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  • What is your approach to settling in new children?
    Settling your child into the nursery environment is very important. The approach to the introduction of your child will be discussed on a one-on-one basis with you, and the optimum introduction method will be adopted depending on their age, experience and temperament.
  • Does the nursery have a variety of pre-school programmes, and how do activities meet Early Learning Goals?
    The seven areas of learning are a focus of our nursery environment. These areas are: Personal, social and emotional development Physical development Communication and language Literacy Mathematics Understanding of the world Expressive arts and design We work with the Birth to 5 matters framework - more information can be found on
  • Are there outdoor play areas for my child?
    Daisy Chain Nursery has very well maintained large secure outdoor play areas where children can enjoy safe and supervised play in a pleasant environment, including - large grass and safety flooring areas for older children, which also has a canopy for differing weather conditions. This allows children to play outside all year round. a secluded lawned area where babies can play under supervision. a sensory garden, where your child can explore different sensations. equipment including a play house is also available for them to enjoy. We employ landscape gardeners to ensure our outside areas are kept to a very high standard.
  • Are meals nutritious, and how does the nursery cater for individual dietary needs?
    All diets can be catered for and the meals provided are breakfast, lunch and light tea. The nursery menus have been prepared in line with the recommendations from the community dietitian and in accordance with the guidelines laid down in Eating Well For The Unders 5s In Childcare. Claire and the Cook have completed Food Allergen training and ensures the nursery meets the current legislation regarding Food Allergies. All staff have completed Food safety and hygiene training.
  • Am I able to book extra sessions?
    Extra sessions, if available, can be booked by contacting Claire Heslop, our Manager.
  • What is your policy on equal opportunities?
    Daisy Chain Nursery operates an equal opportunities policy. All children, adults and carers are treated as individuals, taking into account religious, ethnic, cultural and other preferences and origins. On a day to day basis this means that: All carers must ensure that children are provided with information about different cultures. Every child is encouraged to develop and learn without prejudice. Equal Opportunities are fully integrated into our activities and displays positively reflecting the history and culture of living in a multicultural society. All play activities reflect non-sexist and non-racist attitudes. Role playing situations, books, posters, story telling, food & cooking activities, dressing up, jigsaws, and music are all used to emphasise our non-racist and non-sexist attitudes.
  • How does the nursery communicate with parents?
    We believe strongly in two-way communication with parents: our childcare team and key persons are available for discussions on a daily basis our regular newsletter includes details of activities and the individual unit newsletters provide information on what the unit are doing well and what they want to work on next we have special events involving parents and children, including our Summer Fair in July, our Bonfire celebration, and our Christmas play we produce termly reports and schedule individual reviews to discuss your child's progress. we encourage parents to follow us on our Facebook page - where we provide updates on activities and events
  • Is your day nursery appropriately registered?
    We are inspected and registered by Ofsted and a copy of our latest inspection report is available through Ofsted's website. We are also registered for tax credits and for the funded Early Education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds for 15 or 30 hours, those whom meet the eligibility criteria. If you require more information please visit :
  • Are carer ratios by in line with Ofsted requirements?
    Daisy Chain Nursery has nursery nurse and carer ratios that meet Ofsted requirements. (1:3 for under 2's, 1:5 for 2-3 years, 1:8 for 3-5 years). We currently have 7 NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualified nursery nurses, 4 NVQ 2 nursery assistant, 2 nursery assistants (training towards NVQ2/NVQ 3 childcare) and 1 cook/ lunchtime supervisor.
  • Are there procedures regarding the collection of my child?
    Our nursery will only release children into the care of parents or other adults by prior arrangement with their parents. We have specific procedures for collection of children that will be made available to parents on enrolment of their child.
  • Are there procedures for dealing with accidents and emergencies, and who has been trained in First Aid?
    Staff members are required to undertake First Aid and Health and Safety briefings and many of our nursery nurses and carers have qualifications in this area. All qualifications are listed within the nursery.
  • What security measures are in place?
    Security is important to us and the following measures are in place: CCTV cameras are in every room and also cover our outdoor play areas. These are accessible by our manager. Security front-doors, which can only open from the inside, and sound an alarm when open. An emergency alarm system linked directly to a security firm control centre is in place for added peace of mind.

Any other questions?

Daisy Cottage

9 Pearson Lane


West Yorkshire

Call on - 01274 499411

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