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We are pleased to announce that we have now received Family Friendly Accreditation.
Nursery Hours from August 2015
Morning Part time 8.50/9.00 am – 12 noon
Afternoon Part time 12.50/1.00pm – 4.00pm
The nursery session lasts for 3 hours and 10 minutes, and your child will be actively engaged from the beginning of the session until the end. We encourage parents to ensure their children arrive on time and do not leave the session early. However, the end of the session can be a very busy time, so we suggest parents arrive at nursery by 11.55 a.m. / 3.55 p.m. This allows you to gather their belongings, review their work and speak to staff before the end of the session. Flexibility in these hours of attendance can be arranged to suit individual needs.
Nursery Wraparound Service
East Renfrewshire Council aims to provide flexible, high quality childcare by accommodating the work and living patterns of parents. This is done by providing additional hours within a safe, secure and stimulating environment. (This service is not guaranteed to be available).
Mornings: 8.00 am to 9.00am
Lunchtime: 12.00 noon to 1.00pm.*
Afternoons: 4.00pm to 5.00pm
* Lunch can be used either after the morning session or before the afternoon session.
Parents will choose a regular care package and charges will be invoiced on a monthly basis by the finance department. Parents are liable for charges on any agreed care package, whether or not the child attends.
Settling In at Nursery
Since children are all individuals, and react differently to strange situations, we treat them as such. This is often the first major separation of children and parents and our aim is to make it as natural as possible. As your child gets to know staff, other children and which activities they like best, so their dependence on their parents wanes and their confidence in themselves grows enough to let you go for increasingly larger periods of time. As we only admit a few children per week, staff have time to devote to this settling in period, and we ask parents to play their part by returning at the stipulated time. Since children are catered for individually, this gradual intake system takes varying lengths of time and parents should be prepared to be patient for as long as it takes.
Arrival and Collection of children at Nursery
It is expected that a responsible adult (aged at least 16) will bring a child to and from the nursery.
Please fill in the collection sheet with the details of authorised people to collect your child. A child will not be handed over to someone the nursery does not know of or has been informed about. It is vital that you keep staff informed of any changes to your details.
You will be asked to sign in and out with your child on a daily basis. Please indicate on the signing sheet if the person collecting your child differs from you.
In extreme circumstances, contact the school by telephone if someone we do not know is collecting your child.
If a child is not collected by a certain time and no-one has informed the nursery of any reasons, then the Head Teacher will contact the Social Work Department on their emergency telephone number to arrange care for the uncollected child.