Yes we do, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory regulations which sets out the Welfare Requirements and legislation which all Ofsted registered settings in England must adhere to. We have devised our own unique curriculum which underpins everything we do at Orchard Trees and focuses on giving children the freedom to become creative thinkers.
Safeguarding is our TOP priority at Orchard Trees and all staff complete 12 hour paediactric first aid training which is renewed every 3 years. We follow safer recruitment procedures including making sure that all employees have a full enhanced DBS check completed before their first day and complete a full 6 month induction process. All members of the team are trained in safeguarding as soon as they start and undertake regular additional training courses to refresh their safeguarding knowlege. We complete daily setting checks and risk assessments to ensure the setting is safe and hazard free and we have a safe and secure video door entry. We renew all of our policies and procedure every year to make sure they are up to date and include all new guidance.
Of course! We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone. Our SENco works with you, your child’s support team, external agencies and your child’s key person to create a plan and targets to help your child meet their full potential. We can also help you apply for any additional funding and external help. We are also proud to say that we are a Makaton Friendly setting and use Makaton signing daily with all children to aid communication and have visual signs and time tables around the nursery to help children negotiate our setting and routines.
Yes, we accept government funding for all eligible 2, 3 & 4 year olds and have a range of options on how you can use this. We offer a limited number of free funded sessions that are reserved for children who’s families are in reciept of certain income-related support, DLA or have an EHCP. Please get in touch with the Manager to find out more. Visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk to find out what schemes are available to help with your childcare costs.
Please do! We love and excuse to show off our fabulous setting and would love to meet you, just get in touch to arrange a time. Your child is also welcome to come and play whilst our Manager gives you a tour of nursery- but beware, once they start playing, they may not want to leave!