Nursery PoliciesRhymes Nursery has an operational plan as required by OFSTED.
Within this document we hold our policies and procedures by which the nursery is run. This is available for all parents to view if they wish. Below are a few extracts from some of our policies.
Admission ProcedureOnce you have decided to place your child within our care, we request that the following guidelines are followed before your child is left: Completion of 2 Medical Cards, Contract, Direct Debit Form and Calpol letter if required.
Ensure that you have left milk and nappies where applicable and a change of clothes along with any other items needed by your child whilst he/she is with us. Any items brought into Nursery should be clearly labelled with nametags or indelible pen. We cannot be held responsible for mislaid items.
Equal OpportunitiesWe have a positive equal opportunities policy which totally opposes any discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnic origin, ability, sex or religion. We understand that children, staff and parents are entitled to the same basic rights and this is promoted throughout the Nursery.
Sickness & Accident PolicyRhymes Nursery reserves the right to exclude any child from Nursery should they be considered not well enough to attend or if they are suffering from a contagious illness. Whilst we have a realistic attitude towards the needs of parents we do request that parents refrain from bringing their children to Nursery when they are not well enough to attend.
Should a child require medical treatment whilst on the premises we have a number of staff who are qualified first-aiders and we reserve the right to administer first aid or, alternatively, attend the local hospital for further advice or treatment.
Due to regulations, if your child requires medication we cannot administer any medicines unless prescribed by a doctor and parents MUST fill in a medicine consent form.
Behaviour Management PolicyBehaviour will be managed by giving praise and encouragement to all children, taking into account their age and stage of development. Whilst we appreciate that what constitutes acceptable behaviour may differ from one parent/carer to another, as a Nursery we have established clear boundaries and should a child continually exceed these guidelines we will agree a suitable plan of action after discussion with yourself.
Special Education Needs PolicyWe believe that every child should be given the opportunity to reach his/her full potential. Should a child experience difficulties in learning or having emotional, physical or behavioural problems, it is only through partnership with parents/carers that we can achieve the best for your child. We will also encourage any child who shows a particlar talent and provide an environment which promotes develoment.
Child Protection PolicyWe aim to provide and maintain a safe, healthy environment for children, staff and parents. All our staff have a clear understanding of their obligation to maintain this policy and are informed accordingly of relevant issues and practice in the Nursery through training days and our on-site Health and Safety Officer.
Nutrition PolicyWe aim to provide the children with a balanced and varied diet, taking into account religion and ethnic origin whereby specific requirements are outlined by parents.
The children will be offered a wide variety of foods in a relaxed, social environment and encouraged to try different foods as well as their favourites.