Small World Day Nursery & Pre-School, Hatfield

Located in Hatfield and within easy reach of the motorway network, Small World Day Nursery & Pre-School provides high quality, flexible childcare and early years education to families throughout the local community.

As a Partou nursery, we believe in championing the unique needs and interests of every child. That’s why, within our doors, you’ll find exciting environments that stimulate children, improve their confidence and develop their learning.

Facilities

A friendly ‘home from home’ atmosphere complimented by exciting learning environment

Extra-curricular activities including yoga and Kixx football sessions

Healthy and delicious meals from our seasonal menu, freshly prepared at the nursery

Spacious garden with lovely vegetable patch and herb garden for children to explore

Private car-park, making it safe and easy to pick up your little one

Funded Childcare Places Available

The Partou experience

At Partou, the children lead the way. They explore their surroundings and learn about the world they live in, by choosing for themselves which activity they want to join in with next.

Our team are there to care for them and keep them safe. To nurture their emerging abilities and encourage them to seize each fun-packed day. But not to tell them what to do next.

Why? Because when children are allowed to choose their own activities, rather than being told what to do, they naturally choose the activities they’re most interested in. And scientific research has shown that being interested in what they’re doing is the easiest and best way for children to learn.

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Food & nutrition

Creating healthy eating habits for young children stretches far beyond their time with us. It encourages a lifelong positive relationship with food whilst building healthy bodies and healthy minds. Here’s how we encourage healthy eating habits:

  • Rotating menus: Evidence shows regular exposure to foods helps children to develop their taste for them, yet we still want to offer variety. So, we rotate our menus on a three-to-four-week basis, offering the perfect balance between exposing children to new foods yet allowing them to become familiar with flavours.
  • A lunchtime focus: We prioritise lunch as a time where children can enjoy their food. There is a social aspect to all lunches and, where possible, children are encouraged to take an active interest in the food they eat.
  • Fresh food everyday: We serve children fresh food every day and accommodate many different dietary requirements. We have procedures in place to protect children with food allergies and offer different meal options too. If your child has a dietary requirement, simply let us know as part of our registration process and we’ll make sure we meet the needs of your child.

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Nursery fees

Full time
Weekly Rate
Daily
8:00am – 6:00pm
Morning
8:00am – 1:00pm
Afternoon
1:00pm – 6:00pm
£247.25 £51.50 £33.00 £33.00

 

Registration Fee: £75 (Non Refundable)
10% discount off eldest child’s fees for siblings

  • Universal 15 hours free childcare entitlement is available to all 3 and 4 year olds, extending to 30 hours for eligible working families*.
  • 15 hour free childcare entitlement is also available to 2-year-olds subject to availability.

For the latest childcare funding information, please visit our dedicated resource page.

* Please note that free childcare entitlement from the government is only applied to the ‘care’ element of your invoice and does not cover meals which are charged at £4.75 per morning session and £2.50 per afternoon session. Consumables will also be charged at £0.50 per morning session and £0.50 per afternoon session.

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Small World
Day Nursery
& Pre-school

01302 844485

Open Mon - Fri, 8.00am to 6.00pm

Small World Day Nursery, 70 High St, Hatfield, Doncaster DN7 6RY

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What families say?

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Stuart C

5 stars

08 November 2022

As a Grandfather of a child in this nursery, I felt compelled to share my views with everyone. The first thing you notice about this day nursery is the friendly, courteous atmosphere. If you happen to visit whilst the children are playing outside, you can't but notice how happy they all seem under th...

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Gabby R

5 stars

23 December 2023

Excellent setting and staff. Daughter has come on so much in her learning, well cared for by staff.

Marie F

5 stars

23 December 2023

Always brilliant with our boy. He always comes home learning something new and the staff are always enthusiastic.

Eilish K

5 stars

20 December 2023

The staff are so caring, helpful and very positive. There is always an activity to fetch the children along with their learning, as well as fun. My daughter loves coming and is so excited every morning. The food is a perfect way in giving them healthy options.

Abigail C

5 stars

15 November 2023

This nursery is fantastic for my child. The staff are amazing and the setting is so child friendly and appropriate. I wouldn't want to send my child anywhere else. The activities they do are age appropriate and my child learns so much. I would recommend this nursery to anyone.

