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Tel: 01324 626668
is open from
8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Monday to Friday
7.30am start can be
organised with prior
12 Wellside Place
Daily Routine A daily routine gives children a sense of security. This is why we ensure each day is properly structured while leaving enough time for spontaneous activities. The routines will vary between each room in the nursery but throughout the day all children will have access to a wide range of both planned and unplanned activities. Routines will include meal and snack times, outdoor play, sleep and rest periods, outings and visitors to the nursery. Activities are planned in line with Curriculum for Excellence and Pre-Birth to Three National Guidance.
Sleep RoomThe nursery offers a separate sleep room away from the hustle and bustle of the nursery. The room is both serene and cosy to maximize the length of time the children rest. It has a mix of wooden cots and travel cots to suit the individual needs of babies and toddlers. Each child has their own set of bedding that is laundered by the nursery. The room is monitored regularly. Each child has their own bedding and their sleep requirements (e.g. times, comforters, how they prefer to be gently encouraged to sleep and staff will feed back on a daily basis to parents about sleep patterns. Mats are available for older children who require a rest during the day. Many of the 2-3 children have a sleep/rest after their lunch and older children have rest periods built into their daily routine, for example, story time/quiet time. Preference will be discussed with individual parents.
Meal TimesWellside Kindergarten is
committed to encouraging young children to learn about the benefits of healthy eating. At mealtimes and snack time our children sit and eat together. They learn necessary skills for social eating, how to use cutlery, share food and are encouraged to try new things. Our staff take part in mealtimes and chat with the children,
helping them to differentiate between healthy and not so healthy, foods. The nursery provides healthy snacks mid-morning and mid -afternoon. Milk and water are offered at mealtimes and water is
available throughout the day for all children. Children are encouraged to help prepare the snacks. By becoming involved, they are more likely to taste new foods and quickly begin to recognise
different fruit, vegetables and food items. Parents are asked to provide packed lunches for children. We can heat any food items. Parents are encouraged to provide healthy items in the lunch boxes
and we discourage sweets and chocolate. Fizzy juice is not permitted. Children can bring breakfast and dinner if required. Again we can heat any food