We know how that finding the right child care can be a source of great
concern for parents. We want to help parents as much as possible so here
are a selection of questions we are asked; but please do talk to us about
your child’s and your needs.
Each setting is individual and we work to Ofsted requirements.
We work within the following staff ratios
Birth -2 years 1:3
2-3 years 1:4
3+ years 1:8
We do mix ages as this encourages a ‘family’ environment for children to
learn in. It provides good social interaction and develops skills for children
to learn to mix well. It also allows siblings, wider family and friends the
opportunity to be together creating security.
Children develop individually and at their own pace. Readiness for different
styles and ability of learning can widely vary. An approach where children
are mixed allows and enables play with other children at the child’s own
level, regardless of age. We believe that by our older children setting
examples, our younger children’s developmental skills are supported.
We are happy to accept children in nappies and pull-ups. All our settings
have facilities for changing children. We do ask parents to supply the
changing equipment the child needs.
We recognise that settling a child into nursery can be upsetting and
sometimes distressing.Visits to a setting and play days are good
opportunities for parents to come and stay and watch their child at play. We
actively work with parents to make this transition as easy as possible. We
can discuss a plan that works with you as each child and family is unique.