Kids Corner Day Nursery
45 Sleaford Road
Metheringham
Lincolnshire
LN4 3DG
01526 321388

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Kids Corner Day Nursery provides high quality childcare for children aged from six weeks through to eleven years old.

Learning for children is a rewarding and enjoyable experience in which they explore, investigate, discover, create, practise, rehearse and consolidate. If there is a stimulating environment, young children’s learning will be enhanced.

Since the change in ownership in April 2013, Kids Corner Day Nursery has been undergoing a much needed refurbishment. We aim to provide the home from home environment, which Ofsted are now looking for. Our aim is to ensure each child can thrive and develop, be content in their surroundings, be stimulated and of course enjoy their days here.

Our outside area offers a wide range of physical activities for the children including trike, scooters, push along toys, sand and water trays and so much more. We encourage the children to explore the environment by digging in the soil, searching for bugs and would also like to create a bug den. We have a planting area where the children have been encouraged to plant things and nurture them to see them grow. We have grown tomatoes, potatoes, sunflowers, lettuce, broad beans, spinach, rocket, rhubarb and so much more.

We at Kids corner believe children should go outside every day come rain or shine, and therefore we ask parents to provide a spare set of clothes for their child in case they need changing during the day. During spells of good weather we like to take the children out for walks to the park or the local duck pond to enhance their learning further.

Planning

All the activities that are done with the children are carefully planned and reviewed daily to suit each child’s learning development and mirror their interests. The staff observe the children, noting their development and interests, so that they can plan to extend their knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding.

Admissions Policy

Kids Corner Day Nursery operates a Waiting list. Priority will be given to children requiring full time care or are eligible to receive nursery funding or who have siblings already in attendance at Kids Corner Day Nursery.

Illness

When your child is ill, please let us know as soon as possible, especially if the illness is contagious, like measles or chickenpox. If your child has vomiting or diarrhoea, they must be kept at home for 48 hours after the last bout before they return. This is to try and avoid the infection spreading throughout the whole nursery.If a child has been prescribed antibiotics they must remain at home for the first 24 hours.

If your child falls ill or has an accident while here and if it is considered that hospital treatment is necessary but we are unable to contact you, the nursery will act in the best interests of the child and contact the emergency services immediately.

Your Child will be cared for in one of our three age related play rooms:

Babies

Baby Room caters for children from six weeks to 2 year (or when confident with their mobility and starting to communicate clearly) in this room we feel the children learn best through sensory experiences. With this in mind children are given the opportunity to play in things such as jelly, baked beans, corn flour and many more. We are happy to adopt the routines you have put in place for your little one. Resources and activities are selected to encourage each child to experience every aspect of sensory development. Through the use of treasure baskets, babies are able to explore a range of natural and everyday objects, which vary in weight, size, texture, colour, smell and temperature. Activities are based around the three specific areas of learning from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. These are known as the prime areas (Physical Development, Communication and Language and Personal, Social and Emotional Development).

Toddler room

The Toddler Room caters for children from the age of 2 to 3 years. Children of this age group begin to show increasing independence in moving, communicating, learning through play and forming relationships with their peers. Activities and resources are selected to allow each child to develop and promote these skills. Activities are also based around the three specific areas of learning from the Early Years foundation Stage curriculum.

Pre-school Room

The Pre-school Room caters for children from the age of 3 to school. Children who begin their education in a learning environment that is purposeful, challenging and supportive stand the best chance of developing into confident and successful learners and we are committed to providing such an environment. Activities are based around the seven areas of learning, these will be planned, implemented and records of the observations made will be recorded in the children’s Learning Journeys which will be available for your perusal. They focus on the specific areas which include:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

In order for the children to develop in these areas of learning they will have achieved and developed in the prime areas (physical Development, Communication and Language and Personal, Social and Emotional development).

Nursery Funding

When your child is eligible for Pre- School we will deliver the Foundation Stage to your child and free nursery education sessions will be available for all eligible three and four year olds. These sessions are available at set times of 09.00am to 12.00pm and 12.00pm to 3.00pm each day. Each child can access five sessions per week, and up to 2 sessions can be taken in one day. Sessions are available during term-time only, for 38 weeks per academic school year (190 sessions). More hours can be accessed for full time care, and for this the usual daily rate will apply. Three-year olds who meet the eligibility criteria set by the Local Education Authority and who are born between 1st April and 31st August will be eligible for a free place at the start of the autumn term following their third birthday, those born between 1st September and 31st December will be eligible at the start of the spring term following their third birthday and those born between 1st January and 31st March will be eligible at the start of the summer term following their third birthday.

