Puddleducks Day Nursery

tel: (01775)769798 email: enquiries@puddleduckschildcare.co.uk

Puddleducks Day Nursery is open from 7:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday and we are registered with Ofsted to care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. Listed below is some general information - for more information please download a brochure or get in touch, thank you.

Puddleducks Fay Nursery - Babies / Toddlers playing outsideBabies and Toddlers

Children aged three months to two and half years will be cared for in our baby and toddler rooms. Six babies have the opportunity to explore, investigate and learn through senses, observations and experiences in our baby room, cared for by our experienced and qualified staff.

Activities are planned every day and the plans are displayed on the notice board for you to read.

Baby Room Babies will be involved in many different activities such as singing, stories, musical instruments and heuristic play, - play with natural objects. Activities are planned around the babies interests and their development.

Toddler Room Toddlers are offered a wide range of equipment in their room. Their room has a home corner, quiet corner for reading stories or just having a quiet time, sand and water play, dough and craft materials, puzzles, construction toys and toys for floor play.

Other information:

We have a separate room for babies and children to sleep in that is situated on the first floor. We allow children to sleep as and when they need to. Your child’s key worker will discuss with you your child’s normal routine. The sleep room is monitored by staff regularly while children are sleeping. We also have a monitor that is permanently on when the room is in use. We constantly monitor the temperature of the rooms and have ceiling fans for when the weather is warm. Each child has clean sheets and blankets that we provide. Please inform us of any allergies to wash powder.

Children in the baby room up to the age of 12 months have a daily diary. Your child’s key worker will complete the daily diary, telling you when your child has slept, eaten , played etc. The diary can be used as a message book between nursery and home. Parents are welcome to write comments or messages to their child’s key worker to read.

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Children Aged 2-5 Years

Puddleducks Day Nursery - DownstairsChildren in this age group will be cared for in the two rooms downstairs. Each room has many activities and equipment on offer. The two rooms are set out into different areas of interest. The green room offers a home corner, dressing up, construction area, play dough, art and craft, wood work etc.

The blue room has sand and water tray, transport area, book and quiet area, writing and maths equipment, dolls house, puzzles, games and musical instruments.

The computer is situated in the entrance hall and the children are encouraged to use it as and when they want to.

The Curriculum:Puddleducks Day Nursery - Outside

We work on the High Scope Method of educating our children. We believe that by observing, playing with and communicating with your child we can plan according to your child’s individual needs and interests. We ensure through our planning that all the children work towards the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The Early Years Foundation Stage includes all six areas of a childs development; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Communication, Language and Literacy, Mathematical Development, Creative Development and Knowledge and Understanding of The World.

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Admissions
Policy

On registering a child with the nursery, confirmation of a space will be made as soon as possible, most spaces becoming available in August of each year as and when children leave us to go to school.

In the event of over subscription, the following criteria will be used to determine admissions

  1. Family connections - Siblings attending the nursery.
  2. Convenience of access - Distance from home to nursery.
  3. Parents who work
  4. Recognised professional opinion indicating that the circumstances present a particularly strong case for admission.

Children with Special Educational Needs are admitted to Puddleducks under the same criteria as all other children.

Settling
In Policy

1. Parents and children who have been accepted into the nursery will be invited to meet the staff and become familiar with the surroundings.

We expect parents and children to attend nursery together for a few sessions before their child’s starting date. Arrangements for these can be made by telephoning the nursery.

2. Parents will be introduced to their child’s key worker who will discuss with parents their child’s routine and introduce parents to our policies.

3. We encourage parents to bring their child’s ‘comforters’ to nursery if they think it will help their child to feel safe and secure.

4. The Key worker will discuss with Parents, their child’s progress and any problems in the settling in period.

5. The staff may feel that it is in the child’s best interest for the parent to return to nursery and collect them in cases of extreme distress but hopefully this can be avoided by our carefully planned introduction.

Parents must always say good bye - even if there are a few tears.