Starting Nursery

When children start at our nursery we know how difficult this is for parents, your child is the most precious thing in the world to you. The decision, no matter how old your child is, will not be easy and you will go through many heartaches and feeling of guilt. That is why it is so important that you choose your early years provider with great care and lots of research.

At Polly Anna’s we believe in giving you as much information as possible to help you form your decision, that’s why we always arrange an appointment for you with our Nursery Manage. She will take up to an hour showing around, introducing you to key staff, giving you lots of information and time to ask questions. We also appreciate that this is a big decision and you need time to reflect before you come to a decision, we even recommend that you visit one or two other early years settings before you decide.

Like all early years settings in England we provide our care and education according to the Earl Years Foundation Stage curriculum. It is against this that Ofsted, our registration and inspection authority grade us. On our last inspection we were grade ‘Outstanding’

If you do choose our nursery, all you will need to do is complete the Booking Form you were given on your visit and transfer the deposit. Once these have been received, we will confirm in writing your booking details and your deposit guarantees all of this.

The next stage occurs about a month prior to your child’s starting date, when we will contact you, inviting you to arrange familiarisation visits for you and your child. These normal consists of a minimum of three pre-starting visits.

It is at these visits we get to know your child and your requirements, it is also the time when your child will start the process of getting to know use and getting used to the idea of mummy or/and daddy going and coming back. It is at this time we let you know who your child’s Key person is going to be.

The final step is Starting Nursery Day. We also know that at any age it is hard to leave your child but our Early Years Educators and Teacher are well practiced in helping both you and your child settle in as quickly as possible.
You can always ring just to check!

Children can start at any time throughout the year and we offer parents the ability to book their child’s place in advance of their start date therefore guaranteeing your child’s place at out nursery.
Our staff are experienced in dealing with the concerns and requirements of you the parent. No matter what age your child is, we believe in working very closely with the parents of the children in our care. And we encourage parents to share their thoughts and experiences with our Early Years Educators and Teacher at any time, never be frightened to ask a question, it’s our job to assure you that everything we do for your child has been agreed to and meets your requirements and expectations.

Healthy Eating at Polly Anna’s

We have always believed in giving children healthy, nutritious, home-made meals, made by our cook in our own kitchen. Our Menus have been developed to provide a balance diet to help essential growth and development and to ensure your child gets a good start in life.


Children are offered fruit and savoury biscuits at mid-morning and mid-afternoon. We can provide breakfast for very young children but we strongly encourage parents to make the time to join your child for breakfast before setting off to nursery and work.


At Lunch time we provide a hot main course meal, which includes vegetables as appropriate. This is followed in the majority of cases of one of Val’s home-made puddings or cake.
Tea is a slightly smaller meal with the main item normally being hot

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