Flourishing Children

WE ENCOURAGE AND TEACH EXPLORATION, INVESTIGATION AND LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Your child will flourish in our caring environment that encourages and teaches exploration, investigation and learning through play. As well as ensuring a healthy diet with much variety, our team at Harrison have developed an environment that promotes interaction, learning and development in all areas of the Nursery Setting.

Children in our care have sleeping/rest areas that are clearly monitored and respect their need to recharge. Your baby’s routine is what drives our care and as your child develops through toddler to pre-school, our specialist team provide them with the continuity and vital preparation necessary for their transition to primary school.

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Play Based Learning

CHILDREN LEARN INDIVIDUALLY AND ALONGSIDE OTHERS THROUGH PLAY
Children learn individually and alongside others through play. We offer our children play-based learning through continuous provision, which meets all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and enhances all aspects of their learning and development.

It supports their inbuilt curiosity and desire to make sense of the world around them and helps them to discover that learning is interesting and fun. This is vitally important if children are going to remain keen learners for the rest of their lives.

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Key Workers

OUR KEYWORKERS OFFER SECURITY, REASSURANCE AND CONTINUITY
At Harrison Day Nursery, we recognise every child’s individuality, efforts and achievements and believe that relationships between adults and children are crucial for the child’s happiness and security. This is why we place particular emphasis on the implementation of a key person approach to facilitate interaction.

The key person will build a special relationship with a small number of children and help to meet their needs while they are in our care. They will offer security, reassurance and continuity (they will usually be the one to feed, change and soothe their key children) and are in the best position to understand their key child’s individual needs. They are in the best position to share information with the parents/carers about their child’s experiences in nursery.

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Nutrition

WE HAVE 5 STAR FOOD HYGIENE STANDARDS
Healthy diets are offered, promoted and encouraged at all times as a matter of respect for your child’s healthy development. Harrison Day Nursery offer all children choice in the foods they eat, however all the choices will be fresh and made on our premises so we know the nutritional value of your child’s meal.

Babies in our care will be fed with the milk parents provide and their mealtimes dictated by their routine at home. They will be cuddled while they are fed, just as they would be at home. At weaning stage, we feed freshly pureed food in a high chair or floor chair. We tell you what they eat and how much by recording their day’s events on a daily sheet.

Older children sit and eat together. They learn necessary skills for social eating, how to use cutlery, share food and are encouraged to try new things with a focus on the importance of recognising good table manners.

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Settling In

WE AIM TO ENSURE YOUR CHILDS INTRODUCTION TO OUR SETTING IS AS STRESS FREE AS POSSIBLE
At Harrison Day Nursery, we aim to ensure your child’s introduction to our setting is as stress free as possible. Once a place has been offered, we aim to achieve this by inviting you and your child to visit the nursery prior to your child’s official start date. This helps to familiarise your child with the nursery, the nursery staff and the other children.
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Security

PEACE OF MIND FOR PARENTS

We have invested in CCTV security cameras, which have been installed throughout the nursery, for the security of the children and peace of mind of the parents.

Forest School

FOREST SCHOOL IS A PIONEERING APPROACH TO CHILDREN LEARNING OUTDOORS

Forest School is a pioneering approach to children learning outdoors. It builds self esteem and independence in children and young people through the exploration of, and experiences in, the natural world.

Claire Orr has passed her Forest School Guide training and plans are in place to develop the Forest School on a piece of land adjoining the Church garden.