Below is a list of some of our policies and procedures for the nursery. Our Policies and Procedure folder is available at Nursery for the parents to view and these are also available to view on the Parent Area on our website.
Policies and procedures are reviewed annually or when a new legislation comes into place and will be amended accordingly.
Below is a list of our policies:
☑ Safeguarding Children
☑ Children’s safety and Security on Premises
☑ Late collections and Uncollected children
☑ Arrival and Departure
☑ Settling in
☑ Unwell children /Medication
☑ Promoting Positive Behaviour
☑ Food Policy
☑ Special Educational Needs
☑ Early Learning
☑ Inclusion and Equality
The nursery provides a healthy and balanced diet for children, with food prepared fresh each day by our cook, using high quality ingredients.
We carefully plan menus that are designed to meet nutritional guidelines for children aged one to five based on the four food groups:
· Meat, fish, eggs, beans (and other non-dairy sources of protein).
· Fruit and vegetables
· Starchy foods.
· Milk and dairy products
Water is provided throughout the day to keep the children hydrated and the menu is rotated on a four-weekly basis.
We have lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and a variety of flavours and textures for the children to try.
We cater for children with allergies, food intolerances and those who are vegetarian.
The children are offered breakfast between 8 and 8.55 am, enjoy a snack at 10.00 a.m a hot 2 course lunch at 11.30 am and tea at 3.00pm.
Mealtimes at Sunshine are about more than simply what your child eats. Developing the social aspect of meal times is also important to establish good eating habits, which is why children and staff sit down together to have a ‘family-style’ meal at which good table manners are promoted.
We educate the children on the benefits of healthy eating and support the adoption of good habits that will continue to benefit them throughout their lives as they move on to school and beyond. We also encourage independence during mealtimes and our older children help to serve themselves.
Sunshine Day Nursery participates in the 15 and 30 hours funded entitlement to Early Years Education for 2-year olds and 3 and 4 year olds.
Sunshine Day Nursery is registered and accepts payment from Tax-Free Childcare accounts.
Tax-Free Childcare can be used alongside the 15 and 30 hours funded entitlement to Early Years Education for 3- and 4-year olds supporting families with their childcare costs.
To find out if you are eligible and how to register, please visit the Government Childcare Service website
Sunshine Day Nursery accepts childcare vouchers as form of full or part payment for bookings.