Information for Parents

Food

At Moon River Nursery, we have an onsite Chef who helps creates lovely home cooked meals.

We believe that all mealtimes should be happy and sociable occasions between children and staff. We are fully committed to offering children healthy and balanced meals and snacks which meet the individual’s needs and requirements.

The menus have a basic weekly structure which includes food from different cultures. A vegetarian option is available daily and fresh fruit and yogurt is available as an alternative to a sweet dessert. We gather information from parents regarding their child’s dietary needs including allergies and where necessary, we work with parents to implement an individual food plan for their child.

Children are offered milk and water to drink and are able to access fresh drinking water throughout the day. Each day, parents are given information about the food their child has had during the day.

Ofsted

OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They regulate and inspect to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.

We were awarded a GOOD with OUTSTANDING in Behaviour and Attitudes rating in our last inspection in October 2019.

Please follow the link below to the Ofsted report:

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Safety and Security

The safety and security of the children in our care is of paramount importance to us. Access to the nursery is gained via the secure front gate which is operated on a key fob system. Each parent will be allocated a personalised key fob which will enable you to access both the front gate and the front door of the nursery. Each fob is linked on our computers so we can log who enters and leaves the building at any one time. Once inside the nursery, access to the individual rooms is determined by the ringing of the room bell, which will be answered by a member of staff. Our premises have been designed to ensure the children are safe at all times. We ask you to support us by securing all gates and doors behind you and do not let any other people into the nursery behind you.

Children will only be allowed to leave with an authorised parent or carer. If you have made alternative arrangements for someone else to collect your child, you must inform the nursery and a prearranged password and photograph of the person collecting must be emailed. Any authorised person collecting children from nursery must know the password. If we have not received notification from parents that alternative arrangements have been made, we will not allow the child to leave until we receive this notification.