About us

Shine Childcare is a family-run private nursery chain created, owned and managed by Graham and Amika Abbott. Shine has four nursery sites based in Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds and Oldham.

We believe in helping children learn through play and we love what we do. Shine Childcare was set up to bring families from all walks of life together to provide the richest environment for growth and development.

Industry Leading Nursery Practitioners

To really stand out from the crowd and ensure we offer the best private nursery care. We hand pick the most dedicated nursery practitioners who have the ability and experience to provide child-focused learning and development.

Our Managers spend the majority of their time training and mentoring staff. This still leaves time for getting very involved in the learning journey of each and every child.

We can only do this by having supernumerary Managers and Deputy Managers at all our sites. That is to say the Managers and Deputy Managers do not directly look after children themselves. They are there to support staff and parents alike and to strive to constantly improve standards in all areas.

By working in harmony with the individual as well as the group, the children are encouraged to develop and learn at their own pace. This provides the best preparation for the eventual move into school.  We pride ourselves on the effort to ensure the most beautiful and engaging surroundings.

Four Unique Locations

We love working with children from all backgrounds. Our nurseries have all got their own unique characteristics and are highly regarded in the areas they are based. These are Newbank House in Oldham, Little Angels in Huddersfield, Tiny Tree in Leeds and Tiny Tree in Halifax. Each site provides full day care together with a Before and After School and Holiday Club.

The Best Path to School

By making sure that our nurseries provide the best possible care, every child leaves us ready for the road through school and beyond. As a result, children are confident self starters, caring and kind. This results in an inquisitive desire to learn more and become the best person they can be

Our Ethos

Learn Through Play

Children learn best through play under the supervision of highly skilled early years practitioners. That’s why we do everything we can to engage and challenge every child that comes to us in the way that best suits them. When every child is treated with respect and compassion, they flourish and grow.

We focus on ensuring that your child develops their skills in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment. Even with our two Outstanding Ofsted reports, we never rest on our laurels – always looking for new ways to improve and develop our care and education and to always do the best by your child.

Our Team

Staff & Key Persons

Each child has their own key person to help them feel at home and to make sure the children learn and grow safely with their nursery friends. Hiring the right people enables us to provide the best environment for your child and many of staff members have graduate and post-graduate qualifications.

With our highly qualified and skilled nursery nurses, as well as a dedicated management team who are always on the lookout for ways to make our services even better, everyone is focused on providing the most rewarding nursery experience for every child. We also continuously work with our staff to develop their skills and knowledge in line with current best practice.

Staff retention is one of our watchwords at Shine Childcare, and our directors, Amika and Graham, are very hands-on, with an open door policy for staff and parents alike. This means that everyone is confident within their roles within the nursery.

Working Together

Parents as Partners

We know that nurseries aren’t just made up of the team that staff them, but also the relationship that the nursery has with the parents. That’s why we actively encourage parents to be part of our work, with regular consultations, newsletters and fully involve parents in our team and our activities

If you need help making up your mind, why not come and visit us for a no obligation look around? We can show you the facilities as well as the smiles and fun that everyone has every day in our nurseries!

Our Team

Our Approach to Inclusive Childcare

At Shine Childcare, we believe strongly in Inclusive Childcare. Every child is unique, with their own personalities, likes, dislikes, quirky behaviour and habits. 

No matter what background, race, culture, belief or ability, all children love to play, develop and learn together. 

We ensure that we are meeting the needs of children as individuals, no matter what. We help children learn through play, using all of their senses with music, art, movement and games.

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