Parent Information

Clothing, Uniform and Personal Property

We request that children do not bring in any jewellery, valuable or precious items including toys from home as it can cause the children to become distressed if these are lost or break and can unsettle them from their nursery day. Comforters are welcomed at nursery if necessary.

A small bag of spare clothing is required for each child containing; a change of clothes, warm clothing to layer in the colder months and sun hats for warm days. Nappies and wipes are required as needed. We ask if all children can have a pair of wellie boots that remain on site to ensure the full use of the outdoors. Nursery School uniform is encouraged and can be purchased from the office. Wearing nursery uniform is good preparation during your child’s pre-school year for school.

Please can all the items be clearly labeled with your child’s name.

 

Food Allergies

Understanding each child’s dietary requirements and allergies enables us to refine our menus, snack selection and plan cooking activities, allowing us to maintain a safe environment. We have a strict no nut policy and would ask you to consider this when compiling your child’s lunch. For any children who have severe food allergies in conjunction with the child’s parent an inclusion plan will be completed.

 

Illness

Children should not be left at the setting if they are unwell. If a child is unwell, they will prefer to be at home with their parent rather than at the setting with their peers. We will follow these procedures to ensure the welfare of all children within the nursery.

  • If a child becomes ill during the day, their parent will be contacted and asked to pick their child up as soon as possible. During this time a child will be cared for in a quiet calm area.
  • An illness form will be completed to be reviewed and signed by the child’s parent on collection. This includes details of the child’s symptoms, health on arrival, action taken and temperature recordings.
  • Parents are asked to keep their child at home if they have any contagious infection, and to inform us of the nature of the infection.
  • If a contagious infection is identified in the setting, parents will be alerted to this by a notice being displayed on the front door of each building.
  • The setting follows the guidance of the Health Protection Agency and children do not return to the setting until at least 48 hours after their last attack of sickness or diarrhoea. 
  • Please do not bring your child to the setting during the first 24 hours of administering prescription medicines in case of an adverse reaction.
  • Children with a high temperature should not return to nursery until they are 24 hours clear.
  • The setting will not administer Calpol as although it is good at reducing a temperature it is also very good at masking symptoms when there may be something more seriously wrong. 

The setting has the right to refuse admission to a child who is unwell. This decision will be taken by the Manager on duty and is non-negotiable. 

 

Collection Times

Children should be delivered to their buildings no earlier than their start time for the beginning of their session, even dropping off 5 minutes early prevents the staff from setting up the room. 

Doors to the buildings will not open before 8:00am for our early birds morning sessions. Please wait until then to enter the buildings as staff use this time to prepare for the day.

Please collect children promptly at the end of their sessions or penalties will apply.

Safeguarding Policy

Barnkids believes that children have the right to be completely secure from both the fear and reality of abuse, and we are committed to protecting all the children in our care from harm. To achieve this every member of staff has an enhanced DBS, verified references and safeguarding training at the earliest opportunity.