About Hopscotch

We are an independent family run nursery, which was established in 1997. Tracey and Alan took over the nursery in December 2007 and are committed to high standards and are thriving for improvement at all times. We care for the children in three large rooms and two large outside play areas.

Room one

3 months to 2 yearsThe Cheeky Monkey room can take up to a total of sixteen children, generally aged between 3 months and 2 years.The child to adult ratio is one to three and each child has a key practitioner  who will carry out most of the observations and planning for your child. The key practitioner will form a close relationship and will know when your child is tired, hungry, coming down with something or just needs a cuddle. The babies are provided with lots of interesting actitivities from exploring natural materials to painting and water play. This room has it's own changing facility and kitchen enabling us to cater for your babies individual needs. When your child is ready they will gradually move up to the next room with their key practitioner helping them to  transition at their own pace.

Room Two

2 to 3 year oldsThe Teenie Tigers is generally for 2-3 year olds but can take children from eighteen months if they are believed to be developmentally ready. The room consists of a large area split into two play areas; a hard floor for messy play and a carpeted area. This room also benefits from its own nappy and toilet areas equiped with appropriate size toilets and basins allowing the childen to develop their own self-help skills.The ratio in this room is one adult to four children.This is a wonderful age for the children, finding out about themselves and their world around them. It is so exciting, so much to do and explore! The children are all at different stages and we accommodate all their individual needs. Some may be growing out of their daytime sleeps, some toilet trained, or maybe they may not be showing any interest in toilet training ,some may need lots of encouragement with eating whereas others may have it off to a tea. Every child is individual and we try to make them feel special for that. Each child will continue to have their own key practitioner in this room who will observe and monitor their development and provide developmentally appropriate and stimulating activities for them. We also offer the governments  two year funding scheme; if you would like to enquire about this and check your eligibility  check the gov.uk website - childcare.

Room three

3 to 5 year oldsThe majority of the children in this Pre-school room are aged three and four years old. The ratios in this room are one adult to eight children. Each child will have a key practitioner  who will carry out most of the observations and planning for your childs individual age and stage of development. The room is set up to help the children be as individual and independent as possible with all materials and resources stored at the children's level. It is a large room sectioned off into two areas; a carpeted area for floor play and a hard floored area for messy and creative activities, they have their own bathroom, access to filtered water and an opportunity to choose activities and make decisions for themselves. The room offers excellent opportunities for role play and dressing up, maths and a craft area, something that the children actively engage in on a daily basis. We are registered for the free government funding. 

Wrap-around school care

At Hopscotch we offer a wrap-around school care to children up to the age of eleven years of age. We also provide school runs to the local schools during term time, both before and after school. 

Holiday Club 

This summer we are planning a Holiday club especially for school children aged 5-11 years. This will be from Monday to Friday 9-4.30. The ratio is one qualified staff member to every eight children. With planned age appropriate activities ranging from science experiments, pottery, bag printing and so much more. Contact us on the above number for more information.

You may be eligible for child tax credits to help fund your childcare costs. You could check with the gov.uk website.

Our staff

At hopscotch we are commited to employing highly skilled and qualified staff. We currently employ sixteen members of staff, all of whom hold appropriate early years qualifications of at least NVQ level 2. Of our staff, two have Early Education degrees and one staff memeber is  working towards their Early Childhood Education Foundation Degree. All our staff are DBS checked.

36 Bodriggy St
TR27 4ND

Telephone: 01736 755600
Email: [email protected]

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