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How do I secure a space?
In order to secure a place at Creative Stars Day Nursery, parents must come for a viewing of the nursery and meet a member of the Management Team.
After doing this, if the parent would like to obtain a childcare space, they should e-mail explaining which days they are hoping for and when they need the space to begin.
Parents will need to pay 2-weeks deposit as a retainer which will be returned when the child leaves the nursery. The deposit is non-refundable.
Children will be offered spaces with priority given to:
Current Children on roll needing additional days
Siblings of current children
Full Time Places (where applicable)
If a parent chooses to take up a place at Creative Stars Day Nursery, they will need to provide the following:
2 x proof of address (recent utility bills dated within the last 3 months)
Proof of child's identification (passport or birth certificate - a copy will then be made).
The parent will also need to complete the following paperwork which will be given to them in the induction pack:
All about me child information sheet
Emergency contact details sheet
Signed parental agreement form
Signed declaration of payment procedure
Registration form with registration fee £25
We offer three sessions for parents to stay for approximately 1 hour with their child at the nursery. These sessions will be used to enable the child to become familiar with their new surroundings and their star worker.
We ask parents to explain that they (the child) will be coming to the nursery without the parent soon (just like the other children), as this builds up a sense of trust between the child and parent, as well as the child and star worker.
On the third settling in day, we ask the parent to stay for an hour and to leave the child in the setting for an hour. This allows the child to have a short period of time with the parent leaving and returning.
This is extremely important so that the child begins to understand that the parent will be returning soon.
After this point, the child will start at the nursery. Staff will do all that they can to settle the child, and management will ensure that settling in times are staggered. If your child becomes distressed for over 45 minutes, we will contct the parent to let them know.
Staff will write in your child's day planner and keep you updated about their time at Creative Stars.
Things to Bring when settling in
Slippers - to remain onsite
Nappies and wipes (if your child is not toilet trained. These will need to be replenished as and when necessary)
Milk (if your child is still drinking formula)
Toothbrush - to remain onsite and labelled with your child's name
Spare change of clothes (if toilet training, please bring multiple sets)
A familiar cuddly toy - to remain on site - labelled with the child's name.
In your child's first two weeks at nursery, please feel free to phone the premises to find out how they are. The manager will then phone you back with an update of how they are doing and how they have been throughout the day.
The nursery operates with a waiting list.
When places are available, you can secure your place by paying a two week holding deposit. We advise all parents to join the waiting list before your child needs a place, to ensure your child obtains a place when needed.
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