Starting At Our Setting
This page contains some useful information for parents of children who are starting to attend our setting.
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, please see the manager for a copy of this policy.
Firstly we have a lovely uniform for children, should you wish to purchase one, this makes the child feel as though they are a part of the nursery, please see the manager for details. 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.
Any belongings of your child should be clearly marked with the child’s name.
Fees are payable on Monday morning or the first session of the week that your child attends. Full fees are paid at all times including bank holidays when we are open, sickness and your holidays.
For the nursery closure at Christmas fees will be due in full for Christmas eve where applicable and then no fees due until the nursery reopens.
The nursery is open from Monday to Friday. The nursery will close at 1pm on Christmas Eve and reopen in the New Year other bank holidays will be by arrangement only.
If your child is likely to be absent please telephone us as soon as possible.
If your child is still in nappies then you must bring with them a sufficient amount of nappies, wet wipes and a change of clothes.
If your child is being toilet trained then we shall endeavour to support and work together with you to ensure your child confidently gains toileting skills.
Any child with a rash, diarrhoea or any infectious illness should not be brought into the nursery until all symptoms disappear and a doctor advises that they are well. If your child falls ill during nursery time, we will contact you as soon as possible
The nursery provides a nutritious mid-morning, mid afternoon snack and a lunchtime meal, therefore it is not necessary to send extra foods , ie crisps, fizzy drinks etc from home unless for health reasons.
We do not recommend that young children wear items of jewellery for nursery. This is mainly for safety reasons but also to prevent loss or damage.
Occasionally we may wish to take small groups of children on visits, for example to the library or local shops. The children are always accompanied by the appropriate number of staff. Permission will be sought before your child goes on any outing.