Learning Journeys Every child has a Learning Journey detailing their personal achievements and next steps, this is sent home each term for you to read and comment on. We encourage you to share the aspirations you have for your child’s learning for the forthcoming term with us. Behaviour Management We recognise and understand that children will experience times in their lives where their behaviour may be challenging. This often occurs when children find it difficult to manage feelings such as frustration, jealousy and anger and when they are learning right from wrong. We endeavour to channel challenging behaviour into positive outcomes by using distraction techniques and providing stimulating and engaging activities. There is a Behaviour Management Policy in place however, we appreciate the need to be flexible in our approach to allow practitioners to meet children’s individual needs. We work closely with parents/carers to support children’s behaviour and discuss effective management strategies. Outings and Visits We provide regular educational outings and visits for our pre-school children and all outings are FREE of charge and may include places such as, a forest, museum, library or animal park. We may call upon you to offer assistance on these occasions if you are available.

Starting Nursery!

Attendance

We offer parents the flexibility of choosing the attendance for their child.  We have standard session times detailed below and may be able to offer an hourly rate for even more flexibility. For parents with more than one child at the setting we offer a sibling discount.

 

 

HOURLY RATE:

An hourly rate is available, you can purchase either the hours required or additional hours onto a regular session.

 

EEE funding for 2, 3 & 4 year olds.

 

Please contact the nursery of your choice for the details of our fee structure.

 

 

 

 

Admissions

When you have chosen to place your child with us we ask that you complete a Registration Form and pay a deposit. We have no requirement for your child to attend a minimum number of sessions and respect you as the parent/carer to decide on the days/sessions that are convenient to your circumstance. Please contact your preferred nursery for more details of availability and their fee structure.

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About us

Our unique and successful senior management team of graduates have years of childcare experience and contribute to all aspects of the nurseries to ensure that the highest standards are achieved and maintained. Our friendly nurseries are equipped with excellent resources that are always displayed to encourage children’s choice.

 

We have robust policies and procedures in place that contribute to the effective daily running of each setting and we create a welcoming atmosphere that respects diversity and promotes inclusion. Our child-centred play based approach enables children to develop their confidence and independence, supported by a structured routine. Our motivated teams plan effective activities and learning opportunities that support children’s interests and individual needs.

We offer an open door policy that enables parents/carers to visit at any time to view the nursery, therefore, guaranteeing a true insight to nursery life.

 

We recognise that English may not be a family’s first language and are fortunate to have practitioners who are able to speak many languages to help with the transition from home into nursery.

 

Our clean and brightly coloured rooms create a haven for children to develop. Children’s work is displayed to promote a child’s sense of achievement and belonging.

 

Our philosophy

We aim to support your child’s growing confidence and independence, enabling them to develop the necessary skills to be active learners. The first five years of your child’s life are crucial for constructing their personality and promoting development, therefore shaping their positive future. Our outstanding care and creative
child-centred approach to learning encourages your child’s individuality and enables them to flourish in a safe and secure environment.

 

Children’s individual interests are the foundations for planning a balance of adult-led and child initiated learning opportunities through our play based curriculum. Whilst children explore our well-resourced indoor and outdoor classrooms, qualified teachers and practitioners observe and identify each child’s next steps for learning.

We value the importance of positive partnerships with parents/carers and recognise

  the benefits that these partnerships have on your child’s emotional

    well-being and learning. Therefore, we actively encourage you and your close

      family to participate in the many events and opportunities we provide

         throughout the year.

 

                All children are respected and valued for their individuality and our

                   sensitive Early Years Teachers and practitioners will provide

                    enriching activities to ensure your child reaches their full potential.

Settling In

We understand that starting nursery can be an emotional time for you and your child so we aim to minimise your anxiety with our unique and extensive ‘FREE’ settling in sessions.  We are flexible in our approach to settling in, recognising that each child is individual, but strongly recommend younger children visit for a longer period of time prior to starting nursery to ensure they are emotionally secure on their first day.

 

During the settling in visits, parents/carers and the child’s family worker share information so that practitioners can care for your child as you do at home. We also provide complimentary tea and coffee facilities in a comfortable waiting area for your use during your child’s settling in sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

Family Worker

Our family worker approach enables you and your child to build positive and secure relationships based on mutual trust and respect, with the practitioners working closely with your child. Your family worker will work with your child on a daily basis to support their emotional wellbeing, learning and development. We also recognise that you may need support or advice from time to time and are more than happy to assist.

