I’m Emilia Olkowska, the Director and owner of Sherwood Green Nursery. I am a mother to three boys. In 2017 I was pregnant with my second child and was struggling to find childcare for my one year old that suited my required times and needs of childcare. As a parent myself and speaking to many other parents I fully understood the needs of parents and children and soon realised that there was a gap in high quality childcare that’s flexible, affordable and delivered with the highest of standards. During my second pregnancy, me and my husband found a building that was previously used as a GP surgery and we started our work on it immediately.
Within 5 months we opened our doors and by then I had given birth to my second son and enrolled both my kids into my nursery and started my early years journey as a director. My passion to childcare grew from strength to strength and I enrolled into courses where I then achieved my formal qualifications within childcare and management. I aimed to deliver the same level of childcare and love to all the children at Sherwood Green as I do to my own children.
Situated on the border between Leeds and Bradford, Sherwood Green is a unique provision, dedicated to offering exceptional learning experiences for those aged one month to five years.
Sherwood Green Nursery is committed to delivering excellence in Early Years care and education and is striving to become the number one leading Early Years provider in the UK. We are passionate and firm believers in providing a safe, stimulating environment to holistically support each child to achieve, thrive, and exceed their expectations.
A joyful atmosphere and calm, yet stimulating environment, resonates throughout the provision – fully equipped with the highest standard of furnishings and high-quality resources. The exhilarating outdoor environment has been created to connect the children to the world around them, whilst developing their physical skills.
Our aim is to ensure that children depart from our care equipped with the necessary skills to communicate effectively, a sense of confidence in their ability to learn, and a robust foundation of cultural capital knowledge that will aid them in transitioning to the next stage of their lives, all while being content and fulfilled.
On February 5th 2019, the provision was awarded the grade of ‘GOOD’ by OFSTED following their inspection. This is huge achievement and demonstrates the care and time we have taken to drive the provision to success. This would not have been possible without the support and effort from the phenomenal staff and their drive for excellency and success. From the inception of the provision in 2017, the centre has strived towards developing and enhancing the care we provide, and this is demonstrated by the accolades we have received as an award-winning nursery.