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Kids Academy is a group of British Nurseries offering award-winning full-time care and education for children aged two months to four years. We aim to provide the highest standard of childcare, in a home from home environment. Our partnership with parents allows us to follow an individual routine for each child, ensuring they are settled and happy as they grow and develop. Our dedicated and qualified staff team work to the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum to provide a safe, fun and stimulating environment to help children to reach their full potential.
There are over 20 different nationalities in total. There is no one dominant nationality.
We operate to UK ratios which is one team member to every three children below the age of two years, one team member to every four children between the ages of two and three years and one team member for eight children aged between three and four years.
No it does not
Kids Academy recognises the importance of both indoor and outdoor Physical play activities.
A UK’s premier playground company who specializes in bespoke, natural, unique playgrounds for all ages and abilities designed and installed our fabulous garden area. Whilst indoor we offer an interactive two level soft-play gym and a large music, movement and dance studio.
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children who attend our nurseries we enforce a no personal mobile phone usage within our settings for all our team members.
We also ask that mobile phone technology is not used to take photos or film the children within the nursery. If any parent wishes for a photo of their child to be taken within any of our settings we would be more than happy to take this photo on the nursery cameras and forward these via email .
We make sure that meal times are happy and social occasions and ensure children are accompanied at the table at meal times by team members who can support them in learning appropriate table manners and behavioural standards as well as the enjoyment of eating together. For the older children, we encourage them to help out at meal and snack times in the preparations and serving of meals as this all supports and promotes the social and happy elements of eating as well as generating conversations relating to food such as healthy eating, portion control and trying different healthy foods.
Within our nurseries children are offered healthy snacks of fruit and vegetables, alongside food/ snacks, we ensure that refreshments of milk and water are offered daily from cups and beakers to the children frequently. We believe that refreshments too are fundamentally important for young children to remain hydrated, especially as younger children are very physically active and need to replace the fluid they lose throughout the day. Refreshments and physical activities planned daily for the children all accomplish our commitment to supporting children in being healthy, staying healthy and living healthy lifestyles which we achieve within our Nurseries.
No, it does not
We open at 7.00 a.m and close at 4.00 p.m from Sunday to Thursday.
No, we do not have a school uniform
At Kids Academy our aim is to promote and enforce positive behaviour techniques and positive appraisal systems. Techniques such as re direction, manage choices, distraction, compromise and humour are used in an age appropriate manner. Clear and consistent rules are constantly applied to ensure the children feel secure and understand what is expected of them. The use of any form of physical chastisement, verbal humiliation, forced feeding of children, or aggressive handling of a child is totally unacceptable at Kids Academy Nursery Group. Team members will discuss with parents the nursery’s policy of dealing with behaviour and will also report to the parents any incidents during the day when a child has been disciplined.
All team members are fully trained in our behaviour management policy and techniques and the nursery has a detailed staff behaviour management policy which can be viewed by any parent on request. The basis of our policy is that ‘’the welfare of the child is paramount’’ and it draws on the principles of the UK ‘’Children Act 1989’’ and good practice in early years provision. The nursery has a designated Behaviour Management Officer who is allocated to assist further with any concerns and strategies that can be implemented. In the event of any behavioural concerns, the nursery will call a meeting with the parents to keep you fully informed of any strategies that we are implementing to ensure that consistency is maintained at both nursery and home and to fully work in partnership alongside you.
Through regular verbal feedbacks, informal parents evenings and progress reports.
We hold parents evenings twice a year where parents can view their child's developmental records and key worker files. We send home yearly progress reports.
We are a British and English-speaking nursery and we do offer daily Arabic lessons for your reception class.
Makaton sign language
No we do not
No it is not
No we do not
At Kids Academy we understand that children develop in their own unique way, on their own unique journey and at their own unique pace, no two children are the same. Children learn best when they are safe, secure and healthy as when their personal needs are met and they are surrounded by adults who care for them and who they trust they acquire the self-confidence to try and eventually attain new skills.
We operate a precise and thorough planning system that enables us to plan individual learning journey for each child based upon their likes, interests and interactions. By adopting this approach we take individual interests to extend their development and skills through the EYFS 7 areas of learning.
Yes we do
Kids Academy is committed to the integration of children with special needs. Our philosophy is that children with a special need have a right to be educated and to develop to their full potential alongside other children. We have a designated special needs co-ordinator and we ensure that all children are treated as equals and are encouraged to take part in every aspect of the nursery activities. We will assess each child's needs in terms of access and adapt our facilities where possible.
No it does not
No it does not
No we do not
Yes there are.As part of our partnership working and supporting the May 2008 EYFS statement '' Early Years Practitioners have a key role to play in working with parents to support their young children'' we offer the following home links:
Parent's contribution forms
Activities at Home
Rhyme time bags
No there is not
We have a parent welcome pack and send home monthly newsletters and bi monthly Activities at Home information sheet.
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