Bromley Nursery, Butterfly Room - 2 to 5 years
Nuffy Bear Day Nursery in Bromley offers a range of learning environments created for children to develop basic and complex skills and to practice them through a variety of fun activities.
Welcome to our Butterfly Room, Bromley
In our Butterfly Room the children are aged between 2 and 5 years old, depending on their stage of development. Often the children have moved up from our Ladybird Room, which caters for children aged 3 months to 2 years.
We encourage the children to be independent; learning and exploring the environment around them. They will begin to develop new interests in activities such as computer skills, music and dance CD's, mathematics and expressive arts and design. The children will also start swimming lessons during term time only.
The learning environment for 2 to 5 years
The learning environment creates opportunities for children to develop basic and complex skills and to practice them through a variety of activities. The play environment is very much child led and children are encouraged to select toys and activities freely.
All children are encouraged to respect the learning environment and to keep it safe, clean and tidy. Children help to put toys away after play sessions and before lunch and are encouraged to feel a part of the decision making process regarding their play, this helps to encourage self-choice, independence and also allows children to embrace their individual interests, likes and dislikes.
Children need to enter school with all the skills and desire to think for themselves, focus on their responsibilities, solve problems, work with others, communicate and gain an increasing understanding of the world and how it works. We can achieve this with the environment and staff here at Nuffy Bear Day Nursery, Bromley.
The room is:
- Large and spacious, designed with 2 - 5 year olds in mind
- Equipment and resources that promote discovery as well as encourage development and sustain curiosity
- A cosy area for children to rest and nap if needed
- Toilet and wash rooms within access of the classroom
- Direct access to the garden
The nursery here at Bromley operates a keyperson scheme. The scheme ensures that every child has a named keyworker who will be responsible for the planning and observation of your child’s learning whilst in the Butterfly Room.
Before your child joins us we offer a settling in period. During these trial sessions you and your child come and meet our staff and the other children, becoming familiar with the surroundings. If you need more time settling in we're happy to oblige.
These trial sessions are the ideal time to discuss your child's routine, likes and dislikes and to enable us to discuss the care routine for your child, e.g. how they sleep, if they have a comforter etc.
Also at this time we would ask you to return any personal registration forms to our manager Taiya, or Deputy Helen. This is to ensure we have all the necessary information / contact details, before you leave your child with us for the first time.
First day at our Bromley Nursery (Butterfly Room)
On your first day in Butterfly, you will need to bring with you:
- A pack of nappies
- Baby wipes (if used)
- Creams for nappy time
- Spare clothes
- Milk and bottles (labelled with your child's name please)
- A sun hat and sun cream for the warmer months
- Care plan
Under Ofsted regulations we are only allowed to administer medicine that has been prescribed by a doctor. If your child needs prescribed medicine you will be asked to fill in a medicine form giving instruction on dosage, time etc upon arrive at nursery each day. You will be asked to sign a form at the end of the day so that you have the correct information about your child’s medication.
We can administer Calpol in an emergency but only with prior written consent from a parent. We only give Calpol if your child has a high temperature and we have contacted you by telephone to request your verbal permission. We can only give one dose of Calpol per day. If your child continues to run a high temperature we will endeavour to reduce it by cooling the child with damp cloths and removal of clothes. If this does not work we will request that you collect your child from nursery and seek medical assistance. In extreme (and very rare) medical circumstances or if we cannot make contact with you or the recorded emergency contact person we will call for an ambulance.
During your child’s time at our Nuffy Bear Day Nursery in Bromley, should your child have an accident it will be dealt with by our trained first aiders. All details of the accident will be recorded on a paper form and electronically. You will be asked to sign the completed form when you collect your child.
Each child has their own learning journal in which their keyperson will record how your child is developing and progressing. This is done through observations and evaluating their play. By observing your child we can gain information to inform future planning and ensure that all your child’s individual needs are being met.
Each observation and assessment made on your child is recorded in their learning journey profile. You're welcome to access your child’s profile at any time and we share the file with you three times a year at our keyperson meetings.
We hope this information has been helpful, but should there be anything else you need to know please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.
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