About our nursery

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

Our nursery is co-located next to Wincobank Medical Centre and provides modern facilities and a stimulating and nurturing Early Years environment for children between the ages of three months and five years.

Click here to view our latest Ofsted Report, where we received a rating of GOOD in all areas.

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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.

Our super Minibugs nursery team are all advanced paediatric first aid trained and receive regular safeguarding and early years’ child development training.

Meet the team

Our nursery staff at Minibugs Wincobank comprises a blend of mature, experienced and professionally qualified nursery practitioners and apprentices working towards their qualifications. All staff are skilled in expertly guiding your child through the wonders of learning whilst playing.

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Meet Natalie – Nursery Manager

‘I have been working with children for 16 years now and no 2 days are the same. I have a foundation degree and BA Hons degree both in early years. After these studies I went on to qualify as an early years professional with Huddersfield University.

I have 10 years managerial experience working across a number of childcare settings. Working with children gives me the drive and passion to improve the lives of the families we work with.

I enjoy a challenge and love the variety that working with different families offers. As a new nursery at Wincobank offers a number of different challenges but it promises to be an exciting time, full of hustle and bustle.

I’m excited to meet all our new children and show them all the fun new learning spaces we have created for their enjoyment.

The Wincobank nursery team are excited to be providing Sheffield with a new day care concept that promises to build the generations of our future’

Meet Mia – Deputy Nursery Manager

‘I am Deputy Manager and I also have a level 3 Nursery Practitioner, I have been working in childcare since leaving school. I love interacting with children and I have lots of energy to help support individuals in expanding their learning.’

Meet Becky – 0-2 Room Leader 

‘I have worked with children and young people since leaving college, I furthered my education at university with a degree in education and disability studies. The best thing about my job is watching the children learn and grow throughout the time at nursery and seeing them off to school. I really enjoy creating sensory and messy play opportunities and getting involved within their play to help them learn lots of new things’

Meet Corrinda – Nursery Practitioner

‘I have worked with children since leaving school and am level 3 qualified. I attended university which helped me further my education and increase my understanding of children’s individual needs. Whilst at Minibugs I have worked across all ages and love getting messy and creative with the children, adding sparkle and smiles to everything I do’

Meet Lauren – Nursery Practitioner

‘Hi my name is Lauren and I am a level 3 nursery practitioner who since leaving sixth form and doing my level 2 studies I knew I wanted to work with children and make a difference to their lives. I love watching children grow and flourish through their time at nursery and knowing that I have helped with their development and made a difference, there is no better sense of achievement. I love being involved, getting messy and being silly and helping children expand on their imagination’

Meet Charlotte – Nursery Apprentice 

‘During my time at sixth form I studied several modules within my A level Health and Social Care course, with my favourite being Early Years.

With only studying certain areas within the Early Years sector, I was eager to learn more and more about childcare. This lead to me finishing sixth form to find an apprenticeship in childcare, My favourite thing about working with children is meeting their needs and ensuring they feel happy and content in an environment where they can play and learn in all areas of development.’

Meet Hayley – 2-5 Room Leader

‘I am level 3 qualified and have been working with children for nearly 6 years. I love watching them grow, learn and reach milestones throughout their time at nursery. I also love to dance and teach children at the weekends how to express themselves through moving to music’

Meet Louise – Nursery Practitioner

Hi my name is Louise and I have a Cache Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. I enjoy working with children as I am able to see them develop both emotionally and physically. I love messy and creative activities as the children can use their imagination in any way they would like and create anything they wish.’

 

Meet Saphira – Nursery Practitioner

‘I have worked with children for five years, I gained my level 3 qualification by completing an apprenticeship in Children and Young People workface. I have always loved working with children and watching them grow and seeing their different personalities develop.’

Meet Lisa – Nursery Practitioner / Safeguarding Ambassador

I am a level 4 qualified practitioner and have a passion for extending children’s learning and development, making great bonds with both the child and their families. I am the Safeguarding Ambassador here at Minibugs Wincobank ensuring the safety of our children and their families both inside and outside of the nursery. I also have 2 boys myself who I love spending time with and having family days out’

Meet Daniella – Nursery Practitioner / School Readiness Ambassador

Hi, I am Daniella. I have been working with children professionally for 6 years. I have a Foundation Degree and BA Honours Degree in Children and Young People’s Care and Education, which I studied at university in Leeds. In 2020, I went on to study my Early Years Initial Teacher Training 0-5 years qualification and then qualified with my Early Years Teacher Status Level 6.

I am extremely passionate about providing babies and young children with new and exciting opportunities to support their early years development, especially through messy activities and outdoor activities.

Here at Minibugs Wincobank, I am the School Readiness Ambassador. In my role, I implement fun and exciting activities to support the development of the children’s maths, phonics, literacy, and independency skills in preparation for their all-important and exciting transition to school.

There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the children on the School Readiness Programme learn, grow, and thrive into confident, independent individuals who are ready to take their next step into their educational journey at school.’

Meet Courtney – Nursery Practitioner / School Readiness Ambassador

I have been qualified at level 3 for 4 years and have loved working with children since I was 17, I love to see children grow and their personalities develop. I love to get messy with the children and see their imaginations develop. I am also the school readiness ambassador and work closely with the children and parents to prepare them for their transition to school’

Meet Melissa – Nursery Practitioner / Health and Wellbeing Ambassador

After qualifying as level 3 in children and young peoples workforce I went on to further my skills by working in nurseries. After 6 years working in childcare I have gained a huge amount of skills and knowledge which equips me to successfully support our children and families in all aspects of care, learning and development. I have also taken on the role of health and wellbeing ambassador and support our children to lead healthy lifestyles and cover topics such as feelings, emotions and overall wellbeing’

Meet Olivia – Nursery Apprentice 

‘After completing a placement 3 days per week in year 11, I decided I would like to build my qualification in childcare which lead me in to an apprenticeship. I enjoy messy and creative play and helping children play using their imagination.’

Meet Abby – Nursery Cook

I’ve worked in catering for over 10 years. I enjoy creating new dishes and thinking of new exciting meals for the children. I have a little girl at home and we are always cooking and baking. In my spare time I enjoy walking and looking after our animals. We have 6 horses, 5 tortoises and a cat.’

Meals

Minibugs Wincobank 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.

Minibugs Wincobank are now an approved ‘Start Well Sheffield’ setting.

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.

Location

Opening Hours:

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

Address:

Minibugs Nurseries
203 Tyler St
Sheffield
S9 1DJ

Telephone: 0114 242 5413

Email: [email protected]

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