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We've opened a new nursery in Tunbridge Wells sports centre!

 

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01892 527215

We have nurseries at Little Forest Children's Centre (Friars Way, Tunbridge Wells)

 

Tel: 01892 52782

 

AND at St Marks Hall (Birling Road, Tunbridge Wells)

 

Tel: 01892 516677

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Policies and Procedures

Our aim is to provide a high standard of care and education for your child. To ensure this we have detailed policies in place which parents are welcome to read at any time. You can see a brief outline of some of our policies below:

 

 

Promoting Good Behaviour  

We believe that children flourish best when their personal, social and emotional needs are met and where there are clear and developmentally appropriate expectations for their behaviour.

 

Children need to learn to consider the views and feelings, needs and rights, of others and the impact that their behaviour has on people, places and objects. This is a developmental task that requires support, encouragement, teaching and setting the correct example. The principles that underpin how we achieve positive and considerate behaviour exist within the programme for promoting personal, social and emotional development.

 

Equal Opportunities    

We will ensure that our service is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children. We recognise that children and their families come from diverse backgrounds.

 

All families have needs and values that arise from their social and economic, ethnic and cultural or religious backgrounds.

We are committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.

 

Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare

We are committed to the welfare and protection of all the children in our care and will endeavour to protect them from harm.

All staff will work as part of a multi-agency team where needed in the best interests of the child.

 

Rainbow Nursery has a clear commitment to safeguarding children and promoting welfare with child protection procedures set in place.

 

Illness and Injury    

If your child becomes unwell during their time at nursery, we will contact you to discuss the situation. We may ask you to collect your child and recommend that you seek medical advice.

 

If your child requires medication whilst at nursery you will need to complete a medication form at the start of your child’s session for this to be administered and all medication needs to be brought into nursery in their original containers and be clearly labelled  

 

Medication should be taken home each day unless your child has a long term prescription. In this case you will need to complete a long term medication form and update it every two months as your child progresses through the nursery.

All administered medication will need to be signed as acknowledgement on the medication form at the end of your child’s session.

 

If your child has an infectious disease we may be required to exclude them from nursery. Every effort must be made to ensure that your child has fully recovered before returning to nursery to prevent the illness spreading to other children.

 

All accidents and incidents are recorded, parents are informed and required to sign the accident record.

 

Special Educational Needs

We provide an environment in which all children, including those with special educational needs, are supported to reach their full potential.

We have a designated Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and have regard for the DfES Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2001).

 

We have policies covering a wide range of subjects including settling in, medication, sickness, complaints procedure to name a few.  

The policies are reviewed annually and amended in response to legislation, changing nursery procedure and staff training and development.  

The policy books are displayed in the nurseries and are available for parents to see at any time.