To promote a healthy environment we encourage you to openly inform us if your child is under the weather and not been themselves. If you feel your child is too poorly to be at nursery then please keep them at home.
It only takes one child to be ill to add undue pressure to the staff. The following procedure will be followed.
- It can be very difficult to care for a large number of children as well as a sick child.
- If a child is sick then the welfare of that child in mind and the remaining children in the nursery parent/carer will be contacted immediately.
- If parent/carer cannot be contacted then all attempts will be made to contact the next available person on the child detail form.
- Parent/carer will be informed of any infection within the nursery by poster detailing as much information and where to seek support/advice.
- Exclusion notice is situated on parent/carer information board situated in the cloak area downstairs with minimal periods for common illnesses.
At Immingham Day Nursery we aim to provide a high quality of care, support and development for children and families. We also aim to build and maintain good parent/Carer relationships.
However of you feel that you have a concern or complaint against the nursery or feel dissatisfied with any aspect of care given, the following procedure will be followed:
- Informal discussion with the key worker
- If remains unresolved then the manager should be contacted
- The manager will then investigate the complaint and report back to the parent/carer within 3 working days
- Alternatively the complaint can be put in writing to the proprietor of the nursery
- A complaint/concern form should be filled in for every issue where a follow up will be done
However if you feel the explanation or solution to the complaint is not satisfactory then the matter can be taken further for this you will need to contact ofsted at the following address:
Ofsted, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester, M1 2wD – Tel: 0300 123 3153
- 14 children between the ages of 0-2 years
- 25 children between the ages of 2-5 years
We aim to provide an environment in which each child feels safe, secure, well cared for and conforms to the Equality act 2006. We understand that all children are individuals and that the settling in period will vary. We aim to be flexible about the attendance patterns to accommodate needs of the individual child and families. Working in partnership with the parent/carer and the child. The child’s key worker will ease the settling in process enabling all parties to feel confident and comfortable.
- We monitor the gender and ethnic background of the children joining the setting to ensure that no accidental discrimination is taking place. Children & families from all cultural, ethnic, religious and social groups, with or without disabilities, all are welcome;
- We make our equal opportunities policies widely known.
- Accepting all children whom meet the criteria for 2yr & 3yr free early education.
- If a child is looked after by the local Authority the child will automatically be given a place at the nursery.
The settling in process will include:
- A visit to the nursery with parent/carer to take a look around the nursery environment, allowing you opportunity to chat with the other staff members informally and build a sense of trust and mutual respect.
- Allowing time for any questions or concerns you may have.
- Once the decision has been made the parent/carer must return to the nursery to fill in the necessary forms, to allow accurate up to date records of your child.
- A pre-nursery visit will be arranged so the child can come to the nursery and be left by parent/carer for a maximum of 1.5hours (adhering to the settings adult: child ratio free of charge). Once the child is settled and comfortable being left, there will be a maximum of 2-3 taster sessions offered to the child and family adhering to ratios at all times.
Democracy is embedded within the nursery. Children and parents have the opportunity to have their voices heard through questionnaires, talking to the child’s keyworker, Open door policy with manager. The children get listened to by the staff and keyworkers and is respected. Our behaviour policy involve rewards and sanctions.
The Rule of Law:
Pupils are taught age appropriately the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service are a regular part of our calendar events and help reinforce this message.
Within nursery, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a nursery we educate and provide boundaries for all the children to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and an empowering approach through the education
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
At Immingham Day Nursery we have are culturally rich and diverse where children have unique opportunities to learn from each other by sharing and celebrating their different faiths and cultures. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within the nursery.