As a mother of 3 I looked at some nurseries and couldn’t find what I was looking for. I wanted lots of outdoor space, with a home from home environment, I wanted experienced childcare from people who really wanted to work with children. I wanted healthy meals that would expose the children to different foods in a no pressure environment. With all this in mind I created White House Farm, a stimulating environment where the children feel safe and relaxed ensuring they are learning to the best of their ability. I have to say I love my job and am very proud of the nursery, the staff and the children past and present.

by 'Nicky (Owner)'

As a mother of 3 I looked at some nurseries and couldn’t find what I was looking for. I wanted lots of outdoor space, with a home from home environment, I wanted experienced childcare from people who really wanted to work with children. I wanted healthy meals that would expose the children to different foods in a no pressure environment. With all this in mind I created White House Farm, a stimulating environment where the children feel safe and relaxed ensuring they are learning to the best of their ability. I have to say I love my job and am very proud of the nursery, the staff and the children past and present.

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Nurseries in Grantham

Whitehouse Farm is situated in the small rural village of Sedgebrook just off the A52, 6 miles from Grantham. The nursery is purpose built in former stable blocks and has been restored to retain the original character of the old buildings.

 

Our Nursery in Grantham, Whitehouse Farm has been designed to create an environment that is similar to home, décor and furnishing reflects the nursery ethos.

 

The nursery provides care for children aged 6 months to 11 years. We have 7 main rooms, the Lounge, 2 Dining rooms, Playroom, Den, Burrow and Bedroom/ Sensory area. We also boast a superb outdoor space including of our very own Orchard home of the Chickens and Guinea-pigs, a Secret Garden for water, sand and construction and 2 Gardens which are accessible to all children all day. We believe that outdoor play is essential to all children to enable them to holistically thrive and succeed.

 

‘Play is the highest form of research’- Albert Einstein

What We Offer

Bunnies 0-2

yrs

Welcome to the Bunnies, our loving and bouncy under two’s, who love to explore the world and develop their senses.
‘Play is the answer to how anything new comes about’ (Jean Piaget).

Squirrels 2-3

yrs

Welcome to the Squirrels our loving and energetic two-year olds who love to push the boundaries and discover new things each day.
‘Our task regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible no one can do more’ (Loris Malaguzzi).

Hedgehogs

(Preschool)

Welcome to Hedgehogs, the Whitehouse Farm Pre-school, where children challenge themselves and build on their ever growing skills.

‘A child’s play is not simply a reproduction of what he has experienced, but a creative reworking of the impressions he has acquired’ (Vygotsky).

Foxes

(After School)

Welcome to the foxes, our afterschool and holiday club caring for children aged 4- 11 years.

“Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good.” (Lucia Capocchione)

WHF Staff

For the best possible start

Nicky

Owner

Nicky@whfnursery.co.uk

My name is Nicky, I am a mother of three children and have a degree in catering and institutional management. I retrained while my children were young to complete an NVQ in Early Years Education and childcare. I am actively engaged with all aspects of the nursery and particularly enjoyed gardening with the children; giving them the opportunity to plant and grow their own foods which they can pack and cook with during the nursery day. I am the behavior co-Ordinator for the setting.

Bob

Accounts Manager & 11+ Tutor

invoices@whfdaynursery.co.uk

My name is Bob, I am the accounts manager for the setting responsible for all accounts and invoicing. I am also the 11+ Tutor, I have a BSc Hons in Biomedical Technology, I have 25 years’ experience of coaching, mentoring and delivery of high quality teaching all of which have enabled me to develop skills needed to understand different learning styles and coaching techniques. More information on 11+ tutoring can be found on the 11+ link.

Clare

Nursery Manager

Clare@whfnursery.co.uk

My name is Clare, I am the Nursery manager, Forest School Leader, SENCO and Safeguarding coordinator for the setting. I first started Whitehouse Farm Day Nursery on placement whilst completing my level 3. I now hold a BA Hons degree in Early Childhood studies which I completed at Bishop Grosseteste university. I have a real passion for providing children with real life opportunities and offer this through weekly forest school sessions. I completed my level 3 forest school teacher qualification in December 2016 and have set up a forest school at a local woodland.

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White House Farm Nursery

At Whitehouse farm we understand the importance of nutrition and diet for your child’s health. We recognise that nursery aged children require meals rich in starch to provide lots of energy, foods rich in protein such as meat and fish and lots of fruit and vegetables for those all important vitamins and minerals.
We pride ourselves on the quality of the food we offer, all meals are freshly prepared and cooked daily from scratch meaning processed foods are kept to an absolute minimum. We used locally sourced suppliers for our meat and Vegetables.

Special dietary needs or preferences are easily catered for, all children’s dietary needs are discussed and recorded when they settle into nursery.

Menus are on a three weekly cycle and are changed every term to take into account the seasons and to ensure the children try a wide variety of foods.
Meals are a social occasion and children are encouraged to help set tables and prepare ingredients. Staff sit with the children at meals times and siblings are able to sit together if they wish, this enables children of all ages and staff to interact within our family environment.