Squirrels

2 - 3 Years
  • Squirrels

    • Age Group:
      2 - 3 Years
    • Class Size:
      up to 16
    • Staff to Child Ratio
      1:4
    • Pricing:
      Full Day - £49.75
      (7.30am - 6pm)

      Half Day - £33.25
      (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 Squirrels enjoy exploring with play dough, having make believe adventures in their role play area and caring for the rabbits. They also like story time and reading books with a member of staff. The Squirrels and Badgers also enjoy trips to the garden centre to see the fish and walks to Knaresborough during the Feva festival.
     
     

    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

  • Squirrels Latest News

  • Meet the Squirrels team

    • Susan
      Squirrels Room Supervisor / Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

      Susan

      Squirrels Room Supervisor / Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

      My name is Susan, I have been in childcare for a long time. I joined the team in 2013 and  I feel I am a vital part of the Red Kite family. I was the Senior Level 3 practitioner and would lead each of the rooms in absence of the room supervisors. I have now progressed to be a room supervisor myself and I look after the Squirrels. I enjoy working in nursery and it allows me to engage with both children, parents and the nursery staff team. I am also the nursery Senco.

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

      Cache Level 3 100 %
      SENco 100 %
      First Aid 100 %
      Food Hygiene 100 %
    • Jade
      Senior Practitioner

      Jade

      Senior Practitioner

      Hi my name is Jade, I am a qualified level 3 Nursery Practitioner. I work as a Senior Practitioner and lead the rooms in the Room Supervisors absence. The children brighten up my day and are always full of surprises as they play, investigate and explore. We like to spend lots of time outside in 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
        Senior Practitioner
      • Class
        Hedgehogs, Squirrels & Badgers
      • Joined
        2013
      •  

         

      NVQ Childcare Level 3 100 %
      First Aid 100 %
      Food Hygiene 100 %
    • Katie
      Nursery Practitioner

      Katie

      Nursery Practitioner

      My name is Katie and I passed my Level 3 in childcare in 2017. I like working all through nursery as 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 3 100 %
      First Aid 100 %
      Food Hygiene 100 %
    • Kirsty
      Nursery Practitioner

      Kirsty

      Nursery Practitioner

      My name is Kirsty. I really like working at Red Kite and being part of the team. Everyone is really friendly and I’m really enjoying working alongside them. I have been in childcare since 1994, previously working as a nanny and in a Pre-School. I like to work in all the rooms as its nice to see the different age ranges of children. I like all activities but I especially like doing anything messy.

      Personal Info:
      • Position
        Nursery Practitioner
      • Class
        Hedgehogs, Squirrels & Badgers
      • Joined
        2018
      NNEB Level 3 100 %
      First Aid 100 %
      Food Hygiene 100 %
    • Nicola
      Nursery Practitioner

      Nicola

      Nursery Practitioner

      My name is Nicola. I joined Red Kite in 2018 and I’ve now completed my apprenticeship as a Level 3 practitioner. I wanted a career in childcare after dedicating my life to looking after my children and grandchild. Now I’m excited to learn more and work alongside such a kind and friendly team. I love working in all the rooms, looking after the children each day.  I’m always excited to see what new things the children will do.

      Personal Info:
      • Position
        Nursery Practitioner
      • Class
        Hedgehogs, Squirrels & Badgers
      • Joined
        2018
      NVQ Level 3 100 %
      First Aid 100 %
      Food Hygiene 100 %
    • Tracey
      Nursery Practitioner

      Tracey

      Nursery Practitioner

      I am Tracey, I have been at the nursery since 2002. I work in all areas of nursery supporting babies and children to play and explore during their nursery days. My Son is at nursery and I love to hear his shouts and laughter and I  know he’s having fun. My Daughter is now at School and enjoyed her time at nursery which has given her great skills for school.

       

      Personal Info:
      • Position
        Nursery Practitioner
      • Class
        Hedgehogs, Squirrels & Badgers
      • Joined
        2002
      •  

      NVQ Level 2 100 %
      First Aid 100 %
      Food Hygiene 100 %
    • Hayley
      Nursery Practitioner

      Hayley

      Nursery Practitioner

      My name is Hayley. I am starting my Level 3 in September and I’m really looking forward to it. I enjoy working throughout the different rooms and think it will really help me with my training. I love our outdoor space as it brings so much excitement and learning opportunities for the children. I also enjoy any type of messy play.

      Personal Info:
      • Position
        Nursery Practitioner
      • Class
        Hedgehogs, Squirrels & Badgers
      • Joined
        2017
      First Aid 100 %
      Food Hygiene 100 %
    • Sophie
      Nursery Practitioner

      Sophie

      Nursery Practitioner

      My name is Sophie. I have recently joined to do my apprenticeship with Red Kite. Everyone has been really friendly and I’m enjoying working with them. I am loving doing my apprenticeship and am looking forward to learning lots more.

      Personal Info:
      • Position
        Nursery Practitioner
      • Class
        Hedgehogs, Squirrels & Badgers
      • Joined
        2019
      Food Hygiene 100 %
    • Christine
      Bank Staff

      Christine

      Bank Staff

      I am Christine. I started working at the nursery in 1993. I used to lead the Squirrels 2-3 Year old’s before I retired. I now work as bank staff when needed. When I come to nursery  I don’t know what’s in store for me, but I know it will be fun!  I form a positive and supportive relationship with the children and their families giving the children confidence to learn and develop through play and playful teaching.

      Personal Info:
      • Position
        Bank Staff
      • Class
        Hedgehogs,Squirrels & Badgers
      • Joined
        1993
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      NVQ Level 3 100 %