Statement of Purpose
Fun Foundations Day Nursery in Cowbridge offers a day care facility for boys and girls aged between 6 weeks and 8 years through the medium of English. We support the development of bilingualism in pre-school children through the daily use of incidental Welsh in our setting. We provide a happy, caring, stimulating, safe environment and warm relationships between our staff and children. We believe these combinations promote the development of positive self-esteem and confidence in children.
We use the ‘Birth to Three Matters Framework’ and ‘The Foundation Phase’ to provide a broad and balanced curriculum to support the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of each child. We aim to assist each individual to reach their full potential and develop life-long learning skills.
The nursery is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 18:00 with the exception of Bank Holidays. Fees and session information are available on the Registration and Fees page of the web-site.
A deposit is paid when registering a child (this is refundable when the child leaves if the account is paid in full). This is not refundable if the place is not taken up. All fees are payable calendar monthly in advance and four weeks notice must be given for a child leaving a nursery.
Our nursery has two fully equipped units providing places for 21 babies aged between six weeks and two years and 15 children aged between two and three years and 15 children aged between three and five years. Staffing ratios are,:under two’s 1:3, two – three years 1:4 and three – five years 1:8.
We encourage and promote the access for all children to a pre-school nursery. We provide a daily school drop-off and collection service to a number of local schools. Some of these may require the use of a staff member’s vehicle, which will be fully insured and complies with all necessary legislation.
Fun Foundations Day Nursery welcomes all children and aims to respond appropriately to each child’s background and individual needs. We ask parents to give as much notice as possible if a child is disabled or has any special educational needs. This will enable us to explore with parents and any outside agencies how we can provide most effectively for that child. We have a designated Special Needs Coordinator who will be happy to discuss your child’s individual needs with you.
Comprehensive nursery policy and procedures are available to download from our web-site. Information regarding our complaints policy is also included in our nursery contract.
Children must only be collected from the nursery by their parents / legal guardian or a nominated, responsible adult over the age of 16.
The nursery is a large garden area suitable for the range of ages attending. This is securely fenced and gated. The children are supervised at all times. We are situated in the heart of Cowbridge with access to a vegetable plot and the local library, which will provide a plethora of learning opportunities. Children will always be supervised when accessing these areas. The setting is only entered through a secure access door entry.
The quality of care will be reviewed at least annually; the views of:
- relevant children
- the parents of relevant children
- a local authority arranging for day care for a relevant child
- persons employed to look after relevant children
will be obtained on the quality of care provided, as part of any review undertaken.