Term Dates


Start: Wednesday 4 September 2019

Finish: Friday 18 October 2019


Start: Monday 28 October 2019

Finish: Wednesday 18 December 2019

The Nursery will close to full time children on Monday 23 December 2019 at 12noon and will re-open on Thursday 2 January 2020.


Start: Monday 6 January 2020

Finish: Friday 14 February 2020


Start: Monday 24 February 2020

Finish: Wednesday 1 April 2020


Start: Monday 20 April 2020

Finish: Friday 22 May 2020


Start: Monday 1 June 2020

Finish: Wednesday 22 July 2020


The Nursery will also be closed for staff training days on:

Monday 14 October 2019

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Wednesday 1 April 2020


Term 1

Start Monday 7 September 2020
Finish Friday 23 October 2020

Term 2

Start Monday 2 November 2020
Finish Friday 18 December 2020

Term 3

Start Monday 4 January 2021
Finish Friday 12 February 2021

Term 4

Start Monday 22 February 2021
Finish Friday 26 March 2021

Term 5

Start Thursday 15 April 2021
Finish Friday 28 May 2021

Term 6

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 to be advised

Child Attendance

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.

Links –

Do I need to keep my child off school?

Is my child too ill for School


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:

Managing Children With Medical Needs

Connect Childcare

Please click the image above to access a pdf with some frequently asked questions

EYFS Framework

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:

Prime Areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Specific Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • 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:

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

“What to expect When?” – A guide to your child’s learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Further information about the Early Years Foundation Stage.