We have a welcome area in nursery where parents can sit, have coffee and chat with staff about their child’s learning and development.
In this area you will find copies of our policies and procedures, resources that you can borrow to help continue your child’s development at home, with related activities and books that we use in the setting.
There are plenty of leaflets on local events, organisations and literature on child development, healthy eating, change for life scheme and NHS Direct.
The nursery holds information sessions per year. Two of these offer you an opportunity to meet with your child’s Key Person to discuss their progress and development and to give you an opportunity to ask questions. Other sessions are planned to offer you more general information such as how the curriculum works and play sessions give you the opportunity to engage in play experiences as a way of showing you what your child learns at nursery. If you are unable to attend these sessions or you wish to meet with your child’s Key Person on a more regular basis this can be arranged for you.
Ofsted is the ‘Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills’. They regulate and inspect to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages. Ofsted inspect all childcare settings to ensure that they deliver effective support for children through the EYFS.
Following an inspection of a setting, the nursery receives a full report documenting the inspector’s findings. The nursery has an OFSTED inspection approximately every 3 years. You will find the latest report for the nursery in a folder in the welcome area. A copy of the nursery OFSTED report is also available for you to download from the Ofsted website www.ofsted.gov.uk. Alternatively we will be happy to supply you with a copy.