Our Nursery

Opening Hours

38 weeks per year

Term Time Only

5 days a week

Monday – Friday

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8.45am - 3.20pm

Mornings: 8.45 – 11.45am
Afternoons: 12.20 – 15.20pm

Lunch: 11.45am – 12.20pm

Ages 2 - 5 years

Working together for your children

In our setting we maintain the ratio of adults to children in the setting that is set through the Welfare Requirements.

This helps us to:

  • give time and attention to each child;
  • talk with the children about their interests and activities;
  • help children to experience and benefit from the activities we provide; and
  • allow the children to explore and be adventurous in safety.

Parents

Parents are regarded as members of our setting who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:

  • valued and respected;
  • kept informed;
  • consulted;
  • involved; and
  • included at all levels.

Our setting recognises parents as the first and most important educators of their children.  All of the staff see themselves as partners with parents in providing care and education for their child.

There are many ways in which parents take part in making the setting a welcoming and stimulating place for children and parents, such as:

  • exchanging knowledge about their children’s needs, activities, interests and progress with the staff by using our FAMLY app.
  • helping at sessions of the setting;
  • sharing their own special interests with the children;
  • helping to provide, make and look after the equipment and materials used in the children’s play activities;
  • taking part in events and informal discussions about the activities and curriculum provided by the setting;
  • joining in community activities in which the setting takes part; and
  • building friendships with other parents in the setting.

Key Persons and Your Child

Our setting uses a key person approach. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. Your child’s key person will be the person who works with you to make sure that what we provide is right for your child’s particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at the setting, she/he will help your child to settle and throughout your child’s time at the setting, she/he will help your child to benefit from the setting’s activities.

Starting at our Nursery

The First Days

We want your child to feel happy and safe with us. To make sure that this is the case, the staff will work with you to decide on how to help your child to settle into the setting. The setting has a policy about helping children to settle into the setting:  a copy is enclosed in the policy folder.

Clothing

We have a uniform of sweatshirts (£10.00) and t-shirts (£8.00) which are available to purchase.

We provide protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities.

We encourage children to gain the skills that help them to be independent and look after themselves. These include taking themselves to the toilet and taking off, and putting on, outdoor clothes. Clothing that is easy for them to manage will help them to do this.

We hope that you and your child enjoy being members of our setting and that you both find taking part in our activities interesting and stimulating. The staff are always ready and willing to talk with you about your ideas, views or questions.

Collection Time

Access to nursery is via the school’s side entrance (wooden gate).  This gate will be locked 10 minutes after the start of a session.  There is a bell on the gate.  Staff must be informed who will be collecting your child if it differs from the norm.  In an emergency, contact by phone or via the FAMILY app, must be made to advise different arrangements for collection.  These rules are for the security and safety of your child.  For further information, please see the Nursery’s Procedure for Uncollected Children.