We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the statutory framework for Early Years education in England, to prepare children for school and to lay a strong foundation for their futures.
EYFS recognises the child at the centre of practice; the child’s connections within the family, communities, cultural and natural world; the need to consider the child’s physical, social and emotional well-being, health and learning; and the child’s rights as member of society under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
– 3 Prime areas: Communication and Language, Physical development, and Personal, Social and Emotional Development
– 4 Specific area: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding The World, and Expressive arts and design.
When your child is aged between two and three, the key adult will review his/her progress, and provide you with a short-written summary of your child’s development in the prime areas. This progress check is to identify the child’s strengths, and any areas where the child’s progress is less than expected.
If there are significant emerging concerns, or an identified special educational need or disability, the key person and the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) will discuss with you to develop a targeted plan to support the child’s future learning and development involving other professionals as appropriate. We will ensure we obtain your consent prior to sharing information directly with other relevant professionals.
We recognise the importance of continuity between home, key adult and the setting that make up your child’s individual learning journey. Every child will be offered transition period depending upon their ability to cope with changes. We understand some children are particularly more vulnerable at times of transition and we will ensure that the child is supported effectively by providing additional time and opportunities to make the necessary readjustments to the changes ahead, and where their emotional development and well-being is prioritised.
At the points of transition, it is valuable to discuss all the perspectives of your child’s needs with us, including those who have worked with your child such as other practitioners, speech therapists, and other health and educational specialists. This will help to plan for your child’s needs more effectively.
It is important for us to work with you in partnership to help your children to thrive in their learning and development the most. Parents have a very significant impact on their children’s learning, and having a strong and respectful relationship between the parents and our staff will support the children in a more effective and holistic way.
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Prime Kids DayCare Nursery
St Paul’s Church Hall, Brentford
A. Every child will be offered a flexible settling-in period depending upon their individual needs and we will discuss it with you if your child requires a longer period of settling-in. During the registration, we will also discuss your routine at home so that we can continue to follow it in our setting.
A. We have the policy that a minimum of 2 members of staff must be on-site with the children at all times. We always keep the recommended ratio between children and adults. When we take the children out to the park or local amenities, the ratio is then increased. All our staff are DBS checked and have undergone first aid training.
We complete daily risk assessment to monitor safety in the nursery. We also have a secure entry system to the nursery, controlled by the doorbell and the password that you created at the time of registering your child with us. If you ask someone else to collect your child, please tell us in advance. You will need to give them the password to authorise the collection of your child.
A. We provide well-balanced nutrition in each meal, including protein, carbohydrates, fat and fibre and omega, plus a minimum of 5 pieces of fruits or vegetables per day. We also comply with individual allergies and dietary requirements.
In addition, we promote Oral health with less sugary foods and drinking water, plus guided tooth brushing time with the children.
A: We highly recommend that children attend at least 2 part-time sessions or 1 full-time session per week. This will help your child to settle in and provide continuity in their learning and development.