Abacus Day Nursery - Pre School


Within the preschool room we have dedicated staff, they are dedicated to making sure that your child is safe, secure and is able to learn.

Preschool is a lot more structured and is built on routine in preparation for children going to school, we cover all areas such as, maths, writing, science & nature and lots more. Children choose what they would like to play with on a daily basis and we learn through fun games and play.

Each child works every week to collect stars on our star chart which is part of “the star of the week” award. We have four rules within the room which the staff and children thought of during circle time they are as follows

  • We always say “please” and “thank you”
  • We are always kind to each other
  • We always share and take turns
  • We always walk nicely

Staff members look out for children abiding by these rules and they get a star in return and whoever has the most stars at the end of the week wind the trophy for the week.

Negative behaviour is dealt with in a calm nature and any physical is not tolerated and a time out will be given (1 minute for every year of the child’s age) any other negative behaviour will be treated with two warning and then a time out if the behaviour consists.

We encourage that your child feels safe and secure during their day with us and to back that up each child has a draw to put their personal belongings on where they are safe. We do not encourage that children bring in toys and if they do the nursery and staff do not accept blame for any breakage.

Is your child developing and how?

Your child’s development is our main focus is our main focus and each child develops at their own pace and will not be rushed or pushed. We have parent pages in each of the child’s folders so please do support us and bring in any pictures, stories of your holidays, weekends or any event within your lives, everything helps to judge where your child is in their development.

Your child’s profile is completed every 12 weeks to review where your child is at, these are available for parents to view at any time.

What is your child doing all day?

Please find the board in the main office which will display the planned activities that your child has been involved in each day and also the abacus menu (4 weeks). We will display the snack and meals for each day there too for all to see.

Is it always so busy?

Every day, after lunch we all sit down on the carpet and enjoy a DVD. Other activities are offered on the tables and the book corner is always open so the children decide what they would like to do with that time.

Outdoor play is fun!!

Within Preschool we offer outdoor play time in a few different forms.

We choose on a daily basis what we are going to do with help from the children we choose from the following.

  • Bikes and cars in the back play area
  • Ball games
  • Outdoor role play and imaginative play
  • Trip to the park
  • Trips and walks around the local town (library, shops etc)
  • Parents will be informed beforehand of any trips outside the building.

We ask that in the colder months each parent supplies their child with suitable footwear, warm coat, hat and gloves.

In the hotter weathers we ask for sun hats, suitable clothing and sunglasses to be sent in with your child.

Be bug free!!

Head lice are very common within nurseries. The nursery and staff cannot do anything to stop or prevent this from happening. It is up to parents to make sure that they are checking the child’s head for head lice. We advise that your child’s hair is combed through regularly (bath time?) Head lice can be very stressful for a child especially at the age of 3-5 as it can be embarrassing and all it takes is conditioner and a good close comb. We advise that all children with long hair wear their hair tied back in a bobble (staff members will re do if it becomes loose)

Do you know everything you need to know?

In the office there is a file full of policies, we encourage that parents and carers read through them and if you have any comments, queries or suggestions please feel free to drop them in the red box in the office.

Want a meeting?

If for any reason you think you need to meet and talk to your child’s key person about your child’s development, any queries about the room etc please speak to the relevant member of staff and they will be sure to arrange a time and day that is best for you to discuss any issues.


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