Parent Information Sheet

Welcome to Early Education Centre. We’ve put together some useful information below that will help you best prepare for your child starting at our nursery

Settling in

We will support you to transition your child to our nursery. The settling in time varies so we ask parents to be available for the first two weeks. This is also the best time for you to tell us what your child likes and dislikes, what comforts them and what they are interested in as well as any information regarding their health and wellbeing.

Communication

During the settling in period, children usually form a bond with one or more of the practitioners. One of the practitioners will become his/her key person. The key person will 

  • Ask how your child is every morning and give you feedback at the beginning and end of your child’s day.  If the key person is not available, another member of staff will greet you and your child and give you feedback on their day. This also gives you an opportunity to share with us of any developments at home or anything you may like to share.
  • We also hold review meetings with parents on a regular basis during the year where you will have the opportunity to talk about your child’s development in more detail with your child’s key person and agree next steps.
    • We will communicate with you via a newsletter and the parent’s noticeboard at our entrance.  At times we will also write to parents or put notices on doors to the rooms, please look out for these!
      • It’s important that you call us if your child is unable to attend or if you are coming in or collecting late. You can reach us on 0208 520 8300. There is a late collection fee of £1 per minute for every late collection. Persistent late collections may result in your child’s place being withdrawn and/or a welfare referral made.
        • Please keep us up to date of any changes to your contact details so that we can update our records in case we need to contact you. 
          • If you wish to speak to the nursery manager, please make an appointment at the front office.

Health and Well Being

    • If your child has a high temperature, please keep your child at home for 24 hours. If your child develops a high temperature whilst in our care we will ask you to collect your child. They will need to remain at home for 24 hours in case they are harboring any illness.
      • If your child is vomiting and/or has diarrhea it is our policy that your child does not attend for 48 hours. This is to ensure the wellbeing of all children and staff. If your child has two consecutive bouts of diarrhea and/or is being sick in our care, we will ask you to collect your child.
        • If your child sustains a head injury we will inform you immediately by phone. If you are not available, we will contact the emergency contact person. And we will monitor your child.
          • Our medication policy specifies that we do not administer any medication unless prescribed by a GP. We do not under any circumstances administer Calpol or similar medication. If your child is prescribed antibiotics they will need to be kept at home for the first 48 hours.

Safety

  • Please ensure your child wears no jewelry when attending the nursery except small stud earrings.
    • When you bring your child to the nursery, please ensure you speak to a member of staff so we can register your child in their room.Please close nursery doors as you leave after bring in/collecting your child. Please do not allow anyone else to follow you in the nursery as you walk in or out.
      • We will only allow children to leave with parents or an emergency contact person who is in the child’s registration form. We need you to provide us with a photo of the emergency contact person and a confidential password. In the event of your child being collected by the emergency contact person, we will match their appearance with the photo we have in the child’s file and ask them for the password. Without these, we will not release the child.

 

What you need to provide for your child

    • Comfortable, appropriate clothing as thesemay get soiled when children take part in messy activities.
      • Three changes of clothes labeled with your child’s name. Thesewill be kept in your child’s bag on their peg. 
        • Please bring wellington boots/shoes labeled with your child’s name.We do go outside in all weathers.
          • If your child has a comforter please bring this every day. Your keyworker will discuss this with you.
            • You will need to supply wipes,nappies and any nappy cream for your child.Please label these with your child’s name and put it in their bag.  We will also require you to sign a permission slip enabling us to use both wipes and cream.
              • Please bring Formula Milk, Milk bottles and beakers if used.
                • Please bring bibs if/when used. We will always have spare ones if needed.