We are open Monday to Friday 51 weeks of the year from 8am to 6pm excluding bank holidays
Please visit the parent pack section of the website and print off the pdf application form. Then return this to us in person or via post. Alternatively, call us for an application form or visit us in person where a member of our staff will be happy to show you around.
Yes, we advise you to register your interest as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as we are often full to capacity although this is of course ever changing.
We provide 15 hours of free childcare for 3-4 year olds under the national government childcare scheme.Please contact us for more information.
Every child is different and some require short visits with parents, while others want to explore on their own on their first visit. We will accomodate each child individually to enable each child to settle as quickly as possible. Settling at nursery is often more worrying for parents than children, to help make the experience as stress free as possible for both the parent and child we offer lots of opportuniites to ask questions before you leave and to stay and play with your child in the setting.
We ask that parents provide nappies, wipes, creams and baby formulas. It is also advised that you provide any comforters your child may need such as blankets, dummies or favourite teddy. In the winter please dress your child appropriately for the cold weather- a warm coat and hat plus weather proof shoes. In the summer please provide sun cream and a sun hat.
We are happy to administor any prescitpion medication at nursery on the condition that the parent completes the medication a medication administration form and that your child appears well enough to attend. All medication must be labelled with your childs name, the dosage required and the date it was prescribed.More information on our medication policy can be found in the initial information pack.
We provide a list of illnesses and exclusion periods in our policies and procedures which can be requested anytime. A few of the most common illnesses are as follows: Temperature above 38 degress- 24 hours or until temperature returns to normal without the need for medication. Loose nappies, diarrhea or vomiting - 24 hours or until toileting returns to normal. conguntivitus- 24 hours after drops have been administered. If your child develops any of these symptoms within the setting we will contact you immediately.
All staff are trained in pediatric first aid and should your child have a minor accident we will endavour to comfort your child and tend to the wound appropriately. On collection of your child you will be required to complete an accident form which we keep on record within the premises and they can be requested at anytime. For more serious accidents, the parents are contacted immediately and in extreme cases this could also involve calling the support of a paramedic. If the child has an accident at home which has resulted in physical injury we request that you inform the staff on arrival at nursery and also complete an existing injuries form.
We adopt a flexible sleep policy where your child is free to sleep whenever they choose. If they happen to miss a meal time we ensure their meal is provided for them once the awake. All sleep times will be documented in their daily diary.
All staff are aware of the importance of safeguaring children and have had relevent training. Each member of staff is required to undergo an enhanced criminal records bureau check to prior to employment.If we deem a child is at risk we are duty bound to contact the local childrens safeguarding board to raise our concern.All parents are free to view our safegaurding policies at anytime.
Our premises are extremely secure and we have installed code only entry doors and operate a password protected collection service whereby, if anyone other than the parent is collecting the child a pre-arranged password is required.
Yes, we provide a healthy, balanced menu that meet all dietary and cultural requirements. Please visit the healthy eating section our website for more information.
Yes, we follow the early years foundation stage curriculum for 0-5 year olds ensuring your childs learning covers all areas of development.We believe in 'making learning fun' and encourage staff to follow the curriculum in creative and interesting ways
Yes, we are inspected by OFSTED and recently gained OUTSTANDING in all 17 areas at our Rectory Kindergarten,Burlsem setting. We have yet to be inspected at the Manor House, Knutton setting but aim to achieve the same high standards throughout.Please visit the OFSTED report link for more details.
We accept payment via a variety of methods that best suits you although it is preferable if you can pay in advance by cheque or standing order.