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Frequently asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  •        Who will look after my child?

Our nursery consists of a team of teachers and practitioners who work on throughout the week. For each session, there are typically 2/3 members of staff working in the setting. Where possible, we aim to overlap staff's working days to keep consistency across the week to maintain good communication.

As a small, family orientated, school your child will be known by all staff but their key person will take responsibility for making sure their needs are met and that you as a parent or carer is communicated with…

  •        What is a key person?

Once enrolled your child will be allocated a key person. This is a familiar adult in the setting who your child will build a close attachment with and be available to communicate to parents and families around the child. Each member of staff in the setting has a group of key children. However, all practitioners care and support all children in the setting. Please do not worry if your child's key person is unavailable for some reason. You can approach any member of our staff with questions you may have.

Your child will know who is part of the EY team as they will have a blue polo shirt and lanyard to help identify them.

For more information, please see Key Person information.

  •        Who do I speak to if I have a question/issue or concern?

Nursery school is led and managed by the school. The administrators will deal with your queries about payments, sessions, absence etc.

You can speak to any Early years practitioner in the first instance. If your query is not resolved. you can arrange to speak to the class teacher, if again your query is unresolved you may meet with the Head of School or the Executive Head. 

Please call the school office to make an appointment.

  •        What times can I drop my child and pick them up?

There are set times to drop and collect your child during the day. These must be fixed to keep the children safe.

Drop Off: 9am

Pick up: 12pm (please wait at the Reception and a member of staff will come to you).

Pick up: 1pm (please wait at Reception and a member of staff will come to you).

Pick Up: 3.00pm (please wait at Reception and a member of staff will come to you).

Pick up: 3.30pm (please wait at the class gate and staff will bring your child to you).

Wrap Around Child Care

We run a breakfast and after school costed childcare provision, your child may be eligible to attend, please make enquiries if you would be interested.

 For more information click here: School child childcare service

Sessions run from 8am-8.55am and from 3.30pm until 4.30pm

  •        What snacks and drinks will my child have in Nursery?

A fresh fruit or vegetable snack will be provided in the morning and afternoon, there is no need to send extra snacks. Milk is provided at snack and lunch time and water is available all day. Children will be encouraged to access their own water bottles.

  •        What do I need to send with my child?

A change of clothes - in case of toileting accidents or messy play!

Nappies - if appropriate.

A water bottle (water only is permitted).

A packed lunch - if you are not choosing to order a school lunch. Healthy options are requested; a balance of fruit, vegetables, protein and fibre (no confectionery, sugary/fizzy drinks).

Any medication needed.

 Please ensure EVERYTHING is clearly labelled with your child's name.

  •        How do I order a lunch?

All meals need to be ordered through School Money.

  •        What will the learning look like for my child?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework is followed for both nursery school and reception class. The document ‘Development Matters’ underpins our practice. For more information, visit EYFS Development Matters

Ultimately, in the early stages (0-5 years) children learn predominantly through play and physical/concrete experiences. There is a mix of child-led, adult-led, guided and independent learning. The nursery school practitioners assess the children and use individual targets to plan and implement the learning that they need.

Useful Information for Parents and Carers

Click on the links for information:

Safeguarding and Child protection

Whole school and Federation Policies

Need to know about childcare funding?  Check out the link below:

Childcare Choices | 30 Hours Childcare, Tax-Free Childcare and More | Help with Costs | GOV.UK