Daybreak Nurseries are proud of our staff’s knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework to effectively support children to reach their full potential whilst in our care.
The EYFS mandatory for all Ofsted registered Early Years settings. This helps our team focus on your child, your child’s needs and your child’s interests, to ensure their time at nursery is happy and productive.
Full information on how Daybreak Nurseries implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum is available in the nurseries.
Details of each day’s planned and spontaneous activities are displayed in each room of the nursery. Daily feedback about your child’s day is updated using our online learning Platform Blossom.
Blossom captures snacks, meals, sleep, milk and activities with daily photographs. There is even a home section for our parents to add observations that occur at home. Our staff also ensure that home learning sheets are sent home to help parents continue learning at home and carry out activities with their children.
All development is recorded and milestones tracked – see our blossom page for more information.
Daybreak nurseries ensure each child is able to learn through play by exploring the inside and outside environments.
During a typical nursery week we may we take local walks. We arrange visits to the fire station, the local market, library or even a trip to the park. On occasions we host professional visits from the Police, ambulance service and many more people that come in to talk or show the children different experiences. We also celebrate many festivals throughout the year.
Our staff ensure your nursery experience is enjoyable from the start. We work together and offer many settling sessions to ensure your child is ready to start nursery and also offer optional home visits too. This is a great opportunity for keyworkers to visit your child in their own environment and introduce themselves in a familiar context. The keyworker can spend time playing games with familiar adults alongside and begin the bond.
At Daybreak Nurseries our nursery chef creates freshly made meals onsite at our Chiltern Avenue site. Each meal is carefully planned to provide each child in our care a nutritious and healthy meal, from start to finish.
Our seasonal menus are put together following the Eat Better start Better Programme from the Children’s Food Trust. We have a four week menu that we follow all of which has been carefully devised by our chef, Early Years Professionals and parental input. The menus consist of the correct balance from all of the main food groups such as diary, fruit, vegetables, grains and protein.
We adhere to all dietary requirements including intolerances, your nursery manager can provide a full ingredients list upon request
Ofsted report 2018 – Staff show strong commitment towards promoting healthy eating and lifestyles. As a result children learn how to keep themselves healthy. Staff encourage children to try the vegetables they grow in the garden such as courgettes and cabbages. This helps children to learn about healthy eating and how vegetables grow. Children show increasing levels of self-care skills as they feed themselves their healthy lunches
Breakfast – this will vary from cereals to muffins with a selection of fruit
Mid-morning snack – 2 choices of fruit with a savoury food
Lunch – Main meal – hot freshly cooked, seasonal, nutritional meal
Afternoon snack – 2 choices of fruit or vegetable with a savoury food or cheese chunks
Afternoon tea – freshly prepared and cooked onsite by our staff, a tea such as homemade soup with rolls to sandwiches
Evening snack – a light snack
Lunch is supplied by: our resident Chef – Sheryl Kinnison
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