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We are fully CSSIW regulated.
Note, we are also a training environment for learners. However, please be assured that your child will be supervised at all times by Day Nursery staff.
Collecting your child – we operate a signing in system where only persons named on the signing-in sheet may collect children from the Nursery. The Nursery reserves the right to only release children to responsible adults.
If any other person should come to the Nursery to collect a child without prior arrangement, they will not be granted permission and the child will remain in the Nursery until the named person comes to collect them, or makes contact with the Nursery to confirm the change.
If Day Nursery staff feel that the adult collecting your child is not responsible, or is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we reserve the right to not hand over your child until we feel a responsible adult is present.
Please note that the Social Services Duty Desk or the Police will be called, and a Child Protection referral would be made, should this occur.
“Absolutely amazing place and can’t thank Michelle and her team for everything they did for my son. Would highly recommend this Nursery. Thank you.”
“Amazing nursery with brilliant staff that go the extra mile for all the children.”
“I find it very hard to trust people I don’t know around my boys but from the second I walked into Bridgend College Day Nursery 4 years ago everyone was so friendly and made me feel at ease. With the help of these women my 3 boys are doing so well. Without all the staff here and Michelle I wouldn’t have achieved what I have today. So thank you all so much.”
What will your child eat?
Food is prepared daily with breakfast being served before 8.40am, lunch and then tea after 3.45pm.
Snacks are also prepared mid morning and mid afternoon.
The daily menu is displayed in the entrance foyer. Fresh produce is purchased regularly and prepared by the Day Nursery Cook.
A menu of meat, fish and pasta and vegetarian dishes are planned a number of weeks in advance, ensuring a balanced and varied diet.
All individual dietary needs are catered for, including vegetarians, vegans, food allergies and cultural requirements.
Children who have a specific dietary requirement are catered for, whether it is an allergy or intolerance need, a religious requirement or simply a preference.
Please discuss your child’s needs with the staff at the nursery on your pre-starting visits so arrangements can be made in advance.
If any changes to your child’s diet are required please ensure that you complete and sign an individual dietary sheet with a staff member from your child’s unit.
The Nursery is also participating in the Health and Sustainability Pre-School Award.
In addition to main meals, children will have mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks, usually consisting of fresh fruit and vegetables. Babies may also have age-appropriate snacks.
If a baby is on a full mixed diet, the same fresh cooked meal will be offered. Babies starting a solid diet will be gradually introduced by having a vegetable and potato base to begin – eventually leading to a full pureed diet. This is in accordance with parental consent.
Babies have boiled water or very diluted fruit juice (1:10) as well as their milk. We will not give squash to any babies unless provided by parents. Older babies will also be given a snack both morning and afternoon.
What will your child do?
The Nursery is divided into four units: The Baby Unit, Little Toddlers and Big Toddlers Units and Pre-School Unit.
The Baby Units
The baby units’ care for babies aged 6 weeks to 9 months and 9 months to approximately 18 months. Both units provide a calm and stimulating environment, with cots and quiet areas are provided for babies to sleep whenever needed.
The Toddler Units
The toddler units’ care for children aged 18 – 24 months and 24 months – approximately 3 years. Both units are spacious, bright and airy, where children have the opportunity to enjoy a wide and varied range of experiences and play materials. Toddler units have quiet rooms where children can have a sleep when required, and each child has a key worker.
Pre-School is our Foundation Phase Area where children access all 7 areas of Learning. Children are formally assessed and this is evidenced in their “Learning Journeys”. The Day Nursery is graded “Excellent” with Estyn.
These units offer experiences and activities designed to make the transition from nursery to “big school” easier. A busy and stimulating environment, we encourage children to develop their independency, problem solving skills, promote positive thinking and self-motivation.
Quiet rooms are provided for sleep if needed, and for activity areas.
Activities in all units include:
- Sand / water play
- IT with appropriate software
- Table / floor activities
- Imaginative play
- Outdoor play
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to provide the Nursery with?
Each child has their own basket, labelled to hold their provisions. Any items provided by you are only used for your child. Please ensure your child is able to participate in all activities by providing suitable clothing and shoes. We have a lovely garden area that we use in most weather conditions.
All children must have a labelled change of clothes, which we prefer to be kept at the Nursery. Any soiled clothing will be sent home. The Nursery has shower facilities for older children, and bathing facilities for younger babies. Permission will be sought before bathing or showering takes place.
Parents must provide all bottles and formula milk. We ask for a maximum of four bottles and teats. Dummies must also be provided if needed. Feeds are prepared on nursery premises on an as and when needed basis. Bottles are sterilized each morning and formula feeds are made as required. You also need to provide nappies, creams and wet wipes or cotton wool for your child. Staff will advise when replacements are needed.
For toddlers and pre-school:
Parents must provide nappies, creams, wet wipes or cotton wool when needed. Dummies must also be provided where needed. We will work together to toilet train your child, either when you feel they are ready or when we feel they may be ready. We will discuss a routine and requirements beforehand and train at a mutually agreed time.
Do staff speak in English or Welsh?
Although Day Nursery Staff generally communicate to the children and to each other in English, there are Welsh speaking staff.
Will my child be accepted to the Nursery if they have special individual needs?
Bridgend College Day Nursery accepts children who may have individual needs, and works with local groups and organisations to help ensure that we do all that is needed to meet your child’s need. (See main policy).
How do I make a complaint?
If you feel that you have cause for complaint about anything at Bridgend College Day Nursery, please see the manager to discuss this.
If you feel that you need any further advice please contact:
C.S.S.I.W. (Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales).
South West Wales Regional Office,
Unit C, Phase 111,
Tawe Business Village,
Swansea Enterprise Park,
T: 01792 310420.
How can I find out more?
If you are interested in placing your child at the nursery then please contact us and we will be happy to give any information you may need, and to book a visit for you to view the nursery.
Please contact Michelle Morgan-Moody
T: 01656 302241