Attending the Nursery
The nursery offers a combination of full or part time places to meet the needs of the children and their parents.
Children coming to the nursery for the part-time places attend either:
four morning: 8:30 – 11:30am or
four afternoon: 12:40 – 3:40pm sessions.
Children coming for the extended day places can attend:
8:00am – 1:00pm,
1:00pm – 6:00pm or
8:00am – 6:00pm
on any days for fifty weeks a year.
A list of term dates and dates when the Nursery is closed are available from the office.
Meals and Snacks
The nursery promotes healthy eating. Food is freshly prepared on the premises and complies with dietary and religious requirements.
Starting at the nursery – working closely with you
We seek to make starting at the nursery as comfortable and easy as possible for both children and parents.
Prior to admission, parents are invited to visit the nursery with their child to meet the member of staff who will be their “keyworker”. This means that you have a member of staff with whom you can have direct contact if you need to tell us something particular about your child or if you want to know how your child is getting on during his/her time at the nursery.
When a start date has been confirmed, children are invited for at least two visits, so they can become familiar with the nursery and staff.
The keyworker will visit each child and his/her parents at home before he/she starts at nursery, to fill in an admissions form, learn about the child’s particular interests or discuss and concerns that you as parents may have.
Staff recognise that all children will have their own ways to settle in. Parents and carers are encouraged to discuss their child’s individual routines with the keyworker and to stay with their child for as long as they feel necessary.
Please let us know if anyone different is collecting your child from the nursery. It is a good idea if we can meet them beforehand, or if they can come with a signed letter or agreement from you.
Independence can be encouraged by allowing children to do things for themselves. Parents are advised to send children in older playclothes that are easily managed at the toilet and which allow for free, safe movement on the large climbing equipment.
Aprons are provided but cannot cover everything.
Clothes bags are provided on the child’s coat peg in which we ask you to put a set of named spare clothes including socks, pants, trousers and jumper/tee-shirt.
Parents are also asked that children do not wear jewellery at nursery, for reasons of safety. If there are religious or cultural reasons for wearing jewellery, the potential risks are discussed with parents.
“Provide a wide range of activities that meets all needs. Good parent and key worker communication. Provides a safe place for my child and super care.”
– Parent Feedback June 2016