By debbiew, Aug 28 2018 09:33AM
Autumn term begins on Tuesday September 4th.
During opening hours
Mon & Tues. 8.15am - 2.45pm
Wed. 8.15am - 12.45 pm
Thurs & Fri. 8.15am - 2.45pm
Autumn term begins on Tuesday September 4th.
We are changing our hours of operation from September 4th 2018.
The revised hours are as follows for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8 am - 8.45 am Breakfast Club
8.45 - 11.45 am Morning session.
8.45 - 12.45 pm Morning session including lunch.
11.45 - 2.45 pm Afternoon session
8.45 - 2.45 pm full day
We are unable to offer an afternoon session or full day on Wednesdays so the above applies until 12.45 pm.
Our policy requires parents to let us know if your child is not attending nursery and why they are not attending nursery i.e illness, day out, holiday etc....
To make this is as easy as possible for you we have given you several options to enable you to communicate absences with us.
You can phone the hall from 7.30am to let us know. 01428 683251
You can phone and leave a message or text our mobile HOTLINE 07957 097049
You can email [email protected]
If we haven't heard from you by 10am then we will contact you.
The Nursery Team
We wanted to share the results of a new survey from the Child Accident Prevention Trust. The survey has found that three in four parents with children under 5 mistakenly believe that child safety caps make medicines and toxic cleaning products child-proof. While they slow children down and can prevent most from opening them, some three and four-year-olds can open them in seconds.
The survey also revealed that less than a quarter of parents keep cleaning products or medicines safely locked away.
Every day 70 under 5s are rushed to A&E with suspected poisoning and 15 are admitted to hospital, with medicines and cleaning products being the most common cause.
Don't wait until you're certain. If you are worried about a child or need advice, contact our free 24/7 adult helpline on 0808 800 5000, [email protected] or text 88858.
in a number of ways......
As a community based, voluntary managed setting, we depend on the good will of parents and their involvement to keep going. Membership of the setting carries expectations on parents for their support and commitment. Here are some ways you can get involved.
STAY AND PLAY
We are introducing a dated rota which parents can sign if you would like to help at a particular session or sessions of the setting. Helping at the session enables you to see what the day-to-day life of the nursery is like and to join in helping children to get the best out of their activities. Parents who have participated in these sessions have commented about how beneficial it was in understanding how the nursery is run, and feedback was very positive. Parents learned more about their children than anticipated!
Joining the rota is not the only means of taking part in the life of the setting. Parents can offer to take part in a session by sharing your own interests and skills with the children. We have had nurses, midwives, musicians, teachers and a florist sharing their skills with the children.
TOY WASHING/ WASHING DRESSING UP CLOTHES
Another way you can help is to stay and help by washing a box of toys or taking a box home. You can run most toys through the dish washer which also helps get rid of germs because they are washed in hotter water. If you feel you could help in this way, please speak to Debbie. Dressing up clothes also need a wash so if you can squeeze a bag into your washing routine every now and again, please speak to a member of the team.
Would a few parents like to sign up to help out after nursery one afternoon to help clear and tidy the garden. We would like to plant seeds and grow our own produce but we need to prepare the ground for this first and distribute compost etc… over the current flower beds and tubs. If anyone can donate some seedlings then we would be most grateful. We are planning on growing tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, radishes and sunflowers along with some summer flowers and a few herbs for sensory exploration. We will need to wash some of our outdoor toys and jet wash larger equipment which has got very stained over the wet winter and needs a good clean. We may need to do a tip run also if anyone can help out with this. If gardening is your area of expertise then please come and help spend some time planting with the children during a session as part of stay and play.
Thank you in anticipation..The Nursery Team
We provide care for healthy children and do our utmost to prevent the cross infection of viruses for all children and staff in the setting, especially vulnerable children. Therefore, if your child is ill, please do not bring them into Nursery. We will refuse admittance to children who have a temperature, sickness and diarrhoea or a contagious infection or disease. Refusing a child is awkward for us and for you but particularly your child as they can become upset. Do please phone for advice before coming in and let us know if they are not able to attend 01428 683251 from 8.00 am or you can phone and leave a message or text us on 07580 917923.
If a child has to be given Calpol to get them through the morning then they should not be at nursery but tucked up at home to recover. Calpol is used to relieve symptoms such as a temperature or pain. Your child may rally for a few hours but when it wears off they become distressed.
If your child has had sickness or diarrhoea, you must wait 48 hours clear from symptoms (from either end) before returning them to our care to prevent infections spreading.
While it is not our policy to care for sick children, who should be at home until they are well enough to return to the setting, we will agree to administer medication as part of maintaining their health and well-being or when they are recovering from an illness.
Thank you for your consideration............The Nursery Team
A reminder that our Food and Drink Policy says we promote healthy eating and we therefore;
Encourage parents to provide sandwiches with a healthy filling, fruit, and milk based deserts such as yoghurt or crème fraîche if supplied with an ice pack. We discourage sweet drinks and can provide children with water;
Discourage packed lunch contents that consist largely of crisps, processed foods, sweet drinks and sweet products such as cakes or biscuits. We reserve the right to return this food to the parent as a last resort;
We ask you to bring your child’s treat in if absolutely necessary at the end of the session or to give at home is preferable. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter. Our policies are available on the website.
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