Occupation Lane, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 9RL

Tel: 01422 244471 Email:  admin@whitehillacademy.org

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Nursery Admissions (click here)
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Welcome to Nursery!

We would like to welcome you to Whitehill Community Academy and our Nursery unit! We look forward to working with both you and your child.  We operate on open door policy and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.

Whitehill Community Academy’s nursery is purpose built and was recently fortunate to obtain a grant from DfE to expand allowing us to offer 30 Hour Free Childcare places. We are rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and provide quality childcare for children aged 3 to 4.

We deliver the best childcare and education to the children by ensuring that all our nursery staff have in-depth knowledge and understanding gained through continuing professional development in education and higher-level qualification training.  We have a team of long servicing staff, who have a range of childcare qualifications ranging from Nursery Nurse to Qualified Teachers Status. Our experienced energetic highly qualified established staff team will make your child’s day at nursery fun and educational.

We pride ourselves on providing a safe, exciting and enjoyable nursery where children thrive as they learn. We have created a wonderful environment that is innovative, stimulating and inspiring for children and staff alike.

Come and see our large, bright rooms where your child has room to play and explore, making new friends with our experienced long-term staff team. We have a fantastic location and facilities, allowing continuous access to our extensive outside areas.  Our spacious rooms are bright, well-resourced and specially designed to promote learning and development within a nurturing and stimulating environment.

Session Times:
8:30am – 2:30pm
8:30am – 11:30am
11:30am - 2:30pm (Wednesdays only)

Extra sessions can be paid for at the cost of £13.30 per half day session (subject to availability)

The nursery is open for 36 weeks of the year and operates from 8:30am - 2:30pm Monday to Friday. We provide morning and all day nursery sessions for both 15 and 30 hour funded places.

Booking patterns will always be arranged to fit around parents’ needs for their child (subject to availability).  If you need wrap around care outside of our core hours, we have spaces available for breakfast club and after school club in the Extended School - The Zone (click here).

2022/23 Wrap Around Care Costs:

Breakfast Club 7am – 8:30am     ​     Cost of £6.63 per day
Breakfast Club 8am – 8:30am          Cost of £2.21 per day   
After School Club 2:30pm – 4pm     Cost of £6.63 per day
After School Club 2:30pm – 5pm     Cost of £11:05 per day
After School Club 2:30pm – 6pm     Cost of £15.47 per day

Children who attend our Nursery within the Calderdale Reception admissions window (18th November - 15th January) will receive higher priority for our Reception intake for the following September, should we become oversubscribed!

Meet the Nursery Team:

Deborah Kidd
Nursery: Nursery Nurse

Mrs Lauren Davis
Nursery: Nursery Nurse

Mrs Jacqueline Young
Nursery: Nursery Nurse

Mrs Katie Haslem
Nursery: Nursery Nurse

Mrs Kayleigh Fossett
Nursery: Nursery Nurse

Miss Lara Mucha
Nursery: Class Teacher