Rydevale Day Nursery 33 Little Dimmocks Rydevale Road London SW12 9JP 020 8673 6633
This prospectus is designed to give you some basic information about the learning environment and the childcare service offered at Rydevale.
Rydevale is a private nursery and a member of NNI and as such we are committed to provide high quality, affordable care and education for children age 18months 5 years.
The nursery is situated in Little Dimmocks at the end of Rydevale Road, ten minutes walk from Balham Underground (along Bedford Hill). There is also a bus service which runs along Bedford Hill.
The nursery is purposebuilt, light and airy consisting of a large playroom and an adjoining room for quiet activities. There are separate areas for group work and music. Outside is a fenced off large playground which is used for outdoor activities. The children take regular walks to Tooting Bec Common. (weather permitting).
There are 24 children on our register. Most attend fulltime but there are some parttime places.
We aim to help children become useful members of society. We build
their confidence and make sure that they are caring, respectful and capable and that they also discover that learning is fun. Our objective is to develop each child to their full potential. We treat each child as an individual
Our balanced curriculum planning is in line with the Early Learning Goals recommended by the Qualification and Curriculum Authority and is upheld by the commitment and enthusiasm of our experienced staff who regularly update their skills and knowledge of early childhood education. We were successfully inspected by Wandsworth Early Years Team and Ofsted. Copies of the Reports can be seen in the Nursery or in the local Library.
The curriculum covers the following areas:
This focuses on children’s learning how to work, play, cooperate with others and function in groups beyond the family. It covers aspects of personal, social, moral and spiritual development and includes the development of personal values and an understanding of self and others.
This covers aspects of language development and provides the foundation for literacy, such as; competence in English Language and the development of talking and listening skills. We teach the alphabet, phonics, recognition of words and reading.
Mathematics is taught both individually and in groups, using a wide variety of materials. Careful planning provides a foundation for numeracy through practical activities and the use and understanding of mathematical language.
The various activities and the extensive range of cultural resources extend and develop the children’s knowledge of the environment, other people and features of the natural and manmade world.
Regular activities ensure childrens’ development of physical control, mobility, awareness of space and manipulative skills both in and outdoors. Practical activities help children to develop co ordination skills as well as gross motor skills. Fine motor control helps children to acquire pencil skills.
Children are encouraged to explore sound and colour, texture, shape, form and space in 2 and 3 dimension. They learn to respond in a variety of ways to what they see, hear, smell, touch and feel. Through art, music, construction, painting, dance & stories and imaginative play the children increase their ability to use their imagination, to listen and to observe, express ideas and communicate their feelings.
Fulltime: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Parttime: 8.00 am to 12.45 pm
Parttime : 2.15 pm to 6.00 pm
includes high tea
Children should not arrive before their session time and should always be collected promptly at the specified time to avoid unnecessary anxiety. We regret that a charge of £4 will be made for every fifteen minutes late after closure.
|Full week attendance||£135.00|
|Full day attendance||£ 30.00|
|Morning Session||£ 20.00|
|Afternoon Session||£ 16.00|
Fees are subject to changes – 4 weeks notice is given. A deposit of 1 week is required to secure a place in advance. Once your child takes up a place, a further 1 week deposit will be required. The
first weekly payment is then due the week the child starts at the Nursery and thereafter at the beginning of each week . If after paying a deposit of 1 week to secure a place you decide not to
take it, you will lose your deposit unless 4 weeks notice has been given
prior to the starting date. Where fees are unpaid by the due date, the Nursery reserves the right to add interest and refuse the child admission to the Nursery, until fees are paid up to date.
Please note that we require 4 weeks written notice of your intention to remove your child from the register. Failure to give written notice will result in the loss of your deposit.
No refunds of fees can be claimed on account of absences, through ill
health or for any other reason. We are open throughout the year except for one week at Christmas, one week at Easter and one week in the Summer. Half fees only are payable during the holiday period.
We actively monitor and record the children’s progress and work to identify their needs and note their achievements. The results are used in future planning. At the same time we are very much aware that the children’s experiences at home are highly significant to the achievement and, therefore, parental involvement is vital to their successful learning. Continuity of learning between home and school is encouraged through information on teaching and learning, methods used, regular exchange of information and the work which the children take home. Parents are welcome to discuss matters with staff pertaining to their child. Open days and evenings are set aside during the year to inform parents of
their child's work and progress. Details of curriculum planning are displayed on the parents board. Parents are encouraged to seek information should they have any problems or concerns. The staff at Rydevale are committed to ensure absolute confidentiality with regard to any information passed on to the nursery relating to the parents and children in our care.
