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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.
At CCDN we focus on the individual child as they are your curriculum and our moto is ‘Know me to Teach me’, to truly understand a child; we work strongly in partnership with parents, learn about them, their family life, extended family, significant others in their lives, community, interests and use all this invaluable knowledge to support the child’s learning. We learn how children like to learn – Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL), we all learn differently, and one style does not fit all. We create an environment indoors and out, that support learning and crease awe and wonder.
The pedagogy (How we teach the children)
We are working towards being accredited for Curiosity Approach, as our principle of pedagogy is to bring the children back to learning from every day, resources they would find in their home, nature and reducing technological, brightly over stimulating environment and plastic toys. What is The Curiosity Approach?
This principle of pedagogy enhances my belief on children are their own learnings and when you provide them with the right environment and resources they become curious learner for life.
As Early Years setting, we have a statutory requirement to ensure we are meeting children’s learning governed by Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage were 7 areas of learning need to be supported, how it is applied is up to the individual setting. At CCDN, we have adopted Birth to 5 Matters as our guidance and this is translated into an app for parents, where you will receive observations, tracker your child’s progress and development.
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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, Company Director, hung up her apron as Nursery Manager in Sept 23, after 13 years in the dual role. I made this decision, as I need to work differently and wanted to pursue other challenges and passions and also I have an amazing leadership team, that needed challenging and I had utmost confidence in their skills, talents and loyalty. I am not going to be totally hand off but will balance the needs of the Nursery first and fit in other interests alongside it.
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.
Ms. Ailish - Nursery Manager (appointment Sept 23), commenced as 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 was appointment as a permanent Deputy and has been amazing in this role. She has supported the team, children and their families as well as being a right hand super woman to the previous manager/Director. We are really looking forward to developing and challenging Ms Ailish in her role as a Manager, which I know she will embrace with open arms.
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 Sammy, Room Leader for Rising Stars & Rising Stars plus, she 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 flew 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! Her infectious energy is rubbing off onto her team too.
Ms Sarah has returned in January 2021 along with her son, she has returned to be a positive role within the Rising Tot’s team, as a Room Leader. She is a vital part of our senior team holding the knowledge of NVQ Level 3 in which she implements into her practice and is able to support her team. Sarah used to work for the nursery few years back, she took a break and tried difficult things but then one day a conversation in the street, brought her back and we are absolutely thrilled that she did.
Ms Dipa is a mum of two primary age group children, Dipa works school hours and term time, and she has amazing about of energy and laughter that has supported the team hugely. Dipa will be working toward a childcare qualification. She commenced with us (autumn 2021), and she has grown in confidence hugely.
Ms Sara, qualified Level 3 in childcare (joined March 23) whom had an interesting journey in joining out team. But we are really pleased that she has joined us. She demonstrated her knowledge, keenness and enthusiasm for genuine care for children and their development. She has a strong passion for also supporting parents. We have harnessed this energy to the challenge Sara to take on Trainee Baby room leaders position, which she has accepted. Sara will also be furthering her academic attainment by pursuing a Foundation Degree in Early Years Education in Sept 23. Sara also speaks Spanish, which is a lovely addition to the settings enriched diversity.
Ms Jania, Trainee Level 3 is a wonderful addition to our amazing team, she came with genuine interest in teaching children and found our setting to support her learning and explore her ideas on childcare. She is eager to take on additional responsibilities and am sure we will be able to fulfil, as soon as she has her qualification. Her native language is Spanish. She always has a smile on her face and willing to laugh. Ms Jania is a hugely strong team player too.
Mrs Beverley, qualified Level 3 in childcare commenced her employment with us July 23. She comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in childcare, working in private day nurseries are a Deputy and also being a company director for an afterschool service. Ms Beverley is a wonderful addition to the team, which her infectious smile and laughter, she has slotted in comfortably and we are looking forward to growing her talent further.
Mrs Japnit, qualified Early Years Teaching status, level 6, joined our team in March 23, she has demonstrated commitment and has integrated seamlessly into the team, working 3 days per week, in our pre-school room. She has a keen knowledge of child development and is accepting that learning does not all happen sitting down in front of a desk. In the next academic term, Ms Japnit will be taking lead on the pre-school room. Ms Japnit, also speak Punjabi and Hindi.
Ms Skarlett, qualified Level 2 childcare, commenced in Spring 2022, she had expressed an interest in working with babies, where she has been integrated into the team comfortably and working well alongside her peers. However, has really grown in the Tot’s room. Skarlett is very calm and gentle which is a good balance for this room.
Ms Tasneem, joined us Autumn 22, she is currently unqualified but having her Education qualification from India converted to UK compatibility. Ms Tasneem speaks Gujrati and Hindi as additional languages. Ms Tasneem is a great addition to the team, supporting her peers and taking on key worker responsibility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.