It is important that both you and your child settle in and get to know the key people who will be looking after them. You are welcome and encouraged to visit the nursery as many times as you wish before your child begins and once your child starts you are welcome to stay until you feel comfortable to leave.
At York Gardens we feel that successful and effective care giving is enhanced if good relationships with parents are developed. As parents you are the most important people in your child’s life. You are central to their experiences and development and in order for us to best support you we will always be available to talk to you about your child’s day or other significant events.
You are welcome to approach any member of staff regarding your child’s care, development or with general enquiries which you may have. Staff will always be willing to discuss any queries you may have and should they not be able to answer your questions fully they will seek clarification from your child’s key person or the nursery manager and report back to you as soon as possible.
We want to ensure that there is a two way flow of information, knowledge and expertise between parents and staff and there will be lots of opportunities for you to find out about what your child has been doing at nursery and their development. We would also like to know what you and your child have been up to outside of nursery or if anything significant has happened in your child’s life like moving house or a new brother or sister.
We hope that through seeing us each day, formal and informal meetings and our website you are able to find out everything you need to know about the nursery and your child’s experiences with us. If you wish to speak with the nursery manager please talk to us at nursery or call to make an appointment.
If your child attends the nursery in their second year we will also carry out a 2 year old progress check. This includes a summary of how your child is developing in the three prime learning and development areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.