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A wonderful childrens day nursery where children explore, learn and most of all have fun

2015-10-20 01:38:27

"I know my son has settled into the nursery when we turn into the drive and he says "Yay we are here!""

Open ended natural
resources to help
with your child’s
development

2015-11-13 09:54:03

Quality care for children

2015-11-13 09:58:40

Teaching and learning

Nursery staff outdoors with children

Quality care for children

Here at St. Andrew's Day Nursery we are always striving to create a place where children can feel safe in a caring and nurturing environment that allows them to develop to their full potential. We want parents to have complete peace of mind knowing their child is happy in a nursery that allows them to form friendships, develop social behaviour and independence whilst learning and discovering all of the time.

Our dedicated nursery staff work hard to make sure your child is making progress whilst having fun. We recognise that children thrive when they are being provided with new experiences and opportunities along with praise and recognition.

Our childrens day nursery is based in Shilton and is easily accessible for families based in Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby and all surrounding areas.

Children crafting clay at nursery school, St Andrews Day Nursery in Shilton, Warwickshire

Working with parents as our partners

At St. Andrew's Day Nursery we work very closely with parents and carers from the very start. We believe the relationship between the nursery, parents and carers is extremely important as their involvement and input is essential to ensure we understand and are meeting all of the needs of our children.

All parents of our children are given an 'All About Me' pack. This is completed jointly with their child or independently by the parent. This helps to establish close links and an exchange of information between staff, parents and their child. In addition each child is allocated a 'Key Person' who will mainly be responsible for sharing information with each parent or carer about their child.

Our information boards in each room have tips and advice on how parents can assist and compliment their child's learning at home. It is essential that we listen to, and consult with our parents, to enable us to continue to monitor and improve our service and care.

We keep our communication channels open through the use of face to face discussions with parents, telephone calls, emails, notice boards, newsletters and parents evenings. We also encourage parents to feedback through our regular use of questionnaires and our suggestion box which we regularly review.

  • 2015-10-20 02:03:45

    I know my son has settled when we turn into the drive and he says "Yay, we are here" after four weeks of attending the nursery.
Story time at childrens nursery school

Teaching and learning

Parents like to know how their child will be learning and often ask us about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework.

The EYFS is a little bit like a curriculum in primary and secondary schools, but it is instead, suitable for very young children aged from 0 to 5 years. It is suitably designed to be very flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.
There are seven early learning goals which are used to plan, and are essential for, your child's healthy development and future learning. These are separated into prime and specific categories.

Prime areas

Children will ideally develop in the following three areas between the ages of 0 to 2 years (this will depend on their unique needs):

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Specific areas

The above prime areas are valuable ingredients to help a child develop skills in the four specific areas as follows:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Our staff follow the EYFS curriculum to ensure that all children within the nursery can access activities and opportunities that are suited to their interests and individual needs.

How can I help with my child’s learning?

All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are also important. We really do encourage parents to keep us up to date with any activities or trips by emailing us photographs or providing any souvenirs that we can either put into your child’s learning journal and/or talk about in the room with your child.

All of this information has a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning and development as they progress through nursery.

Nursery children looking at insects at St Andrews Day Nursery in Shilton, Warwickshire

Safeguarding policies and procedures

Safeguarding is at the heart of all that we do at St. Andrew's Day Nursery. We believe that all children learn and thrive when they feel safe and secure. Our nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our children. We expect all staff, parents and visitors to share this commitment.

We have an extensive list of robust policies and procedures, including very clear policies on safeguarding children. This ensures the care and education for each child is of the highest quality and is consistent throughout the nursery.

If you would like more information on our policies please contact our nursery today. We are based in Shilton and look after children who live in Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby, Bedworth and all surrounding areas.

Child learning on computer

Getting your child ready for school

Children who leave our pre-school move onto various reception classes in schools across the county. The move from nursery to school is a huge step for both children and their parents. At St. Andrew's Day Nursery it is extremely important to us that all children have a seamless and smooth transition into the next stage of their education.

Our pre-school staff ensure they:

  • Visit schools, taking children along to a chosen school to a service or concert allowing children to start getting familiar with the environment
  • Arrange for the Key Person to visit  the chosen school and to take the child to meet their teacher and have a story time session or something similar where possible
  • Invite the reception teacher to visit our nursery and introduce themselves to the children and talk to the child’s key-worker

We will also ensure the following takes place within our pre-school:

  • Provide and plan topics around each school e.g. discussing a particular school’s routine and what will happen and what is different at school
  • Provide photographs of teachers and the chosen school as part of the topic around “children moving to school”
  • Ensure parents are aware that we have our very own School Readiness Co-ordinator who will help  guide and signpost parents along with answering any questions, worries or concerns

We encourage parents and carers to help develop skills ready for school by:

  • Encouraging children to start putting on and removing their own coats
  • Putting shoes on without help
  • Using cutlery and sitting to have dinner at the table
  • Encouraging your child to practice carrying a small tray with food (as this is expected at school)
Nursery staff feeding baby

Providing the children with tasty home cooked food on our premises

Our nursery chef takes great pride in preparing our lunches every day. We also provide healthy snacks and fruit between meals for all of the children. Everything we provide is home cooked (sometimes direct from our own fruit and vegetable growing area) and we cater for individual dietary needs, requirements and allergies when requested. We provide parents with a diary sheets explaining what their child has eaten that day and menus are also displayed around the nursery.

We hold a 5 star food hygiene rating which we are incredibly proud of and are fully registered with the Food Standards Agency. Our kitchen is very well equipped to handle the food and nutritional needs of our children.

2015-10-20 02:22:32

The nursery staff have been amazing to make sure we all feel comfortable with our daughter being at the nursery (new starter). The attitude of all the staff and the manager is the reason we chose the nursery.

Come and see our
childrens nursery for yourself

Call or email us to book an
appointment to visit the nursery.
We are located in Shilton,
near Coventry.

024 7661 6086

info@standrewsnursery.co.uk

St. Andrew's Day
Nursery
Church Road
Shilton
Warwickshire
CV7 9HW

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