Where Children Blossom...

Where children blossom…

Appletrees Day Nursery is a private day nursery based just outside Ripon, North Yorkshire, providing full day care with a huge focus on the wonderful outdoors – ensuring that your child will learn, develop and be challenged in the most natural and diverse ways.

Our family home environment and highly qualified, professional staff will provide home from home comfort and quality day care for children in their most formative years – from 3 months to 5 years.

For further information and to request a brochure please contact us directly.

I can clearly remember coming to look round and that overwhelming gut feeling that I’d found exactly what I was looking for!

— Lizzy

Our roots

Our core aim is to provide the very best possible education and loving care within a warm, nurturing and natural environment – a vibrant learning space inside and out, where children can develop as individuals, at their own pace. We ensure that all their needs are met and challenged through the vast array of educational and stimulating resources and equipment. The varied activities and experiences on offer will provide every opportunity to extend and build on physical, intellectual, linguistic, emotional and social skills – enabling the children in our care to reach their full potential.

Appletrees shares the aims and objectives required by the DFE (Department for Education), as set out in the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ and is committed to ensuring the promotion of equal opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice.  Every child will be included and be at no disadvantage due to ethnicity, culture or religion, language, family background, learning difficulties or disabilities, gender or ability.  All children are provided with an environment in which they can develop as individuals with positive images of themselves and others.  All cultures will be given equal respect and acknowledgement.

A typical day…

We start the day settling down with breakfast – a social time to learn about healthy food and feeding oneself. After breakfast a wide variety of free play activities, indoors and out, will be prepared for your child. This will include opportunities to be creative, have free choice of our equipment and may be linked to a topic or ‘interest’. Circle time, group song, discussion and stories feature greatly at various points of the day, often at the start or end of a particular session. We will also incorporate a walk or some outdoor time, which can be child-initiated or adult-led.

Lunch, the main meal of the day, will be served around noon. We will always have a quiet time afterwards for those who require a sleep, and generally a bit of rest & downtime to recharge our batteries ready for the busy afternoon…

The afternoon takes a similar pattern of free play with a variety of resources which your child can choose and source for themselves, thus beginning to develop a sense of independence and decision making. There is also activity time, outdoor/indoor play and a light tea. Healthy snacks, refreshments and toileting are incorporated into various parts of the day as needed.

Needless to say this is not written in stone and days may vary depending on individual needs, weather, or simply the opportunity to experience something new and spontaneous.

 

Choose a team member…

With over 20 years experience in Early Years and 18 years as a N.N.E.B qualified childcare professional. Lucy is passionate about providing the very best for your child, and strives for excellence at Appletrees Day Nursery…

Lucy Thompson

Owner & Manager

With over 20 years experience in Early Years and 18 years as a N.N.E.B qualified childcare professional. Lucy is passionate about providing the very best for your child, and strives for excellence at Appletrees Day Nursery…

Vicky has had many years of experience within Early Years as Manager, Deputy Manager as well as Early Years Practitioner and holds a level 3 qualification in Childhood Studies

Vicky Holroyd

Assistant Manager

Vicky has had many years of experience within Early Years as Manager, Deputy Manager as well as Early Years Practitioner and holds a level 3 qualification in Childhood Studies

Charmaine has had many years working in a variety of childcare environments gaining a wealth of experience during this time. She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

Charmaine Marnoch

Senior Early Years Practitioner

Charmaine has had many years working in a variety of childcare environments gaining a wealth of experience during this time. She holds a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

Becky holds a BA Hons in Primary Eductation in the Early Years with qualified teacher status gained in June 2012. Becky’s previous experience teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage and latterly a private day nursery equip her well as a valued member of our team…

Rebecca Mason

Early Years Practitioner

Becky holds a BA Hons in Primary Eductation in the Early Years with qualified teacher status gained in June 2012. Becky’s previous experience teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage and latterly a private day nursery equip her well as a valued member of our team…

Jane’s enthusiam and natural ability with children makes her an ideal and welcome addition to the Appletrees team. She holds a Level 3 qualification in Children and Young People Workforce which she completed in November 2014…

Jane Shipton

Behaviour Management Coordinator / SENCO

Jane’s enthusiam and natural ability with children makes her an ideal and welcome addition to the Appletrees team. She holds a Level 3 qualification in Children and Young People Workforce which she completed in November 2014…

Sarah has worked at a local nursery since 2006 where she gained her childcare qualifications and great experience with all areas’ of childcare and education, particularly with the younger age group…

Sarah Metcalfe

Early Years Practitioner

Sarah has worked at a local nursery since 2006 where she gained her childcare qualifications and great experience with all areas’ of childcare and education, particularly with the younger age group…

Anne Marie is a Paediatric Nurse with extensive knowledge and experience in Childhood Development as a staff nurse in intensive care. With qualifications including Advanced Health and Social Care, BSC (Hons) in Health Care Studies and a Diploma in Reflexology

Anne-Marie Chapman

Early Years Practitioner / SENCO

Anne Marie is a Paediatric Nurse with extensive knowledge and experience in Childhood Development as a staff nurse in intensive care. With qualifications including Advanced Health and Social Care, BSC (Hons) in Health Care Studies and a Diploma in Reflexology

Sally holds a N.N.E.B Level 3 qualification which she gained in 1995. Sally has previously set up and run Froglets Playgroup and worked as a private nanny…

Sally Beighton

Early Years Practitioner

Sally holds a N.N.E.B Level 3 qualification which she gained in 1995. Sally has previously set up and run Froglets Playgroup and worked as a private nanny…

Melanie has been working in the childcare sector since 2005, completing her Cache Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Practice in 2007…

Melanie Simpson

Early Years Practitioner

Melanie has been working in the childcare sector since 2005, completing her Cache Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Practice in 2007…

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“Staff work very well as a team and have a shared vision to deliver high-quality care and education. They plan challenging activities for all children and monitor their learning closely.

Children and staff have very good relationships with each other. Parents compliment the way staff care for children and children thoroughly enjoy their time in the setting.”

Lindsey Pollock, Ofsted
April, 2017.

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