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Daisy Chains Nursery

Starting At Our Setting

Daisy Chains Day Nursery Ashford

Care & Education

Our setting believes that care and education are equally as important in the experience that we offer children. The routines and activities that make up the day in the setting are provided in ways that:

The session

We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others.
  Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor playroom(s).

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The first days

We want your child to feel happy and safe with us. To make sure that this is the case, the staff will work with you to decide on how to help your child to settle into the setting. The setting has a policy about helping children to settle into the setting.

Clothing

We provide protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities (aprons). We encourage children to gain the skills that help them to be independent and look after themselves. These include taking themselves to the toilet and taking off, and putting on clothes. Clothing that is easy for them to manage will help them to do this. We also ask you to provide your child suitable footwear and items applicable to the weather i.e. sun hats, gloves, coats, wellies etc. We would ask you to provide your child with their own small bag (not carrier bags please for safety reasons) this should include spare changes of clothes. We would also encourage you to name all personal items to prevent loss.
 
We hope that you and your child enjoy being members of our setting and that you both find taking part in our activities interesting and stimulating. The staff are always ready and willing to talk with you about your ideas, views or questions.

Daisy Chains Nursery has been graded as 'Good' by Ofsted

“Staff establish secure and trusting relationships with children. This helps them settle quickly, confidently and happily into their play. Children have a good sense of belonging.”

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Safeguarding & Management

Safeguarding children
Our setting has a duty under the law to help safeguard children against suspected or actual ‘significant harm’.

Our employment practices ensure children against the likelihood of abuse in our settings and we have a procedure for managing complaints or allegations against a member of staff.

Our way of working with children and their parents ensures we are aware of any problems that may emerge and can offer support, including referral to appropriate agencies when necessary, to help families in difficulty.
Special needs
As part of the setting's policy to make sure that its provision meets the needs of each individual child, we take account of any special needs a child may have. The setting works to the requirements of the 2011 Education Act and The Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2015).

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is James Sutton.
Management of our setting
The manager appointed at Daisy Chains Nursery is James Sutton and the Deputy Manager is Toni Jones. Some of their duties include:

Managing the setting's finances;
Employing and managing the staff;
Making sure that the setting has, and works to, policies that help it to provide a high quality service
Making sure that the setting works in partnership with the children's parents.
Meet The Team