Jack and Jill Day Nursery

baby with teddy bear

Learning & Development

PARENT PARTNERSHIPS

Working closely with families is an essential part of what we do; they are the main carers and know their child better than anybody else. We respect that. Parents are fully involved in all transitions throughout the nursery. We value parents opinions and ideas and actively seek parental participation.

We have an open door policy. Parents are fully involved every step of the way in their child’s learning and development throughout their journey at nursery.

We hold annual parent’s evenings to discuss how their child is progressing. If parents/carers need to speak with the manager they can do this at any time. If a parent wishes to discuss their child in more detail they can make an appointment to spend time with their child’s key person.

Parents are encouraged to spend time with their child in the nursery to help with transitions whether this is when the child first joins or when the child moves to another room. We regularly invite parents to come into the nursery to take part in celebrations and festivals or other fun activities such as sports day. We encourage parents to share a special skill, such as story time with the children.

We have a Key Person System at our nursery. Parents speak to their child’s key person on a daily basis at drop off and pick up times and also through the children’s daily online learning journals. Parents can approach their child’s Key Person if they have any worries, concerns or other information that they think is important and would like to discuss. All information will remain confidential.

A key person:

  • Has special responsibility for a set amount of children
  • Will work alongside you to help your child settle into nursery
  • Will ensure that your child’s needs are recognised and met at each session
  • Will regularly observe and assess the development of your child and monitor their progress
  • Is responsible for updating your child’s records
  • Will feedback any information or concerns about your child to you

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT A KEY PERSON DOES NOT:

  • Shadow the children throughout the session
  • Only work with their key children
  • Prevent other adults from developing a relationship with their key children

PLANNING

Every week the staff plan interesting and stimulating activities centred on the individual child. Children are encouraged to participate in planning activities and a balance of adult led and child initiated activities are available throughout the day. Parents are encouraged to get involved with our planning process by telling us about their children’s interests, these are then incorporated into the weekly activities.

Children are continually observed and assessed through their play. Assessments on the children’s developmental progress are carried out every 6 months and once the child reaches the age of 2 years a date and time is agreed with the parent for a 2 year check to take place.

ACTIVITIES

We offer a range of enhancement activities to our children, from sign language to French. Areas both inside the nurseries and outside in the garden are used to their full potential to create stimulating learning environments.

Enhancement activities we offer are:

  • English As an additional Language
  • Music and Movement
  • Forest School
  • Take home Ted
  • Tig Tog
  • Beat Baby
  • Continuous indoor/outdoor play
  • Sign Language
  • Fun Fitness
  • Yoga

WHAT OUR PARENTS SAY

My son started at the Brimstage nursery when he was just two and is attending part time. Since being there he has grown so much in confidence, independence and speech. I can see he is really happy when I pick him up by his smile and the fact that he tells me about his friends and is keen for me to see his diary picture for the day. The activities they provide are so varied with everything from gloop trays and football to sign language. They are a very cuddly and caring nursery as well as encouraging children to learn and develop. I have already recommended using this nursery to all my friends. I cannot be more pleased.

Nickie Galvin

The staff at Jack and Jill are always friendly, supportive and caring. They always appear to truly care about my child and are enthusiastic about her learning. My daughter expresses that she always has a good day and has made lots of friends. She often talks about the staff and what activities they have done that day.

Rhian Davies

We continue to be really pleased with the guidance and support that Jack and Jill’s Nursery provide. There are lots of stimulating activities that help the children develop across many different areas. This is all provided in both a professional yet homely atmosphere in which the children feel comfortable and safe. Many thanks.

Karen and Pete Taylor

Both of our children have been really happy at Jack and Jill. We relocated to Wirral about 18 months ago and were anxious about finding a good quality nursery and pre-school; but our concerns were unfounded now we’ve discovered Jack and Jill. We’ve been really impressed with every aspect of their care at Jack and Jill. The staff are fantastic and their personal interactions and caring attitude is very apparent from the start. We would wholly recommend Jack and Jill to parents.

Dan Ridgway

A lovely, friendly place with a happy atmosphere. My daughter enjoys her sessions here and I feel the staff enjoy their jobs too, which adds to the friendly atmosphere.

Rachael Wynne

We’re delighted with the progress Noah has made at Jack and Jill Day Nursery. He is really happy and settled and the varied activities have meant his development has been obvious in many areas. He has made lots of friends, some of whom he sees outside of Jack and Jill.

Dave and Kirsty

I am so happy that Oscar is in a safe, friendly and welcoming nursery where he has settled so quickly which was my main concern. He is coming home every week doing something new and it is so comforting for me to read he has had a nice day when I come in from work. Aimee is a fabulous carer; she has always made us feel comfortable and reassured us as parents as well as Oscar! Thank you Ayme!

Alex Kelly

We are extremely happy with the standard of care at Jack and Jill’s Nursery. This has contributed to Ben’s development and he really looks forward to attending each week.

Mike NG