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Welcome to our private day nursery. The information in this booklet refers to the children within our setting who are 2-3years old, however some of the information may be common throughout the nursery

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Cache Diploma in Child care and Education Our Environment Welcome to our private day nursery. The information in this booklet refers to the children within our setting who are 2-3years old, however some of the information may be common throughout the nursery. In the nursery we offer a pleasant friendly atmosphere, where children are happy and comfortable. We provide a positive environment which is safe, stimulating, hygienic, healthy and caring for everyone in the nursery. SAFETY Entrance to the nursery is through intercom only which offers security for the staff and children. Daily registers are taken and records kept up to date. Staff wear identity badges displaying their name and photograph. You will see a variety of safety equipment around the nursery to keep the children safe. We use safety gates at the top and at the foot of the stairs. There are socket protectors in all unused sockets and appliances have curly cables. Slow closing hinges are on all doors and smoke alarms are on each floor. Toys and equipment are regularly checked and broken items thrown away. To help the children feel safe and secure all children are assigned their own peg which has their name on and a picture for easy recognition, we believe this gives the children a sense of belonging. Comforters from home are also welcomed in the nursery to help the children settle and to feel secure and happy. We encourage EVERYONE to walk in the nursery to prevent accidents and to provide the children with a good example to follow. 1 Cache Diploma in Child Care and Education Our environment STIMULATING There are colourful eye-catching displays which display the childrens work as well as providing focus points for the children to talk about which helps extend their vocabulary. We display images that challenge stereotypes and display work belonging to every child with their names displayed alongside. Display tables are also situated in the nursery for displaying items brought in by the children for the week's theme. ...read more.

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Food handling regulations 1995 The nursery is registered with the local authority environmental health team, who carry out inspections annually. We follow all the safety laws set down by the regulation which is shown in our policies. These acts provide the guidance which we use in writing our policies and procedures which we have in place to keep the children safe and maintain their health and also to reduce the risk of accident and injury. By following these we ensure we provide a positive environment for the children to be part of. We also provide in-house training for all our staff to gain basic first aid certificate, basic food hygiene certificate and to enhance their learning about policies and procedures. 6 Cache Diploma in Child Care and Education Needs of the children "To achieve and maintain healthy growth and development (that is physical, intellectual, emotional and social development) certain basic needs must be fulfilled" (T Bruce, C Meggitt, 2002, P.171) Food All children have suitable food made available for them. Parents/carers of children with a specialized diet will be asked to provide information about suitable foods. Parents/ carers will be advised if their child is not eating well, and water is available for the children to drink during the day. Sleep and Rest Children have a sleep/rest period of one hour after lunch. Each child has their own named sleep mat and sheet. Our sleep routine involves drawing the curtains and dimming the lights. Soft music is also played which varies but is always calming and played low. Some children require a nappy at sleep time and these are put on after they have visited the toilet after lunch, following our procedure for nappy changing. They are changed upon waking. We follow parental preferences for comforters, if parents wish to have a comforter such as a dummy or teddy we are happy to have them in the nursery and provide the child with them as and when the parent wishes. ...read more.

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It can also be absorbed into the skin if exposed to sunlight. It's essential for the growth of bones and teeth. Many diets don't contain sufficient vitamin D during period of rapid growth so exposure to sunlight vital, a deficiency can lead to the bones not forming properly as the body cannot absorb calcium if there is a deficiency. Vitamin E - Found in egg yolk , nuts, seeds and oils. It protects the cells in the body from damage and also plays a part in the function of the brain. Vitamin K - Found in green vegetables, liver and whole grains it is made by bacteria in the intestine it is used to help the blood to clot. A balanced diet must also include minerals to ensure the child stays healthy. Iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, fluoride, iodine are all needed for the bones to grow and to regulate fluid balance as well as the control of muscles, nerves and to provide the body with energy. Children who have a vitamin or mineral deficiency can be supplemented with vitamin and mineral drops. 12 Cache Diploma in Child Care and Education A Typical Days Menu_- Age 2-3 years Fruit juice is served watered down and our milk is full fat unless requested otherwise. Breakfast Mid-morning snack Lunch 1 Weetabix with Small handful of Shepherds pie (lamb/quorn) Full fat milk. Raisins. Cherry tomatoes 1 Slice of toast Milk/water. Peas Orange juice Fruit juice Yoghurt Afternoon snack Tea Time Supper Time Crackers Wholemeal toast 2 Biscuits Carrot sticks Baked beans Milk Milk/water Fresh fruit Milk/water Suggested daily intakes are as follows: * Two portions of meat or other protein foods, such as nuts and pulses * Two portions of protein from dairy products * Four portions of cereal foods * Five portions of fruit and vegetables * Six glasses of fluid, especially water (M.Beaver et al, 2001, P.101 ) 13 Cache Diploma in Child Care and Education Our Team At the nursery we all work together as part of a team. We work together to review our polices, procedures and codes of practice regulary. ...read more.

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