Childcare at Blue Sky Day Nursery
At Blue Sky, quality of care and learning will be to the highest standards at every stage of your child’s development. To reinforce this, 100% of our team are qualified or working towards a qualification.
We are a 45 place children day nursery situated just outside of York city centre, with direct routes into York. We are open all year round and closed for 1 week between Christmas and new year and bank holidays.
Our opening hours are 7.30 AM – 6 PM, Monday to Friday.
We care for the children in bright, colourful, child-friendly and safe rooms depending on their ages.
There are currently vacancies across all age ranges and we offer 15 hours funding for eligible 2-year-olds and 15 to 30 hours funded childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds childcare, please call 01904 693007 for full information.
Baby Room: Pixies
We call our baby room The Pixies and it is set up to look after babies from 6 weeks old. The pixies have lots of developmentally appropriate activities to engage the children’s early curiosity and imaginations. We have our own sleep room and nappy changing area and our team is always on hand to take your child to the necessary station, whatever the situation!
We can prepare milk and your baby’s meals depending on your personal preferences, their stage of development and level of weaning. We have various manufactured toys as well as many natural resources for the babies to enjoy and explore, helping their sensory and physical development.
Toddler Room: Imps
The Imps is our toddler room.
In the Imps, we start to encourage more independence by helping the children develop their language and communication skills, as well as their physical and emotional strengths with lots of group games, songs, stories and rhymes. The children are encouraged to share and take turns, learning how to cooperate with their friends and practising social skills that will last them a lifetime.
The elves children are our preschoolers, and they spend their days practising hand and eye coordination, numeracy, literacy, concentration, imagination and memory skills all through fun and exciting play activities.
Learning is a natural and seamless experience, and our elves will spend their time learning about themselves, the world around them and their place within it, as well as different cultures and religions in order to become global citizens of the future.
Our Elves children are readied for school life and with love, patience and kindness we prepare them for all the adventures they will experience whilst there.
4 years old – 12 years old
During all school holidays, we have a vibrant kids camp for ages 4 (must have started full-time school) to 12 with activities such as games, arts and craft, baking, and trips out. For members of the Roko Health club, we also have various 90-minute creche sessions during the day.
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During a full day the children will be offered:
● Mid-morning snack
● Mid-afternoon snack
Breakfast is served in the morning until 8:30 and consists of a variety of cereals, diluted fruit juice and toast with butter and or jam.
Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are usually a choice of fruit or vegetable sticks served with rice cakes, breadsticks or crackers.
Lunch is our main meal of the day and is generally a 2-course hot meal served at 11:45 which tries to incorporate portions of our ‘5 a day’ fruit or veg, fibre, carbohydrates and proteins. Followed by a pudding, yoghurt or fruit for dessert.
Tea is at 4 pm and is a light 2-course meal to put the children on until home time. Often consisting of sandwiches, bean on toast, jacket potatoes or quiche with maybe a small slice of cake for dessert.
All our menu is based on the ‘eat well plate’ and is low in fats, salt and sugars. We have a bi-weekly menu that is changed with the seasons four times a year.
Our nurseries always have been and always will be NUT-FREE!