How will I know what my child has been up to during the day?You'll be met by either your key person or one of your child's key team at the end of each day, and they will run you through all of the activities and exciting developments of the day. The N app enables you to login remotely and check out your child’s learning journey, to see the different experiences your child is having and the next steps they are working towards. We'll also post a picture a day to your news feed so that your whole family can see what they've been up to!
How many trips take place a week and where do they go?The amount of trips we offer depends on various factors such as weather and what the children have been learning, as the trips are designed to support & enhance their learning. In addition to this, we also take the children on trips as part of our N Passport programme, which is a "children's bucket list" of key cultural experiences that we feel they should all have had by the time they leave us to go to school. In the past, trips have included the theatre, fire stations, local farms, a literary festival to see Chelsea Clinton, and local shops. One of our children's favourites so far has been going to see Room on the Broom at the theatre.
How do you keep the children safe on trips?All children wear hi-vis jackets when on trips and all team members are prepped fully on risk assessments to ensure that our trips run smoothly and safely. Our older children hold hands and are partnered with an adult, while our younger children love the novelty of our three-seater buggies for their adventures.
What is the ratio of adults/children on a trip?We plan each trip on a case by case basis but always have a minimum of 3 team members on each trip and meet all statutory ratios.
How do you manage these trips with staff? Do you leave the nursery short if they go?We always maintain ratios of team members at the nursery & enhance our numbers when off-site. We have full risk assessments before trips take place & all children and team members wear hi-vis.