The Nursery is registered in partnership with Wandsworth Early Years, that means that parents of children 3 years and over may be eligible for a nursery grant which can be offset against the fees charged by the Nursery.
The Nursery is staffed by a qualified and experienced team with recognised Early Years Care and Education Qualifications and dedicated to delivering good quality teaching and high standards of care. The adult ratio is 1 – 4.
The Special Educational Needs Policy of the Nursery is based on the Code of Practice of Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs. An Equal Opportunities Policy is operated by the Nursery.
The Nursery is also involved in the practical training and assessment of students who study for their City and Guilds National Vocational Qualification Levels 2 and 3 in Early Years Childcare and Education.
8.00 am 9.30 amBreakfast Table/floor activities/sand and water play
We provide breakfast consisting of cereal, toast and milk as well as a balanced nutritious hot midday meal and dessert prepared and cooked on the premises. All children have a midmorning snack. High tea is served and includes fresh fruit and yoghurt. Special Diets are catered for. The daily menu is displayed on the kitchen hatch.
The children are encouraged to be respectful, polite and kind. All staff are aware that no child in our care can be physically punished or humiliated in any way. Any child displaying unacceptable behaviour will be spoken to in a calm and quiet manner on a onetoone basis. If behaviour difficulties persist, parents will be informed and a meeting will be arranged with the Officer in Charge to discuss the matter. The Nursery reserves the right to request that a child is removed from the Nursery. Such a request would not be made until a private meeting between the parents and the OfficerinCharge has taken place to try and resolve the issue. Any fees already paid are not recoverable. Refund of the original deposit would be at the discretion of the OfficerinCharge.
The OfficerinCharge and all Staff must be familiar with all adults arriving to collect a child from the Nursery. Parents who are unable to collect their children themselves must notify the Nursery in advance and the adult who is acting on their behalf must be formally introduced to members of the staff beforehand. No child will be released into the care of a person unknown to the OfficerinCharge or staff members.
Any child suffering from a doubtful rash, sore throat, discharge from the eyes or has diarrhoea, should be kept at home until the doctor has certified that the symptoms have disappeared. Should any child become ill at the Nursery every effort will be made to contact the parent/carer. However, if for some reason contact cannot be made and it is an emergency, the Nursery reserves the right to remove the child to hospital while we continue to try and contact the parent/carer. If a child has been prescribed medication for any acute or chronic condition, please inform the OfficerinCharge on arrival. You will be required to complete a medication form. Please ensure that any medication is prescribed by the doctor and clear instructions are written when and how much of the medicine is to be administered. Any accidents/incidents will be recorded in the Accident Book and will be shown to the parents for signature.
We encourage the children to wear the Nursery Uniform which consists of a Tshirt and a sweat shirt with the Nursery Logo. It is very important in the Summer when we go to the Library, on shopping trips and outings to the common etc. as it allows us to identify immediately our children among other groups, especially in the park. Both items may be purchased from the Nursery.
Our prime responsibility is the welfare and wellbeing of all children in our care. As such, we believe we have a duty to the children, parents/main carers and staff to act quickly and responsibly in any instance that may come to our attention. We ensure that all staff are familiar with the child protection handbook and follow the procedures therein. Any complaints should be addressed to OFSTED.
Children should not wear jewellry or bring money or any other valuables to the Nursery. Nor should they bring sweets, chocolate or drinks. Snacks, juice and milk are provided for the children. Children can bring a comfort toy.
You may dropoff/pickup your child outside the nursery but the area is for residents parking only, clamping is in operation. Please exercise GREAT CARE when using this area, as the Nursery can accept no responsibility for cars parked outside its premises.
Please bring any concerns about your child or any of our childcare practices to the attention of the OfficerinCharge who will do her best to rectify the problem immediately. If necessary, a private meeting will be arranged to resolve any matter. Parents have a right to complain directly to the OFSTED Letters should be addressed to the Head of Registration detailing their complaint: OFSTED 90 Union Street, London SE1 0FS Tel: 0845 601 4772
A summary of all policies of the Nursery are displayed on the Parent’s Board
I confirm that I have read all the information contained in the Rydevale Day Nursery Prospectus and agree to be bound by all policies and procedures mentioned therein. [This signed copy is for you to retain for your own records. A separate declaration attached to the application form is signed and retained in the Nursery.] I also agree to inform the Nursery immediately should any details change on the enrolment form.
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