Is to transform the lives of the children and families we work with, through creating a nursery which feels like home with an extended and supportive family environment.
At Cornfields we believe that there are learning opportunities in every part of a child’s day. We aim to encourage this by building positive and inclusive relationships to enable children to share experiences, gain independence, and learn life and leadership skills.
We encourage all of our children to discuss and share feelings and ideas. As a nursery we actively promote risk taking and problem solving to enable them to build resilience.
But most of all, once your child is a part of the Cornfields Family, we aim to provide an endless amount of fun!
Positive, caring relationships based on trust and respect, are at the heart of our philosophy
We have a clear vision of what we want to achieve at Cornfields Day Nursery.
- to provide a safe, happy, caring, secure and stimulating environment for your child
- to enable all children to develop their capabilities as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society.
- To help all children to prepare for the future.
Cornfields day Nursery is a place to learn, develop and grow as happy healthy children
We have a clear understanding of our values at Cornfields Day Nursery
- Happiness and wellbeing- showing kindness
- Engagement- Being involved, responsive, interested and interesting
- Respect- promoting a culture of tolerance, inclusion, diversity, equality, fairness and opportunity.
- Communication- being genuine, open, honest and sincere
- Achievement- highest quality, high expectations, aiming high
- Integrity- means doing the right thing, even when no one else is watching
- Partnership and care- being reflective and learning from parents as partners, developing strong nurturing relationships
- Challenging- testing ourselves and those around us, not accepting the status quo
- Commitment to excellence- developing skills for learning, life and work
Our Story so far…………
30 years ago, a decision was made by the Directors of Shaw Pallet (of which
I was one) to convert 2 mill cottages, which were standing empty, into a Children’s Workplace Day Nursery, initially for employees of the Group, but
also, for other children in the area with a total registration of 26 children.
Plans were drawn and planning applications were approved and then the
refurbishment began. 6 months later, we opened our doors with only 3
members of staff and 2 children. 30 years later we have extended into the
adjacent office building, using this as our Pre-school and office facilities and
presently have a total registration of 76 children.
I have been involved since the inception as have 2 other members of staff,
Ruth our Baby Room leader and Julie, our Nursery Cook.
As a mum of 3 children, being involved with the project gave me the flexibility to work within the setting and help grow our numbers over the following years.
Up to 2020 I also had a role within West Yorkshire Police in the Safeguarding
Governance Unit at Headquarters in Wakefield working with adult and child victims of Serious Sexual Assaults. and more recently being involved with Forensic Medical examinations of both adults and children post reporting.
Following the retirement of my brother, Michael and as I draw closer to my own, two of my sons, Tom and Michael, have now joined me at Cornfields. Tom has taken on the Financial side of running the nursery and Michael is responsible for Health and Safety, Procurement and all maintenance issues.
We have many future plans for Cornfields with a view to enhance the service we
presently offer and as Slaithwaite continues to get busier and busier and
Globe Mills is filled with new tenants, exciting times are ahead of us all.
None of this could have been achieved without the support and the
commitment of the excellent staff we now have and the many staff that
came before them.
We regard ourselves as one big family at Cornfields and carry that ethos through
everything that we offer for all the children that come through our doors.