ROUTINE

Caterpillar Room

The Caterpillar Room begins their day at 8.00 am with a free choice of activities as the babies arrive and settle in. At 10.30 am, there is messy play, which includes tabletop activities and carpet activities; this is followed by outdoor play and song time. Lunch is at 11.40 am at 12.30 the babies have nap time those babies not sleeping have is books and soft toys. At 2.30 pm the babies wake up and have a drink of water and rice cakes or bread sticks. There are play activities, which include physical and messy play and a time when the babies can have free choice at 3.10 pm. Teatime is at 4.10. From 5.00 pm to 5.45 pm the children get ready to join the older children in the Chrysalis room where they are collected by their parents, during this time they enjoy free play.

Chrysalis Room

The day begins with a variety of table top activities, such as Puzzles, Lotto Games, and messy activities including Sand, Water, Painting and Clay Modeling.. The purpose of these activities is to settle the children into the daily routine of the Nursery.

At 10.00 am the children come together are for group time and registration, which is followed by a fruit snack and a drink of milk. The children then go outside for group play. At 11.00 am, the children come in from play to a more structured period; which will involve more activities that are topical. At 11.30 am there is story-time and singing followed with lunch at 12.00 noon,

After Lunch (1.30 p.m) all the children brush their teeth and those needing a afternoon naptime settle down. At approx, 2.45 p.m the children are awaken. At 3 15 p.m. the children get ready for free play outside. Teatime is at 4.30 p m.

From 5.00 p.m. to 5.45 pm the children are offered a variety of activities such as Stories, Tapes, Music and Movement and Building Bricks.

Butterfly Room

We begin our day at 8.00 am with a variety of table top activities, such as Puzzles, Lotto Games and Threading etc, and also in the messy area we have activities such as Sand, Water, Painting and Clay Modeling.. These activities are carried out in order to settle the children into the daily routine of the Nursery and to enable them to cope with the more structured activities that are later provided.

At 10.00 am the children come together are for group time and registration, which is followed by a fruit snack and a drink of milk. The children then are then taken outside for outdoor learning, which includes activities such as planting, exercising, group games and bike riding group play. At 11.00 am, the children come in from play to a more structured period; linking to the foundation stage curriculum.. At 11.30 am there is story-time and singing followed with lunch at 12.00 noon,

After Lunch (1.30 p.m) all the children brush their teeth. Children requiring a rest in the afternoon will rest on mats in the Chrysalis Room the rest of the children are involved in the foundation curriculum.. At approx, 2.30 p.m the sleepers are awaken. At 3 15 p.m. the children get ready for free play outside. At 4.30pm it's Tea time.

From 5.00 p.m. to 5.45 pm the children are offered a variety of activities such as Stories, Tapes, Music and Movement and Building Bricks.

PARENTS EVENING

Parents have the opportunity to discuss their child's progress in detail at Parent's evening, which is held in the summer term. Key workers will complete a written assessment on all children and this will be a basis for discussion.

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

Our aim is to foster assertive behavior in our children, building their self-esteem and respect for others and their property.

We have a Behavior Management Policy, which we feel is important because it shows all users the clear boundaries of acceptable behavior within our setting.

LATENESS

Access to the Nursery will be prohibited after 10.00 am. Although this may seem harsh, it is very important that each child takes part in the full day’s activities. Of course, there will be times when an important commitment will prevent this, in which case, we would wish you to inform us by 9.30 am.

All children must be collected by 12.30 pm for part-time places or 5.45 pm for full-time places. In the case of an emergency, due effort must be made to inform the Nursery Manager / Deputy before 12.30 pm (part-time) or 5.45 pm (full-time). Please be reminded your child is not insured on the premises after the above times.

Late charges will be £10.00 for the first 15 minutes and then £5 for every 5 minutes thereafter.

5 consecutive episodes of lateness after 12.30 pm will result in the cost of 1 session being added to your fees. Continuous lateness after 5.45 pm will result in us taking up our legal obligation to call in Social Services to take over the responsibility of your child(ren).

CLOTHING

Much of the clothing the children wear, we launder, this makes it extremely difficult to identify individual children’s clothing. This results in the loss of clothing. In order to minimize this, you are advised to clearly label your child’s clothing, e.g. socks, pants, jumpers, vest etc. We realize that, at times, parents send their children in clothing that is not suitable for messy robust nursery activities. It is advisable that your child’s clothing is appropriate for nursery i.e. track suit, old jeans / dungarees, trainers etc.

We are quite prepared to launder your children’s clothing. However, we are not prepared to sort them into different wash programs as this takes time and, we feel, the time is best spent working with your child(ren). If you would rather we did not wash your child’s clothing, please inform Senior Staff.

MEDICATION + ILLNESS

1. We have been instructed by Social Services, NOT to administer un-prescribed medications to children. This means, that we are not able to give medication bought over the counter. However we are able to give medication prescribed by a Doctor.

2. If your child(ren) has a twenty-four hour virus/illness, you are advised to keep him/her at home, so as not to pass this onto the other children, as this is somewhat unfair on their parents, who may have to take time off work to look after them.