We aim to make each day your child spends at nursery a fun, enjoyable and educational experience. We provide a wide range of appropriate activities and experiences both inside in the nursery rooms, in the soft play rooms and outside in our well equipped gardens.
Each of the nurseries has a flexible routine suitable for the children’s age and stage of development. The daily routines may change in line with the children’s needs.
For the younger children in our care we work closely in partnership with parents to plan individual routines which mirror home life as much as possible and provide consistency of care.
Mealtimes are a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Children are encouraged to develop good eating habits, increase their self-help skills and develop socially.
We provide a well-balanced, varied and nutritious diet. Your child’s individual dietary needs will be discussed with you and an appropriate menu provided if necessary.
Fresh food is prepared and cooked in our on-site kitchens. A nutritious snack is provided in the morning, a main meal at lunch time and a light tea in the afternoon.
Our Menus have been designed using the guidelines from the ‘Eat Better, Start Better’ Campaign:.
Sleep and Rest
Throughout their time at nursery your child will be given the opportunity to rest and sleep. Your child’s individual rest and sleep patterns will be discussed and agreed with you and, as far as possible, met within the daily routine.
We recognise that your child will have individual needs when being settled to sleep and would ask you to bring comfort items, such as blankets or toys from home if that helps them to settle.
Learning & Development
Children’s care, learning and development is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. This is a framework for all OFSTED registered early years’ settings, for children from birth to five years.
In line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) we support children’s learning and development in the three prime areas of learning:
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
and the 4 specific areas of learning:
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
For more information on the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework please visit www.direct.gov.uk/eyfs.
Observations and Developmental Records
Your child’s Key Person regularly observes your child to help them to monitor their progress and ensure that the activities we provide meet their individual needs and help them to progress.
Your child’s Key Person will be responsible for keeping developmental records, which also helps them to monitor your child’s progress. These records are shared with you and are available for you to see at any time.
These records are also used to provide information for your child’s transition record when they move to a new setting or on to school.
We provide you with a written summary of your child’s developmental progress throughout their time with us.