Information for parents

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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.

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Term Dates to be advised

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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

Kent Community Health Frequently Asked Questions

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

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UNIFORM

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.

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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.

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Parent Zone User guide

Parent Zone Security & FAQ’s

Connect Childcare Information

 

Further information about the Connect Childcare Software can be found on their website www.connectchildcare.com

 

 

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Activity Worksheets – Click on the links below to view.

Daisy Room School Readiness Activities

Shape Hunt

Exploring Technology, Home Learning Challenges

Cutting Skills Activity Sheet

Game Ideas To Support Attention and Listening

Attention And Listening Games

Superhero Themed Scissor Skills

Colour Home Learning Challenge

Playdough Activities

Weather Home Learning Challenges

 

Youtube Videos

The videos below are hosted on the Youtube platform, Daisychains Nursery is not responsible for the content of these videos.

Songs/Movement

Dough Gym

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