8.00am– 5.30pm all year apart from the Christmas week.
Snacks & Meals
The setting makes snacks and meals a social time at which children and adults eat together. We plan the menus for snacks so that they provide the children with healthy and nutritious food. Please tell us about your child’s dietary needs and we will make sure that these are met. A Flying Start Nursery asks Parents to supply the children’s Lunches and Tea. We supply all snacks and drinks including milk and dairy products. PLEASE NOTE WE ARE A NUT FREE AND SHELL FISH FREE ENVIRONMENT.
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A Flying Start Nursery offers a flexible arrangement for times when the unexpected happens. After agreeing the core hours, which you require your child to attend the nursery; should you require ‘extra’ sessions to cover the unexpected, and if the space is available, the nursery will be pleased to offer additional sessions. Fees and full terms are explained a little further on.
We work to and above the minimum ratio numbers, which are:
• 6 months – 2 years = 1 staff to 3 children
• 2 – 3 years = 1 staff to 4 children
• 3 – 5 years = 1 staff to 8 children
We currently have 8 experienced members of staff on hand which allows us to offer your child better carer:child ratios than presently regulated.
Our setting aims to:
• provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age;
• work in partnership with parents to help children to learn and develop;
• add to the life and well-being of the local community; and
• offer children and their parents a service that promotes equality and values diversity.
Parents are regarded as members of our setting who have full participatory rights. These include a right to be:
• valued and respected;
• kept informed;
• included at all levels.
The setting’s timetable and routines
Our setting believes that care and education are equally important in the experience which we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the day in the setting are provided in ways that: • help each child to feel that she/he is a valued member of the setting; • ensure the safety of each child; • help children to gain from the social experience of being part of a group; and • provide children with the opportunities to learn and help them to value learning.
The setting organises the day so that children can take part in a variety of child-chosen and adult-led activities. These take account of children’s changing energy levels throughout the day. The setting caters for children’s individual needs for rest and quiet activities during the day. Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. Settings offer various types of care: Morning and Afternoon sessions, Short day and Full day.