provides exceptional childcare and education to over 1,800 children across Cheshire.

To find out more about Elmscot Broussa Day Nursery and Nursery School and to enquire about childcare places, please call 0161 928 5178 or email [email protected].