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I would like to give you some information about the kindergarten and some of our policies that promote our good practice, facilities and the care we provide in a safe and stimulating environment.
“Play is children’s way of learning”


The Early Years Foundation Stage (birth to 5 years) has been implemented since autumn 2008. All our activities are structured to comply with the legal requirements of the EYFS relating to Learning, Development and Welfare.

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Observation, assessment and planning.

The EYPS program is delivered through observation based assessment and planning. This cycle starts with observation by your child’s key person and information gathered from parents, colleagues and other professionals.

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Key Person

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Policies, Procedures and Practice

With the welfare, learning and development of children as a prime purpose Kindergarten operate an operational plan which states all our policies and procedures.

These policies and procedures underpin all our practices.

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Settling In

We recommend that you take advantage of our visiting days. This will help you and your child familiarise yourselves with the surroundings and the staff.

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Arriving and Departure Policy

Parents/carers must pass their child into the care of a member of staff on arrival. The child will be welcomed and their attendance noted on the register.

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We provide a snack every session.
It alternates between vegetable/fruit and rich tea biscuit or toast, with a choice of milk or/and water.

Children have access to drinking water at all times.


Uniform is optional but we can order red or royal blue sweatshirts, polo shirts and caps with Kindergarten logo.

Please dress your child in practical clothing bearing in mind that the children have access to painting, water, sand and outdoor play every day.

Every child needs a set of change clothing marked with their name, a pair of wellington and weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

Accident and Emergency

If a child has an accident while at Kindergarten and it is considered that advice/treatment is required from a medical practitioner, then you will be contacted immediately.

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Safeguarding and Welfare

Everyone employed at the Kindergarten has a responsibility in relation to child protection.  Staff are alert to any issues of concern in a child’s life at home and elsewhere.

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Concerns and Complaints Procedure

The care of your child is paramount to Kindergarten.  If you have any concerns regarding your child or the care your child is receiving we want to know.  Please do not hesitate to contact the manager who is available to discuss any matter.

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Behaviour and Discipline policy

It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure consistency and to be gentle and understanding in their attitude. In this way we endeavour to influence a child’s future conduct, rather than emphasising negative points in behaviour.

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Equal Opportunities Policy

Kindergarten supports the policy of treating all children equally regardless of race, gender, religion, disability.

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Please do not bring your child to Kindergarten when he/she is unwell. It is unfair to your child, the other children and staff.

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Administering Medicines

While it is not our policy to care for sick children, who should be at home until they are well enough to return to the setting, we will agree to administer medication as part of maintaining…

Nursery Grant

Children become eligible from the start of the term following their third birthday.  This covers five 3 hour sessions per week for a total of 38 weeks.  The five sessions can be taken in mornings, afternoons or a total of both.  Parents can choose to take fewer than five sessions if they wish.  If two sessions are taken in one day and you wish your child to stay for lunch there is a small charge for the lunch time.

Security of Children

For the safety of all children, please ensure that all doors and the gate are securely closed when leaving the premises.


We provide a snack every session.  It alternates between vegetable/fruit and rich tea biscuit or toast, with a choice of milk or/and water.

Children have access to drinking water at all times.Children bring their own packed lunch; and we encourage healthy choices.  Sweets and chocolate treats should only be for special occasions.

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