Nursery Information

Announcement – 22.03.20 Covid-19
 

Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on 18/03/2020 that schools and Nurseries should close after Friday 20/03/2020, both of our Nurseries will be closed until further notice. However Nurseries as well as Schools are to continue to provide care for children of key workers and the most vulnerable children.

 

Only our Sydenham House Nursery will be in the position to provide childcare to children in the above category, and will accommodate children from both settings. Mark Hall sports centre will be closed from Friday 20/03/2020 and we will not have access until it re-opens

Hours of Opening
The Nursery is open from Monday to Friday 51 weeks of the year excluding Bank Holidays.

 Usual Opening Times

Full Day 8.30am to 5.30pm
Morning Sessions 9.00am to 1.00pm
Extended Morning 9.00am to 2.00pm
Afternoon Session 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Extended afternoon 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Holidays and closures 2020/2021
We will be closed on the following dates

Good Friday 10/04/2020
Bank Holiday Mon 13/04/20
May Bank Holiday Fri 08/05/2020
May Bank Holiday Mon 25/05/2020
August bank Holiday Mon 31/08/2020
We are also closed from 25/12/2020 through to 01/01/2021

Lunch and Snack
Children who attend full day are required to bring in packed lunches. In addition the Nursery will provide a variety of snacks for all children both mid morning and mid afternoon. The Nursery promotes healthy eating.

Government Funding
The nursery accepts government funding. Parents/carers declaration forms will be given to each parent to complete and return to the nursery, in the term your child is eligible for the grant.

Allergies and Special Diets
Please inform the nursery manager if you have any special dietary requirements due to allergies, religion or other.

Rest and Sleep
Whilst at the nursery children are allowed to rest and sleep as they require. There is no rigid routine for rest periods. Please speak to your child’s Key Worker regarding sleep patterns of your child. Comforter and dummies may be brought to the nursery, however toys should remain at home. Staff cannot be responsible for toys lost or broken at nursery.

Special Needs
At Jack and Jill’s Nursery we have a strong commitment to children with special needs and strive to meet the needs of all children. We have trained staff that have experience with children with health, educational or behavioural concerns.

Starting Nursery
Parents and carers are welcome in our Nursery at all times. You will be expected to stay with your child when first being introduced to our nursery. The period of separation is slowly lengthened, until your child is settled and confident. The time needed for the adjustment will vary from child to child.

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