For the health and wellbeing of all children attending Happy Days Too your child should not attend nursery if they are suffering from an infectious illness or require a 1:1 ratio. To ensure the health and wellbeing of all our children we have an Infectious disease policy which provides parents with information and guidance in line with local NHS guidelines.
If you wish your child to receive medication during the nursery session you must complete an administration form on a daily basis. The initial dose of any new medication must be administered by parents at home to ensure that there are no side effects or adverse reactions. For further information refer to our Medication policy.
Happy Days Too is accredited on the NHS Smile Too Dental Hygiene Scheme. Our staff have been trained in the current NHS guidelines and dental hygiene procedures. We are visited regularly by our NHS Co-ordinator who ensures that our staff are following the NHS guidelines and children are achieving a high standard of dental hygiene. Children are provided with their own brushes and NHS approved toothpaste which are replaced on a regular basis.
Communication is important and it is our aim that parents will leave the nursery each day with an insight of their child’s day at nursery. Staff will ensure that parents are provided with verbal feedback tailored to each family on a daily basis. When your child is in our 0-2yrs sections, you will receive a daily diary detailing your child’s eating and sleeping patterns, fluid intake, toileting progress and information about the activities your child has participated in that day. The diaries are sent home each day and parents are encouraged to record information, providing the important home to nursery link.
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Positive behaviour is promoted at Happy Days Too through praise and encouragement from the nursery staff. In our experience positive reinforcement is very effective.
Our staff will keep you fully informed if your child requires support in this area at any time. If a pattern of behaviour causing more concern develops, we will discuss this with you and agree steps to move forward in the best interests of your child and the nursery.
Annual Show and Graduation
Each year in June, we hold our Annual show. Our ante-preschool and preschool children choose the theme for their performance and are involved in all the planning, preparation and staging of each show. At the end of the performance we hold our graduation ceremony for all the children moving on to Primary School.
Transition to Primary 1
Our nursery staff work in partnership with the local Primary Schools to ensure that each child is supported in their transition. To ensure a smooth transition for your child, staff will discuss all relevant information with your child’s infant department. As we have developed excellent relationships with our local schools, many send their infant teachers to meet your child in the nursery setting. A summative report, completed by your child’s key is forwarded to your child’s Primary School. You will be given a copy of the report to read and comment on prior to your child’s school receiving it.
Settling Period/Introductory Sessions
Before your child begins full days or sessions at Happy Days Too we would recommend that you and your child visit on several occasions for short introductory sessions. This settling period is tailored to each family’s individual needs. You are encouraged to stay with your child until he or she settles after which time we would suggest that you leave for short periods until both you and your child are relaxed and comfortable in the nursery setting.
The introductory sessions allow parents to meet with their child’s keyworker and discuss their child’s individual needs, care plan and routine. This sharing of information allows staff to ensure a smooth transition and provide the best possible care for each child.
What do I bring?
Depending on our child’s age and stage of development you will need to provide: formula or breast milk, nappies, soft indoor shoes, suitable outdoor clothing and a change of clothes. If your child has a comfort toy, blanket or a dummy you should also bring these to nursery.
A security key pad entry system is placed on the front door to ensure access by authorised persons only. The security code is changed annually. We require notification of who is authorised to collect your child from nursery and these people should be introduced to staff during the settling period. Under no circumstances will a child be allowed to leave the premises unless it is with a previously identified, authorised person. In the event of an emergency situation where parents have to authorise an unknown adult to pick up their child, a personal password and additional information will be required.
During the settling period, parents will be asked to specify their child’s individual sleep pattern and requirements. Cots and sleep mats are provided for rest periods and each child is provided with their own bed linen.
if your child requires extra support for any reason, either on a temporary or permanent basis, we will make every effort to provide this support. The nursery staff are experienced at working closely with parents and other professionals such as Health Visitors, Speech and Language Therapists and Paediatricians to help your child reach their full potential.
Clothing and Personal Property
The Nursery will provide aprons for messy activities. Staff will encourage them to wear the aprons whenever possible however, we would recommend your child does not wear ‘good’ clothes to nursery as accidents can happen. All your child’s belongings should be labelled with their name as it can be difficult for our nursery staff to locate unnamed items. You will receive a complimentary nursery bag for all your child’s property and clothing.
Parents Evenings are held twice a year for all children throughout the nursery. Although the nursery staff are available on a daily basis, this gives you the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress and development in a relaxed atmosphere.
Nursery Manager: Mary Anderson
Telephone: 0141 644 5858
Address: 9 East Kilbride Rd, Busby, Glasgow, G76 8JY