We believe that good communication between parents and staff is essential and therefore we encourage you to take a close interest in the day-to-day activities of the nursery and to talk to staff whenever you feel you wish to do so. We also have a Parent/Staff Committee which you are free to join.
Before your child starts with us you will be offered the opportunity to settle them with a couple of short visits. During the first visit we ask that you stay with the child. At this time you will be introduced to your child’s Key Worker who will spend time getting to know you both and complete any paperwork. For the second visit, a few days later, we suggest you leave your child with us for about twenty minutes so we can see how they adjust without you - don’t worry, their Key Worker will ensure they are happy and settled! When your child moves to the next room we will again arrange for you to have a visit and meet the staff etc. as each room changes a little.
During the day your child’s KeyWorker will make sure that all the children in their group are stimulated and have plenty of opportunity to try activities new and old. Information will be passed to you at the end of each session to let you know what they have done, how they have been etc. Please feel free to speak to your child’s key worker or any staff member at any time regarding anything at all - if it is important to you it is important to us!
In a named drawstring bag please. No carrier bags. If your child is toilet training please supply plenty of clothes and remember to take any soiled or wet clothing home.
These will be named and kept together in a basket for your child’s use only.
As we tend to spend time outside, even during the colder months, please ensure your child is dressed appropriately, i.e. hats, gloves. We also ask you to supply a pair of slippers, named on the bottom, for indoor use. During the summer months please ensure your child has a sunhat that give proper protection and a named bottle on sun cream for nursery use.
We provide breakfast on request up until 8.30 am. Breakfast consists of weetabix, whole meal toast and honey or porridge served on a rota basis. Milk or water is offered at every mealtime and water is available for children to drink all day. Lunch is home cooked here at nursery and is two courses. There is always a vegetarian option.
We change our menus weekly and seasonally. Should your child require a meal specific to a special diet please see the Manager and this will be arranged for you. We provide a light tea.