We provide afterschool care for children from Allington and Sedgebrook, Barrowby and Denton primary schools, as well as a holiday club for all school aged children.
WHF’S main aim is provide a loving, secure family environment where children can learn and develop at their own pace, we place great emphasis on play and believe in the characteristics of effective learning.
We ensure that our childcare professionals play an important role in facilitating this play to ensure all of our children’s individual needs and interests are met.
‘As soon as I visited WHF I couldn’t wait to get him booked in not just because of the amazing facilities and outdoor space they have but the passion that each staff member has’ – Parent April 2018
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).
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).
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).
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)
We have a strong belief that health and wellbeing is a fundamental part of a child’s development, the rural setting and spacious grounds ensure that this is the case.
Healthy home cooked meals are provided, and the children are encouraged to take part in growing their own vegetables, picking fruit and collecting eggs.
Our pre-school provides children with an invigorating environment with ample opportunities to explore the world around them.