Pre-School Nursery
Pre-School Nursery
Pre-School Nursery
Pre-School Nursery
Pre-School Nursery
Pre-School Nursery



"We want all the children to be valued and respected equally"


Ravensthorpe Community Childcare aims to provide a high standard of individual and group care. Children are supported in various ways; by good role modelling, interaction, scaffolding, observation and assessment. We focus on meaningful activities to support children’s learning development. The setting is registered with OFSTED and the Pre-School Learning Alliance.



Welcome to the Ravensthorpe community childcare Nursery website. Our website offers you an insight into our amazing Ofsted Outstanding setting and the opportunities we offer our young learners. 

We are staffed with 12 qualified childcare practitioners who provide the highest quality learning experiences for children who attend Ravensthorpe community childcare.

If you would like to know more about our nursery, please ring 01924 978910.  Or request a ring back; our staff speak several languages including English, Punjabi, Urdu, Gujarati, and Pashto.



   We aim:

To ensure that all learners benefit from a rich, broad, balanced Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with lots of opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through play.

Children’s early development and learning is viewed as holistic in nature and all 7 Areas of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage are complementary and stand together. These will be central to our work.

To enrich the curriculum with extensive use of the environment.

To give responsibility to learners and develop their self-confidence by contributing to the community.

To build an ethos marked by a welcoming, friendly, bright and lively, happy place where learners feel secure. 

To be an inclusive setting and to put into place the practice in all aspects of our work that ensures that all learners are given equality of opportunity and treated fairly.

To promote and achieve high standards for all by providing teaching and learning of the highest quality.

To treat learners as individuals and to differentiate teaching and learning to take account of their individual and special needs.

To provide outstanding provision to meet learners’ physical, mental, social, spiritual, moral, and cultural needs.

To provide outstanding provision to meet learners’ care, health, and safety needs.





If you are interested in joining us and want to find out more, contact us to arrange a visit.




We believe the Early Years Foundation Stage is crucial. It is our intent that the children "grow strong roots" pyhsically, verbally, cognitively, and emotionally whilst developing a love for lifelong learning. We are passionate in allowing children to achieve their full potential with the use of learning sheets to identify each interest and next steps which further enables independent growth and development.

Children in our Nursery follow the EYFS Curriculum, which has seven main areas of learning - 

The teaching of these areas of learning is practical and playful with support and challenge from adults in Key Group Sessions, small group sessions and working with individuals. There is a combination of adult led and child led sessions as well as a wealth  of stimulating continuous provision opportunities.

The Prime Areas:

  1) Communication and Language



  2) Personal, Social and Emotional Development  



        3) Physical Development         





The Specific Areas:

      4) Literacy     


   5) Mathematics    


      6) Understanding the World   


 7) Expressive Arts & Design


      8) Explore different materials and textures



Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning

  We strive to provide opportunities and encouragement which develop these
  skills to enable our children to draw upon them throughout their life.

  Alongside the Prime and Specific Areas, the EYFS Curriculum focusses on the
  way’s children learn, the skills they will need to be successful lifelong
  learners. These characteristics are separated into three areas:

 Playing and exploring - engagement
   Finding out and exploring
   Playing with what they know
   Being willing to have a go
 Active Learning - motivation
   Being involved and concentrating
   Keeping trying
   Enjoying achieving what they set out to do.
 Creating and thinking critically -   thinking
   Having their own ideas
   Making links
   Choosing ways to do things.





Raventhorpe community childcare use TAPESTRY - an easy going and secure online learning journal which allows staff and families to celebrate their childrens learning and development. 

 Tapestry builds a very special record of a child's experiences, development, and early year's learning journey. The online journal can tell the story of   each childs growth and development through photos, observations, diary entries and our early year's practitioners. Tapestry then works seamlessly to   enable these memories to be kept as permanent record of every childs unique journey. 

