Settling in

The first few days at nursery can be very daunting for both the child as well as the parent. We understand that each child is very different and will take different lengths of time to settle into their new environment. This is why our settling-in policies are tailored specifically to meet the needs of not only the child but also the parents.

During this settling-in period we also take the opportunity to discuss your child’s daily routine at home, their likes and dislikes, understand and manage your expectations and explain our “partnership with parents” policy. You will also have the opportunity to discuss or ask questions regarding our nursery policies and procedures in detail. All this exchange of information will help to create a home-away-home-environment.

We do not want you to be worrying about how your child is getting on at the nursery whilst you are at work or getting on with daily routines. You can rest assured that our qualified and experienced team of staff will soon be engaging the children’s attention to having lots of fun.

And before you know, your child will be happily waving ‘bye-bye’ to you without any tears and rushing off to play with his/her new friends.

What to bring to nursery

  • A rucksack
  • A coat
  • Spare set of clothing
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Named water bottle
  • Hat/sun cream (Summer term)
  • Wellington boots (Rainy days)

All items that are brought in must be CLEARLY NAMED. We cannot be responsible for items that are lost or damaged.

Snack

Little Cherubs will provide your child with a healthy choice of snacks, milk and water. These will be offered mid-morning and in the afternoon.

Lunch

Children who attend all day or an afternoon session will need to bring a healthy packed lunch.

No fizzy drinks or sweets

We are a nut free nursery, therefore please make sure that your child’s lunch does not include nuts. This includes peanut butter, Nutella and cereal bars that contain nuts.

Please cut all foods in halves as this can be a serious choking hazard. Food like cherry tomatoes, grapes and blueberries.

Absences

Please ring the nursery if you know your child is going to be absent. 07342766019

If your child is unwell

Only bring your child to nursery if they are well enough to attend.

If your child has vomiting or diarrhoea please keep them away from nursery until it has been 48 hours after their last bout.

Contact information

It is vital that we have accurate telephone numbers for you in case we need to contact you. Please make sure that we have these and that you update us with any changes as necessary.

Nappies

Your child’s nappy will be changed as and when needed. We will also help and support your child through the toilet training process.

Our daily routines

We aim to be as flexible as possible whilst providing some structure for your child throughout the day. The following routine is an overview but can change.

9.00 – 09.30 am Children arrive and self-register
9.30 – 10.00am Register and free play
10.00 – 10.30am Snack-time
10.30 – 11.30am Free-play/key group time
11.30 – 12pm Group game story and rhyme time
12.00 noon Home time
12.00 – 13.00 Lunchtime
13.00 – 13.30 Quiet time/Stories
13.30 – 14.30 Small group time / Free play
14.30 Snack
14.45 Story and rhyme time
15.00 Home-time

Please note that we can open from 8am until 4pm – if this is requested.