Making use of full day care services can be a costly undertaking, but we endeavour to ease the burden, for instance, we will not charge you for bank holidays. Additionally, we participate in a number of different schemes that can make life easier.

Supported Schemes:

Play as you learn!

Play is one of the main ways in which children learn. It helps to build self worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and to feel good about themselves. Because it’s fun, children often become very absorbed in what they are doing. In turn, this helps them develop the ability to concentrate. Providing children with a range of playthings will help them learn in a number of ways.

It's important that learning is fun at this age. It needs to be about doing things with them that they like. They might find unusual ways of doing things - for a toddler, building blocks aren't just for making towers, and paint can be used without a brush! Show them how things work, but if they want to experiment, let them.

It's also good to talk to them a lot, about everyday things while you are cooking or cleaning. This will give you a chance to teach them how things work and they will be able to ask you questions. Get ready for lots of “why’s?”

Best for your kids!

At Hipswell Village Kindergarten we value the importance of education and you can depend on our highly-trained team of staff to guide the development of your child during their early years.

We offer funded places to 2,3 and 4 year old children who are eligible for the universal 15 hours or the 30 hours extended entitlement.


The nursery has an experienced Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and several Designated Child Protection Officers within the setting. The experience and knowledge of the management team has been of vital importance in accelerating the professional development of the staff.

Healthy Food

Nutrition is of vital importance to children in the early years because the energy it provides enables them to maintain concentration during educational activities. Hipswell Village Kindergarten will serve them meals that help them to be attentive between naps.


Hipswell Kindergarten loves events as you will soon discover! Many wonderful events are planned for the school year, and now more than ever, we need the help of our whole community!

There are many events to choose from and none of them can be done alone. We hope you will consider not only attending but being a valuable volunteer.


Providing high quality planned experiences for children’s play is an important way for adults to support children’s learning that is both enjoyable and challenging. When children play, they are learning at the highest level.

Activities Improve Mind

Brain development shows a child’s increasing ability to understand his or her environment. As children grow and develop, they will learn many new things and begin to solve problems in their daily life. At Hipswell Kindergarten we encourage activities ensuring a healthy