General Guidelines

The session

We organise our sessions so that the children can choose from, and work at, a range of activities and, in doing so, build up their ability to select and work through a task to its completion. The children are also helped and encouraged to take part in adult-led small and large group activities, which introduce them to new experiences and help them to gain new skills, as well as helping them to learn to work with others. Outdoor activities contribute to children’s health, their physical development and their knowledge of the world around them. The children have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take part in outdoor child-chosen and adult-led activities, as well as those provided in the indoor playrooms.

Snacks and meals

Lynmore makes snacks and meals a social time. We plan menus for snacks and meals so that they provide the children with healthy and nutritious food, the menus are displayed weekly. A cooked lunch is provided daily.

Clothing

We provide protective clothing for the children when they play with messy activities. We encourage children to gain the skills that help them to be independent and look after themselves. These include taking themselves to the toilet and taking off, and putting on, outdoor clothes. Clothing that is easy for them to manage will help them to do this.

Policies

Copies of the setting’s policies and procedures are available for you to read in the hall area or we can send them by email for you to view. The settings policies help us to make sure that the service provided by Lynmore is a high quality one and that being a child at Lynmore is an enjoyable and beneficial experience.

View all our policies in full here.

Safeguarding Children

Lynmore has a duty under the law to help safeguard children against suspected or actual ‘significant harm’. Our employment practices ensure children against the likelihood of abuse in our setting and we have a procedure for managing complaints or allegations against a member of staff. Our way of working with children and their parents ensures we are aware of any problems that may emerge and can offer support, including any referral to appropriate agencies when necessary, to help families in difficulty.

Special needs

As part of the setting’s policy to make sure that its provision meets the needs of each individual child, we take account of any special needs a child may have. The setting works to the requirements of the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2014) and the Equality Act 2010.

Security

At Lynmore the safety of your child is naturally very important to us. So to avoid embarrassment to friends or relatives please give us advanced warning and a password every time your child is to be collected by anyone other than the regular person/parent that we are familiar with.

Termination

Termination of agreement must be by one months notice in writing. Failing this, such fees will be payable.

Please could you provide us with one month’s notice if you intend to change the number of hours your child spends in the nursery. If insufficient notice is given you will be responsible for the full fees.

General

  • Nappies and wipes must be provided by parents where appropriate.
  • We have an in/out driveway, therefore when you drop your child please drive all the way in on the archway. If you need to come into the nursery for any reason, please park to one side so the in/out of the driveway can still be accessed.
  • From time to time we may take photographs of the children. These photographs may be used for displays, observation and record keeping. If you do not wish your child to be included in these photographs, you should write or email Christine Wilson requesting your child’s exclusion.
  • Lynmore cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to children’s clothes or toys they bring to the nursery. Please can you ensure that your child’s items have name tags wherever possible.
  • You must not allow your child to attend Lynmore if they are suffering from a contagious disease which could be passed on to another child.
  • Please inform Lynmore of any changes to your contact details.