Nuneaton Nursery, Toddlers Room
At our Nuffy Bear Day Nursery in Nuneaton, we work closely with our Pre-school team so that your child is familiar with all the staff and children, before making the transition.
Welcome to our Toddlers Room area, Nuneaton
In our Toddlers Room the children are aged between 2 and 3 years of age. As your child's confidence develops and they approach their third birthday they can have taster sessions in our Pre-school Room, which caters for 3 to 5 years olds.
We work closely with our Pre-school room so that your child will be familiar with all the staff and children, before making the transition at the necessary time.
The learning environment for 2 to 3 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.
The room is:
- Large and spacious, designed with under 3 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 easy access for children.
The nursery operates a keyworker system. The system ensures that every child has a named keyworker who will be responsible for the planning and observation of your child’s learning.
Before your child joins us we offer a settling in period, this usually lasts for 2 - 4 weeks. During these trial sessions you and your child can come in and meet our staff and the other children, becoming familiar with the surrounding. If you need more time settling in we are happy to oblige.
The trail sessions are the ideal time to discuss your baby’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 nursery manager Charlie or Deputy Sian. This is to ensure we have all the correct information before you leave your baby with us for the first time.
Your child's first day at our Nuneaton Nursery
On your first day, you'll need to bring with you:
- A pack of nappies and disposable bags
- Baby wipes (if used)
- Creams for nappy time (if used)
- Spare clothes
- Milk and bottles, (labelled with your child’s name please)
- A sun hat and sun cream for the warmer months
- Care plan.
Each child has a clean cot sheet, daily. The sheets are washed to stop the spread of infection. Sleep areas are monitored up to a maximum of every 10 minutes. The checks are recorded on a sleep chart.
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 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 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).
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.
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 assessment of their play. By observing your child we can use this information to update our future planning and ensure that all your child’s individual targets are being achieved.
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 parent’s evening.
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!
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