Information

OPENING TIMES

8.00am to 5.50pm Monday to Friday

It is important that these times are adhered to as our liability insurance is valid between these times only.

51 weeks of the year – This year (2017) we will closed at 1pm on Friday 22nd Dec and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2018.

We operate an open door policy. If you have any concerns regarding your child or the running of the nursery we will always be available to speak to you.  The manager is available to come to your home to discuss concerns if work or childcare commitments make it difficult for you to come to the nursery between 8am – 5.50pm.

The nursery operates a NO SMOKING policy.

Full-time:               8.00 am – 6.00 pm
Part-time:             Minimum 3 sessions
Mornings:             Between 8am – 1pm
Afternoons:         Between 1pm – 6.00 pm

Our menus are varied and wholesome and include provision for vegetarian and other dietary requirements.  Breakfast is available for children who arrive before 8.30am.

A mid-morning snack, two-course lunch and high tea will be provided each day.  The menu is planned on a four-week rota and is displayed on the parent’s notice board in the lobby.

“Children are happy, secure and thoroughly enjoy their time at the nursery. They arrive happy, pleased to see staff and their friends…”
Ofsted report 2009

SICKNESS

Please inform us by 10am if your child is going to be absent.  If your child falls ill or has an accident during the day, you will be contacted immediately.  If we cannot contact you, we will contact the person listed as your emergency contact.

There is always a qualified First Aider on duty at all times.

Staff can give antibiotics providing your child is well enough to attend nursery.  Parents must sign the medicine sheet on a daily basis.

As a parent/guardian you are expected to make arrangements for your child to be collected as soon as possible should your child fall ill during the day.

The proprietor reserves the right to arrange for a child to be transported to hospital in an emergency.

A child suffering from an illness likely to be infectious will not be admitted to the nursery e.g. vomiting, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, high fevers, and should not be returned to nursery until they are clear for 48 hours.  This is in the best interest of all concerned.

After an illness, for your child’s well being, please do not return them to nursery until they are fully recovered.

ATTENDANCIES AND ABSENCES

All children should attend regularly on the days arranged.  It is not possible to switch days except on a permanent basis.  Notice should be given in advance of absence for holidays or appointments.

It will be presumed that any child, who is absent for more than one week without notification, is relinquishing their place to a child on the waiting list.

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Please provide the following items all of which should be labelled; one complete change of clothing including extra under garments; gloves and a hat in winter; a canvas or cotton plimsoll bag (no rucksacks please).  During the summer months please provide a sun hat and one bottle of sun block. Nappies, nappy bags, wipes and cream (all labelled with your child’s name) should be provided on a daily basis.

Please discourage your child from bringing toys (apart from comforters), money, jewellery or other valuables to the nursery, as we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to any article whatsoever.

PUNCTUALITY

We request that you collect your child no later than 5.50pm as this allows time to prepare your child for going home and for staff to provide daily feedback about your child’s day; we have to vacate the premises by 6.00pm.  Where possible please try and let us know if you are going to be late in collecting your child.  An overtime rate of £10.00 will be charged for every 15 minutes you are late, this applies to late collection at 1pm and after our closing time of 6pm.

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