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Parents as Partners

At Nursery we know how important parents and carers are in the development of children and want to work in partnership with you to support your child's learning. We do this in a number of ways. 

Regular Conversations

Chatting together on a regular basis when you are dropping off or collecting your child is very important. We use the information that you share to ensure that we are supporting your child’s needs and interests while they are at Nursery.

Email and Website

We use email and our website as an important form of communication as this is an effective and environmentally friendly way of keeping in touch. Please make sure you check both regularly!       

Notice boards

We have a notice board in Nursery that is on the outside wall by the door. We use to communicate important information to parents and carers. Please make time to read this regularly. There is also a large parent board in the cloakroom inside. Parents are encouraged to look at it regularly.

Letters

Letters will be sent home with your child as and when it is required.

Things for parents to remember!

Arriving and Collecting

Please arrive on time for the beginning of the session and at the end of the session to collect your child. When you arrive at our door please wait until a member of staff opens the door. While you wait to collect your child, please check our notice board for new notices.

Labelling

Please check that everything your child is bringing to Nursery is labelled with their name. If things, including clothes and shoes, don't have a name on, thety might get lost! 

Snack

A snack will be provided during the session for your child. We promote healthy eating at Nursery and follow our planned menu. Parents' contribution of £5 is collected at the beginning of each half term. 

Emergency Contact

We ask parents to provide details of an emergency contact person so that we can contact someone if the parents are not available to collect children at the end of a session or in an emergency. 

Late Collection

Please don't be late to collect your child. It can be distressing for them.  

If you are unavoidably delayed, please call the school office  to let us know. Any child not collected by the closing time of a session will be taken to the school office to wait for you.

Your Contact Details

It's vital that we have up-to-date contact details for you, particularly for emergencies. Please tell us of any change of address, telephone number, email or place of work. 

Special Needs 

If staff have any concerns about your child’s development they will discuss these with you and will not talk to anyone else without your consent.  If you have any  concerns  about  your child’s development or behaviour, please speak to Nursery staff, who will be happy to help. 

Spare Clothes

Please ensure your child has at least one clearly labelled set of spare clothes and pants in their bag each day.  

Our activities can be messy, and we provide aprons. However it is very likely that your children will get their clothes dirty while they are with us. So be prepared! 

Absence

If your child is absent from Nursery for any reason, please ring the school office and leave a message. 

Sickness

We follow the guidance from the Health Protection Agency for the control of infectious diseases. The most common illness which we need to draw your attention to is vomiting and/or diarrhoea. If your child has been unwell please make sure they are clear of symptoms for 48 hours before returning to Nursery.  If your child is unwell and unable to cope with a normal day at Nursery, please keep them at home.

Medicines

Nursery staff can only administer prescribed medicines. Parents and carers must complete a medication permission form before medication can be administered. If your child has a long term illness or need for medication (e.g. asthma inhalers) please inform Nursery staff who will draw up a care plan with your input to ensure your child is appropriately cared for.

Accidents

Accidents are recorded on an accident form which you will be asked to sign when you collect your child. If your child has an injury on arrival at Nursery  (e.g. a grazed knee or bump) please let us know.  As part of our registration forms we seek permission to access emergency medical treatment for your child if necessary.

Clothing suitable to the weather

It is important that you provide your child with appropriate clothes to play outdoors throughout the year. This will include a coat or jumper, hat, gloves and wellies in the winter, and sunhat and suncream in the summer.