 

Family workers provide a warm and nurturing environment enabling your child to flourish and they will share all your child’s milestone achievements with you. There will be times when your Family Worker will be absent from the nursery therefore, we have a ‘buddy’ system between family workers to ensure a consistency of care for your child.

 

Curriculum

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) which sets the standards nationally for the care and education of young children. The EYFS focuses on the distinct learning and development needs of children from birth to the end of reception year in primary school.

From birth to two years old, children focus on the three Prime Areas of the EYFS; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; and Physical Development. While the older children also include Mathematics, Literacy, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding of the World. Your child will have the opportunity to express their own learning
          aspirations which are supported by our creative child-centred approach and highly skilled

                       team who are committed to helping every child to achieve.

Play is a vital part of children’s learning as it helps them to understand the world around them and to develop skills socially and emotionally. Through play as a central aspect of our curriculum, children develop at their own pace while having fun with other children and practitioners who understand, support and care about every child.

 

We believe that the outdoor environment is just as important as the indoor classroom for promoting children’s learning and all children are actively encouraged to access the outdoor classroom every day.

EEE funded places for 2, 3 & 4 year olds.

or call 0800 0280042

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Parents are able to download an app and look at observations uploaded by staff, they can also upload observations from home.

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Dayshare is a system which allows practitioners to detail your child’s daily achievements and routine. Both systems allow for information about your child’s day to be securely shared via email.

Tapestry and Dayshare

All nurseries use Tapestry and Dayshare systems for monitoring children’s development and sharing information with parents. Tapestry is used to make photo and video observations of children and create their learning journeys, monitor development and identify next steps.

Food and Nutrition

 

Mealtimes

 

Good quality food is crucial to a child’s healthy growth and development as it increases energy levels and stimulates brain development. Therefore, we are committed to providing balanced and varied menus and use only the freshest ingredients including, fresh fruit snacks twice a day. We recognise the individual differences in children’s dietary requirements, such as allergies and cultural beliefs and we endeavour to meet these requirements and provide children with quality alternatives. During mealtimes, practitioners create a relaxed atmosphere where children can build on their social skills and independence. Your child will be encouraged to try new foods and where appropriate, serve themselves.

 

Weaning

 

We provide formula milk free of charge for all babies under 1 year of age and support you and your baby throughout the weaning process. We provide fresh fruit and vegetable purees, slowly introducing new foods and increasing the consistency as and when your baby is ready.

Transitions

 

We recognise the emotional impact that transitions may have on your and we implement effective strategies to support these, both within the nursery and on to school. When your child is ready to move up to the next age group room, their family worker will spend up to two weeks settling them in and passing on all relevant information to their new family worker.

When your child is ready to move on to school, their family worker will liaise with their new teacher and pass on relevant information to them.

Parent Portal

Making sure children’s information is up to date is vital to their safety and well-being. Parent Portal gives parents access to view this information so they can ensure it is correct.

 

Parents as Partners

Parent Portal allows parents direct and secure access to data such as allergies, dietary and medical requirements, as well as contact numbers saved in Abacus.

 

They can also view nursery invoices and payments to see how their account stands in real time, and view and print sessions themselves.

 

Communicating change

Parents can login to view a read-only version of their child’s information and, should they need information updated, they can use the ‘Communicate’ feature to highlight errors, request changes to be made or extra sessions to be added.

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Safety & Security Most of our sites have CCTV and electronic door tagged door entry. With our Dayshare and Tapestry apps uploading your childs day, you can be sure your child is safe and their welfare is is very good hands

Payment

Accounts Department

 

Our  fees are payable monthly in advance and are fee calculated calendar monthly. Our accounts department then invoices you directly to your email address on or around the 15th of every month. We offer a sibling discount for the second and subsequent children attending.

 

We accept Standing Orders, BACs, Credit and Debit cards as well as Childcare Vouchers.

Parents/carers are able to contact the accounts dept. on:

01708 551614 or accounts@abbscrossdaynursery.co.uk

 

Families may be able to access financial support to help with the cost of childcare fees.

  • Extra Tax Credits

    Parents/carers who work and pay for childcare, may be able to get tax credits to help with the cost. You can claim as soon as you start paying childcare costs. For more information

    please visit:

     

    http://www.direct.gov.uk

  • Job Centre

    The job centre may help parents/carers back into work by assisting with a nursery deposit or may contribute to your first month’s fees.  Please visit your local Job Centre for further information.

