Services at both Salendine Nook and Birkby

Here are just some of the services we can provide in our home based setting in Salendine Nook:
  • Childcare from birth to the end of year 6
  • A separate playroom/activities room for children within the house
  • A log cabin in the garden
  • A large range of resources for children to choose and access themselves
  • A caring environment with only the child's welfare and development in mind
  • A professional approach
  • 4 week healthy menu plan
  • Regular newsletters about the childcare setting
  • Regular parent surveys
  • Records of Achievement for children up to school reception age
  • Daily diaries for children up to 2 years old
  • Walking in all weathers to and from school for exercise and general health
  • Transport to parks, playgrounds, playgyms
  • Routine outings to places such as playgrounds, parks, shops, playcentres and toddler groups

Here is the routine at the after school club setting at St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Birkby:



§                     Children arrive at the dining hall for registration. 

§                     All reception/foundation stage children and year 1 children are escorted from their classes to the dining hall by a member of school staff.

§                     Children in years 2 and above arrive at the dining hall independently




§                     Children are reminded to wash their hands

§                     Children go to self-service table to choose the food for their snack (please see snack menu for information on what is available for snack). 

§                     Children select a place at the tables and sit down to eat and drink whatever they have chosen. 

§                     A member of staff serves drinks from a selection.



§                     Children are encouraged to use the toilet facilities before going out to play.

§                     Weather permitting, all children are taken to the outdoor playground (back playground from about February and Front playground from about October with floodlights). 

§                     If there is adverse weather, children are encouraged to play games in the school Hall where a number of resources are available.

§                     The children choose play resources from the outdoor store as they are passing to go to the play area.

§                     Indoor and outdoor resources are available.




§                     all remaining children are brought back to the dining hall to await their parents arrival and to tidy up and put away resources.



Please get in touch with me for more details.