Parent Information

Starting Nursery

Dear Parents,
Thank you for visiting Children's Corner website, I hope you find it informative.
As a mum of 2 teenagers, I know how difficult it is to juggle a home life, children and a career.
At our setting we aim to provide the highest standard of childcare that is both flexible and affordable and that fits in with your family's lifestyle. You are encouraged to come along and see the nursery for yourself. You will know if the atmosphere feels right for you and your child. Whilst we do operate an open-door policy and we would never refuse parents the opportunity to come and look round, it is more convenient if you can make an appointment as this ensures the Senior team has time to spend with you to talk through your requirements.

Our Vision and Mission statement
Our Aim is to provide Outstanding High-Quality teaching, where Educators are determined to provide Quality of Education, that is consistently delivered by all, for children and their parents. A child’s voice embraces practice. Particularly for children from disadvantage background, those with high needs and those with SEND needs. Where safeguarding and welfare for all children and staff underpins our value and everywhere health & well-being for all is channelled every day.
The Leadership team is ambitious, visionary, supportive and motivating of all within the service and are able to continue to raise the standard within practice, so that all children have excelled in their potential and transition into next stage of their learning with confidence and high self-esteem.

    How we will do this is by:
  • Putting the child’s voice, interest, and culture capital in our planning & understanding
  • Our practice meets standards of Outstanding set out in Ofsted Inspection Handbook, EIF, SEND code of practice, safeguarding and Health & Safety regulations
  • Practice will be supported through robust Induction Progress, regular 1 : 1 supervision, annual performance reviews, monthly team meetings and room meetings, Room and Peer observations and with a solid Leadership team.
  • Achieving consistency in Quality of Education, care and welfare needs of all children and staff.
In our setting we will encourage your child to reach his or her own potential both Emotionally and Educationally and above all make sure their time with us is memorable. Our Learning Intent Curriculum we implement is Early Years Foundation Stage guidance, this guidance is used as a tool to track individual child’s progress. Our principle of teaching is based around Reggio Emilio approach. The focus of our nursery is Child-Led learning by creating an Enabling Environment that is filled with loose-part, open-ended resources and activities and focusing on  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematic (STEAM) learning. The EYFS curriculum encompasses all children from 0 - 5 and continues from nursery into Reception year at school. Individual care, attention and high-quality teaching are made possible by high ratio of Educators to children. Our principle to teaching is Observing, Assessing and Planning the child’s next step to learning through their interest and also fostering their interest with Characteristic of their individual learning style to support learning to be extended with awe and wonder Early Years Resources. This can only occur with highly motivated, diversely disciplined staff team and we pride ourselves on providing quality Educators, who are supported to boost teaching through play.

 Ealing Local Offer This link is for everyone living or working in Ealing, listing all the Local Offers available to families.

 www.egfl.org.uk Ealing Partnership – No Learner Left Behind, NO school left behind project

We have signed up with Ealing, who are driving a 5 year project to address reducing the academic attainments of children who are marginalized in society, to achieve their excellence and well being of all learners through collaboration and innovation. We will be auditing our service, practice and supporting other provisions in the borough too. Learning and working on our findings. Raising the experience of all children through Culture Capital:

Staff Team

The dedicated and valued staff team at the setting is safely and carefully selected to meet the needs: Safeguarding, Ofsted statutory requirements, and Department of Education. Parents should be aware that we choose our staff very carefully and our main priority when choosing staff to work within our nursery is their genuine love and understanding of young children. We aim to employ staff at NNEB or Professional Teaching Status Level (6), Diploma in Early Years Childcare, CACHE or NVQ Level 3 & 2 in Early Years Educators. In addition, periodically we have trainee students or apprentices, as we value the importance of having trainee staff to nurture their interest in the field.

Mrs Kila, Manager & Proprietor, I took over this wonderful family run nursery in Feb 2010. Prior to that I was a Child Care Social Work Service Manager for a National Charity and previously to that I was a statutory social worker in a Child Protection Team. I have also 2 teenage aged children and live in the community. I have spent most of my life working with children, either as a nursery nurse or youth worker. I am qualified NNEB, Diploma in Social Work, Degree in Applied Social Science and Diploma in Management.

Mr Baz, co-owner and cook at the nursery! He has food hygiene certificate at level 2, Mr Baz has owned several other businesses prior to venturing into the nursery world. He is married to Mrs. Kila and they work in the business together.

