FAQs

FAQ’s

Please do not hesitate to give us a call or e-mail us if you have any questions regarding any aspect of the nursery school.  We will endeavour to put all the most frequently asked questions on this page.  Thank you.

How do I apply for a place?

If after visiting the nursery school, you are interested in applying for a place, please forward your completed enrolment application form to us.  We will process your application, as quickly as possible and let you know what sessions we have available.
Prior to your child joining us, we will arrange visits for you and your child to enable you to spend some time with us. 


How long is the waiting list?

At certain times of the year, we do struggle to find you the sessions that you have requested.  Places for babies in the baby barn are more difficult to find so please be aware that you may need to book ahead.

 

What is the minimum number of sessions I can apply for?

We do ask parents to bring their children for a minimum of 2 sessions per week.    That may be 2 mornings or 2 afternoons or even one full day.  This allows your children to settle into nursery life much easier and also allows us to spend some quality time with them, enabling us to meet their development needs.

 

When can my child return to nursery after illness?

Children are able to return to nursery 48 hours after the last episode of sickness or diarrhoea.  For all other illnesses, please check our notice board.

 

Can the staff administer medication?

All medicines must be prescribed by a Doctor, and parents must complete the medication permission form held in the nursery school. 

 

What happens when my child leaves the nursery school?

We do ask that parents give us one month’s notice prior to leaving the nursery school.  This gives us adequate time to prepare for your child’s leaving date, ensuring that we have all documentation complete.

 

What do I need to bring with me to nursery?

We provide most things at nursery but of course there are a few things that you should bring to make your child’s time with us more comfortable.  We spend a lot of time outdoors therefore indoor and outdoor footwear is essential, (welly boots are a great idea).  A change of clothing should be provided as children do have accidents and nappies and creams for your baby.  If they have a comforter or blanket, that is most welcome.

 

If my child needs a sleep what facilities do you have?

Children of all ages have access to a cozy, quiet area where they can snooze or just relax for a few moments.  We use ‘cosy nests’ in the ‘baby barn’ and small beds in the main nursery.

 

How long do children spend outdoors?

Potentially, children could spend all day outside.  As I am sure you are aware, from viewing our website, we regard the great outdoors as a very important part of everyday life at Glebe Farm and crucial to child development.  Staff, are encouraged to take full advantage of our wonderful space.  We are also fortunate that we have a lot of space indoors for children to explore.  Although we have separate classrooms for individual groups they are by no means prevented from using all the spaces.

 

If my baby starts in the baby barn, at what age do they make the transition into the nursery?

Children often join us at 6 months old in the baby barn and generally speaking remain there until they are 18 months old.  We use our discretion and liaise with parents to decide when they are ready to make the move into the main nursery.  The staff will take the children on little trips into the nursery and will liaise very closely with other staff to make sure the transition is a smooth one.  We will always work in the interests of your child.