PARENT INFORMATION
Policies and Procedures
The nursery has a number of policies and procedures which guide our practice. These policies and procedures are available in the entrance area for you to view and read at any time and on our website. It is important that you familiarise yourself with these policies and procedures, paying particular attention to the following:-

• Safeguarding
• Health and Safety
• Managing Behaviour

We have a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children who attend our nursery and thus a Legal Obligation to consult with and/or report any Safeguarding concerns or issues relating to any child in our care. It is therefore important that you familiarise yourself with the Safeguarding procedures.

The policies listed above will be discussed with you during your settling in sessions and copies will be provided for you to keep for future reference (email). If you would like to discuss any aspect of the nurseries policies and procedure, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff at your earliest convenience.
What you provide
- Nappies/pull ups
- Wipes
- Any creams
- Beaker/cup
- Spare clothes (labelled)
- Inhalers if required
Fees
The fees shown here are correct as of 1st September 2018.

Registration fee
There is a one-off non refundable registration fee of £40.00 to place your child on the waiting list which is payable on submission of the application form for your child.

Half day (Newborn to 5 years) - £28.00
(7.45am-12.45pm) or (12.45pm-5.45pm)

Full day (Newborn to 5 years) - £45.00
(7.45am to 5.45pm)
Curriculum
From September 2014 the reformed EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) came into practice. There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programme in the early year’s settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:

• Personal, social and emotional development
• Communication and language
• Physical development

We must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:

• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design

The reformed EYFS enforces the importance of the individual child, and their interests, therefore the input of the parent/carer is paramount to their child’s learning.
To find out more about the EYFS, there are some very useful ‘Family Friendly’ websites which will provide you with some much needed information, regarding a full explanation of the EYFS and development of provisions within the nursery setting.

• https://www.foundationyears.org.uk
• https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

The nursery will have use of an online journal recording all the learning and fun of children's early years education called Tapestry. Tapestry enhances this special time, helping practitioners to capture children's experiences as well as monitor development and learning. This unique journal is shared online with parents, who are able to see special moments and view their child's progress. Text, images and videos can be easily uploaded via PC, tablet or our mobile app - anywhere there's an online connection.