Home Visits & Free Trial
Prior to registering we encourage you to visit Street Farm Day Nursery with your child to meet the staff and look at our facilities. To begin building trusting relationships prior to starting nursery, Street Farm are happy to offer home visits by your child’s key person alongside a senior member of staff.
If you would like to request a home visit please arrange this with a member of the management team.
We also offer a free 2 hour trial session. During this session you are welcome to stay with your child or leave them with us. If you choose to leave them we will ensure that your child’s key person will be available to spend that time with your child.
Once you have registered your child with Street Farm Day Nursery you will be emailed a Welcome Pack which includes information on our policies and procedures, healthy eating and wellbeing sheet and information on what you will need to provide. If you would like any copies of our policies and procedures prior to registering, please ask a member of staff and this can be arranged.
At Street Farm Day Nursery, we use an online programme called Tapestry, an innovative, interactive Learning Journey.
To get the full benefit of the Learning Journey we encourage parents to download the free Tapestry app from the App Store. Parents can comment on what their child has been up to in the nursery and add photos and activities that they have been involved in at home.
Street Farm Day Nursery Ltd ensure that all children who attend the setting have a personal learning journey to record and store photos, observations and assessments in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The Tapestry programme allow us to track children’s development through the 7 areas of learning:
The prime areas: Personal, Social and emotional development, Physical development, Communication and Language.
The specific areas: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World, Expressive arts and design.
This then enables us to plan for each child’s future development
Key Person & Buddy System
At Street Farm, all children and families are allocated a key person. This is a member of staff who has a special responsibility for your child, giving them the reassurance to feel safe and cared for. They will help your child become familiar with the nursery and develop a genuine bond with you and your child. The key person will carefully record your child’s progress and development and will share this with you, also giving you ideas to help your child at home. We encourage parents/carers to work in partnership with our staff as this has a positive impact on children’s learning and development.
Each key person has a staff member who doubles up as their buddy. In your child’s Key person’s absence their buddy will take over their role by supporting you and your child.
‘All About Me’ Information
When you have registered with the nursery we will set up your Tapestry account and forward you a link to complete the “All about me” information. We ask you to fill in as much information as possible, as this allows your child’s key person to get to know your child and your family as they start at the nursery.
If you would like any assistance, please speak to a member of management and they will arrange for your key person to go through it with you.
Two Year Old Progress Check
Between the age of 2 and 3 we will review your child’s progress and provide parents/carers a written summary highlighting achievements and areas in which extra support might be needed.
Parents can share this progress check with health visitors (who can use it as part of the health and development review).
Planning and Observing Children
Each individual child is given the opportunity of learning through high quality play that is tailored specifically to them.
Planning begins by observing children to understand and consider their current interests, development and learning needs.
Your child’s key person will plan activities and experiences that are challenging but achievable to your child. Observations are then recorded in your child’s learning journey.