Q. What times are you open?
A. All three nursery’s are open Monday-Friday 6.30am-6.30pm. We are closed on Bank Holidays.
Q. What sessions do you offer?
A. Our Turner Road site offers Full Days, Mornings or Afternoon sessions. Our Hawthorn Avenue site offers Full Days, funded only sessions, Mornings, Afternoons, Breakfast, After-School and Holidays Clubs. Our Cowper Crescent site offers Full Days, funded only sessions, Mornings and Afternoons. For the times and prices of these please contact each nursery directly.
Q. How do I organise a viewing of the nursery?
A. To view any of our nursery’s please contact us using the details below: Turner Road: 01206 843851 Hawthorn Avenue: 01206 791501 Cowper Crescent: 01206 853476
Q. Are you Ofsted registered? If so, how do I view your report?
A. All Nannas Day Nurseries sites are Ofsted registered and our latest inspection reports can be found through the link on each nursery page or by visiting http://www.ofsted.gov.uk Our registration numbers are as follows: Turner Road: EY314142 Hawthorn Avenue: EY288950 Cowper Crescent: EY562114
Q. Do I have to pay a deposit to secure my place?
A. No. Your place with us is secure once you have visited the nursery, signed a childcare contract and arranged a start date and days required. Please note that if there is no space at our sites, you will be placed on a waiting list on a first come first served basis. When you reach the top of the waiting list you will be contacted to be informed of spaces available. Please be aware that our nurseries fill up very quickly due to our extended opening hours and excellent reputations, most parents sign their babies up during their pregnancy so it is never too soon! We will always offer you alternative childcare at one of our other sites if possible.
Q. Will my child have any settling in sessions?
A. Each child is offered two settling in sessions as standard before they are due to start nursery but obviously each child and family is different so we will work with parents and offer more sessions until your child is fully settled. Settling in sessions are free of charge and we offer them in one and two hourly slots to give your child a gradual introduction into nursery life. We try and book these settling in sessions the week before your child is due to start to fully prepare both them and you for this transition, this also ensures that there isn’t too long a period between them visiting and starting nursery. On your one hour settling in session you will be asked to complete a Care Plan detailing your child’s general routine, likes/dislikes and current developmental achievements. Your settling in sessions will normally be booked when you sign your childcare contract, if you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to speak to your Nursery Manager.
Q. What do I need to bring each day?
A. Most children bring with them a small rucksack containing: a change (or two!) of clothes, wellies (when needed), suncream and sunhat (when needed), any comforters (e.g. special teddy, dummy, muzzy), woollen hat/gloves/scarf (when needed) alongside a coat/jacket (when needed), nappies and wipes (where applicable). We ask that parents do not provide their own Calpol or Nurofen in your child’s bag, we have nursery supplies which we will give to your child as and when required/requested. Please ensure all your child's belongings are clearly labelled to prevent them becoming misplaced.
Q. Do I provide food for my child?
A. Our Turner Road nursery has a substantial kitchen and Nursery Chef which are able to provide breakfast, morning snack, a cooked lunch with either starter or pudding and an afternoon snack. This is all included in your daily rate. Our Cowper Crescent site also offers children cooked meals and a small charge is incurred for this, however children are able to bring in packed lunches from home should they wish. Our Hawthorn Avenue nursery is able to provide breakfast, morning and afternoon snack but asks parents to provide their child with a healthy packed lunch.
Q. If my child has allergies can you accommodate this?
A. Yes, we can cater for dietary requirements at both sites, simply inform the Nursery Manager or your child’s Key Person on your settling in sessions.
Q. Do I provide nappies, wipes and milk for my child?
A. Nappies and wipes are provided for all NHS parents at our Turner Road, Cowper Crescent and Hawthorn Avenue sites. Private parents are asked to supply their own. As there is such a wide variety of formula milks, we ask that parents supply their own at the nurseries. This can be a full tin which stays at nursery and the staff will simply make the required bottles you provide each day, informing you when the tin is nearly empty. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring made up bottles or powder in each day. Cows milk (full fat) is provided for all children as is drinking water. We encourage the children to drink either water or milk and not juice, however if you would like your child to have juice you are welcome to provide this. Water is accessed via our hydration stations which are freshly filled throughout the day with ice and fruit which children can help themselves to.
Q. Can you give my child medicine?
A. Staff are trained in administering medication and can do so providing: any antibiotics or prescribed medicine has been given at home for at least the first 24 hours (in case of any allergic reactions) regardless of whether your child has had the medicine before or not; and all medication must be signed in on a medication form before this can be given to your child. Medicines will be stored in the medicine box in the office or the fridge in the kitchen. All medication must be in the original, labelled packaging. Any long term medication such as asthma inhalers can also be given and kept at nursery on a long term basis (if you have more than one of each device). Again, a long term medication form must be completed for this.
Q. Are all staff qualified? Do all staff have First Aid qualifications?
A. Each nursery has a staff board where you can see which staff members are in which room, what their job roles are and what qualifications they have, including any first aid, food hygiene and safeguarding children training. We aim for a minimum of one Level 3 qualified staff member per room but this is exceeded in most cases. We take apprentices and train them up to Level 2, 3 and beyond. We also accept work experience students who are required to go through the same recruitment process as any other prospective employee and are fully supervised and supported throughout their time with us (work experience students are limited to maximum 1 per room and only 2 per setting at any one time).