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Welcome to our Scarborough Eastfield nursery

Eastfield Happy Jays is a 2, 3 & 4 year old provision in a children’s centre term time only. We also provide Crèches for the children centres enabling parents to attend courses (facilitated by the children’s centre) or to do adult learning courses.

The building is purpose built and consists of 1 large playroom with access to outside for freeflow & toilets in room, a separate crèche room with access to outside and toilets in room, it has a separate changing area and small kitchen facility.

The nursery supplies many areas for the children to explore, including the water and sand tray as well as the home corner, construction and the messy area and much more. Through the most part of the sessions, the children have the opportunity to free flow between the indoor and outdoor space, choosing their activates as they go.

While at nursery children can choose to have a snack, which consists of a variety of fresh fruit, plus health home cooked meals for dinner or tea. Throughout the session they are encouraged to take part in circle time and story/singing sessions to promote their language communication and social skills.

We ask that parents contribute to their child's learning journey, so we can gain a greater understanding of the various activities your child enjoys both in and out of nursery.

There is also a home/nursery loaning station where children can take books, story sacks, maths packs and activity bags, home to share with their families.

Staff Name 1Lindsay has a national Btec diploma Level 3 in nursery nursing and has worked within the children centre nursery as Manager since 2009. Lindsay is Happy Jays Eastfield SENCO and also holds qualifications in Safeguarding and behaviour management. Lindsay has also gained many qualifications in communication and language.

Our care is based on a national framework called The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This is at the forefront of current best practice to support children in their earliest years. It provides information on child development, effective practice, examples of play activities to promote play and learning, guidance on planning and resourcing and meeting diverse needs.  The framework is split into four themes:

  • A Unique child
  • Positive Relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning and Development

Through the observation of the children we can understand where their interests lie, allowing us to designing appropriate activates and resources for the children to explore.

Nursery opens on a term time basis, and tries to reflect the same opening days as the local schools.

Nursery is open 8:30-5:00

Morning sessions run between 8.30 and 1.30.

Afternoon session runs from 12 till 5.

Happy Jays offer nursery facilities for both funded and paid children.

A full day (8.30am till 5pm) cost £33

A half day (8.30am till 1.30pm or 12 till 5pm) cost £20

A one hour top up on a session is £5