Term Dates 2020 / 2021
Start Monday 7 September 2020
Finish Friday 23 October 2020
Start Monday 2 November 2020
Finish Friday 18 December 2020
Start Monday 4 January 2021
Finish Friday 12 February 2021
Start Monday 22 February 2021
Finish Friday 26 March 2021
Start Thursday 15 April 2021
Finish Friday 28 May 2021
Start Monday 7 June 2021
Finish Wednesday 21 July 2021
The nursery will be closed to all children on the following staff training days
Thursday 3 September 2020
Friday 4 September 2020
The nursery will close to full time children on Wednesday 23 December at 12 noon, reopening on Monday 4 January 2021.
Term Dates 2021 / 2022
Starts Monday 6 September 2021
Finish Friday 22 October 2021
Starts Monday 1 November 2021
Finish Friday 17 December 2021
Starts Tuesday 4 January 2022
Finish Friday 11 February 2022
Starts Monday 21 February 2022
Finish Monday 28 March 2022
Starts Tuesday 19 April 2022
Finish Friday 27 May 2022
Starts Monday 6 June 2022
Finish Friday 25 July 2022
The nursery will be closed to all children on the following dates for Staff Training:
Friday 3 September 2021
Friday 27 May 2022
The nursery will close to full time children on Thursday 23 December 2021 at 12noon, reopening on Tuesday 4 January 2022.
Is my child too ill for Nursery?
At Daisychains Nursery the health and wellbeing of our children and staff is paramount.
We feel very privileged that you trust us to look after your children and look forward to welcoming them into the nursery every day. We also appreciate that when your child is unwell it can be difficult to decide whether you should keep them at home or send them into nursery.
Daisychains Nursery follow the government guidelines that advise schools and nurseries when children should be kept off school and when they shouldn’t.
If your child needs Calpol or other over the shelf medication just to make it through the day, they will be better off at home and should not come into nursery.
If you do decide to keep your child at home, we would appreciate it if you could let us know as soon as possible. If we have not heard from you by 09:30 am it is our policy to contact you to make sure everything is ok.
If your child appears unwell during the day whilst at nursery parents will be contacted and appropriate action taken to ensure the child’s wellbeing until he/she can be collected and taken home.
Further information can be found in the following policy:
Our children have the opportunity to go out in all weathers so please ensure they have suitable clothing.
Daisychains does have a uniform but is not compulsory for your child to wear it. If you would like your child to wear uniform, T-shirts, and jumpers with the Daisychains logo on are available from RJ’s Work and Leisurewear in Sheerness.
During hot weather children need to be protected from the sun so we recommend that you provide your child will a top that covers their shoulders and a sunhat. Your child should also be covered with an appropriate factor sun cream.
During cold weather your child will require warm clothes and wellington boots or shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy.
All clothes must be clearly labelled with your child’s name as it makes it much easier for us to return lost items to their rightful owner.
WHAT IS EYFS?
Daisychains Nursery follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five years old.
We believe that every child deserves the right to a safe, secure and happy childhood and recognise that a child’s experience in the early years can have a major impact on their future life chances.
We embrace the EYFS Framework wholeheartedly from activities, resources and staff training through to policies, procedures and management.
The framework is mandatory for all early years providers in England and seeks to provide:
- Quality and consistency in all early years settings, so every child makes good progress and no child gets left behind
- A secure foundation through learning and development opportunities which are planned around the needs and interests of each individual child and are assessed and reviewed regularly
- Partnership working between practitioners and with parents and/or carers
- Equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice, ensuring that every child is included and supported
The framework sets specific requirements for learning and development and for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. There are seven areas of Learning and Development within the framework and these are split into Prime and Specific Areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Daisychains Nursery follows a structure of learning, development and care for all our children which enables them to learn through a wide range of activities.
All children are assigned a key person who will take the lead in
- Developing a strong bond with the child
- Encouraging them to play freely and confidently whilst feeling safe and self-assured
- Observing the child and planning activities and learning experiences to embed and develop within the seven areas of learning. Tailoring the activities to the individual child’s needs.
- Tracking, recording and celebrating the child’s progress with the child and the parents through learning journals
For more information about the Early Years Foundation Stage please click on the following links:
“What to expect When?” – A guide to your child’s learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Resources FOR HOME LEARNING
Activity Worksheets – Click on the links below to view.
The videos below are hosted on the Youtube platform, Daisychains Nursery is not responsible for the content of these videos.
Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 18:00
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