Any visitors or contractors must produce a form of ID before they gain access to the Nursery and they are required to sign a visitors/contractors book; which is monitored regularly to ensure that relevant procedures are being followed. Additionally you will be asked to provide a ‘Password’ that can be used to verify the person picking up your child knows you. This is especially important in an emergency when staff have never seen the person at the nursery before.
Health and Safety also plays an important part in Nursery life. We ensure that our Nursery provides a safe environment for all children, parents and staff. Our Nursery staff receive regular training and updates on Health and Safety issues.
At Teddy Bears we offer a structured, stimulating and varied routine to include exciting indoor and outdoor activities. Each age group have their own class room, with appropriate resources for their age. Within their daily routine they experience all the facilities in the nursery, which provides a balance of fun learning activities covering the entire
Staff regularly sit and eat with the children at meal times to encourage good table manners and appropriate social interaction. We believe that meal times should be happy social occasions where skills can be developed and food enjoyed. We encourage the children’s self-help skills at meal times as they use cutlery independently and pour their own drinks. Older children are encouraged to serve their own food promoting independence and self-confidence. Also they are involved in tidying up, such as collecting cups or spoons and enjoy this responsibility. We encourage children to try foods they are not familiar with, to expand their experiences with food. If a child dislikes the meal they are encouraged to eat at least one mouthful, and this information is passed onto parents. The eating of fruit and vegetables is continuously promoted, so that the children are aware of their importance to good health.
we ensure we provide parents with verbal feedback concerning their child’s experiences at nursery and the progress they are making. Digital photo frames are placed outside each group’s class room, so parents can view activities their children have been participating in.
and helps the Key Person to plan to support individual abilities and needs. Parents are invited to share this information and discuss their child’s ‘next steps’ on a termly basis. The Learning Journeys are accessible to parents at all times and we encourage parents to take them home.
Parents are also requested to be involved in a 2-3 year old assessment which is a legal requirement for the nursery and takes place at approximately two and a half years. This is where you will be asked as the parent/carer to celebrate what your child can do both at home and nursery. This information will provide us the picture of your child’s achievements in the prime areas of communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development.
We believe that mealtimes should be social, happy times where skills can be developed and food is enjoyed. All of our meals are carefully planned to meet the individual needs and requirements of each child. The local authorities regularly inspect us, to ensure we are meeting standards and adhering to the procedures given. For the last three times we have been rated 5* for our