Melissa has 12 years' experience working in childcare and 10 of these within the Dream Catchers organisation. She has a CACHE level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children and Young People.
Welcome to Dream Catchers Day Nursery – Parkgate
The Parkgate Nursery was established in March 2019. This has allowed us to extend the delivery of high-quality childcare that our Dream Catchers team are proud to provide.
With a ‘home from home’, family orientated ethos, the staff cater for the needs of each individual child, developing them to their full potential and supporting them throughout their critical early years.
Our Staff team all receive up to date training with in the childcare sector and hold mandatory training in Paediatric First Aid, Food Hygiene and Basic Safeguarding.
At Dream Catchers your child will be based in a room specific to their age, stage and individual needs. Our ‘Discoverers’ room caters for our babies from birth up to when they are walking and exploring, our ‘Explorers’ room caters for our toddlers up to approximately 30 months of age and our ‘Inventors’ room caters for our preschool children up to them leaving us to transition to full time education. All rooms are extremely well equipped and children will have access throughout the day to a range of activities and equipment appropriate to their interests and developmental stage.
All children are allocated a Key Person, who’s role it is to ensure that every child has the best start in their educational journey. They will work closely with individual children and families to ensure the best possible outcomes at this most formative time in their lives. At Dream Catchers Nurseries we passionately believe that nurturing children’s personal, social and emotional wellbeing is paramount in ensuring children thrive. We enjoy a language rich environment where children can flourish and fulfill their potential.
All our observations, photographic evidence and tracking is stored on an electronic data system, Emag, which allows us to ensure that children’s progress and development is recorded and monitored to the highest standard. Parents and Carers are also invited to attend regular review meetings with their Key Person to ensure that each child’s achievements are recognised and their progress can be discussed. We pride ourselves on the strong relationships we build with our families and this enables us to build on a child’s natural interests. We encourage curiosity and imagination whilst ensuring our activities are both challenging and fun.
The nursery rooms offer homely, stimulating, fun and inspiring environments that encourage exploration and investigation through play. Our rooms are light and spacious whilst being a calming place where children can develop self-confidence and belief in themselves. We offer a high quality range play and learning experiences as part of the early years foundation stage ensuring that children receive every opportunity to develop as individuals.
Our nursery offers additional experiences through local walks, short bus and tram rides, visits to a range of shop e.g pet shop, charity shops and we even have our own vegetable patch! We ask that you provide nappies/pull-ups and several sets of clothes for your child to change into should the need arise. Coats, hats, gloves and scarfs are provided by the nursery in winter and sun hats and sun cream in summer, but you are welcome to provide your own if you wish.
The nursery is committed to offering children healthy, nutritious and balanced meals and snacks which meet individual needs and requirements and are within the guidelines set by the Local Early Years team.
The meals and snacks we provide are prepared freshly on site by our cook and provide a healthy, balanced diet. We provide fresh milk and children have access to water throughout the day. All babies have a daily diary in which staff record food and fluid intake. Staff also discuss with Parents/Carers what their child has had to eat on a daily basis.
Our Management Team
Rebecca has 7 years experience with Dream Catchers and holds an Advanced Level Apprenticeship in the Children's and Young People's Workforce. She is currently working towards a Foundation Degree in Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Beth has 9 years' experience with Dream Catchers. She has a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education.
Carly has been at Dream Catchers for 9 years and has CACHE level 3 diploma in childcare and education.
Unit 3, Stone Row Way, Rotherham Road, Parkgate, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 1SG