Viewing and Settling in New Children
For more information we suggest you and your child come along to visit the nursery and see what we have to offer. We believe that each child is an individual and deserves the best start in life so prior to starting at nursery formally, we suggest your child comes along to visit a few times for settling in sessions. The details of these can be discussed at your personal viewing where you will have an opportunity to meet our team of staff and also your child’s key worker.
Parental input and key workers
At Hopscotch we believe that as parents you know your child best, and we therefore value your input. In all aspects of your dealings with the nursery you will have the opportunity to speak to your child’s key worker, staff and management throughout the day and also by appointment. We also offer parents evenings where you can review your child’s records and discuss their progress and specific needs with our staff. We have a good team of staff which are a mix of young and more mature who work well together. With regular staff meetings and training they share experiences and events to ensure continuity of care for your little ones.
Hopscotch Policies and Procedures
A full set of policies and procedures are in place and available for you to look at in the nursery. We have experienced and qualified staff that are responsible for the following key areas and who are regularly updated on new legislation through ongoing training:
Safeguarding Children and Child Protection
Special Educational Needs
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Our admission policy is designed to accommodate all children regardless of age, race, religion, ability or disability. We continue to work with yourselves, your child and any outside agencies such as Pre-school learning alliance, Ofsted, and Early Years Development Officers to ensure that each child’s needs are met and skills developed throughout their time at the nursery.
Illness and Promoting Good Health
If your child is unwell then we believe the best place for them to be is at home whenever possible. If your child has been ill overnight or the previous day, our policy is that the child should be kept at home for at least 24 hours which will ensure that we can prevent the spread of any infection to other children and staff.
If your child is sent home ill or has been prescribed medication then they should also be kept at home for 24 hours.
To promote good health each child has their own toothbrush at nursery and they are encouraged to brush their teeth after every meal. Nursery provides toothbrushes and suitable toothpaste for your child’s age.