Nursery

 

 

Nursery

 

Introduction

 

Todwick Early Years Ltd is a nursery and after-school club located in a purpose built unit in the grounds of Todwick Junior and Infant School.  Our aim is to provide much needed, high quality and affordable childcare for the village of Todwick and surrounding area.

 

Our main concern is for the happiness and development of your child.  We believe that every child should feel secure, safe and happy.  We provide a friendly, safe and stimulating environment where this can be achieved.

 

Todwick Early Years is registered with Ofsted and works closely with the foundation 2 teacher from Todwick School with regard to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

 

Curriculum

 

Ages 2 - 4

 

Todwick Early Years will help your child develop at their own pace.  All staff follow the National Curriculum for foundation stage 1 children to promote all areas of development which include language, literacy, mathematics, personal & social development, physical, creative, and knowledge and understanding

 

We are regularly inspected by Ofsted and work closely with the foundation 2 teacher at Todwick Junior and Infant School.  Details of continuous provision, medium and short term planning are available for perusal at any time.

 

All staff are registered with Ofsted, have an enhanced disclosure undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau, are trained in first aid and regularly  attend  courses  in  child care and education.

 

Clothing

 

Can parents/carers please make sure that all children’s clothes are marked with their names.  Please send children in suitable clothing.  Todwick Early Years is not responsible for wear and tear or any loss of clothing your child brings with them.  In the summer months please provide your child with sun cream and a suitable hat.

During winter months please send your child with suitable warm clothing and footwear as we like to play outside providing the weather is not to extreme.

 

We provide plastic aprons for messy activities.

 

Apply for a place

 

Parent/carers wishing to apply for a place can obtain an enrolment form by phoning us or by calling into the nursery.

Visits are welcomed - please ring to arrange a suitable time.

 

We will endeavour to obtain funding and support to meet the requirements of any child with special needs.

 

Places will allocated on a first come first served basis and all places allocated will be at the discretion of the management.  Funded sessions will conform to the conditions of the RMBC contract.

 

Equal Opportunities

 

Todwick Early Years is committed to ensuring that each and every child has equal access to a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum.

 

We aim to provide a positive atmosphere of mutual respect and equality.

 

Collection of Children

 

Ensuring your child's safety is our top priority.  We will only allow your child to leave the unit with a parent/carer or other named person.  If your child needs to be collected by someone else it is essential that we are informed in advance either by phone or in person. Children can not be allowed to go home with anyone under 18 years of age.

 

Please make every effort to collect your child on time as they can sometimes become distressed if left waiting.  If for any reason you are unavoidably detained please telephone to let us know as soon as possible.

 

When dropping off and collecting children we ask that you consider Todwick Junior and Infant school children  and not make too much noise when using the shared path which runs alongside the junior children's classroom.

 

The car park is for the use of Todwick J&I School staff only and public, vehicular access is not permitted, even for dropping off or picking up children.  A disabled parking space is available.

 

Visitors are reminded that dogs are not permitted on any part of the school premises, guide dogs excepted

 

Eating

 

Todwick Early Years promotes healthy eating and follows the school food standards legislation.  We aim to make meal times an enjoyable experience.  We encourage children to eat balanced meals and to have a positive attitude towards food.

 

Children will be given some freedom of choice.

 

We cater for every child's dietary requirements and  welcome discussion of your child's needs.  Water is available throughout the day and we encourage parents to provide water bottles.  We ask that parents do not give children snacks to bring with them.

 

Complaints

 

We understand that complaints sometimes arise. We ask that in the first instance any complaint should be made to your child's key person or a senior member of staff.  All complaints are logged and action taken within 14 working days.

 

Complaints can be made direct to Ofsted:-

Ofsted
Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
Manchester
M1 2WD
Tel:-  Complaints & Enforcement 0300 123 1231 

We have an open door policy at Todwick Early Years and parents/carers are welcome at any time.

 

Child Protection

 

Registered childcare providers have the responsibility to inform the Safeguarding Team Services of any concerns they may have about the children in their care, whether by direct observation of the child, information received or a combination of the two.
 

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