About our staff and how we work

Staff… All are qualified to NVQ level 2 or 3 or equivalent and all hold first aid certificates. They are experienced and caring, ensuring children feel secure and parents / carers feel confident in leaving their child with them. Student nursery nurses do undertake placement at the nursery and help in all aspects of nursery activities. All students are fully supervised. Working together: Parents/carers permission and co-operation is sought to enable staff to keep records of each child’s development. Should parents/carers have any concerns about their child’s well-being or development, please feel free to discuss this with the staff who will make appropriate referrals if necessary. 

Settling in… Joining a group is a very big step for a small child. If you decide to place your child at St.Vincent’s Nursery, on the first visit we ask parents / carers to meet with your key person to talk about your child’s routine and needs to ensure a smooth transition from home to nursery.

What we provide… When your child is on solid food, a good variety of well balanced, nutritious food is available for your child and included in the cost of the nursery fees. All dietary needs are catered for and all food prepared by our qualified cook. A weekly menu is displayed in the entrance hall of the nursery. We have the facility to blend any meals to the correct consistency for your child. All meal times are happy, relaxed occasions. The children sit at tables with their friends for lunch and tea. The older children are encouraged to help with laying the table and serving themselves.

Good eating habits and manners are encouraged at all times. Toast and healthy cereals is provided for breakfast up to 8.30am only. A mid morning snack of fruit and milk or water is provided for 1 – 5 years. Lunch and pudding is provided to all full session children. Tea consists of a hot snack or sandwiches, fruit and a drink and a snack of breadsticks and milk at 5pm.

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