Kaisha is a Media & Communication BA graduate, achieved at Birmingham University. However, she has decided this is not for her and wants to peruse Childcare as a career, she has successfully achieved Level 3 – Early Years Educators qualification (2020). She joined us in 2018 and in a short space of time, she has integrated into the team and become a valued member. She has discovered that she is deeply knowledgeable about child development and is grasping providing practical care amazingly comfortable. She has also discovered that her face painting talent is really appreciated by the children.

She is back! Mrs Bhakti, Deputy Manager was with the nursery since 2010 as a Nursery Practitioner Level 3, soon becoming a Senior and she had Foundation Degree Early Childhood Studies. During her employment with us, Mrs Bhakti was supported to gain her BA in Early Childhood Studies Alongside Early Years Teaching Status (EYTS) (same year she was getting married – no pressure!). She left us in 2015, relocating to South East London and had a baby and thankfully decided to re-join us again (2018), as a Deputy Manager. Whilst Ms Bhakti was away from us, she was a Deputy Manager at a setting in Croydon. (will be going on Maternity Sept 2020 until Sept 2021)

Ms Eun has been with the nursery since March 2015, she is qualified NVQ Level 3 in childcare and has been working with children for over 7 years. She is also a mother of a teenager! Ms Eun has demonstrated outstanding care in the Baby room, she is deeply passionate about their development and has an infectious laugh that lightens up our day.

Ms Anastasia joined our team in May 2017, she has been working in the UK as a nanny from Bulgaria. She has a Master’s in Education comparable qualification via NARIC conversation. Ms Anastasia has joined our pre-school class and demonstrates strong child development knowledge and is an excellent team player. She took a year off for maternity and came back Autumn 2019 with her daughter. She is currently engaged in obtaining her Level 3 qualification through SMART training and the feedback is that she is a model student.

Ms Sammy, Room Leader for Teenie Tots, Rising Stars & Rising Stars plus, has more energy than most of our toddlers. Ms Sammy joined our team in autumn 2015 as a qualified Level 2, she gained her Early Years Educator (Level 3) in Summer 2016 and we could not stop her but she enrolled onto her Level 4 immediately after to consolidate her knowledge and in 2018, she accepted the challenge of doing Level 2 in Team Leadership course, which she is flying through. She is a very solid practitioner, taking on more Senior responsibilities and duties and the children absolutely love her. She is not afraid to get messy with the children!
Ms Sammy is on maternity now until Nov 2020

Ms Asha is a newly qualified Level 3 Early Years Educator (joined 2019). This is her first employment in the childcare industry. We are very thrilled to be able to be great influencers for Asha in the field of work and developing her strengths and areas of growth for her to become a confident Educator.

Ms Louise joined our team in 2017, she is qualified NVQ Level 2 and has been enrolled to completed her Early Years Educators Level 3. Louise has demonstrated high level of understanding and reflective practice from very early stages of her employment.
Maternity leave until July 2020

Ms Fatma joined our team as a student – Early Years Educator Level 3 and after her placement had finished, she joined our team as a permanent part time Early Years Educator (2018). Ms Fatma is a qualified dentist in her country of Jordon, she is also a mother of a young adult son. Ms Fatma speaks Arabic, which enhances are diversity and inclusion for children from vast cultural background. Ms Fatma has been offered the position of a Room Leader for the baby room (Summer 2020). Ms Fatma’s CPD is hugely strong and she enjoys the academic stimulation from engaging in learning.

Ms Ailish, Senior Early Years Lead (Spring 2020), we created this wonderful new position for our service, as it was recognised the need for a Leader to support enhancing high quality teaching and have reflective practice embedded into our culture. Ms Ailish has been working in childcare for the past 8 years, where she commenced her training from level 2, moving to level 3 in childcare and then taking on a Deputy role within the same company. She has commenced her employment with us and has demonstrated extraordinarily strong skills as a team player, leadership knowledge and fantastic communicator. We have been impressed with her knowledge and are supporting her to achieve her Level 5 in Leadership & Management in childcare.

Ms Tyra, pre-school Room Leader (Summer 2020), has taken over pre-school room, she has been working in a setting in Paddington and has engaged in furthering her academic achievement by participating in BA in Early Childhood studies. Trya has extraordinarily strong organisational skills. We look forward to having her skills and talent within our setting.

Ms Aaliyah joined the team in Feb 2018, as a single parent of two teenagers, she was a stay at home mum and during this period she pursued her interest in working with children and gained her Level 2 as an Early Years Educator and volunteered at her daughters primary school. Ms Aaliyah is actively involved in her local community and number of different charities supporting vulnerable families. Ms Aaliyah has also enrolled to continue gaining a higher qualification in childcare, as Level 3. Ms Aaliyah works term time only at present.

