We are friendly and welcoming setting which aims to cater for the individual needs of every child in our care. We aim to involve every child and respect every child’s needs, all children will be respected, their individuality and potential will be recognised, valued and nurtured. Children will be encouraged to welcome a range of different festivals, together with the stories, celebrations and clothing they may involve as part of the diversity of life.
Our setting is committed in allowing all children to reach their full potential by providing all children the opportunity to learn through play in a safe, secure and stimulating environment. We aim to cater for all children’s individual needs in our care, nurturing each child’s uniqueness and individuality and provide a diverse, vibrant programme as they work towards common goals within the Early Years Foundation Stage.
We promote educational learning skills regardless of gender, cultural background or disability. We are committed to providing positive role models for the children in our care. We aim to inspire morals and values to enable each child to continue through school with the necessary skills to promote life-long learning. We support a sense of belonging and strive to develop self-esteem through; fun, love, respect, teamwork and equality.
Our staff are dedicated and motivated in the care of our children. All our staff are carefully selected on the basis of their qualifications, experience and requirements for the role. Each member of staff undergoes induction training, which covers areas such as safeguarding children, equal opportunities, health and safety and working together as a team. Members of our team are required to attend training in first aid and safeguarding regardless of their previous experience. Successful applicants are required to provide a minimum of two references and need an enhanced, clear check by the disclosure barring service (formerly called CRB).
We are committed to supporting the on-going professional development of our staff through local courses, staff meetings and in-house training and recognised childcare qualifications including NVQs.
The nursery has an Operations Director, Nursery Manager and Deputy Nursery Manager, who have of experience and knowledge to run the nursery with the support of our appointed team leaders and staff.
We strongly support policy and procedures that protect the health and happiness of our children. We aim to keep children safe by adopting the highest possible standards and taking all reasonable steps to protect children from harm.
Safeguarding is vital for our setting, as part of the legal requirements of our Ofsted registration.
We have a Safeguarding policy which details what happens if we are concerned about a child and the procedure for an allegation made against a member of the team.
Our nominated lead person for safeguarding is our appointed person Stephanie Charalambous, Nursery Manager. She is the point of contact for any concerns relating to a child’s welfare. Stephanie Charalambous along with the the directors (Sumeet Brar and Arvinder Brar) are responsible for the training and development of the team in this area.
If we have a concern about your child which relates to neglect, emotional or physical abuse, we will meet with you. We may feel it necessary to refer to the Duty And Advice Team, however we will communicate with you at all times.
Our team have devised their own code of conduct which outlines how they maintain and form appropriate relationships with each other, the children and their parents.
All documentation relating to policies and procedures including our full safeguarding policy can be viewed and downloaded from our parents login page, it is also available to read in the nursery. If you require further information or wish to discuss, please contact our Nursery Manager.
September 2020 Newsletter Tuesday,Sep 15, 2020 | 02:09 PM
“Firstly, we would like to say a big thank you to you all for your continued support and patience over the last 6 months. It is because of your generosity and kindness that we have been able to continue to operate and grow as a setting! We are so pleased to have so many children return and join the setting and are back running (almost) as normal.”READ MORE
““I am very pleased with the improvements my child is making specially with their speech, she is learning so many new things at the Pre-school, the staff are very nice and welcoming I am very happy with the Rising stars Pre-school.””
““My child has really enjoyed her time at your nursery most than any other nursery as she has attended a few, you have done a lot of positive work with my child and I will forever be grateful and remember this positive time working with your nursery; Rising Stars Pre-school, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for having us and for all your outstanding work.””
“"Thank you all so much for looking after my child for 3 enjoyable years. She has had a fantastic time, and talks about you all the time."”
“"I currently have my son at this pre-school and I think it was my best choice. My son can be very difficult sometimes, and without the support of his key worker and manager, I would be lost. They are helping us in every sense, very good advise and working together (at home and pre-school) is excellent!!! We can notice the big improvement. All the staff are very professional and caring. "”
“"Overall, we absolutely love this pre-school. Words can’t express our gratitude and appreciation for all the hardworking staff at Rising Stars!!! Highly recommended."”
“"I currently have twins within this pre-school. They are both Autistic and they can be very much hard work but the SENCO who is also the twins' key worker never fails to smile or teach them something new. They are both very toilet trained and are talking a little bit more every day. She has helped them eat by themselves, drink by themselves, ask for things and even be nice and say 'I love you', words I never thought I would hear."”
“"My children are both non-verbal and have meltdowns regularly but their key worker seems to just know them and there needs, she is always there if I need her and is always willing to help to make sure they get the best start in life. I see my children extremely happy and improving every day."”
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