We encourage parents to be as involved as possible with the Pre-School. We try to maintain the best possible communication with parents. Staff are always available at the end of a session to discuss any issues that you may have.
In the interest of other children and staff we would ask you to keep your child at home if they are ill. If a child has suffered from diarrhoea or sickness we would ask you not to bring them to Pre-school until the symptoms have been ceased for at least 48 hours after the last “incident”. The same applies to Conjunctivitis.
You will be asked to inform us of any allergies your child has on your registration form. Please let us know if anything changes.
We cannot administer any form of medicine at Pre-school unless prescribed by a doctor with correct dosage on the bottle. This involves Calpol or any similar medicine. Staff need to be fully aware of when the child had the most recently administered dose of medicine. This must be done in writing.
We have a Sick Child Policy for parents/carers to read at any time.
Every child is different and each child will settle into Pre-School in a different way. The staff will discuss with you how you would like to handle the settling in process and will work with you regarding the amount of time you wish to spend with your child before leaving them initially. Each child will be assigned to a Key Worker who will be your main point of contact at Pre-school, however, you can talk to any member of staff at any time.
When children behave in unacceptable ways, physical punishment is never used. A non-confrontational approach will be adopted; the child will be encouraged to take responsibility for their own actions. Adults do not shout or raise their voices in a threatening way. Children are never sent out of the room by themselves and techniques such as 'the naughty chair' are not used. Children are given one-to-one adult support in seeing what was wrong and working towards a better pattern of behaviour. We have a Behaviour Policy on the wall within the setting for all to read. We read this from time to time to our older children so they may be reminded of what we expect of them.
In cases of serious misbehaviour the unacceptability of the behaviour should be made clear immediately by way of explanations. Problems are to be discussed with parents/carer so that a mutually acceptable solution can be reached and implemented.
Thorner Pre-School has an equal opportunities policy. All children are treated as individuals in their own right and to this end we aim to:
"Children's welfare and happiness are given the utmost priority. Staff are highly responsive to children's needs and show a genuine interest in what children say and do. Children have very secure relationships with staff" OFSTED 2017, "Outstanding"