About our nursery

Minibugs – A happy and caring place for mini people to learn, play and grow.

Minibugs are excited to announce that Ovenden Private Day Nursery is joining the Minibugs Nurseries family.

We are working with the existing nursery team and new additions to the team to revamp our nursery environment and provide staff training and development opportunities to bring the nursery in line with Minibugs Nurseries high standards for quality childcare.

Keep following our website and Facebook page for regular updates on the changes we are making.

WE ARE ACCEPTING CHILDCARE REGISTRATIONS NOW!

Contact the team today:

Telephone: 01422 343 911

Email: [email protected]

Minibugs are committed to providing safe, modern facilities and a nurturing and stimulating Early Years environment for children between the ages of three months and five years.

At Minibugs our mission is simple.

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Putting your mini person first – Our children are at the heart of our nursery, and activities are created based on their interests, thoughts and ideas.

Places to Learn, Play and Grow – Our rooms are full of natural play resources to help your child’s imagination thrive, giving them endless learning opportunities in a calming and happy setting

Children can enjoy outdoor learning and play every day in our fantastic outdoor play and activity areas. We encourage free-flow play and our children to enjoy being creative and adventurous both indoors and outdoors.

Involving you every step of the way…

Parent partnerships are so important to us. Our nursery team will keep you updated on daily activities and observations and work with parents to monitor and evidence your child’s individual learning journey.

Our friendly staff

We only employ staff who understand our childcare philosophy, believe in it themselves and love working with children and supporting them in developing their individual personalities and interests.

Every child has a key person who will be responsible for their care routines, plan activities to extend each child’s skills and knowledge focused on their interest and will be a parent / carers main point of contact at our nursery.

Meet the team

Our nursery staff at Minibugs are committed to providing a happy and caring place for your little one to learn, play and grow.

Our team comprises a blend of highly experienced, and professionally qualified nursery practitioners. All staff are highly skilled in expertly guiding your child through the wonders of learning whilst playing.

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Meet Casey – Nursery Manager

‘I am the Nursery Manager here at Ovenden and I have worked in early years for over 14 years since leaving school. I have early years teacher status and a BA honours degree in early years. I am really passionate about working with babies and young children and I am really looking forward to helping children grow and thrive at Minibugs. The Ovenden nursery team are excited to be providing Halifax with a new day care concept that promises to build the generations of our future. I’m excited to meet all our new children and show them all the fun new learning spaces we have created for their enjoyment.’

 

 

 

Meet Anna – Deputy Nursery Manager

‘My name is Anna. I am the Deputy Manager here at Ovenden. I have worked with children for over 13 years, 7 of these in Early Years. I enjoy being part of children’s development journeys, watching them flourish and grow into individuals. I cant wait to start my Minibugs adventure!’

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Angela – Nursery Practitioner

‘Hello my name is Angela, and I am NVQ level 3 qualified in Childcare and Education and I have worked in the Early Years sector for 28 years. My favourite activity to do with the children is messy play and I love being creative. My hobbies include drawing, painting and walking my dog.’

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Candice – Nursery Practitioner

‘Hi my name is Candice, and I started my childcare journey at the age of 18 and I’ve loved it ever since. In 2018 I qualified as a level 3 practitioner and I’ve learnt so much already. My favourite things to do with the children are messy play and I love watching the children explore through their senses. You can often find me in the creative area surrounded by feathers and glue.’

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Casey – Nursery Practitioner

‘Hi, I’m Casey and a level 3 practitioner and I have been working in childcare since leaving school. I love watching the children learn and grow and getting them ready to transition to school. My favourite activity to do with the children is singing and dancing as it’s such a fun activity to do and the children get so much out of it from learning new movement and how to interact with others.’

 

 

 

 

Meet Sara – Nursery Practitioner

‘Hi my name is Sara, I am a fully qualified level 3 nursery practitioner. I am a busy mother of 4 beautiful children and I am a cake maker in my spare time. I love working with children, its so much fun and every day is different, it is the most rewarding job I can think of.’

 

 

 

 

Meet Beth – Nursery Practitioner

‘Hi, my name is Beth, I am a level 3 practitioner. I started working in childcare in 2019. I really enjoy messy play, going home with a bit of paint or glue on you shows a fun day has been had!’

Meals

Minibugs Ovenden provide all children with a healthy, balanced and nutritious menu with snacks and meals prepared and cooked fresh on site by food safety trained staff.

Our menus change each term and coincide with seasonal changes in fruit and vegetables etc. Cultural and dietary requirements are considered for all meals and snack times and we encourage children to experience foods from different cultures.

The menu works on a 5 week cycle, starting with week 1 the meals go in order from Monday to Friday. Week 2 then starts with week ones Monday meal as the Tuesday meal and so on, as to ensure all children attending get the full range of the menu and are not always eating the same meal in nursery.

Minibugs provide all children with a healthy, balanced, and nutritious menu with snacks and meals prepared and cooked fresh on site by food safety trained staff.

Location

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 – 18:00 (Closed Bank  Holidays and over the Christmas Holidays)

Address:

Minibugs Nurseries
147 Ovenden Road, Ovenden, Halifax, HX3 5SA

Telephone: 01422 343 911

Email: [email protected]