Your Child’s Journey
Your Child’s Journey at Little Elms Montessori Nursery starts here…
The setting’s policies and procedures are available for all to see at the setting. Our policies help us to make sure that the service provided by us is a high quality one and that being a member of the Little Elms Montessori Nursery is an enjoyable and beneficial experience for each child and their families. We have included some key policies in this information pack. The staff and parents of the setting work together to adopt the policies helping us to make sure that the policies are enabling the setting to provide a quality service for its members and the local community.
Transition & Settling in
We aim to make the setting a welcoming place where children settle quickly and easily because consideration has been given to the individual needs and circumstances of children and their families during the settling in process..
Each child joining the setting will have a key person appointed to them. It will be the key person’s responsibility to ensure that your child receives the best possible attention whilst in our care and to ensure that their records are kept up-to date. Your child’s key person may change as your child progresses through the setting. You will be notified of these changes. Your child’s key person is your first point of contact for anything you wish to discuss about your child. The setting will agree a process with the parents/carers.
Children’s Development and Learning
Packed lunch and snack
Little Elms Montessori Nursery regards snack and meal times as an important part of our day, a social time at which children and the adults eat together. We plan the snack rota so that parents can provide the children with healthy nutritious food. Please tell us about your child’s dietary needs and we will make sure these are met.
Parent Partnership and involvement
Toileting and Nappy Changing
No child is excluded from participating in our setting, we work with parents towards toilet training, unless there are medical or other developmental reasons why this may not be appropriate at the time. We see toilet training as a self-care skill that children have the opportunity to learn with the full support and non-judgemental concern of adults, encouraging independence. Children are encouraged to wipe, flush and wash their hands, we work with parents to promote good effective personal hygiene.