If you would like a place for your child at our nursery, please make an appointment and we'll gladly take the time to explain everything you need to know. You can make an appointment by phone or by using our contact form. We look forward to meeting you!
We appreciate that starting your child at Nursery can sometimes be a traumatic experience for you both.
We encourage you to visit a couple of times before the big day. These visits should vary in length and time of day. We recommend that for your first visit, that you stay for the entire time your child is with us. After the first visit we advise that you try leaving for a short period. How long this will take will depend on the individual child when you feel happy to leave it helps if you hand your child over to a member of staff, say your goodbyes and leave. Prolonging this process sometimes makes things hard for both yourself and your child, and children often settle much more quickly if this routine is followed. Although it is sometimes tempting to sneak out while your child is distracted we would advise that you say goodbye and when you will be back.
Of course you are very welcome to telephone the Nursery at any time to ask how your child has settled. Once your child has settled into Nursery you are always welcome to visit at any time.
It is also helpful if you talk to your child as much as possible about coming to Nursery.
Sometimes it helps to have a booklet with photographs of the people he/she loves at home and things he/she likes such as pets and favourite toys, anything that is familiar. We will look at the book with your child and talk about these things. Also we will add photographs of the staff and children in the nursery so that you can talk at home about us.
Although our Nursery is stocked with a large variety of toys and games it is only natural that your child may wish to bring a favourite toy although we cannot accept responsibility for any breakages or losses that may occur.
It's unavoidable that small children catch all kinds of minor infections and we find that in most cases your child will recover better at home. For a speedy recovery, for your child's own comfort and to prevent the other children from falling ill, children who are unwell must stay at home. Only when your child is well should you return your child to the nursery.
In the event that your child becomes ill while at nursery and/or develops a high temperature; we will ring you and request that you come to collect him/her as soon as possible, if your child has a bout of sickness or diarrhoea; we would ask that they do not return to nursery until at least 48 hours after the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea. If the disease is infectious, we'll need a doctor's note confirming that your child is no longer contagious.
We will only administer medication that is prescribed by a doctor this includes Calopl
If your child is prescribed medication you should give at home for 24 hours before returning your child to nursery to monitor any possible side effects.
+44 1491 414434
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Cygnets of Henley Ltd
Valley Road School
Henley-on-Thames RG9 1RR
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