Covid 19 update
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At Bestwood Park Day Nursery we know that giving children good nutrition is the best gift we can present them with. It’s a tangible gift that is evident in their eyes, skin, hearts and bones, not to mention their energy to enjoy life! Between being weaned off milk to the age of five, children are very active and grow extremely quickly, so need a diet which provides adequate amounts of calories and nutrients.
Early Years Funding
You may be eligible for help with childcare through the 2,3 &4-year-old free childcare funding which is up to 15 hours a week. 30-hour funding is also available fo those who are eligible. The scheme is funded through the government or Child Tax Credit, depending on your personal situation and income.
For more information on childcare, help click here.
Click here for the 2-year-old funding application.
1. What should my child wear?
Please ensure your child has a couple of changes of appropriate clothing each day. This includes hats, wellies, rain suits & sun creams etc Please write the child’s name on them to avoid any confusion when multiple children are being toileted.
2. What is your settling in policy?
3. What about toilet training?
4. What will my child eat?
Any special dietary requirements, whether for reasons of health, allergy or religion, are catered for. If your child has a special diet, please talk to us and we can discuss what you want us to do. You are welcome to provide any food you feel you need to support us and your child.
5. What happens if my child is ill or has an accident?
We will ask you to sign a form giving me permission to seek further medical assistance and treatment in an emergency. By law, we have to keep an accident book to record details of any accidents which occur whilst your child is in our care and we will ask you to sign to say we have informed you what has happened. Unfortunately, we can’t give non-prescription medication.
Information you give us regarding physical, medical or personal health matters will be treated in the strictest confidence except where it may place a child at risk or raise serious concerns about their safety.
In the event of any children whilst in our care falling ill our policy is that parents will be contacted, and arrangements made for the child/children to be collected. This is because as child carers we cannot be expected to look after a poorly child whilst taking care of other children in our care. A fee is still payable for that day.
If a child is poorly before a scheduled session then parents must make alternative arrangements for that child to be looked after, as again we cannot be expected to look after a poorly child whilst taking care of other children in our care. A fee is still payable for that day. If your child is unwell on arrival, unfortunately, we are unable to accept them, this is unfair on the other children, and this also applies to undiagnosed rashes and, the pain of parent’s lives, headlice!