Cherryl's Day Care Centre
Cherryl's Day Care Centre provides day care / educational & enrichment facilities for children. The centre is divided into sections appropriate to the ages and for the development of children.
There is a well-established routine in each section (details of activities for the whole week can be seen on the notice board within the centre). Each child is given a "Child Dairy", which has information for your child's individual needs and shuttles between home and the Centre.
HEALTH AND SAFETYThe children's health and safety are paramount at all times. Entry to the premises is via locked gates only. Under no circumstances will we permit collection of your child by an unauthorised person. Equipment is checked regularly and fire drills are carried out quarterly The majority of the staff is trained in Basic First Aid. 5. Once every 3 months a Health Visitor (General Practitioner) visits the Centre and is available for consultation on any child health matters.
There is a clearly defined educational/enrichment programme which is planned to cover the Foundation phase based on the Desirable outcomes for the 1-8 year olds
We introduce the areas of learning through topics and project work
Birth to three matters cover:A strong Child A skilful Communicator A Competent Learner A Healthy Child
Foundation Phase:Language, literacy and communication skills Personal and social development Mathematical development Knowledge and understanding of the world Physical development Creative development Multicultural Understanding
A selection of each child's work and developmental achievements will be collated by us and may be viewed by you at any time. These records will accompany the child when they leave the Day Care Centre.
Children are allowed to play within our open air secured premises on a daily basis (weather permitting). We also take children for Nature walks (weather permitting)
The building is not adapted for children with severe physical disabilities but we will assess each child on his/her individual needs, and accommodate where possible.
The centre is committed to the All Inclusive Policy and we are aware of the importance of promoting non-discriminatory practices and adopting a positive attitude towards race, religion, language, gender and disability. We aim to answer children's questions in an honest way.
The centre is committed to staff training and two training days a year and regular in-service training is undertaken. Where appropriate the staff are invited to attend seminars organised by Children's Services and report back to colleagues.