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Thank you for looking after our child for the past 4 years, making his first 4 years very happy. We have always been very pleased with the nursery and would recommend you to other people....
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Our Nursery

Baby Suite

In the new baby suite we are registered for eighteen babies made up of two baby suites. Staff ratio is 1:3. The latest addition to the setting is a purpose built baby room. Children in both rooms are actively encouraged to participate in activities within their environment.

Each child has their own individual routine, this is completed where possible by the child's keyperson. This will include sleep patterns, feeding routine, allergies etc. At the end of each day all parents of children up to 2 yrs of age will take home a 'Daily record sheet'. This informs parents of what their child has done throughout the day, such as sleep, nappy changes, food eaten, and activities taken part in.

Any additional comments can be displayed on these as well such as, needing more nappies/wipes or maybe noticing that your child has a rash or has had a temperature etc. All these comments would be discussed with parents upon collection of their child. All staff having contact with your child each day will be recorded on the record sheet.

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Main Nursery

The main nursery are for children aged between 2yrs and 5yrs of age. We are registered for twenty-two children. Staff ratio is 2-3yrs olds; 1:4 and 3-5yr olds; 1:8. All rooms include a rich variety of child & adult led activities and provision areas to cover all areas of the EYFS. There are also dedicated areas to sleep and quiet areas for your child to rest.

Within both Baby Suites and Main Nursery all children have a "Profile Folder." These are updated regularly by their key-person and can be viewed by parents at any time. These hold vital "milestones" that your children have such as crawling, first steps, using a spoon, drawing with a pencil etc. This means both staff and parents can watch the child’s development and is also a lasting keepsake for years to come! Profile folders are regularly monitored and any concerns we may have would be discussed with the Manager and the child's key-person and then between parents and the key-person/Manager at the earliest convenience.

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Outside Play Area

The outside area is enclosed and is totally covered in soft play surface to minimise accidents. Outside play takes place during both morning and afternoon sessions (unless it is unsafe to do so due to heavy ice). We also play out on the large forecourt with the wheeled toys and other resources such as the parachute, sand, water etc. The children are actively encouraged to bring indoor resources outside to help with all areas of development. Again all age groups are encouraged to go outside.

Lots of outdoor equipment is available which allows your little one to take part in physical play and outdoor games, all very exciting and challenging for children. We ask all parents to provide sun hats and sun cream in the warm weather. Health and Safety regulations state that if your little one doesn't have sun cream available then he/she will not be allowed to have contact with the sun without protection. Therefore we will arrange an indoor activity for your child to enjoy. In the cold weather we also ask parents to provide a warm coat, hat, scarf, gloves and boots/wellies. (These items are not seasonal and parents should be aware of the change in weather to allow for different types of outdoor clothing.) This is to ensure that unless the weather is really severe all children get the opportunity to play outside. We also use the walkodile.

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Walkodile

When your child reaches the age of three he/she will, with parental consent go on walks in to the community with the aid of the walkodile. (Please see the Manager for further details of the Walkodile.) This keeps the risk of road safety to a minimum and therefore ensures going out is a pleasurable experience for children and staff. We also have pushchairs for children under 3yrs old.

The Walkodile allows walks with young children to be managed more effectively by early years staff. It also creates better learning opportunities for children and peace of mind for adults. You can read more about the Walkodile system by visiting the official website.