Policies & Procedures

The nursery operates under a set of formalised policies and procedures.  Some key points are noted here, but at the bottom of the page are links to each of the policy documents relevant to parents and their children.  A hard copy of the full set of policies and procedures can be found near the rear parent noticeboard.

Behaviour

Honeypot Nursery firmly believes that children flourish best when they know how they are expected to behave. Children gain respect through interaction with caring adults who show them respect and value their individual personalities. Positive, caring and polite behaviour will be encouraged and praised at all times in an environment where children learn to respect themselves, other people and their surroundings.

Children need to have set boundaries of behaviour for their own safety and the safety of their peers. Within the nursery we aim to set these boundaries in a way, which helps the child to develop a sense of the significance of their own behaviour, both in their own environment and those around them. Restrictions on the child's natural desire to explore and develop their own ideas and concepts are kept to a minimum.

By positively promoting good behaviour, valuing co-operation and a caring attitude we hope to ensure that children will develop as responsible members of society.

Key Person

Each child in the setting will be assigned a key person. The key person has special responsibilities for working with a small number of children, giving them the reassurance to feel safe and cared for and building relationships with their parents. The key person will help the baby or child to become familiar with the setting and to feel confident and safe within it. They will also talk to parents to make sure the needs of the children are being met by the setting appropriately, and that records of development and progress are shared with parents and other professionals as necessary.

Parents can speak to the key person at any time on any matter concerning their child.

Record Books

Each child will be given a record book, which will be used to record observations. The book is for you to take home read and return each visit. Please add any observations that you feel would be helpful. We believe these record books are a vital link between home and Honeypot Day Nursery.

Children under 2 will have a daily diary which will record items such as how much they have eaten, sleep patterns, soiled/wet nappies and what they have done during the day. This is available for older children in full day care if requested.

Bottle/Breast Feeding

If your child is bottle fed, please provide the Nursery with the prepared bottles, clearly labelling them with you child’s name.  You are very welcome to pop in and breast feed your baby at any time.