Nursery Pedagogy

Maximising learning in a world of pure imagination

At Granby we know that children are born ready, able and eager to learn.  They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. However, they don’t automatically develop and learn, this depends on each unique child having opportunities to interact in positive relationships and enabling environments. (DfE 2012)


This is why we have a highly qualified staff team and graduate managers who plan meaningful play experiences in child-centred and highly stimulating environments. We make sure we have a wealth of resources and experiences to inspire children and stimulate their curiosity and appetite to learn. Our practitioners engage in high quality interactions with children and are genuinely interested in what they are doing.


We also know that a close partnership with parents and families is essential for improving outcomes for children. Parents know their children best and can help us get to know them better. This is why we go out of our way to develop close, respectful relationships between parents and practitioners.

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Play & Learn

Play is the work of children – it’s very serious stuff. Being naturally curious, children learn and develop through play and first hand experiences. Research shows that children progress more where staff have higher qualifications, as they do at Granby.

At Granby Nurseries we are inspiring our children with something new, and constantly reflecting on our childcare facilities

Fantastic Resources

At Granby Nurseries we are inspiring our children with something new, and constantly reflecting on our childcare facilities. We aim to provide a world of pure imagination, after all, no one ever made a difference by being like everyone else. And remember, children are not things to be moulded, but people to be unfolded.

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Maximising Learning

Embracing our outdoor areas to maximise learning experiences. Whatever the weather, we take advantage of our fantastic, richly resourced outdoor classrooms to stimulate, challenge and inspire children further whilst feeding their imagination. Don’t forget that bad weather always looks worse through the window.

Every child deserves the best

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential.

Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and five have a major impact on their future life chances…

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Department for Education (DFE) 2012

Safety and Security
All our childrens nurseries have secure access systems including safe car parks. We have developed a range of policies and procedures to ensure your child will be safe and secure at nursery. Copies of these are available on request.

Our staff have been thoroughly vetted, and relevant DBS checks have been obtained. The nurseries are regulated and inspected by Ofsted. Inspection reports can be viewed at, or ask for a written copy when you visit.

Nutritional Information
At Granby nurseries your children eat a varied, wholesome and balanced diet, and all our meals are freshly prepared on site. We are happy to discuss your child’s individual dietary needs.

It’s like Love, Sunshine and Broccoli all Juiced Together!

Working with Parents & Carers
We appreciate that leaving your child at nursery for the first time can be difficult and we do all we can to make it a little easier by offering…

  • As many settling-in nursery sessions as you feel necessary.
  • Lots of opportunity to talk to staff and daily feedback about your child directly to your smartphone on our App.
  • Blog and Facebook posts, keeping you informed about all that is happening at the nurseries.

We operate an open door policy, parents / carers are always welcome in our nurseries

Babies and children have their own room base with a small group of others their own age. Each child has a “key person” who is responsible for keeping their development files and liaising with parents / carers.

It turns out that play is stunningly essential to childhood, giving children the chance to practice what they are learning. And just as the great man once said

Play is the highest form of research

Albert Einstein

Play is the highest form of research - Albert Einstein

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A Dedication to Quality Childcare

We are constantly reflecting on our childcare facilities in the Rotherham and Worksop areas, and improving on our already high standards.

Past and present families are the best judges of nursery quality. All comments on our website are genuine.

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FirstSteps Parent Link enables parents to stay informed with events at the nursery throughout the day, and engage with the nursery.

Download the First Steps App from the App Store
First Steps Nursery App on the App Store
First Steps Nursery App on Google Play

First Steps Childrens Nursery Management

We would welcome applications for

Relief practitioners to cover holidays & sickness

For all posts an understanding of the revised EYFS is essential. All applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS and reference checks