The nursery is contained within a large detached Victorian house with a walled garden and play area to the rear. The nursery comprises of a large play room, where meals are taken and it is here that most of the daily activities occur. There is also a changing room, a sleep room and a toddlers’ room.
Since becoming registered under The 1989 Childrens Act we are required to have policy documents on a variety of issues. The nursery has a policy on care and control of children, a complaints procedure and a child protection policy. All of the above are displayed clearly on notice boards within the nursery.
Parents of children attending the nursery are required to complete a registration form. This document contains relevant information on individual children’s needs, contact addresses, doctor’s name and information on the administration of any medication.
After viewing the nursery and completing a registration form arrangements will be made for settling in your child. Normally the child is accompanied on a first visit by a parent or guardian for about an hour. Subsequently the child will attend for one session unaccompanied. No fees are payable for this settling in period.
If your child is absent (holidays/illness) the nursery must be informed as soon as possible. During a year two weeks may be taken as holidays and are charged at half the fee rate. If your child is absent through illness for more than one week the fees will again be halved. Full fees, in advance, are payable at all other times of the year except when the nursery is closed. If you intend to withdraw your child one months notice is required.
All staff working in Summerside Kindergarten display a high commitment to quality child care and do the upmost to facilitate the smooth transition from home to nursery. Staff respect children as individuals and are always ready to assist children and parents in matters pertaining to child development and nursery matters.
At Summerside Kindergarten a cooked meal is provided for children attending all day, or part day (mornings). All staff involved in the preparation of food have completed relevant courses.
Nursery Opening Hours
Summerside Kindergarten is open Monday-Friday, 08:00 - 18:00hrs. Children must be collected by no later than 17:45hrs. The Nursery closes for two weeks holiday at Christmas.
Please telephone to arrange a visit during which we will be delighted to answer any other questions you may have.