Welcome to Salcombe C of E Primary School
Nursery / Seahorse Class!
Aims and Objectives
Our aim at Salcombe C of E Primary School Nursery is to provide children with the opportunity to reach their full holistic potential through a positive experience which they will remember and benefit from all their lives. We will ensure excellent provision for every child to access stimulating, creative, fun activities and play opportunities in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.
Please arrange a visit to come and see us in action!
Seahorse Nursery 01548 842842
Our Nursery follows the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from two to five.
We have a fully inclusive setting, providing equal opportunities for all children and families.
We can cater for a maximum of 26 children between the ages of 2-5yrs, per session. In the event of reaching maximum numbers in sessions the nursery will operate a waiting list with priority given to the oldest child on the list receiving the first available place.
Parents/carers are required to complete a registration/health form before their child starts at pre-school and also to sign consent for children to take part in local visits, permission for children to be photographed, taste food and for staff to provide assistance with toileting.
A home visit is offered to all new families to enable your child to become familiar with a member of staff before their first day. This is also a great opportunity for staff to develop an insight into your childs interests.
Seahorse Nursery is open from Monday-Friday, term time only, with Morning, Lunch and Afternoon sessions available each day or combined for the whole day. Children staying for the afternoon session, or the whole day, may bring a packed lunch from home or partake in our school meals catered by our onsite kitchen.
Morning session – 8.45am-12pm.
Lunch session – 12.00 -13.00
Afternoon session – 13.00-15.15.
Salcombe Primary School strives to provide the best possible staff to work with your children. All members of staff are DBS (formerly CRB) checked to ensure they are suitable to work with children and undergo an induction process once they are successfully employed. Staff are supported and encouraged to pursue professional development opportunities in order to achieve higher level qualifications and in-house training is an ongoing part of their performance management.
Currently 4 members of staff are employed in the setting:
Nursery Practitioner - Ms Emma Lyle
Nursery Assistant – Mrs Emily Morgan
Nursery Assistant – Mrs Ria Luscombe
Nursery Assistant – Mrs Corrina Castle
SENCO - Heather Slater
Designated Safeguarding Leader – Mr Henry Everitt - Head of School
All staff are trained in safeguarding.
The Nursery operates a healthy eating policy and encourages all families to share our ethos on healthy living. Children are provided with a healthy drink and snack during both sessions and all hot meals contribute towards a healthy balanced diet for your child.
The children take part in cookery activities in nursery and we discuss the importance of healthy choices of food and lifestyle.
Allergy update: We have a child within the setting that is highly allergic to peppers, please may we ask that children don’t being pepper for snacks or in pack lunches.
An excellent relationship between parents/carers and the Nursery is paramount to a child’s learning and wellbeing. We encourage parents to be open and honest with staff regarding any issues that may affect their children and staff members are always available to talk to.
Parents/carers who would like to be involved in supporting nursery are very welcome to join the fundraising group who organise events to raise invaluable funds to provide equipment and contribute towards trips and visits.