Important Information

What happens if my child is ill?

It's unavoidable that small children catch all kinds of minor infections. For a speedy recovery and to prevent the other children from falling ill, children who are unwell must stay at home. Only when the fever has subsided for a whole day should you return your child to the nursery. If your child has sickness and diarrhoea, then your child must be absent for 48 hours after the final bout. Babies with conjunctivitis must stay away from nursery, as this is highly contagious.

 

Equality and Diversity

Inclusion of diversity is a part of daily routine, we eat ethnic foods which the children help prepare and use music and dance from a range of cultures. We have a range of ethnic artefacts that the children can use. They show particular interest in our musical instruments, playing with our dolls and reading books and singing songs from foreign lands. Children have fun and celebrate the differences and therefore learn an acceptance of race, religion, culture and ability. 

 

However what is most important is that children learn fundamental British values. Our highly trained staff teach children right from wrong, tolerance, sharing and respect for others,

 

Each child has their own educational plan to ensure their own ideas, likes and dislikes are taken into account. Those children with particular needs are treated with respect and working in close relationship with parents we share information and will instigate professional intervention to optimise development, whilst ensuring integration within the group is paramount to the childs well being.

Safeguarding

When a new member of staff starts working for us, we instigate our own DBS check, we then operate a tracking system so that the staff are continually monitored. Until we receive this check, staff are not left alone with any children and they are not allowed to change nappies or become involved in toileting. 

Child safety is paramount and therefore rigorous risk assesments are carried out and all staff have safeguarding training as part of their induction.

All staff must have a First Aid certificate and food hygiene certificate which are renewed every 3 years.

Our nutrition policy ensures that all children receive a healthy balanced diet and that there are strict controls for food provided to those with allergies, intolerances or religious exceptions. All management and cooks have completed allergy awareness training.

All visitors to the nursery are accompanied and any regular helpers are also DBS checked.

The nursery operates a whistle blower policy, allowing all staff to recognise the necessity of reporting any inappropriate behaviour.

Parents are requested to give staff an explanation for any unusual marks on their child's body.

As part of our safeguarding policy staff are not allowed to babysit for existing parents or have face book contact with any parent or discuss any child or aspect of nursery.

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The Little School at Pooh Corner

Inmans Lane,

Petersfield

GU32 2NA

 

7am-7pm, Monday to Friday,

52 weeks of the year.

 

The Little School by the Lake

Heath Rd

Petersfield

GU31 4EJ

 

8am-6pm, Monday to Friday,

52 weeks of the year.

 

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