Ofsted Registered Nursery
During initial inductions, parents are required to remain on the premises. The room leader will introduce you to staff within the room and throughout the nursery. You will be guided through the nursery to see in full what we have to offer. During inductions there will be additional consent forms for completion along with sharing of information regarding your child's interests and routines.
Room leaders will explain our daily routines and answer any questions you may have. Our induction pack and parent guide to the EYFS will be given to every parent.
We recognise that a child will not learn or play confidently if they are anxious or unhappy. Caring staff will support your child in their separation from you.
Nursery Staff are here to help you as well as support your child. We value a strong working parent partnership.
Playdays has joined Blossom Educational to deliver our new parent App - this will enable staff to update parents daily with pictures and comments for wow moments, settling in and so much more.
Staff Are Paediatric First Aid Trained
The wellbeing of each and every child is of paramount importance. Staff will receive regular Safeguarding and Child Protection training. Staff will liaise where necessary with other professionals to ensure that the needs of every child are met.
The nursery Safeguarding Lead Practitioner (SLP) is KERRY SHEPHARD (owner/manager).
All staff will receive training in Paediatric First Aid (as recognised by Ofsted). All employee's, students and volunteers will have suitability to working with children checked through the Disclosure & Barring Service [DBS]. All practitioners will complete a probationary period and induction prior to permanent employment and supervision of children.
Where should I look to find out more about childcare?
There are a number of online services and places to enquire about childcare.
For health visitor and parenting advice: justonenorfolk.nhs.uk
Family Information Service: www.norfolk.gov.uk/ familyinformationservice
Childcare Choices: www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
Norfolk Education Online (NEO): www.norfolk.gov.uk/neo
Norfolk Community Directory: www.norfolk.gov.uk/ norfolkdirectory
Health & Safety
Playdays Nursery Has a Full Health & Safety Policy in Place
The nursery has full insurance and carries our regular fire drills and evacuations. All fire and emergency exits are clearly signed. Staff within the nursery have received Health and Safety training.
Playdays Nursery has a full Health and Safety Policy in place. This policy and procedures are available to read during induction sessions. All policies and procedures including Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Collections, First Aid and Illness are displayed within the entrance hall, and located in the nursery ‘Policies and Procedures’ file, which is available upon request.
Special Education Needs
Playdays will promote the welfare and interests of the child whilst supporting them and their family to the best of our ability. Our aim is that the child will reach their full potential within the nursery with staff supporting transitions into school. Our trained SENCO will liaise with parents and other professionals involved in individual care.
Playdays aims to ensure that every child within the setting has the best possible start, setting strong foundations for their future learning years.