KINGSTON UPON THAMES NURSERY

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Our vision: A healthy, safe, caring, friendly nursery that provides full day care and enjoyable fun time for all. Our aims:  To provide a safe, stimulating, fun and rewarding environment for all children, where children are encouraged to develop at their own pace.  To provide individual care and attention for children made possible by a high level of team work, and reinforced by our key worker system.  To provide a “Birth to Three Matters” and “Foundation Stage” curriculum with National Standards guidance, covering all ages to help children learn through play by first hand experience.  To provide an atmosphere that encourages the children’s confidence, independence, communication and social skills.  To operate within an environment of equal opportunities for all, valuing and exploring the wide range of family, cultural and religious beliefs that our children and staff have.  To integrate children with special needs and help them learn by working with professionals from outside agencies. (If you would like to discuss the nursery’s ability to meet your child’s special needs, please speak to the nursery manager.)  To ensure children’s safety and well being whilst they are in our care by operating a child protection policy and maintaining high standards by continuous training of all staff members through child protection course.  To provide quality staff who are either fully qualified or training to be qualified in childcare certification. All staff have been police checked and are familiar with child protection and first aid procedures as well as being regularly updated with Early Years training. Staff Our nursery is run by qualified, dedicated and caring staff who are experienced in childcare and are either fully trained or training to be qualified. All staff are police checked and are familiar with child protection and first aid procedures. Starting Nursery The First Days A child who is tense or unhappy will not be able to learn or play properly, so it is important for parents and staff to work together to help the child feel confident and secure in the nursery. This takes longer for some children than others and parents should not feel worried if their child takes a while to settle. To help ease the child into the nursery, we do encourage parents to visit the nursery with their child during the week admission is planned. We then encourage parents, where appropriate, to separate from their child for a brief period at first, gradually building up to longer absences. The staff will of course, give the children as many cuddles and as much individual attention as they need. What to wear In order to feel free to explore and experiment with all kinds of materials, including messy ones, it is best to send children dressed in clothes which are easily washable or not too new. Although aprons are available for painting and water play. Parents need to make available a spare set of clothes which can be kept on nursery premises. It is good for children to practice the skills which make them independent. Simple clothing which they can handle themselves will enable them to go to the toilet when they want to and to put on and take off their outdoor clothes without being too dependant on other people's help

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Visits Children are occasionally taken to places of interest under the supervision of staff. Your child will be taken only on receipt of your written permission to do so. A small charge may be made for some visits to cover the cost of transport and entrance fees. Policies The nursery has comprehensive policies on the following:  Children Protection and Procedure Confidentially.  Health & Hygiene  Safety  Behaviour Management  Equal Opportunities Policy  Special Needs  Complaints Procedure  Emergency Procedure Policy  Sickness Policy  Missing Child Procedure  Administration & Medication Policy  Uncollected Children / Late Collection Policy  Fire & Emergency Evacuation Procedure These policies are held on the premises, if you wish to read them, please ask staff for a copy. The Role of Parents Parents are encouraged to discuss their child's progress and development throughout the year, In addition the nursery will send home progress records at regular intervals and a Parent's Evening will be held to discuss their child's development in depth. Also, parents are kept informed of an invited to contribute towards topic planning. Staff will seek feedback from parents because we recognise that parents know their child best. Special Needs Our aim is to integrate children with special needs into our environment and help them learn by working with professionals from outside agencies. If you like to discuss the nursery's ability to meet your child's special needs, please speak to the nursery manager. Our Curriculum Within our nursery the children are supported in developing at their own pace. Our key-worker system enables us to ensure a planned curriculum tailored to the needs of an individual children. By means of developmentally appropriate activities and a high level of adult input, we offer a curriculum which leads to nationally approved learning outcomes and prepares children to progress with confidence to the National Curriculum at five years. Communication, Language & Literacy In both small and large groups, children are encouraged to extend their vocabulary and fluency by talking and listening, and by hearing and responding to stories, songs and rhymes. Children are helped to understand that written symbols carry meaning, to be aware of the purposes of writing and, when they are ready, to use drawn and written symbols for themselves. A well stocked book corner gives every child the opportunity and encouragement to become familiar with books, to handle them with care and be aware of their uses, both for reference and as a source of stories and pictures.

