Five Nursery accepts children up to the age of 5, our opening hours are Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.45pm.
We provide an all year round service, closing on bank holidays and for 2 training days annually. Morning session times are from 8.00am - 1.00pm and afternoon sessions from 1.00pm - 5.45pm.
We are eligible to accept "Nursery Education Funding' which entitles three and four year old children to fifteen hours free nursery provision a week, Government plans to extend this to two year old children.
Your child will be provided with a range of child and adult initiated activities that support your child's learning and development.
Children in nursery are provided with a healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day.
How old does my child have to be, to be able to attend nursery?
We accommodate children aged from six weeks to four years
What hours does the nursery open
Our nursery opens Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.45pm. We provide an all year round service, closing on bank holidays.
In addition to full day care, we also offer sessional times - morning 8.00am - 1.00pm. and afternoon 1.00pm - 5.45pm.
How will I know what my child is doing in the nursery?
We have an open door policy, so you can call in at any time and catch up with your child's progress. Babies have daily diaries, which let parents know what they have done throughout the day; parents can also add their contributions.
Children's files are on view and parents are welcome to look at their own child's file. Parents Evenings are held once a year and coffee mornings once a term to review your child's "learning journey" and discuss progress.
What do I need to bring with my child?
For babies: nappies, wipes, spare clothes and formula milk (in cartons or an unopened tin)
For toddlers: nappies, wipes and spare clothes
For pre-school: spare clothes.
Children play outdoors in all weathers, we ask for parents to provide suitable clothing and footwear to meet weather conditions. Please label all your child's belongings clearly.
What if my child is on breast milk?
You are welcome to bring expressed milk into the nursery in bottles clearly labelled with your child's name. This will be given to your child at the time you state and we will record how much your child has taken.
Can we come and have a look around?
Yes, indeed, we will be happy to show you around. We strongly recommend you arrange a visit to come and meet us, where both you and your baby can get a feel for the nursery.
What will happen during settling-in periods?
We recognise that children need time to establish their confidence in a new situation and this is important for child, parents and staff. Home visits by the nursery deputy and a key person allocated to your child will be carried out.
This is important in supporting both child and parent. It establishes a link between the home and setting and is the beginning of the bond between child, parent and key person.
A time is mutually agreed and both parent and child come into nursery. The parent stays with the child and the length of time parent stays is reduced over a period of time. This will depend on the child's individual needs. There is no charge for the settling in period.