General Questions & Answers
CAN I VISIT THE NURSERY?
Yes absolutely, from 10th April 2021 we will resume visits. Please contact the Nursery to book in an appointment.
All visitors must wear shoe covers, masks and hand sanitise when entering.
HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU TAKE PER DAY?
We take up to 24 children a day of mix ages from 6 months – 5 years.
IS THERE A WAITING LIST?
Due to the high demand for Little Sparrows, we do have waiting lists for most of our age groups. If you have visited and would like to put your child’s name on our waiting list, you will need to complete and return the registration form to us and pay a £50 non refundable registration fee.
ARE YOU STILL HAVING MIXED AGE MONTESSORI PLAY?
We generally work in two groups - the babies & toddlers and the pre-schoolers. Mixed aged play is huge part of our ethos, so from September 2021 we have started to re-introduce mixed aged play at set times during the day.
MY CHILD IS OVER 3 AND IS SPENDING MORE TIME OUTDOORS, WHAT DO YOU DO IF IT RAINS OR IS REALLY COLD?
We have a recommended kit list to help parents know what clothing is appropriate to keep your child warm and dry outside. Our outside classroom has a roof and roller blinds which can protect children from the wind and rain.
We always put the children the first so if the weather is too cold or too windy, we still have our indoor over 3's Activity Room classroom we can use at any time!
DO YOU USE ONLINE APPS AS A PLATFORM FOR LEARNING JOURNALS?
Yes, we are currently introducing the Famly app into our setting for the pre school class. We may extend it to all age groups in the future. Each child receives a physical learning journal too, which they can share with their family and keep forever.
HOW DO YOU MONITOR CHILDREN'S LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT?
We follow the EYFS as a tool to guide through your child's developmental milestones. We collect information from our observations and seek out information from you, their parents. We then write up an in depth learning plan to show how we are supporting your child’s learning in the Nursery and tips in how you can support at home. It's important we do this together so your child can get the best learning experience.
ARE ALL STAFF CHECKED AND HOLD ENHANCED DISCLOSURES?
Yes absolutely - we are Ofsted registered and all staff are rigorously checked and hold Enhanced Disclosures.
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