There are yellow lines outside the Nursery (but please avoid parking over our neighbours’ drives) which means you can drop off and pick up your child, but parking is available (and free) in bays on Melville Avenue and the surrounding roads.
6pm is the latest time. If you are going to be late we ask that you call or email the Nursery to let them know. It is also sensible to organise for someone on your emergency contact list to pick up your child.
Yes. This is clearly stated in the Nursery terms and conditions.
No, as we provide food for the children for breakfast, lunch and tea. There are also children attending with allergies and intolerances and so we avoid food entering the Nursery to protect the welfare of those children.
We require one month’s notice for any changes to a child’s booking pattern.
No, we do not teach any languages but we have a rich resource of staff who have different skills, so you may find that your child is learning how to count from 1 to 10 in French!
We display repetitive positive behaviour in the hope that the children will mimic this. We give children ‘time out’ which involves sitting the child beside an adult for 1 minute of every year of their lives. This usually works!
For at least 20 minutes every morning and every afternoon. Children aged 1-3 tend to go out to play mid-morning and after their afternoon nap. Pre School children go out for a large part of the afternoon, as they have their maths and phonics sessions in the mornings.
We usually schedule in three sessions. These consist of your child coming into Nursery or Pre School from 10am to 12, where they will enjoy a play session and lunch with us before being collected.
- Baby room from 12 months to 20 months: Ratio 1 adult to 3 children
- Toddler room from 20 months to 2 and a half years: Ratio 1 adult to 3 children
- Transition room from two to three years: Ratio 1 adult to 4 children
- Pre school room from 3 ½ years: Ratio 1 adult to 8 children
Once your daughter enters Pre School our Admissions staff will present you with a transfer form for you to complete to express your interest in a place in Reception. The process after that is very straightforward.
This is age dependant, as there tends to be a fairly even split from 12 months and then this tends to change to a third boys and two thirds girls as they get older.