  • Childcare Vouchers

    Childcare Vouchers offer a great way to support working parents/carers by helping them save up to £1,195 per year on childcare. Contact you employer for more information on childcare vouchers.

  • Nursery Education Grant

    All three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education for 38 weeks of the year. Parents/carers are requested to provide documentation, as required by the Local Authority, for their child to enable the nursery to complete the application process. We offer this as one full day per week for 52 weeks of the year.

     

    http://www.direct.gov.uk

  • Care To Learn

    If you are a parent under 20 at the start of your course, Care to Learn can help pay for your childcare and related travel costs while you are in education. You can choose whether you want to learn at a college or through a course in your community, such as at a Children's Centre. Wherever you decide to learn, you can be confident that your child is being safely looked after.

     

    http://www.direct.gov.uk

  • Bursary Childcare Allowance

    To be eligible to apply for Childcare Allowance you must use a registered childcare provider. In addition, your child or children must be aged under 15 on the first day of the academic year (or, if they have special educational needs, they must be aged under 17 on this day). The allowance pays up to 85% of your childcare costs, to a net maximum amount of £126.65 per week for one child and £187.85 per week for two or more children.

    The Childcare Allowance is subject to an income assessment for all students in the same way as the NHS Bursary Dependants Allowance. How much you will receive will depend on the income available to you and your family.

     

    http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/968.aspx

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Learning Journeys Every child has a Learning Journey detailing their personal achievements and next steps, this is sent home each term for you to read and comment on. We encourage you to share the aspirations you have for your child’s learning for the forthcoming term with us. Behaviour Management We recognise and understand that children will experience times in their lives where their behaviour may be challenging. This often occurs when children find it difficult to manage feelings such as frustration, jealousy and anger and when they are learning right from wrong. We endeavour to channel challenging behaviour into positive outcomes by using distraction techniques and providing stimulating and engaging activities. There is a Behaviour Management Policy in place however, we appreciate the need to be flexible in our approach to allow practitioners to meet children’s individual needs. We work closely with parents/carers to support children’s behaviour and discuss effective management strategies. Outings and Visits We provide regular educational outings and visits for our pre-school children and all outings are FREE of charge and may include places such as, a forest, museum, library or animal park. We may call upon you to offer assistance on these occasions if you are available.
Safety & Security Most of our sites have CCTV and electronic door tagged door entry. With our Dayshare and Tapestry apps uploading your childs day, you can be sure your child is safe and their welfare is is very good hands

EEE funded places

or call 0800 0280042

Contact us

We value the importance of positive partnerships with parents/carers and recognise the benefits that these partnerships have on your child’s emotional well-being and learning. Therefore, we actively encourage you and your close family to participate in the many events and opportunities we provide throughout the year.

All children are respected and valued for their individuality and our sensitive Early Years Teachers and practitioners will provide enriching activities to ensure your child reaches their full potential.

From birth to two years old, children focus on the three Prime Areas of the EYFS; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; and Physical Development. While the older children also include Mathematics, Literacy, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding of the World. Your child will have the opportunity to express their own learning aspirations which are supported by our creative
child-centred approach and highly skilled team who are committed to helping every child to achieve.

Learning Journeys Every child has a Learning Journey detailing their personal achievements and next steps, this is sent home each term for you to read and comment on. We encourage you to share the aspirations you have for your child’s learning for the forthcoming term with us. Behaviour Management We recognise and understand that children will experience times in their lives where their behaviour may be challenging. This often occurs when children find it difficult to manage feelings such as frustration, jealousy and anger and when they are learning right from wrong. We endeavour to channel challenging behaviour into positive outcomes by using distraction techniques and providing stimulating and engaging activities. There is a Behaviour Management Policy in place however, we appreciate the need to be flexible in our approach to allow practitioners to meet children’s individual needs. We work closely with parents/carers to support children’s behaviour and discuss effective management strategies. Outings and Visits We provide regular educational outings and visits for our pre-school children and all outings are FREE of charge and may include places such as, a forest, museum, library or animal park. We may call upon you to offer assistance on these occasions if you are available.
Safety & Security Most of our sites have CCTV and electronic door tagged door entry. With our Dayshare and Tapestry apps uploading your childs day, you can be sure your child is safe and their welfare is is very good hands