Kate M

5 stars

15 November 2023

Friendly, caring and welcoming staff. Always greeted with warmth and a smile. Fantastic nursery!

Amy B

5 stars

28 April 2023

Our little one has come on leaps and bounds since starting Small World. The staff are friendly and approachable; I feel comfortable with them, and so does my little one. The meals are innovative and very nutritious. Our little one has started potty training, and the nursery has made it an easy proces...

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Hannah B

5 stars

28 April 2023

My daughter absolutely loves attending nursery. She is thriving and becoming an amazing little girl, all thanks to the care and attention she gets from the staff. I cannot praise them enough; they are fantastic, so caring and patient. The activities they arrange each and every day are so kind and enc...

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Bethany K

5 stars

13 April 2023

After a lot of research, we decided to place our daughter at Small World. We have only been here a short time, but the staff have gone above and beyond for my daughters. Very quick to make her feel welcome, and she loves it. Rooms are well-resourced, and the outdoor area really is the best bit! The s...

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Bronwyn B

5 stars

15 February 2023

My son loves going to this nursery everyday and the staff are fantastic with him. It’s been great from the start and they continue to provide excellent care on a daily basis. Their weekly menu is great and my son eats a variety of healthy snacks and meals every day. The staff are always kind, hel...

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Holly H

4 stars

15 February 2023

I’m really pleased with Small World Day Nursery. My daughter has developed well in her learning and confidence and is happy to go to nursery. The staff are all friendly and my daughter likes them all and loves to see the practitioners even those who no longer teach her age group. I feel well inform...

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karli b

5 stars

15 February 2023

My daughter has attended the nursery for nearly a year now, and she settled in from the off. Everyone is so lovely and welcoming. If I ever have any concerns, I can call the nursery or speak to the staff. Nothing is too much trouble. Five-star nursery in my eyes.

T B

5 stars

28 October 2022

Our daughter absolutely loves attending Small World. It is great to hear from the staff what activities she has been up to each day and to see how she is developing. She arrives smiling and is still smiling when we pick her up. The practitioners genuinely seem to love and care for her and this is ref...

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Rebecca H

5 stars

03 October 2022

My son started at Small World Day Nursery when he was 9-months-old and loves going. We have no tears, and he happily goes in with a big smile. I really like the app they use, and it's nice to see what he's been up to at nursery and what he's eaten. All staff that I have interacted with at the nursery...

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Megan T

5 stars

28 September 2022

Both my children attend Small World and really enjoy going. I have no issues with the staff as they all seem to genuinely care for both of my kids. The staff are always polite and friendly and are always available when I have questions for them. My oldest often comes home telling me she's had a good ...

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Why Partou?

For us at Partou, childcare isn’t just a job, it’s a journey – one where every child leads us in a unique new direction.

As part of the Netherlands’ largest childcare group, we’ve access to world-leading expertise in learning and development, so you can be confident your child will benefit from an experience as unique as they are.

Of course, care is as much about empathy as education, and ours is a child-led approach that emphasises building confidence and curiosity – so that every child in our care has the freedom to flourish.

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Reassurance for you and your little one

Care

Care is an empathic understanding between adult and child; the child trusts because they know they are seen and understood.

Compassion

Kindness is at the core of our approach to care. Boundaries are established through discovery, not discipline.

Continuous learning

We create a listening environment where the learning experience adapts to the needs of the child, not the other way around.

Knowledge hub

Supporting your child’s transition to school

We recognise that starting “big school” can be a worrying time for both you and your child and talking about it certainly helps.

Your child’s key person is always on hand to discuss the transition with you, to guide and support and to help make it as smooth as possible....

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Getting ‘big school’ ready with Partou

At Partou, we know that starting school is a key milestone for children and their family.

There is the element of the unknown as well as the change in routine, environment, and new people to make relationships with and build attachments to. This includes the adults too!

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How to promote sensory development in babies

As adults, we may take our sense of smell or sight for granted, but during the first year of life a baby’s senses have a lot of developing to do.

Promoting sensory development is beneficial during your baby’s first year to help them adapt to the world, as well as supporting both mental...

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