About Us

Essential Information

Opening Times:
Early Bird Session
8.00 - 8.30
Short Day
8.30 - 3.30
AM Session
8.30 - 1.30
Long Day
8.30 - 5.30
PM session
1.30 - 5.30

Settling

We understand that deciding on an appropriate childcare establishment for your child is an important decision. We also understand that Parents/Carers maybe anxious about starting nursery and we are aware that this maybe the first time you have left your child. We want all families to feel confident in the nursery before leaving your child and have in place a standard package and more settling in sessions can be added if needed, however as each child is individual we are happy to offer flexibility to met you and your child's needs.

We work closely with parents/carers and we believe that continuity of care is of the utmost importance. You will soon know the staff by name but to assist you in the early weeks you will see the staff pictures and names displayed in the hall. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any concerns or questions we are here to help.

What to Wear

We feel old clothes are more appropriate for your child to wear to nursery as it is impossible for us, however hard we try to always avoid paint and mud etc. Please provide a change of clothes for such times. We also ask for parents to provide Wellies and waterproof clothing for outside play in colder months and Sun hats for warmer months. Please can all clothing be named so it can be returned to the correct child.

Nappies and Toilet Training

Nappy Changing facilities are available at the nursery; we will dispose of any nappy waste hygienically. You will be required to provide an adequate supply of Nappies and Wipes, also if you wish cream to be applied you may bring your own, however we do provide sudocrem if required.  
Please let us know when you are preparing your child for potty training, we will be more than happy to support you and your child in this very important next step. Please ensure your child wears clothes that can be adjusted and undone easily this will help your child develop self-help skills and promote confidence in meeting their own needs.

Rest and Sleeping

Rest areas are provided, with options for how you may wish your child to sleep. The nursery provides Cots, Pods and Beds. Each child will have its own bedding provided by the nursery.
Children will be checked at 10 minute intervals whilst sleeping, with these checks being recorded. You are welcome to bring any comfort Toys/Blankets for sleep times.

Medicines

Medicines may be administered as long as they have been prescribed by a doctor or a medical professional. A medication form will need to be completed for each occasion; we are happy to support you in the management of ongoing medical issues and can arrange an opportunity to discuss your child's needs. Your child will not be able to stay at the nursery if they are unwell.

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Medicines

Meals and Nutrician

The nursery provides high quality, home cooked foods daily and the nursery has been a part of the Healthy Eating Initiative since 2010. we offer a wide range of foods, which are well balanced and nutritional. We are happy to provide food/drink for specific dietary needs.

We understand that children under the age of 2 have varying food preparation requirements and are happy to ensure your child's needs are met and progressed as and when agreed.

Notice Board

Whenever possible please take time to read items placed on our notice boards, situated in the hall. We will display important dates, reminders, Illness notifications, and Menus amongst other items of interest.

Supporting and Promoting Oral Hygiene

Tooth extractions are the biggest reason children are admitted to hospital for general anaesthetics in the UK and yet, roughly 40% of children still don’t visit the dentist each year.


The latest report (published in 2015) Found that nearly 26,000 children aged five to nine, were admitted to hospital in England in 2013-14, up 14 % from 2011, with tooth decay. In the same
report, nearly one-third of five-year-olds and nearly half of eight-year olds had obvious decay in their milk teeth. We are working as a setting to promote excellent Oral hygiene in the early years at sunflowers we are developing a three tier approach to this work by-


*Supporting families and children to register with a Dentist and attend regularly.
Asking for registered dentist details and providing information about local services to unregistered families 

Celebrating dental check-up within the setting, issuing certificates and adding to the well done section in our monthly newsletter.


*Providing termly activities and promoting good teeth cleaning habits with the children.
Children will have activities around good dental practices including brushing sessions 

A reading list of age appropriate books about visiting the dentist and keeping our teeth clean is available

*Providing information to parents and families about the benefits of good oral hygiene for all children.
A dental tip section to be added to our newsletter, were we will provide information, recommend resources and provide helpful tips.

Staff will undertake training around improving Oral Hygiene and promoting healthy Practices.

Let’s work together to improve healthy outcomes for children.