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Allexton Day Nursery's History & Ethos
History

Established by Katie Lynch and Sam Williamson the Allexton Day Nursery developed through the success of Allexton Preschool. The nursery extended its offer to provide full day care in 2001 and has subsequently become local authority registered in the provision of early education sessions for 3 and 4 year olds.

In 2006 the nursery moved to its current location; the West End Children's Centre, Catesby Street. The benefits of this close working relationship with the SureStart Children's Centre include access to child care professionals accross a number of different agencies.

The Nursery is registered with OFSTED for 30 places, and has definitely been designed with children in mind, offering a homely, safe environment with a spacious, fully enclosed garden area.

Ethos

At Allexton Day Nursery we believe we provide “The best start in life for your child“.
Our chief aims are:

  • To provide high quality childcare and education.
  • To create an environment that is secure, safe and homely.
  • To work in partnership with you in your child's development.
  • To promote progress through positive praise and encouragement.
  • To offer a service that promotes equality and values of diversity.
Partnership with Parents

We recognise parents as the first and most important educators of their children. We therefore see ourselves as co-workers, and will always work alongside you to provide the best standard of care and education for your child.

There are many ways that we feel parents also make a contribution to the nursery, and to it being a welcoming and stimulating place for other parents and children; such as:

  • Joining in community activities with the nursery
  • Sharing their own special interests with the children
  • Building friendships with and supporting other parents
Education

We believe that children start to learn about the world around them as soon as they are born. We feel that the care and education we offer helps children to continue this by providing interesting and stimulating activities that are appropriate to each child's age and stage of development.

Children aged 0 to 5 follow the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework which enhances their individual development within four themes. These four themes express important principles underpinning effective practice in the care, development and learning of young children. The four themes are:

A Unique Child | Positive Relationships

Enabling Environments | Learning & Development

Preschool children are offered planned activities based on the "Foundation Stage" curriculum. This is based around six areas of learning, incorporating: 'personal, social and emotional development', 'communication, language and literacy', 'problem solving, reasoning and numeracy', 'physical development', 'knowledge and understanding of our world' and 'creative development'.

Equal Opportunities

The Nursery has a strong Equal Opportunities policy; we believe that the nursery should be open to all children and their families irrespective of their race, religion, gender, ability or special need.

The nursery operates in accordance with all legislation under:

  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Race Relations Act 1976
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1986
  • Children Act 1989

The nursery provides a wide range of equipment and resources to promote positive images that reflect the diverse multi cultural city in which we live.

Special Needs & Inclusion

As part of the nursery’s commitment to make sure that the provision meets the needs of each individual child, we work within the requirements of the LEA’s policy on inclusion for children with special educational needs.

We work alongside a number of other services including speech therapists, health visitors, behavioural specialists and the special needs teaching service.

We also have a dedicated special educational needs co-ordinator at the nursery that ensures that any specific and identified work is completed.

If you have any concerns about your child’s development we would always be happy to offer support with any specialist services.

Child Protection

The nursery has a duty of care under the Children’s Act 1989 to raise any concerns regarding the wellbeing of all children in their care.

We would always want to discuss our concerns in the first place with parents, unless we felt there to be an immediate risk to the child.

In this case we would have a duty to pass information on to the appropriate agency.

Complaints Procedure

We hope that you and your child will enjoy your time at Allexton Day Nursery. If however for any reason you are not happy with the service you are offered we would suggest that you speak to one of the managers so that these issues can be addressed and resolved.

We also have a formal complaints procedure which you will be asked to read at the start of your child’s placement.

Allexton Day Nursery Ltd
West End SureStart Children's Centre
Catesby Street
Leicester
LE3 5PB

Phone: 0116 2252230
Email: katie.lynch@leicester.gov.uk

ALLEXTON DAY NURSERY
is registered by
Ofsted
and a member of the
Pre-School Learning Alliance