At Children's Corner we appreciate the difficulty of leaving your child whilst you go out to work. We aim to provide a shared care whether your child attends only 1 day or full time. We feel very privileged to be spending time with your children and cherish every day with them. We record all achievements, large or small, each day for you.
It is important to us to share all information with you at the end of the day and to ensure you have all the information you need.
All children under the age of 2 will have a daily report sheet sent to your nominated email address as your child leaves for the day. This gives you details of what your child has eaten and how much; the frequency and length of their sleeps; toileting and the activities your child has been involved in. A member of staff will discuss this with you upon collection of your child and an email will still be sent. For children over the age of 2 feedback is given verbally, unless otherwise requested. We will give you a run down of your child's day including food, sleeps and toileting plus any additional information which may occur throughout the day.
An electronic individual Learning Journey is kept for each child during their time at nursery. This is a shared document between yourselves and the nursery and built around observations and photographs of your child's development. We take lots of photos so it is a lovely record of your child growing up and experiencing new things at nursery. All entries are dated to show progression and development through their time with us. We do encourage parents to contribute to these themselves, it is a shared record and it is lovely to see what your child is up to outside of nursery. We hope that parents will find this a memorable keepsake of their child's time with us. Access is via a password which is unique to each child but as it is online it is available for you to share with grandparents and friends should you wish to do so.
This is also an excellent record for your child's reception class teacher to assess his/her progress at school entry.
Reports and Parents evenings
You can expect to reveive a settling in report within 6 weeks of your child starting at nursery. This is a very brief report that highlights how the child has settled and the bonds they have begun to make. Annual progress reports are done for all children, these are usually done in June and coincide with our parents evenings. A copy of this report will be given to you and a second copy will be put in your child's learning journey. Our parents evenings are held in July, these evenings give parents a chance to chat with their child's keyworker regarding their report. It is also an opportunity to meet other parents who use the nursery. We try to make the evening a sociable event including a short presentation on current issues from Nic, our Operations Manager. Parents will receive a monthly newsletter giving details of any upcoming events, activities or changes within the nursery. A copy of the newsletter will be uploaded to the website.
There is a parent's notice board in each setting. This board contans information about the setting, the staff and anything which is upcoming. There is also information on services within the area.
"Working with parents towards the best start in life"
Children's Corner Childcare