Welcome to Hirst Wood Nursery School & Children’s Centre. We value confidence, independence and creativity and experiential learning through purposefully planned play. Everyone at Hirst Wood is valued and every child deserves the very best education. We are inclusive in all that we do and our learning community is based on the celebration of both similarities and difference and we place high importance on respecting each another. There are no invisible children here.
We have an amazing learning environment that includes a wilderness garden where children have the opportunity to experience the Forest School. We offer a range of enticing and motivating experiences for children both indoors and outdoors to develop their sense of awe and wonder that enables them to take pleasure in exploring and investigating the world around them.
We have lots of exciting new developments this half term. We are very excited to welcome our three new teachers – Rachel, Ruth and Sally who are experienced, enthusiastic and so excited to be working at Hirst Wood. We have introduced new names to our classrooms as this reflects our commitment to the mantra that ‘outdoor learning is in our name’. Nursery 1 is willow and Nursery 2 is chestnut.
We will shortly be looking at our January 2019 intake so if your child is 3 between now and 31st December 2018 do come and look around the Nursery. We offer the free 15 NEF hours in a variety of ways and also the 30 hours for eligible families. Our provision is not only led by very experienced, enthusiastic teachers and Nursery Nurses but alongside this we also have a before and after school club called 'The Sunshine Club' which offers paid for additional sessions. Please make an appointment to come and have a look around our fantastic purpose built historical building in the beautiful world heritage site of Saltaire. Every day is an open day – come and take a look.
Head of School
Please drop off any unwanted pans, wooden spoons and metal items for our outdoor music 🎵 maze. Thank you 😊
Thank you to a very kind and talented parent who has created our very own 'We're going on a bear hunt' story stones… https://t.co/wZWaj5SwI3
We are making potions outside today. Children are encourage to imagine what ingredients they will add, writing dow… https://t.co/tLIkWjzccY
Saltaire and Shipley SEN Parents Network Friday 21st September @ 10-11.30AM Coffee and Cake meet up at Higher G… https://t.co/LMNZqBR89F
Meanwhile in the Gallery we are introducing our new Dance4Life sessions with Paris. These will be held on Tuesdays… https://t.co/wQ3j3HioDU
Look what's happening outside today .... what could be hidden in the spaghetti? 😀
We are very pleased to announce that Hirst Wood has been successful with a Big Lottery Fund bid to enhance our wond… https://t.co/rtBx5fqqzm