The Nursery is divided into two sections, little tots and big tykes.
In each room operates using:
Key worker system
On entering the nursery your child will be allocated a key worker along with a significant second key worker. Your child’s key worker will support you and your child throughout their time at nursery and will complete your child’s individual learning journal. Our key worker system also means that your child’s individual personal needs such as nappy changes will be carried out by his/her key person, if they are unavailable then their significant second will attend to these needs. Your child’s key person is clearly displayed on the Key worker board in the main room.
Parents notice board / Daily Diary
There are parents notice boards in each of the rooms and here you will find lots of current information and notices. We will also regularly issue newsletters so you are kept fully up to date of any changes or new developments.
For the new babies we will also operate daily diaries, another two way communication between home and nursery.
Individual learning journals
Your child’s learning journey starts from birth. Upon entering the nursery we will commence a learning journal, a document used in partnership with parents to record your child’s learning and developmental achievements . The document is updated regularly and tells the story of your child’s time with us. By regularly observing your child during his / her play we can respond to his/her interests, and using these observations and photo’s we can build up the story. You can add to the story too, commenting on your child’s interests/enjoyments at home with family and friends. All this information allows us to ensure our planning is personal to your child’s own needs / interests.
Early Years Foundation Stage.
The Early years Foundation Stage is a new initiative introduced by the Dfes in Sept 2008.
All settings providing care and education for children aged 0 to 5 are required to plan exciting activities and experiences that help children make progress in their development and learning. Young children will already have had a range of different experiences and will have a wide range of skills and interests when they join a setting. This will be the starting point that we can build upon. We will provide a well-planned and resourced environment to enable your child to progress through their learning journey. Practitioners use skillfull observation techniques to identify your child’s current level of development and their interests which enable them to plan individual learning steps for your child.
The setting has adopted a ‘listening’ culture and practitioners are experienced in tuning in to children to identify their needs. Our questioning approach challenges children’s thinking and progresses their learning.
At the end of each month your child’s key worker will report on your child’s learning and development and make recommendation for supporting future learning. This will link in with our planning and offer ideas that you may want to do at home.
Parents information evenings are usually held twice yearly. This gives you opportunity to come along and meet with other parents and have input into the planning and development of the setting. We do appreciate and welcome parent’s comments and ideas which we incorporate into our nursery development plan. Individual parent’s evenings are also held annually which gives you opportunity to chat to your child’s key-worker and discuss your child’s progress.