Communication You are more than welcome to talk to our staff regarding any concerns you may have about your child’s time with us. The parent information board in each room enables continuous communication between parents and staff. We also use the Early Years Diary to communicate with you. These allow us to share information with you about your child’s day and also for you to share information with us e.g. your child’s routine, what they enjoy doing at home and what they have been doing at the weekend. Please speak to your child’s key person about their progress. For general information the nursery will provide a termly newsletter and the notice boards in the reception area are for your information. If you have any queries about the day to day running of the nursery please speak to Leanne.
Child Profiles: Your child will be continuously assessed to ensure our curriculum meets their needs and so that their progress can be recorded. We keep a profile for each child. This helps us to celebrate together her/his achievements and to work together to meet your child’s needs for her/his well-being and development.
You can request to see and discuss your child’s profile at any time. Staff and parents working together on children's profiles via the planning slip is one of the ways in which the nursery and parents can work in partnership. You and your child’s key person will collect information about your child’s needs, activities, interests and achievements. This information will enable the key person to identify your child’s stage of progress.
Medicine & Sickness: We ask that you keep your child at home if they have any infections, and to inform us so that staff can alert other parents and make careful observation of any child who seems unwell. If, while in our care, your child develops an infectious illness e.g. chicken-pox you will be asked to collect your child. If your child is infected with head lice you will be notified, and advice on treatments can be given if required. If your child has been vomiting or had diarrhoea you will be asked to keep your child at home until at least 48 hours has elapsed since the last attack. If your child requires antibiotics, we will administer them after the first 48 hours has elapsed. If we administer any medication to your child we will need you to fill out a medication form.
If your child has been sent home with a temperature of over 37.5 it is in our policy’s that you need to keep them off for 24 hours
We do not administer any non-prescribed medication, if a child has long term medical issues that needs regular medication then we would work with the parents to devise a health care plan.
The medication must be given to us in its original box with the name of your child and the dosage to be given on it.
Individual Planning: We plan for your child taking in to account their interest and achievements and we value your input into this individual planning. If you ever wish to see the planning it is on the wall in the play room. Your children will learn through the play activities we plan for them. Play helps babies grow in confidence as they gain important social skills, learning how to interact with both children and adults.