Choosing a nursery is a challenging decision and one that should be made with as much knowledge and information as possible. Below are some questions that are frequently asked by our prospective families at Learning Land Nursery and we hope that these questions and answers will help you in your search for the ideal nursery place
How many months are in a term?
There are approximately 3 months in a term, apart from term 1 which is around 4
When do the terms start and finish?
- Term 1 – September –December
- Term 2 – January – March
- Term 3 – April – June
We also offer Summer, Winter and Spring camps.
What are you opening hours and timings?
We are open from 7:30 – 17:30, Sunday – Thursday and offer 3 timings to fit around you.
- 7:30am – 1:00pm
- 7:30am – 2:30pm
- 7:30am – 5:30pm
What curriculum do you follow?
We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) British Curriculum, whilst parallel French lessons happen every day.
How many teachers are in every class?
Each class has one Early Years Practitioner (EYP) and two Assistant Early Years
Practitioners who are qualified and experienced.
What meals should I send with my child?
We continuously promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyles, especially for young children within the early years. We recommend small snacks like sandwiches, wraps, vegetable sticks, raisins etc.
We have school meals options and ideas within each of our settings and hand these out to parents at their request.
Do staff have first aid training?
All of our settings have a DHA registered nurse and specifically adapted nurses room for when your little ones are feeling unwell. We also carry out first aid training with our teachers and Teaching assistants .
Is it best for parents to stay with children for their first few days?
Parents are more than welcome at the Nursery at any time, and we do understand that the first few days at nursery can be hard for parents and children. We do however recommend that parents drop children off and leave them to interact within the classroom independently as it is much easier for the child to settle and does not prolong the detachment and adjustment period. You are more than welcome to stay in reception and have a tea/coffee and biscuits.
What do children need to bring on the first day?
Children need to bring the lunch and snacks they require for the day, as well as a packet of nappies (if still using) which can be left and used daily, baby wipes, nappy rash cream if required, and a change of clothes. When baby wipes and nappies are running out the class teacher will write a note in the child’s communication book so parents can send more essentials into nursery.
What is the Communication Book?
This neat and attractive A5 book is taken to and from nursery every day and will
inform you what areas your child interacted in that day, how they have been feeling, what and how much they have eaten and inform you of any other information needed. These are filled out by the EYP and allows communication from your side also as we know how busy your lives can be 🙂
Do you go on school trips?
Children 2 years of age and above will have 3 school trips per year, one each term. These trips are linked to the topic and theme of the term, all the while allowing children to really learn and enjoy discovering the world around them.
Can we help with potty training?
Our team support and assist during your child’s potty training stage. We ensure that this is as smooth a process for not only the child, but you as parents also.
What age are children accepted at?
We accept children from 3 months – 4 years of age. Children are divided in to four age groups. 2 months – 12 months in our infant room, 12 months – 24 Months in our toddlers room, 2 to 3 years in our pre-school room and 3 to 4 years in the Foundation class room.