Keypersons & Your Child

Our Nursery uses a 'keyperson' approach. This means that each member of staff has a group of children for whom she/he is particularly responsible. Your child's keyperson will be the person who works with you to make sure what we provide is right for your child's particular needs and interests. When your child first starts at the Nursery, she/he will help your child to benefit from the Nursery's activities.


Learning Journeys

Observations are a tool used by staff to ensure that each child receives the degree of stimulus for which they are ready. They help us to identify each child's stage of development so we have an understanding to enable us to supply the right thing at the right time.

We want the children to be offered new challenges in all the 7 areas of development and learning.

Parents’ permission MUST be given in writing before anything can be written about a child.

Anything written remains the Parents' property at ALL times and when a child leaves the Nursery all information gathered is surrendered to that child's Parents.

Each child produces a 'Learning Journey' which includes some for the work the children have produced during their time with us.


Additional Needs

As part of our policy to ensure our provision meets the needs of each individual child, we take account of any additional needs a child may have. Our Nursery works to the requirements of the 1993 education Act and The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001).

Our Additional Needs Co-ordinators are:

Shannon Ryder-Garrett - Senco Leader

Kerry Corner - Manager

Safeguarding Children

Our Nursery has a duty by law to help safeguard children against suspected or actual 'significant harm'.

Our employment practices insure children against the likelihood of abuse in our Nursery and we have a procedure for managing complaints or allegations against a member of staff.

Our way of working with children and their parents ensures we are aware of any problems that may emerge and can offer support, including referral to appropriate agencies when necessary, to help families in difficulty.