Sleaford Day Nursery was established in 1997 and has always maintained a high standard of care. With an excellent team of enthusiastic and well trained Nursery Practitioners working in partnership with our Management Team. All employees are carefully recruited and checked for suitability for working with young children in accordance with current regulations as well as our personal expectations.
Upon commencement of employment, new practitioners are trained in house in specific areas including; Child Protection, Health and Safety and Positive Behavioural Management to ensure that all practitioners are working actively within the ethos of the setting, and thus enabling them to work as part of a hand selected team of professionals who are able to deliver an outstanding quality of care and education for young children. In order to continue to develop professionally all practitioners are encouraged to participate in some additional training annually.
The Management Team predominantly hold a BA Honours Degree in Children’s Services in Early Years or a Foundation Degree, and each specialise within their own area of expertise which together forms the outstanding graduate led facility we are proud to offer. Practitioners within the setting are predominantly qualified to Level Three and those who are not qualified are either currently studying or have a great deal of practical and relevant experience. There is current evidence to suggest that settings which achieve the best outcomes for children are those with highly qualified practitioners (Siraj-Blatchford et al. 2003).
- Sleaford Day Nursery is open throughout the year with the exception of Bank and Public Holidays
- Our opening hours are: 8:00am until 5.45pm Mon-Fri. Breakfast club from 7:30am is also available, subject to availability.
- The setting provides care for babies from six weeks to five years within the nursery rooms and from four years to eleven years in our Kids Club
- The rooms have been suitably designed and equipped to provide care for each age range for whom we care