A purpose built Day Care Centre providing high quality care and education for children between the ages of 3 months to 5 years. The children are cared for in their own age appropriate rooms which are:
3mths - 18mths – Ladybirds
18mths - 2 ½ yrs – Butterflies
2 ½ yrs - 5yrs – Dragonflies
We strive to provide care and education that is as close to home as possible. Though each room has its own routine centred around its age group, we try when possible to have interaction between rooms to encourage a family group atmosphere.
We keep you informed of what your child has been up to! A daily sheet is completed for every child to let parents know how their child has been during the day. The sheet includes information on how much food they have eaten, how long they have slept and the activities they have been involved in.
Our resident cook prepares all food on site from fresh ingredients in our purpose built kitchen. Our menus rotate on a two week basis. Our aim is to provide your child with fresh, 'home cooked' meals. All dietary requirements are catered for in consultation with parents if necessary.
To make life easier for working parents we provide nappies, wipes and milk as part of the service. All meals, drinks and snacks are included.
We also offer a sibling discount of 10%. This discount is applied to the eldest child when two or more chidren are attending Waterside Day Care Centre.
All of our staff are qualified or have the relevant experience in accordance to Oftsed requirements. The qualifications include N.N.E.B, N.V.Q levels 2 and 3, A.D.C.E/ D.P.Q.S. Every member of staff has an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and 2 suitable references from previous employers are obtained when a position is offered.
Staff heavily promote the children's independence by supporting their play and learning rather than instigating and leading play. Staff encourage the children to recognise their own boundaries and to take acceptable risks again by supporting the children through play rather than restricting them with limitations.