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Abbey Place Day Nursery

Abbey Place Day Nursery was founded in April 1991 and is situated in a quiet location close to Selby Abbey. It is nestled in a leafy, traffic free surroundings between Selby Abbey and Micklegate, the latter providing public car parking to the rear. We provide all meals and snacks which are nutritious and well balanced (the children like them too!). There is a Holiday Club and Out of school club called Abracadabra and the back garden for play is like an oasis in the centre of Selby.

Abbey Fields Day Nursery

Abbey Fields Day Nursery is conveniently located at Selby Business Park. It is purpose built and located adjacent to the A1041 junction with the Selby Bypass. As Abbey Place we provide a hot meal at Lunch and Tea at 4 o'clock with milk at snack time.

The Out of school and Holiday clubs are called Gonzukas at Abbey Fields. It is also one of the few privately run Children’s Day Nurseries in North Yorkshire to be chosen as part of the government’s Neighbourhood Nursery initiative in association with the North Yorkshire Early Years Development & Childcare Partnership, bringing accessible and affordable childcare and wraparound care to parents in the Selby area.

Together with our parents we form a strong partnership that will be a key influence to learning and strong development, which will be vital for confidence building. Both nurseries and out of school clubs provide lively and friendly settings, which strive to offer enjoyable and constructive activities for children.

The spacious activity rooms and peaceful enclosed gardens provide an excellent atmosphere in which children can have fun, make friends, explore and learn about their world. At Abbey Nurseries all of our staff has been selected for their qualifications, experience and particularly their love of caring for children. All members of staff work together as a team.
We all have high expectations and create a stimulating environment where children can develop into loving, caring and responsible individuals.

Great emphasis is placed on encouraging children to achieve their full learning potential through positive praise. High staff to children ratios ensures every child receives the individual attention they deserve. When your child starts the nursery he or she will be assigned a Key Worker who is responsible for a small group of children within the room. The Key Worker system also provides parents with an assigned worker who they can call on and build a relationship with, thus forming a partnership between home and the nursery.

Opening Times

Abbey Fields and Abbey Place:

Opening Times MONDAY TO FRIDAY except Bank Holidays and 1-week closure at Christmas
Full day 7:55am - 6pm (7:30 early start available)
Morning session 7:55am - 1pm (7:30 early start available)
Afternoon session 1pm - 6pm
Before School 8:00am - 8:30am (Includes breakfast and school drop off delivery)
After School 3:15pm - 6pm (includes school collection and tea)

Free Childcare placesGirl
Children are eligible for free nursery care from the first term following their third birthday and may claim up to 15 hours free childcare each week. (Please ask the manager for the details)

Limited 2 year old funding is available.  (Conditions might apply)

(This is subject to change – please ask for details of latest NYCC policy.)

Age of Admittance: Children from 4 months to 11 years.

A sibling discount of 10% applies when a second child attends the same or our other nursery setting.

A monthly discount of 10% applies to the lowest fees if a second child attends Gonzukas. 
Abbey Nurseries close between Christmas and the New Year at no additional charge.

Aims and objectives

Both Nurseries follow the EYFS revised statutory framework for the early year’s foundation stage as approved by the department of education. This is setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

Areas of learning and development

There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years setting. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

These three areas, the prime areas are:

The specific areas of learning and development are:

Please go to the following website to read more about the Revised EYFS:

Children learn more in these vital early years than at any other time and it is important that it is spent happily in a caring and loving atmosphere. At Abbey Nurseries we endeavour to provide experiences and opportunities for each child to develop at their own pace so that when it is time to attend formal school they will do so eagerly and with confidence.

Our main aim is to work together with parents/carers to meet the individual requirements of each child and to provide quality childcare that meets the needs of each child and family.

Please go to the following website to read more about the Revised EYFS:

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