This is a very brief list of guidelines that will hopefully point you in the right direction. It is not intended to be exhaustive. Please speak to the Nursery Manager or any member of staff if you have any questions.
Medication for chronic conditions, such as asthma, can administered by nursery staff. Similarly, Piriton is available for children with allergies. In both cases parents will be required to fill out medication forms when the child joins the nursery. Parents of children taking a course of antibiotics may visit the nursery during the day to administer the dose. Calpol is only given in an emergency when a child has a high temperature and parents are unable to collect the child immediately. Permission to give Calpol under these circumstances is requested on the contact form. Babies may receive teething gel with signed permission from parents. More information is available under policies and procedures and from the nursery manager.
Minor injuries are recorded on incident or accident forms that parents are required to sign when collecting their child. In the case of more serious injuries parents will be contacted immediately and a visit to the nursery requested.
This is a very brief overview of the sickness policy at the nursery. For more information please refer to the policies and procedures section.
The nursery is not a place for a sick child. When sending your child to nursery consider whether he or she can cope with the nursery day. Remember one-to-one care is not possible.
It is IMPERATIVE that children DO NOT return to nursery until 48hrs after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhoea. If parents do not comply with this policy, Non-Compliance Procedures may commence. This involves a verbal warning, a first and final written warning and, finally, a notice of termination of the child’s placement at the Nursery. Small children are particularly vulnerable to these types of bugs. They can become re-infected shortly after recovering from a bout of illness. Moreover, the ability of the nursery to function could be severely compromised if a large number of the staff are also affected.
Children prescribed antibiotics for infectious illness may return to nursery 24hrs after commencing medication. Parents may visit the nursery to give their child medication during the day.
We take the security of the nursery extremely seriously. Camera entry phones are installed at both entrances. Please look into the camera, state your name and your child's name when requesting access. Please don't hold your child up to the camera - we need to see you! It is extremely important that you DO NOT let anyone in that you do not recognise as a parent or member of staff. Remember it is your child's safety that is at stake. More information is available in the policies and procedures section.
We aim to provide a caring, happy, stimulating and friendly environment for our children. It is therefore important to provide a discipline policy which will promote positive behaviour within the Nursery. For more information on our behaviour management policy please refer to the policies and procedures section. To ensure that the Nursery’s behaviour management policy is effective, it is essential that you are aware of the behaviour that we consider to be unacceptable, and is therefore not encouraged within the Nursery:
It is expected that the children who will be attending school each September will not attend Nursery following the August Bank Holiday. If you require a place for your child following the Bank Holiday please make the request to the Nursery Manager as early as possible.