Finkley brochure V11 - Flipbook - Page 11
Joining our Finkley Family
The very best way to get a feel for how things work at one of our Finkley
nurseries is to come and visit us and see for yourself first-hand. We’ll show you
round, take you through everything you need to know, answer all your questions
and we’ll use this time to talk about anything specific relating to your child.
Before your child starts with us, we’ll arrange some settling in sessions so you
feel more comfortable leaving them to play with us.
We know that the combination of happy children, happy parents and happy staff
is a winning formula and we achieve it by encouraging everyone to be helpful,
kind, caring and respectful.
Your child’s keyworker
When you join, we’ll spend time with you so we can understand the individual
needs of your child. We’ll assign a keyworker who will work closely with your
family and your child to fully understand how we can best support them when
they are with us. Your child’s keyworker will promote their learning using next
steps to encourage and develop each important stage of learning.
Communication with you
We feel communication with you and all the families whose children we care for
is a vital part of our Finkley family, and we like to really get to know you. We host
a variety of events throughout the year for families, such as an annual sports day
event, Christmas nativity and twice yearly parents evenings. These events are
key in getting to know our families and making sure we can support you in the
best way possible. It’s also a great opportunity for all our families to meet, chat,
and support each other. We have an open door policy and are always available.
Drop off and pick up
You can speak to nursery staff in the mornings and afternoons when you drop
off and pick up your child. If you want to talk through something in detail or in
private, it’s worth letting us know in advance so we can make sure we have the
right people available to chat at what can be a busy time with people coming
Your child’s learning journal
We’ll keep you informed of your child’s achievements daily using Tapestry
(available online or as an app) which is really simple to use. We’ll share everything
that your child gets up to with diary entries, pictures and videos.
Early Years Foundation Stage
As with every Ofsted-registered early years childcare provider, we follow
the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) that set standards for learning and
development of children to the age of five. We set our own very high standards
in providing daily activities that encourage children to be active, confident and
independent learners who are self-motivated to do their best so that they work
co-operatively together developing excellent social skills. If you’d like to know
more about EYFS, we can give you details.
You can make comments and add media of your own should you wish to share
anything your child does at home. It’s a permanent record of your child’s journey
as content can be saved and downloaded. You can use Tapestry to communicate
directly with your child’s keyworker, which helps build a two-way partnership
between us and you, as well as any other important member of your child’s life,
for example, grandparents or your childminder.
Special Educational Needs (SEN)
If you are aware of any specific needs your child has when they join us, we’ll work
in partnership with you and other providers to give continuity of care and we’ll
adhere to the Special Educational Needs Code Of Practice. We have a dedicated
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator who will monitor and adapt activities to
suit your child’s needs.