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Our team of professionals aim to safeguard all the children in our care and promote their welfare. Our open and friendly environment encourages children to develop positive self-image. We model good behaviour through our staff and encourage children to develop a curiosity and sense of independence appropriate for their age and development, in a safe environment. We promote tolerance and acceptance.
Our Key Person System means that each child has a key person, along with another member of staff who will also get to know that child well. This will normally be a qualified member of staff buddied with a trainee to give them the opportunity to learn how to work with the parents in an effective manner. Children enjoy building a strong and confident relationship with their key person.
Each key person works with parents to ensure the nursery is meeting their child’s individual needs and keeps records for their key children and documents evidence appropriately. Parents can come and talk with their child’s key person at any time. We use a secure online nursery journal called Tapestry, which is a great platform to record evidence and share photos and update on each child’s activities. We also feedback to parents through termly reports.
Although the key person will be the parents’ main point of contact, we have a close team and we ensure each child’s individual needs are well known to all staff in their home room to ensure consistency of care.
At Greyfriars Nursery, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework forms a basis for everything we do. We agree that every child deserves the best possible start in life and we aim to support each individual child to fulfil their potential.
Children at our Day Nursery enjoy a high quality, delicious hot lunch and pudding and a cold afternoon tea and our menu is displayed on the parents’ notice board. We also offer a range of nutritious cereals for breakfast and fruit for snack times.
Our nursery is open to every family in the community. Please see the Admissions section of Policy and Procedures Pack for full details.
Each age group has their own home room, which is specially designed to meet the needs of the children. There is also daily access to our large, secure garden; so, there is lots of room for exploring, playing and learning!
We are very lucky to have a secure large outdoor space at Greyfriars, where children can play outside and discover nature. We have a sand pit and waterplay, a mud kitchen, bikes and scooters, plants and gardening and much more!
Our baby room is designed specifically to meet the needs of our youngest children aged under two.
We don’t wear outdoor shoes in our baby room, to make sure that our floor is clean and allow our babies to crawl or wander and explore the different areas of the room, cared for by our experienced staff.
We have a quiet area that is away from the hubbub of the room, where children can rest and sleep in peace, warmth and comfort.
Our other areas in the room include a sensory den, where children are fascinated by coloured lights and toys and materials that provide stimulation for touch and hearing.
When the children are ready, they move up to our toddler room. Under the care and guidance of our Early Years Practitioners, inquisitive toddlers can wander around and find the various toys and other learning resources and undertake different activities together in groups.
Children move through to our pre-school room after their 2nd birthday. The room is large with plenty of space for the older children to learn together in a fun environment, or to take time out in a more peaceful area when they need it. All children are encouraged to be independent and to develop self-confidence and self-awareness.
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What the parents say
Greyfriars nursery is great. My child is so excited to get there every morning. I would recommend the nursery to family and friends.
I have found everyone to be very supportive, professional and friendly. On my child’s first day I was clearly upset. The staff recognised this and very kind. They didn’t make a fuss but called very soon afterwards to say that my son was settling well and stopped crying.
Very good leadership. A great team.
My son has been attending the nursery from age two for almost one and a half years now. He loves going to nursery daily. The key worker has made sure my son is looked after constantly and that he does his work independently. The nursery is a second home for him.
Very friendly, experts in child development and a team that I trust to care for my child. Also everyone must be very patient!!!
My child seems to be settling well. Overall, she seems well looked after and she is making good progress with her speech. Thank you!