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About our nurseries

We took ownership of The Counting House at Birstall in August 2006, giving up our full-time jobs to throw ourselves into running our own business, with a view to building a strong and well-recognised reputation for high quality childcare.

The open-plan former Zion Chapel is an excellent building for childcare, lots of space and light and gives easy access to toys & resources for the children at all times.

Since those early days the business has gone from strength to strength, which led to us opening The Counting House at Heckmondwike in February 2008. Formerly known as New Royals Private Day Nursery the setting was in desperate need of some investment, some rejuvenation and a boost in morale for the staff. In simple terms we have ‘gutted’ the building and significantly modernised and re-decorated to create a fantastic looking nursery, inside & out, to meet the needs of all our children.

March 2015 saw us take ownership of our third nursery and embark upon the challenge of transforming the former Kiddiwinks nursery. We immediately began a large scale renovation programme as well as completely re-branding the nursery to become ‘The Counting House High Street.’

In fact the building used to be the old Birstall Youth Club and it now lends itself very well to being a children’s day nursery, with large spacious rooms throughout and access to ample outdoor space. Set over two floors this allows us the added facility of providing a before and after school club in a self contained part of the building, separate to the nursery.

All our nurseries are members of the National Day Nurseries Association.

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Our Nurseries - Inside

We have created a warm, welcoming, safe and stimulating environment inside all of our nurseries. Your child will enjoy rich learning environments with a strong focus on play.

Children are encouraged to explore and be curious and the play based curriculum is inspired by the National Early Years Framework (EYFS) aiming to help all children feel safe; adopt healthy lifestyles; achieve and enjoy; make a positive contribution and develop skills for the future.

Each nursery has spacious, well-equipped play rooms which have all undergone recent refurbishment. This includes providing high quality resources made from natural materials wherever possible. Ranging from soft play areas, numeracy and literacy facilities to arts & crafts and role-play areas.

In all the nurseries we have separate rooms for babies (0-2 years), toddlers (2-3 years) and pre-school children (3-5 years). Ensuring that they are able to spend lots of quality time with children of a similar age.

Experienced practitioners will guide your child on their learning journey and a key person will always keep you informed and involved.



Our Nurseries - Outside

We believe strongly in allowing children the opportunity to play, work and interact as much as possible with the outdoors.

Therefore we have a policy of allowing sessions of Continuous Outdoor Play. This is a time when children can come and go inside or outside as they please, of course under supervision of our Nursery staff at all times.

Therefore children go outdoors every day and activities take place in all weathers. The outdoor areas in each of our nurseries have been specially designed and imaginatively resourced with physical activity resources, vegetable beds, dens, Wendy houses, sand pits and natural areas.

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The Counting House
120 Smithies Moor Lane
Birstall, Batley
West Yorkshire WF17 9AN

01924 422805

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The Counting House
15 Market Street
West Yorkshire WF16 0JY

 01924 405995

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High Street

The Counting House
Nelson House, High Street
Birstall, Batley
West Yorkshire WF17 9RG

01924 473210

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