Meals and Snacks
Breakfast is served for all children arriving before 8.30am, a morning snack and drink is offered around 10.00am.
Lunchtime is 11.30am
Children can bring a packed lunch which should be given to staff on arrival or alternatively we can provide a hot meal with dessert for £2 a day. Babies under the age of 1 year, only pay £1 for a meal.
An afternoon snack and drink is offered around 2.15pm.
Tea is provided by the setting at 4.30pm.
A four week rolling menu is displayed in the main corridor displaying both the lunch and tea time menus.
Sleep and Rest
Daytime naps are baby led, but a quiet time is offered from 12noon – 2pm.
Please send bedding (bottom sheet, blanket and comforters) in a bag weekly, and place it on your child’s coat hook. We have a small cloakroom within the room for all belongings.
Nappies and Wipes
Please send these weekly, each child has a basket in the nappy changing area which needs replenishing. Please let us know of any creams your child needs. We can also keep named Calpol for teething.
Please ensure there is a bag on your child’s coat hook which contains plentiful spare clothes for all eventualities.
Children are offered access to the outdoor play area daily. The under 2’s have an exclusive provision with direct access from their room and fully enclosed for safety. Please ensure children bring warm/waterproof coats and wellies. We sometimes go on local walks e.g. to see the trains or feed the ducks
UNDER 2'S R00M LEADER
Children learn through play in the following areas of the room:
Cosy Corner, Treasure Baskets, Sand & Water, Musical Instruments, Painting & Messy Play, Books & Puppets, Floor, Toys, Home Corner, Small World (cars, animals & people), Jumparoo, Construction Bricks, Adults also lead play and interaction, singing and stories.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum has 7 areas of learning ….
Personal, Social & Emotional Development Physical Development
Communication & Language Development Mathematical Development
Understanding the World Expressive Art & Design
Toddler Group, Bongo Bongos, Active Sport and Jo Jingles sessions.
Observation & Assessment
Your child will have a Communication Book, which will record their daily activities including meals, nappy changes and activities. Please feel free to share information from home, in your child’s Communication Book. You will also complete an ‘All About Me’ sheet to share your child’s home routine.
We have an annual Parent’s Evening in April. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum guidance for tracking development. A one year progress summary will be sent out to discuss milestones your child has achieved. We work alongside Health Visitors to ensure all children are achieving their milestones.
When your child is approaching 2 years, they will begin to integrate with Playgroup. Scheduled visits will initially be supported by the Under 2’s staff as they begin to get to know their new Key Person for Playgroup. Parents are encouraged to share their child’s development with their key adult verbally and on home observation sheets.
Meet the Staff
A well-qualified and experienced team of staff work in the Under 2’s room. Their photos can be seen in the external corridor.
The staff ratios for this room are 1 staff member for every 3 children.
Claire Hansford is the room leader; she is a level 3 practitioner, and works 4 days a week Monday – Thursday.
Stella Dempsey is a Level 3 practitioner and works 4 days a week, Monday, Wednesday – Friday.
Sophie Glover is a Level 3 practitioner and works 3.5 days a week.
Our apprentice is Abbie Chambers, who also works throughout the setting.
We are also supported per-time by Abbie Rolt, who is studying Level 3 and also works in Pre-school.
Our whole setting is managed by Penny Daniels and we have an ‘open door’ policy. If you have any issues you wish to discuss, please just call into the office to see Penny or Lyndsey (Assistant Manager). Also working in the office as administrator is Dawn, who has previously worked as a School Administrator. Our cook Lisa has 13 years’ experience of preparing meals for nursery children.
All sessions and fees are in our "Welcome Pack" along with all forms to fill out etc, you will find this downloadable directly from our website on the "parents" page.
If you need any more assistance please contact us via 01422 882226.