 All information held in the platform is stored securely and can be downloaded and shared as required. Parents are able to view their childs progress and how much fun they're having via online. 


staff team




       Nursery Opening Times - We operate from Monday to Friday

         8.45am to 11.45am 

        11.45am to 12.30pm lunch club

        12.30pm to 15.30pm


     We provide snack for morning and afternoon sessions

     we are term time only.





We have been Ofsted Outstanding THREE times since the past 12 YEARS.  



         Ravensthorpe Community Childcare  

       24 Garden Street, Dewsbury, WF13 3AR




The quality and standards of the early year’s provision

This inspection: Outstanding 1

Previous inspection: Outstanding 1

The quality of education: Outstanding

Behaviour and attitudes: Outstanding

 Personal development: Outstanding

Leadership and management: Outstanding

Overall effectiveness at previous inspection: Outstanding

Summary of key findings:

This provision is Outstanding


Teaching is outstanding. Staff make excellent use of accurate assessments of Children's progress to plan the next steps in their learning. Children thrive in this stimulating childcare and make excellent progress from their individual starting points.



 Our Ofsted Report  https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50191169

We run a HAF provision in the holidays for children on free school meals. 

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Service Users Testimonials......


" Staff are nice and find it easy to communicate as English is a second language. My son has settled very well. "



" The nursey overall is very good, my daughter's development has improved a lot she has picked up a lot of English since she has started nursery she speaks English at home to everyone and has attempted to write her name at home. Staff are very good and helpful. Her key worker is brilliant and has done a great job in supporting my daughter achieve her targets "



" My daughter enjoys coming to nursery she talks about nursery at home. The staff are helpful and friendly; she has been given extra support with homework. "



" The nursery is very good; the staff are very pleasant and friendly. My child enjoys coming to nursery and talks about nursery at home. She has started to write her name and is able to recite her numbers to 10 she has imporved alot since she has started nursery "



" Staff have extremely high expectations for children's learning. The curriculum is meticulously planned and sequenced so that all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, make excellent progress across all areas of learning "

Ofsted 2020

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Policy Statement


Ravensthorpe Community Childcare

The Welfare Requirements
These Policy and Procedure have been developed in accordance with section 3.8 (The statutory Framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage) and incorporating the EYFS themes and commitments.
We have the following policy and procedures;
Safeguarding children
  • Safeguarding overarching policy.
  • Children’s rights and entitlements.
  • Safeguarding children and child protection.
  • Looked after children.
  • Information sharing.
  • Uncollected child.
  • Missing child.
  • Supervision of children on outings and visits.
  • Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises.
Equality of opportunity.
  • Valuing diversity and promoting equality.
  • Supporting children with special educational needs.
  • Achieving positive behaviour.
Information and complaints
  • Making a complaint.
  • Allegations.
  • Admissions.
  • Confidentiality and clients’ access to records.
Promoting health and hygiene
  • Animals in the setting.
  • Administering medicines.
  • Promoting health and hygiene.
  • Nappy changing.
  • No-smoking.
  • Food and drink.
  • First aid
  • Employment and staffing.
  • Indication of staff, volunteers and managers.
  • Students.
Health and safety
  • Risk assessments.
  • Health and safety general standards.
  • Fire safety and emergency evacuation.
  • Recording and reporting.
  • Food hygiene.
  • Admissions.
  • Application to join.
  • Fire safety and emergency evacuation.
  • Registration.
Child care practice.
  • Prospectus.
  • The role of the key person.
  • Parental involvement.
  • Working in partnership with other agencies.
Record keeping
  • Children’s records.
  • Provider records.
  • Policy statements.
All policies and procedures are available for parents to view and are displayed in our comfortable waiting area.
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Nursery contact details


Ravensthorpe Community Childcare 

24 Garden Street Ravensthorpe


WF13 3AR


Contact Manager:

Safeena Ahmad 

01924 510030 / 01924 978910

Nursery Mobile: 07862318857

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