Ms Ayaan joined the setting in Sept 2018, as a qualified Early Years Educator Level 2. For a young person, Ms Ayaan is a quick learner and has demonstrated strong ability to pick up new knowledge very quickly. Ms Ayaan has also enrolled to continue gaining higher qualification in her chosen field by undertaking her Level 3 in EYE. We are extremely proud to be supporting such enthusiastic young person.

Ms Sofia joined the team in Summer 2020, she holds a Qualified teaching Status (QTS) and she is relocating from South East London to the best side West London. She will be the Room Leader for our Rising Tots room, complimenting the team perfectly. Sofia is a Greek humanity graduate soon to be qualified with a degree in Philosophy and Pedagogy. Sofia has been working in various childcare settings in London for quite a time now, and have experience across all areas of EYFS, as well as implementing it in my practice with toddlers with additional needs.


Key Person System

Your child's key person will be allocated prior the settling in phase, your child will receive a ‘Welcome postcard’ which you can use to talk about their nursery. However, if we assess that the child or you are developing a strong bond with another staff member then we can change key person. You will also receive ‘About your child’s key person’ information which has basic information and picture, to reassure you about the person who will be caring for your child. If you find that your child has a transition toy, comforter please brings them along. Also, we will ask you to fill in a document ‘All about ME’ via EyLog child’s profile which is uploaded and this can be updated regularly, this gives us an idea of your child’s likes and dislikes and we can have interest activities out for them.
We will also aim to arrange a Home visit during the settling in period, as evidence supports this process has a huge benefit to successful transition for your child into the setting.
The key person will be responsible for developing a positive relationship with your child and yourself, attending to all their needs and care, in conjunction with yourself. The key person will be keeping a track and assessing your child's development in their individual profile, producing a learning journey, and yielding their termly summative progress reports. This is accessible via our EyLog app or through log in details that will be emailed to you. Your child’s key person will provide support, home learning and advice to both you and your child.


Parent Communication

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 1 day or full time. It is important to us to feedback to you at the end of the day and to ensure you have all the information you need. As we are a small nursery we have a very close network with our parents and staff.

Daily feedback

All children will have received a published report at the end of the day via our EyLog using an app or by logging in. The information you will receive will on registering time of your child coming to nursery and time they left, daily diary will include: sleep, nappy changes, food that they have eaten (inc snacks), toileting and if they have bottles. You will have notes to Parents from practitioners on their day and you as a parent can also attach note from parents.

Learning journeys

An individual Learning Journey is kept for each child during their time at nursery. This is a shared document between yourselves and the nursery and contains observations about your child's development, pieces of art work and photographs. All entries are dated to show progression and development through their time with us. We do encourage parents to contribute to these themselves, they are a shared document 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. This is also an excellent record for your child's reception class teacher to assess his/her progress at school entry.

Reports and parent's evenings

Termly summative reports are completed for all children; these are usually done in accordance with academic timeframe.
Our parent's evenings are held in spring and other in autumn, these evenings give parents a chance to chat with their child's key person regarding their progress and development. It is also an opportunity to meet other parents who use the nursery.

Weekly Memo and Monthly Newsletters

You will receive weekly memo of useful information for the week, via email and then followed up by a monthly newsletter giving details of any upcoming events, activities, or changes within the nursery.

Parent's area

There are a parent’s notice boards. These boards contain information about the setting, the staff and anything which is upcoming. There is also information on services within the area.


Transitions

If your child starts as a baby in baby Room, then about the age of 2 (if there is a space available in Rising Tots Room) your child will make this transition. From this room depending on academic school cohort they fall into, they will be transiting to our Pre-school room, however, we do require that your child is full toilet trained and is emotionally ready to make this transition to more independence.
Another milestone transition is for children moving onto school - What does school readiness look like?
Can the child communicate their wants and needs?
Can the child dress themselves and put on their own shoes?
Can the child sit still and concentrate for a short period of time?
Can the child play and share with other children in a safe and positive way?
Is the child curious and happy to explore new activities or environments?
Other skills which will help a child progress into a more formal school environment:
Showing awareness of the alphabet and understand phonic sounds
Recognising numbers in written form and being able to count a number of objects
Recognising their name when written down
Being able to hold a pencil and make marks on paper
Throughout, the child’s time with us and in partnership with the parents, we would have been supporting the child to achieve most of the skills above. This transition is celebrated with a Graduation day, where the children wear gowns and hats and are presented with a certificate. As a nursery, we also aim visit the school within the 1st academic term, to meet the class teacher and the child in their new classroom, as well as give the learning profile to the class teacher.