Here at Woodlands, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and encourage a holistic approach to learning through play starting with the babies, through to our pre-preschool toddlers, and maintained all the way to the preschoolers developing 'School Readiness'. Throughout a child's adventure here we document each of their experiences and progress with the use of photographs which are uploaded for you to view throughout the day on our secure information sharing app called 'Famly'. At the end of each term a learning journey is completed which consists of a comprehensive report on the seven areas of learning, all of which is provided to you on a USB stick to keep, three times a year. Partnership with parents is also maintained with our in-house parents' morning twice a year on a weekend, providing the opportunity to meet our whole team, discuss the learning journey with your key worker, and to also explore the setting!
In addition to viewing photos of your child on our secure Famly app, a record of each child's attendance is created by using the sign in and out feature daily on arrival and departure to nursery. During the day, parents and other contacts you allocate are able to view your child's profile to see details of their routine such as food times, food menus, amount of food eaten, bottle feeds, nap times, nappy changes, toilet visits and accident forms. Extra features for parents only include invoice details, the ability to notify us of children's absence or holiday, and sending messages to teams and/or management.
Children are provided with regular drinks and food in appropriate quantities for their needs. Food and drink is freshly prepared on site by our chef, complies with dietary and religious requirements, and the four weekly menus are nutritionally balanced throughout each week. On all of our previous food hygiene inspections from Tandridge District Council, we have been given a five star rating.
We don't have a set time for intake of new children and so can take bookings throughout the year depending on availability; however we do get booked up quickly. Our signing up procedure consists of parents/carers signing a contract and paying a deposit to secure the booking for a required start date to then begin the settling in process. Please do get in touch to find out more, or to book a visit ☺