Policies

Policies

Staff members are trained to follow our policies and procedures which clearly state the values of out nursery and help staff to carry out their tasks and duties to a consistent standard and provide a safe environment for the children in our care.

Bloomers Day Nursery Suggestions on how to select a nursery:

Questions to ask staff:
  • What are the policies of the nursery? (Such as behaviour policy, equal opportunities, settling in, meal times)
  • What curriculum does the nursery use to plan provision?
  • What areas/rooms will my child be using?
  • What range of activities do you provide?
  • Do the children play outside regularly?
  • What is the structure of the day?
  • What are the fees and when do I pay?
  • Would I have to pay if my child was absent, through sickness or due family holidays?
  • What sort of relationship is there between staff and children?
  • What qualifications/experience do the staffs have?
  • What hours is the nursery open? Do you shut for holidays?
  • What food is provided for the children? Is it freshly cooked?
  • Are trips and visits organised?
  • How do you cater for special needs?
  • Do you keep records? In what form? Can I see my child’s record?
  • Do you encourage parental involvement?
Issues to consider when viewing the nursery:
  • Take your child with you when visiting to see how they get on.
  • Make a second visit.
  • Be clear about what type of care you want.
  • Prepare a list of questions for when you visit.
  • Ask to see our latest inspection report from Ofsted.
  • Be prepared to spend time to spend time settling your child in.
  • Speak to other parents/carers using our nursery.
  • Are the other children there relaxed and content?
  • Does your child appear to be happy in the nursery environment?
  • Is the nursery adequately equipped with toys and other types of play material?
  • Is there an outside area, which the children can use?