This is the main room at Jumblies in which we care for up to 26 children aged 2-5 years.
Our Deputy Manager Maddi Murley is assisted by a number of qualified and experienced staff. Photographs of all staff are displayed on the right of the entrance door; qualifications are on the board in the hall. Each child has two key persons allocated to them.
Two Preschool sessions are provided in this room, one in the morning one in the afternoon.
Children are allocated a key person, this helps them settle into the nursery. Children can get funding for these sessions from the term after their third birthday during term time. Two year olds whose parents are on certain benefits may qualify for funding. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to plan for the children throughout the day. Key persons regularly observe their children. These observations are linked to the EYFS and collected in the child’s ’Learning Journal' using an online app called Tapestry, which is regularly reviewed with parents. Observations are also used to ensure that planned activities are based on children’s interests and experiences. Our minimum staffing ratio for this room in 1 adult to 4 children aged 2 years and 1 adult to 8 children aged 3 years and above. More information about the EYFS can be found here.
The weekly planning is displayed on the baby and toddler room door, with our daily routine (also displayed on the front door).
A whiteboard outside gives some information about the activities planned during the week. A notice board in the hallway and the frame on the outside wall give lots of information about our provision, or click here to see our newsletter.
We encourage all children to spend some time in our outside area, whatever the weather. For children who require a nap we have mats available, which will be put in a quiet corner to allow for some rest. We provide a named box to keep your child’s blanket and sheet in. Please inform a senior member of staff if your child needs to be given prescribed medication. Medication is to be kept in the kitchen out of the reach of children.
To help your child settle into Jumblies successfully we offer two free settling in sessions of one hour. During the first settling in session we would like you to stay in the nursery, this will give you the opportunity to get to know the nursery staff, especially your child’s key person as well as our nursery environment. We can arrange to visit you at home if you feel this would help your child settle in.