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Welcome to our Butterflies Group, Cheam

In our Butterflies group in Cheam the children are aged between 2 - 3 years. We encourage the children to be independent learners and explore the environment around them. Often the children in Butterflies are well established and comfortable in our nursery surroundings having formerly attended our Caterpillars group.

We provide activities to support the children in the 7 areas of learning: Physical Development; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; Literacy; Maths; Expressive Arts and Design; and Understanding the World.

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.

Your first day at our Cheam Nursery

On your first day you will need to bring:

  • Pack of disposable Nappies or pull ups (if required)
  • Wipes
  • Nappy rash cream (if required)
  • Spare clothes
  • Sunhat and sun cream for warmer months
  • Wellies and rain coat for wet weather.
Medication

Under Ofsted regulations we are only allowed to administer medicine that has been prescribed by a doctor. If your child needs prescribed medicine you'll be asked to fill in a medicine form giving instruction on dosage, time upon arrival at the 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 parents. 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 endeavor 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 medical circumstances or if we cannot make contact with you or the recorded emergency contact person we will call for an ambulance, (although thankfully this is extremely rare).

Accidents

During your child’s time at nursery, 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.

Learning journals

Each child has their own learning journal in which their key person 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 are welcome to access your child’s profile at any time, and we share the file with you three times a year at key person meetings.

We hope this information has been helpful, but should there by anything else you need to know please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help!