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Personal and social and emotional development Within a nurturing environment, children are individually supported in developing confidence, autonomy and self-respect. They are encouraged to work and concentrate independently and also to take part in the life of the group, sharing and co-operating with other children and adults. Through activities, conversation and practical example, they learn acceptable ways to express there own feelings and to have respect for the feelings of others. All children are given the opportunity, as appropriate, to take responsibility for themselves and also for the group, its members and its properties. Mathematical Development By means of adult-supported practical experience, children become familiar with sorting, matching, ordering, sequencing and counting activities which form the basis of early mathematics. As they use their developing mathematical understanding to solve practical problems, children are assisted to learn and use the vocabulary of mathematics, identifying objects by shape, position, size, volume and number. Songs, games and picture books help children to become aware of number sequences and, when ready, to use simple mathematical operations such as adding. Knowledge and Understanding of the World A safe and stimulating environment allows children to explore and experiment with a range of natural and manufactured materials. They learn to observe the features of objects and substances, recognising differences in patterns and similarities, and to share and record their findings. Children are assisted in exploring and understanding their environment, both within the group and also in the wider community. A range of safe and well maintained equipment enables children to extend their technological understanding, using simple tools and techniques as appropriate to achieve their intentions and to solve problems. Physical Development A range of equipment and opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, allows children to develop confidence and enjoyment in the use and development of their own bodily skills. A very high level of adult supervision enables children safely to create and meet physical challenges, developing increasing skills and control in movement, climbing and balancing. At the same time, the children are supported in the development of fine motor skills required to use tools, including pens and pencils, and to handle small objects with increasing control and precision. Creative Development Children are encouraged to use a wide range of resources in order to express their own ideas and feelings and to construct their individual response to experience in two and three dimensions. Art equipment, including paint, glue, crayons and pencils as well as natural and discarded resources, provides for openended exploration of colour, shape and texture and the development of skills in drawing, painting and collage. Children join in with and respond to music and stories, and there are many opportunities for imaginative role-play, both individually and as part of a group. Terms and Conditions  £100 deposit on registration  Payment is required monthly in advance.  Four weeks notice is required if the child is leaving the nursery.  Absences, sickness and Bank Holidays are still to be paid in full.  A charge of 5 will be made for every 15 minutes after closing for late collection of your child. Of course we will understand an occasional lateness but for repeated lateness, we will have no alternative but to charge the parent/s to cover the cost of overtime.  There will be an annual review of fees.

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What to you need to bring? Each child should bring a complete change of clothing (including socks) and a pair of Wellington boots in a named bag that can remain at the nursery. All items should be clearly marked with your child's name. The nursery does not accept responsibility for lost items. Please bring a toothbrush, nappies and nappy wipes if your child requires them. Complaints We aim to provide the highest quality care for all our children. We aim to welcome each individual child and family and to provide a warm caring environment within which all children can learn and develop as they play. We believe children and patents are entitled to expect courtesy and prompt careful attention to their needs and wishes. Our intention is to work in partnership with parents and the community generally and we welcome suggestions on how to improve our group at any time. A parent who is uneasy about any aspect of the nursery's provision should first talk to a key-worker or the Nursery Manager. If the complaint is of a more serious nature, it should be made in writing to the Nursery Proprietors who will endeavor to rectify it. Sickness Children who are ill should not be brought to nursery. If the child becomes ill at nursery, the parent/carer will be contacted to collect the child. Parents are asked to ensure that any child with an infectious illness has clearance from the doctor before returning. ONLY medication prescribed by your doctor will be given to the child following your prior written permission. The nursery reserves the right to take a child to hospital if he/she is taken ill or injured in the care of the nursery. Collection If a child is to be collected by someone other than the authorised person noted on the 'Enrolment Form', then the nursery must be informed in advance. We will not let the child leave the nursery without the permission of the parent or guardian.

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ENROLMENT FORM
Child Details Child’s Surname First Name Child’s date of Birth 1st Language Religion Nationality/Ethnic Origin Language other than English Proposed starting date Address

Tel. No. Parents Details Mothers Name Day Time Address

Tel. No: Occupation Fathers Name Day Time Address

Tel. No Occupation

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Emergency Contact Name Address

Tel No Medical Information Doctors Name Address

Tel No Any Conditions we should know about:

Days Attending Morning Afternoon Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday Friday

Agreements 1. We have read the prospectus and agree to abide by the terms and conditions in it. 2. £100 deposit to be paid. 3. We agree to pay fees weekly/monthly (please select) in advance and that fees are payable in full during periods of absence. 4. We agree that we are liable for payment of fees 5. We agree to give 4 weeks notice in writing of the withdrawal of our child, otherwise a charge will be incurred and £100 deposit won't be refunded. 6. This agreement is subject to change by the nursery with 4 weeks notice.

Signature Date

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