Badgers

3 - 5 Years
  • Badgers

    • Age Group:
      3 - 5 Years (School)
    • Class Size:
      up to 16
    • Staff to Child Ratio
      1:8
    • Pricing:
      Full Day - £48.00
      (7.30am - 6pm)

      Half Day - £31.50
      (7.30am - 1pm
      or
      1pm - 6pm)

    Activities

    We provide a range of planned and unplanned activities and resources to enable children to investigate and explore both inside and outside. The Badgers enjoy growing vegetables, playing in the mud kitchen and building with large construction. They also enjoy art activities, feeding the horses and losing themselves in role play and small world activities. Through play children develop to their full potential and leave nursery ‘engaged little learners’ ready for school.
     
    The Badgers also enjoy trips to the garden center, the library and to Knaresborough during the Feva festival. Each year we plan a day out for the Badgers leaving for school. We have previously been to the Railway Museum, Meanwood Valley Farm and Tropical World.

    What's for lunch?

    Our menu changes weekly on a 4 week rota. Download the weekly menus below

    Week 1 Menu

    Week 2 Menu

    Week 3 Menu

    Week 4 Menu

  • Badgers Latest News

    • christmas show
      Christmas Show
      The Christmas show this year will be on Wednesday the 13th and Thursday the 14th December. All squirrels and Badgers that are [...]
    • colour week
      Colour Week
      Colour Week 14th – 18th August Monday – Yellow and Orange Tuesday – Red and Green Wednesday – Pink and [...]
    • july
      Fun Week
      Fun Week 17th – 21st July
  • Meet the Badger team

    • Jade
      Badgers Room Supervisor

      Jade

      Badgers Room Supervisor

      Hi my name is Jade, I am a qualified level 3 Nursery Practitioner. I lead the Pre-school children in Badgers.  The children brighten up my day and are always full of surprises as they play, investigate and explore. In Badgers we like to spend lots of time outside in our Badger garden as well as our big back garden. We like to look for bugs, make dens and grow our own vegetables, and of course we love to get messy in our mud kitchen!

      Personal Info:
      • Position
        Badgers Room Supervisor
      • Class
        Badgers
      • Joined
        2013
      •  

         

      NVQ Childcare Level 3 100 %
    • Susan
      Nursery Practitioner / Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

      Susan

      Nursery Practitioner / Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

      My name is Susan, I have been in childcare for over 10 years and although I joined the team in 2013, I feel part of the Red Kite family. I lead each of the rooms in absence of the room supervisors. I enjoy flexibility of working throughout nursery and it allows me to engage with both children and the nursery staff team.

      Personal Info:
      • Position
        Stand in Room Supervisor
      • Class
        Hedgehogs, Squirrels & Badgers
      • Joined
        2013
      •  

      Cache Level 3 100 %
      SENco 100 %
    • Sue
      Nursery Practitioner

      Sue

      Nursery Practitioner

      Hi I am Sue. I have worked in the nursery since 2008. I enjoy working with the children and their families, building relationships gives me the opportunity to provide individual experiences and be responsive to the children’s needs.

       

      Personal Info:
      • Position
        Nursery Practitioner
      • Class
        Hedgehogs, Squirrels & Badgers
      • Joined
        2008
      •  

      NVQ Level 2 100 %
    • Katie
      Nursery Practitioner

      Katie

      Nursery Practitioner

      My name is Katie I am studying for my Level 3 in childcare. I like working all through nursery as it helps with my course work. I see all the children at different ages and stages of development. Each day the children make me smile and I enjoy looking after them.

      Personal Info:
      • Position
        Nursery Practitioner
      • Class
        Hedgehogs, Squirrels & Badgers
      • Joined
        2013
      •  

      NVQ Childcare Level 2 100 %
      NVQ Childcare Level 3 97 %
    • Ellie
      Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

      Ellie

      Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

      Hi My Name is Ellie. I joined the Red Kite Team in October 2016 to start my apprentice in Early Years. I am really enjoying my time here working with the staff and all the children. I really enjoy all the outdoor activities we do with the children and I am looking forward to learning lots more.

       

      Personal Info:
      • Position
        Apprentice Nursery Practitioner
      • Class
        Hedgehogs, Squirrels & Badgers
      • Joined
        2016
      Early Years Level 3 33 %
    • Matt
      Deputy Manager / Badgers Room Supervisor

      Matt

      Deputy Manager / Badgers Room Supervisor

      I am Matt, I am the room supervisor for the ‘Badgers’. (Pre-school) Every day in Badgers brings new challenges and adventures, for both the children and the staff, extending both our imaginations and knowledge through trips to the moon, boat rides to the seaside and even tea with the Queen!

      I am also personally extending my own knowledge by studying for my degree in Children, Young People and Families.

       

      Personal Info:
      • Position
        Deputy Manager & Room Supervisor
      • Class
        Badgers
      • Joined
        2012
      •  

      Diploma Level 3 100 %
      Level 5 Working with Children, Young People and families 100 %
      Early Years co-ordinator 100 %
      Health & Safety co-ordinator 100 %