Wandsworth Nursery, Dolphins Room - 2 Years to 5 Years
At our Nuffy Bear Day Nursery in Wandsworth, the Dolphins Room offers expert child care for kids aged between 2 - 5 years.
Welcome to our Dolphins Room, Wandsworth
In the Dolphins Room the children are aged between 2 and 5 years old, depending on their stage of development and have normally made the transition from Ducklings Room. The children are encouraged to be independent learning exploring the environment around them.
In Dolphins the children will begin to develop new interests in activities such as computer skills, music and dance CD’s, mathematics, expressive arts and design. Children aged 3 years+ will also start swimming lessons at our Nuffield Health gym, (during term time only).
The perfect learning environment for 2 - 5 year olds
The learning environment creates opportunities for children to develop basic and complex skills and to practice them through a variety of activities. As with Duckling Room the play environment in Dolphins is very much child led and children are encouraged to select their own toys and activities.
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.
Our Dolphins Room is:
- Spacious, designed specifically to meet the needs and wants of 2 - 5 year olds
- Equipment and resources that promote discovery as well as encourage development and sustain curiosity
- A comfortable area for children to rest or nap if necessary
- Separate, dedicated sleeping room
Nuffy Bear Day Nurseries operate a keyworker system. The system ensures that every child has a named keyworker who is responsible for the planning and observation of your child’s learning.
Before your baby 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 team 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 individual routine, likes/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 or deputy manager. 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 Wandsworth Nursery
On your first day in Dolphins, you'll 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)
- 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'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 our Nuffy Bear 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'll be asked to sign the completed form when you collect your child.
Each baby 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!
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