Key Worker & Sharing Book Your child will be located a Keyworker once they have been at Nursery for a few sessions.
As a parent, your child's Keyworker will the be the first member of staff to go to with any questions or observations though any member of staff is familiar with all children in the Nursery and may be approached with any questions. If these cannot be answered then the Manager or Deputy will be on hand.
Your child will be given a special Sharing Book to be shared between Nursery and home. It will help your child to make connections between home and Nursery, compiling a journey of photographs, pictures, special events, celebrations and other information. The book will be individual to your child - please feel free to decorate it! Your child will have ownership of the Sharing Book and how they produce it will be unique to them.
Snack Time As a charity we ask if you are able to provide a healthy snack for our children to have at snack time. We ensure that all snacks served follow the Stockport Healthy Eating Guidelines and are appropriate for the age and medical background of our children. In addition, we provide milk and water.
Here are some suggestions of items that we deem appropriate for our children: Fresh fruit, dried fruit, fresh vegetables, hard cheese , soft cheese, dips, yoghurts, rice cakes, tortillas, bread, malt loaf, naan bread, bread sticks, celery, peppers, crackers, pitta bread, crumpets, cereals/cereal bars.
Snack time provides the children with nutritional food at a time that they may socialise with their peers and allow them to experience different tastes and sensations, enabling them to express their likes and dislikes. We encourage the children to be independent and offer them the opportunity to prepare their own snacks from time to time.
Lunch We offer the opportunity for children to stay for lunch. This can play an important part in a child’s education, socialising with other children in a relaxed, friendly environment. The children have up to an hour to eat their lunch and play with other children afterwards.
Please provide a cold packed lunch in a clearly named box or bag along with a drink if desired (though drinking water is available throughout the day).
Pasta, rice, crackers, and salad are ideal alternatives for those children who are not so keen on sandwiches. As we support Stockport’s Healthy Eating Guidelines, we encourage children to eat a healthy lunch without sweets, keeping crisps and biscuits to a minimum.
Parking Due to the double yellow lines outside the Nursery, parking is not available but there is a car park at the bottom of Hollins Lane, and there is free parking in the village on Town Street, at Brabyns Park and in the car park next to the Midland Pub.
Clothing Please dress your child in appropriate clothing for messy and active play (painting, baking and so forth) and so they may take themselves to the toilet. Please also provide a set of spare clothes in a named bag in case of accidents or water play (this may be left at Nursery on their peg).
The children also enjoy the outdoor play area so don’t forget their hats, scarves and gloves when the weather turns colder, and hats and suncream in the summer time.