Below you will find extracts from our policies which we believe will be of most interest to parents.
Partnership with Parents
At each of our nurseries, there is a parent group which meets regularly usually on a termly basis with the nursery manager and staff to discuss and work together to ensure strong links are formed and maintained between the home and nursery environment.
We believe that working together has a positive impact on a child’s learning and development and gives parents the opportunity to play a vital role within the nursery setting.
To ensure that parents are kept informed, each nursery has a “chit chat book” or “special news book” to ensure the link between the nursery and home is being recorded and shared together on a weekly basis.
Regular parents’ evenings offer the opportunity for parents to discuss each child’s learning and development with the key person. These evenings also provide an opportunity to share the “learning journeys” which include photographs and observations of a child’s progress throughout their time at the nursery setting. Should it be necessary, staff are prepared to discuss any aspect of a child’s development privately should parents so request.
Open Door Policy
Parents and prospective parents should feel free to visit the nursery with or without an appointment. We ask that you avoid lunch and sleep times which are between 11.30am and 1.30pm.
All parents visiting the nursery setting are asked to sign in and out on arrival and departure and to hand over their mobile phones as part of our Safeguarding Policy.
We feel that an open door policy promotes transparency and enables you to visit the nursery setting at a time convenient to you. We are happy for you to visit the nursery setting at any time when hopefully you will be able to receive a snapshot of life at Nyehome.
Each of our nursery settings has a designated Safeguarding Co-ordinator, usually the Manager, who is trained to Level 2 in “Safeguarding Children”.
All staff are trained and have extensive knowledge of our nursery setting policy and procedure which successfully promotes safety and wellbeing.
Staff and parents are expected to provide full details of any accident that has occurred either in the nursery setting or at home and any accident is recorded in the accident book and signed by both parents, staff and a senior member of staff.
Occasionally, photographs are taken for inclusion in wall displays, learning journeys or records of special events. Permission will always be asked before photographs are taken.
All staff, parents and visitors are prohibited from using their mobile phones whilst on the premises and staff and visitors’ mobile phones are kept secured.
All staff hold a current up-to-date Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.
All of our staff are qualified to at least Level 3 in Childcare and Education and the nursery settings are supported by an EYP. Each of our pre-school rooms has a fully qualified teacher. All staff are first aid trained and each room is supported by a senior nursery practitioner.
Those staff involved in the preparation of food have a Food Hygiene Certificate and we have designated staff for behaviour management and a special educational needs co-ordinator.
All staff certificates are displayed in the main entrance halls along with photographs.
Nyehome has a policy to ensure that children are cared for in an environment which promotes and encourages positive behaviour.
We have a nursery practitioner is in charge of behaviour management within the nursery setting. That member of staff is available to offer advice and work alongside children and parents to promote positive behaviour. Our Behaviour Management Policy is available to view in the main hall.
If your child is being collected by a relative or friend, staff must be informed of this in advance and on the day. We also require a password to be arranged which can be used in the event that someone different is collecting a child in an emergency where we have not been informed. If the person collecting the child is not aware of the password they will not be allowed into the building until we have had consent from the parents.