8am – 6pm Monday to Friday, 51 weeks of the year. We are closed for Christmas and Bank Holidays.
Here at Bracken Place we operate a key worker system. Our desire is to consider every child individually - our key worker system helps to ensure this. It allows us to support moral, social, intellectual, emotional and physical development in a caring and nurturing manor. Our key worker system allows individual members of staff to focus on children to enhance our philosophy and ethos. It allows us to aid child development through praise and encouragement.
Your child’s keyworker will record and you will be able to view observations and WOW moments on the secure Tapestry website.
Car Park & Grounds
Please drive very slowly and carefully as you enter and leave the nursery.
We appreciate that knowing your child is safe in a secure nursery is an important part of deciding who is going to care for your child.
Bracken Place has a controlled door entrance system, and all children are registered on arrival and departure. During the day children are always under the watchful eye of a member of the team and when children go into the garden they are always counted in and out.
Doors and gates must be kept locked or closed at all times when the nursery is open. When you leave the nursery please DO NOT allow anybody else to enter the nursery.
Should your child become ill at nursery every effort will be made to contact you or your emergency contact. We reserve the right to take your child to hospital in an emergency.
If your child needs to take any medicine, a form MUST be completed before you leave the nursery.
We pride ourselves with having some of the very best childcare practitioners. Our staff vary in age and experience so reflecting different views on life. Every staff member has a genuine passion for providing high quality care, seeing each child as an individual, adapting their care accordingly and building a close relationship with the parents so you feel comfortable and confident leaving your precious child in our care.
All staff access regular training in a variety of subjects so they remain up to date with any changes in legislation and practice and to ensure they are providing the children with a different variety of activities. Each staff member has their own group of children that they are responsible for, and very strong bonds are formed with the key worker and parents.
All our staff have a current DBS (police check)
Parents can find our policy folders at the parent information sites in both the entrance of the main building and the preschool. They are also available in the secure parent log-in section of the website.
Policies include the following- Behaviour & Courtesy, Child Protection, Confidentiality, Complaints, Equal Opportunities, Health & Hygiene, Parents, Special Education Needs, and Safety.
Bracken Place also has a Equal Opportunities Policies that treats all children and staff equally regardless of sex, race, religion, colour, faith, ethnic or any special needs and disability.
Care and Learning
Our approach to early years education and child development has been developed through our ethos and firm commitment that every child matters.
Partnership with parents
Caring Day care recognise effective communication as being the key to delivering quality childcare and is achieved by maintaining a close working relationship with parents and cares.
We are committed to a close working relationship with parents and receive feedback on a daily basis.