A visual picture board is used to aid children in selecting and communicating their next activity to a member of staff.
All children have their own labelled baskets for bedding, and have access to padded sleep mats for nap time.
The children communicate what they desire to do next around the nursery such as, going out to the garden or the toilet, using their own visual timetable
The second session lasts one and a half hours and parents are encouraged to leave their children for short periods to allow them to adjust and begin to feel comfortable in their new environment.
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The nursery door is securely locked at all times and only a member of the nursery staff is authorised to open it. Parents are requested not to answer the door if they hear the doorbell ring. Staff will check ID’s and passwords for anyone collecting a child, other than the primary carer and will not allow anyone they do not know, or who does not have prior consent, entry into the building.
Situated on Quarry Road, this large detached house, set in half an acre of mature gardens provides the ideal location for our Old Town Nursery. Through careful the nursery has been divided into a number of large spacious areas. All areas are well equipped, specifically designed, based on your child's age, daily care routines and activities. Creating a safe, friendly environment freedom to play, have fun, learn and interact with others at their own pace.
Day Nursery Group:Positive Steps Children's Day Nursery Ltd
This Unit can accommodate babies up to 1 year old and has a large well-equipped playroom and adjoining sleeping room with separate milk kitchen and nappy changing facilities. All children have their own labelled cot or pram in the sleeping room and individual sterilisers in the milk kitchen. Daily routines are kept for all children and parents are encouraged to spend time with staff discussing their child's day.
Staff plan weekly adult led activities, such as cooking, counting, a walk and outdoor play or individual activities aimed at each child's next steps. Emphasis is placed on pre-school education. Learning through play children learn their letters, writing, numbers, shapes and sounds.
'Apples' promotes pre-school education which combines play with learning their letters and sounds through songs and rhymes. With significant focus on pre-school learning including colours, letters, writing, numbers and shapes in preparation for the transition to school this year.
The 3-5 year old's room 'Apples' is divided into areas for quiet time and stories, small world play, 'messy' play such as water and creative activities, role play and physical movement.
The nursery door is securely locked at all times and only a member of the nursery staff is authorised to open it. Parents are requested not to answer the door if they hear the doorbell ring. Staff will check ID's and passwords for anyone other than the primary carer collecting a child and will not allow anyone they do not know, or who does not have prior consent, entry into the building.
Breakfast is available for children and babies, followed by a mid morning snack. A cooked meal is provided at lunch time, followed by tea in the afternoon. Drinking water is available for all children at all times, which children can help themselves in between meals.
“My mum was sad going to work, but she soon realised how much fun I was having and that I was safe and sound”.
Settling in is a very important part of the nursery experience for both children and parents. The nursery is very flexible about how this is conducted and, if it is thought to be beneficial, a number of home visits by the child's key person can be arranged to help with the transition process.
The second session can last from half an hour to one hour in which parents are encouraged to leave their children for short periods to allow them to adjust and begin to feel comfortable in their new environment. If you wish you can stay on site during this time and observe your child's progress from peep windows in place within the office.
Normal opening hours are 8.00 am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
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This Unit, known as 'Peaches', can accommodate children up to 23 months. Comprising of two rooms divided into areas for quiet time and stories, small world play, 'messy' play such as water and creative activities, role play and physical movement. All children have access to their coats on low level pegs, giving independence when wishing to access the garden.
The 2-3 year old's also have their own room, known as 'Cherries', with areas dedicated to world play, 'messy' play such as water and creative activities, role play and physical movement. Also an adjoining carpeted area for children requiring a sleep and quiet adult led activities and stories.
Tigers at Swindon is an engaging, bright space for children to explore. Each age group has a dedicated room with stimulating toys and resources designed to help them learn through play, interact with others and above all, have fun. A newly constructed… more
A good diet is essential for the health and happiness of children and the nursery has designed a selection of well-planned meals and snacks, which are nutritious and tasty, using a combination of fresh fruit, vegetables and protein. It caters for most dietary needs, menus are varied and all meals are cooked freshly on site.
The third, could be a two-hour session, usually takes place over a lunch time or tea time and parents are, again, encouraged to leave their child for longer periods to enable them to start socialising with their peers and getting to know their new friends.
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If required Staff can also collect children from school, when attending the After-School Club. Drinks and snacks are provided whilst children relax playing board games, using computers, art equipment or playing in the garden. During school holidays children are welcome to attend all day.
Asquith Ridgeway Pre-School & Day Nursery has been rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in April 2013 and has lovely rural views set in the grounds of Wroughton Junior School, making it an ideal location for children who go onto Reception class. There are… more
Breakfast is available for children and babies, followed by a mid-morning snack. A cooked meal is provided at lunch time, followed by tea in the afternoon. Drinking water is available for all children at all times, as is a fruit bowl in each age group, which children can help themselves in between meals.
The nursery has two spacious well-equipped playrooms for 2 year olds, one for “messy” activities and the second for quiet activities which, after lunch, becomes a sleep room. The children have a fairly structured routine and follow weekly activity plans. Potty training is provided for younger children, if required.
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Distances given are in a straight line from the centre of Swindon but travel routes may be longer.
The 1-2 years unit comprises of a large well-equipped playroom called 'Pears', divided into areas for quiet time and stories, small world play, 'messy' play such as water and creative activities, role play and physical movement. Daily feedback is given through day sheets.
Potty training is provided for younger children, if required.
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Therefore, the majority of staff at the nursery hold the NVQ Level 3 in Child Care, or are working towards it. All have a Paediatric First Aid Certificate and Food Hygiene Certificate, both of which are renewed every three years. In addition, all staff are carefully vetted through the Criminal Records Bureau and personal references are taken up when they first join the team.
The large gardens which surround the nursery are divided into three sections, a baby area for 0 to 2 year olds, an all weather play area suitable for all age groups, and a meadow/exploratory area for older children. There is wet weather gear available for children, when needed, to enable them to use the garden in all weather conditions.
If you have children, two funds are available to help you with your childcare costs while you are studying at college, depending on your age and circumstances.
Lunchtime is the most important meal of the day when staff and children eat the same meal together at tables in the playrooms. It is a great opportunity for children to try new foods and for everyone to enjoy the social side of mealtimes.