Key Persons System

In order to provide continuity of care, your child will be allocated a key person. The key person is responsible for each child’s wellbeing and they will ensure that information regarding your child is exchanged with you on a daily basis. They will provide for the emotional needs of your child e.g. to comfort and reassure in moments of upset or distress and ensure that account is taken of the child’s race, culture, religion, language and parental wishes. The key persons are also responsible for observations, record keeping and the monitoring of children’s progress. Records of these are kept in individual files called Learning Journeys, these are available for you to look at whenever you wish and will be handed over to you when your child leaves Kids Corner Day Nursery. Diaries are completed daily for children in the each of the rooms to inform parents of their child’s nappy changes, feed, sleep times and daily events.

The Minimum Staffing Ratios Are:

  • 1:3 children under 2 years
  • 1:4 children aged 2 years
  • 1:8 children aged 3 to 11 years
  • Meals, Snacks & Drinks

    Children attending full day care sessions will be provided with a morning and afternoon snack, a hot meal at lunchtime and a hot or cold afternoon tea. Breakfast will be provided for those children attending full time and morning sessions around 8:00am. All meals are included into the daily fee. Children attending either morning or afternoon sessions will be provided with a snack and either lunch or tea during their session, the cost of which is included in the fees. Drinks of milk and water will be provided for your children to help themselves to throughout the day. Babies will be prompted regularly throughout the day. If your child is being bottle-fed please provide made up bottles(water only), please also provide us with a named container of formula so that bottles can be made up within the nursery when it is necessary to do so.

    Indoor Foot wear

    For hygiene / safety reasons and to keep our flooring in a child friendly order we ask that all children who are able to walk, be supplied with named indoor soft shoes which should remain at the nursery in the winter months.

    Clothing

    Please send your children in clothes that you don’t mind getting paint, clay and dough on. All clothes should be named to save them getting lost. Please provide weather permitted clothes e.g. hats and sun cream in summer. Wellington boots, coats, hats and gloves in the winter. We go outside in all weather

    We do have a supply of nursery clothes to borrow if your child gets wet or paint- covered. Please return them to us as soon as possible after using them, so others can use them too.

    Sickness and Medication Policy

    This is a "well-child” care facility. If your child becomes unwell during their session you will be contacted and asked to collect them. To keep other children and our staff free from infectious diseases we enforce an exclusion list. Parents/carers are asked to adhere to our sickness policy, which is provided when sessions have been offered.

    Parking of Vehicles

    Parents and carers are asked to park their vehicles in the designated parking area only. When we were granted planning permission for the nursery, North Kesteven District Council stipulated that NO vehicle is to park on the main road outside the nursery. If this policy is abused we will be given up to three warnings and then given a conveyance notice to vacate the premises within 6 months. Please help us to keep our nursery and your children safe!

    Please control your child during pick up times. Do not allow your child to run out to your car while you are still inside. The safety rule is that “no one goes outside without their parents accompanying them”. There is to be no parking on the grass verge outside the nursery for dropping off or collections.

    Kids Corner Staffing Structure

    • Owners         Diane Ward/Laura Milligan
    • Manager        Laura Milligan
    • Deputy Manager     
    • Nursery Assistants     Lisa Green, Robert Rowlett, Rachel Jelley, Alice Keeling
    • Nursery Apprentices     Callum Toyton, Abbie Johnson
    • SENCO         Lisa Green
    • Health and Safety officer/ Nursery Risk Assement Officers
    •     Gemma Pailing / Laura Milligan
    • Safeguarding Officer     Laura Milligan
    • Behaviour Management Rep   Laura Milligan

    Holidays

    The nursery will also be closed from midday Xmas eve till the first working day after Christmas, this will be a fee free period. We also close for all public holidays. If your contracted day falls on a public holiday then no fees will be charged. All contracted fees are payable for parent holidays.

    Front Of kids corner