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DAY CARE NURSERIES IN KILBURN & CHINGFORD

For our Bright Stars parents, we have put together a collection of useful information from our Early Years Foundation Stage to Nutrition and Incentives. If you'd like to speak to one of our helpful team, you can give us a call on either:
Kilburn - 020 7998 6042 or Chingford - 020 8617 1819

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

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THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS)

At Bright Star Day Nursery the British values are incorporated and demonstrated through EYFS learning and play:

•Democracy

•Mutual Respect and tolerance for others

•The rule of law

•Individual liberty

 

Democracy is about everyone being treated equally and having equal rights.  We encourage this in our children through sharing and group decision making.

 

Mutual respect and tolerance for others is about teaching our children to understand and appreciate each other’s differences. It’s about being a part of a community where not everyone is the same and forming relationships within that without discrimination.

 

The rule of law is about ensuring children in our early years setting understand that rules are important and teach them right from wrong.  We teach them that there are boundaries and consequences, and that their feelings and behaviour should be managed to fit within these boundaries.

 

Individual liberty is about teaching our children to understand and value their own self and build their confidence in making choices. Self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness are important and we teach this within the EYFS framework.

 

It is important that we teach children that it is possible to live peacefully as each of them are value members of our multicultural world.

GOVERNMENT FUNDED

Each child become eligible to receive government funded Nursery Education Grant from the term after their third  birthday and upon completion of the relevant application forms.

 

Eligible 2 year olds are entitled to receive up to 15 hours per week this is funded by the government for 38 weeks of the year; starting from the day after your child's second birthday.

 

From September 2017 this rose to 30 hours per week for 3 and 4 year olds unless parents both earn over £100K p/a, in which case the 15 hours will remain. This will be offered to working parents only.

 

Please contact Bright Star Day Nursery for all Terms and Conditions.

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KEY PERSON APPROACH

You will often hear the phrase “Key Person” in the nursery. Whilst children are looked after in groups it is important that we meet the individual needs of your child and ensure your child has the opportunity to bond with a “Special Person” at the nursery. It is also important that you also have a specific person whom you get to know and are comfortable sharing information with.

 

Each child is assigned a Key Person at the settling in stage. It is their role to share information with you about your child and to ensure your child’s individual needs are met.  They observe your child in order to be able to plan for your child's learning and development and to make assessments on their progress.

 

To allow for holidays and shift patterns we have implemented a secondary key person system which allows someone to be nominated to take on this role in the absence of the first Key Person. If you are not aware of who your child’s Key Person is please ask the Room Supervisor in your child’s base room or look for the Key Person information on the room's parent notice board. You will also be informed at this point who your child’s secondary key person is.

 

Can I choose my child’s Key Person?

 

It is important that Key Person duties are spread amongst the team in each room, however we are happy for you to speak to the Room Supervisor if you have a particular request regarding who your child's Key Person will be. In addition, during your child’s first visits if they show a particular attachment to a member of staff then they can be allocated as the Key Person.

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PAYMENT OF FEES

Our fees are based upon each child’s schedule and are split into 12 equal monthly payments. Fees are due by standing order in advance on the 1st of each calendar month. The weekly fee is multiplied by 51 weeks of the year and then divided by 12 months, therefore the amount you pay each month remains the same.

If your child’s birthday falls in the middle of the month fees will change from the following month.

 

Term time only fees (38 weeks in a year) are divided into 12 equal monthly payments. The weekly fee is multiplied by 38 weeks of the year and then divided by 12 months, therefore the amount you pay each month remains the same for 12 months.

 

We accept childcare vouchers, care2learn, student finance and childcare tax credit to help towards the cost of childcare.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

What our children eat can play a critical role in determining their health. Good nutrition is essential during childhood as it is a time of rapid growth, development and activity.  

 

While your child is at nursery they will enjoy :

 

Breakfast - Mid Morning Snack - Lunch - Mid Evening Snack - Tea

 

Fresh water, milk and fruits are available throughout the day.

 

All our  meals are prepared in-house by our qualified and experienced Nursery Cook. We offer a wide variety of balance and nutritional meals and cater for special dietary requirements and allergies.

 

We prepare separate menus for our babies and pre-school children.  

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CURRENT INCENTIVES

At Bright Star Day Nursery we offer the following discounts-

 

1. Sibling  - 5% (to siblings attending fulltime, discount applied to the eldest child's fees)

 

2. NHS  - 10% (to children attending full time, (Monday to Friday) 51 weeks of the year.

 

3. Teachers  - 10% (to children attending 51 weeks of the year)

 

Discounts not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

   

SECURITY INFORMATION

Here at Bright Star Day Nursery we take security seriously and use Butler Safe Technologies (BST) whom specialise in high tech security solutions, in particular for the education sector. BST develops and manufactures a unique finger print access solution and installs directly at its customers premises. BST was selected by Bright Star Day Nursery not only for the quality of the technology but also for their track record, it has hundreds of nurseries in its customer portfolio. Their finger print access control solution has brought massive benefits to the security of  our nursery.

 

The Advantages

The obvious advantages of biometric systems based on a unique human physical attribute are:

It is impossible for an unwanted visitor to gain access.

There is nothing that can be stolen or replicated.

A bio metric system does not rely on the honesty and/or the memory of an employee in the way a keypad or a clocking in system does.

It guarantees that only the authorised personnel can have access to the premises or a specific location within the premises.

In simple terms a biometric access control system is extremely secure for it relies uniquely on indisputable human physical attributes that cannot be stolen or replicated.  The system is unbreakable by any unauthorised personnel or unwanted visitors.  It is an ultimate and incorruptible key.

 

The Technology

Our system is based on the latest morphology technology. The finger print is made of a network of furrows. The intersections and the ends of those furrows provide unique characteristic points or ‘minutia’. This technology is based on detecting those points and defining for each finger a unique template. This template is a set of points which is then encrypted into a data file; no fingerprints are stored and it is impossible to recreate an image of the fingerprint from the information held on the system.  With our technology, a single digital fingerprint allows complete identification making your finger the safest key in the world.