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Our Nursery

          All children attending Jigsaw Nursery have a personal on-line journal which records photos, observations and comments in line with the early year’s foundation stage curriculum. This enables us to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time with us.

         We use a system called Tapestry which is hosted in the U.K on secure servers. These servers conform to very high environmental standards and are proactively managed 24 hours a day.  Each Tapestry account has its own database and the code itself is developed using hack resistant techniques.  Filenames are encoded for uploaded videos and images, making Tapestry a safe and secure on line learning journey tool.

         The benefits itself from tapestry being online means you will have secure access (via a website which you will log in to using your e-mail address and a password) to your child’s learning journal and, in addition to viewing our contributions, we encourage you to add to it by uploading photos or comments, or commenting on observations made by us.

         Information on the policy and setting up the account as well as consent forms will be given to you by your child’s key carer.



Consent forms

        As well as consent to use Tapestry we will ask you to sign other consent forms when your child starts at Jigsaw.

 Sun cream consent-    This is so that we can apply sun cream to your child during the day.   If you would rather provide your own or your child has allergies please inform us.

 Intimate care -   Children in nappies/ pull ups or who are potty training will inevitably need changing.   Other children could get wet or dirty during activities or have accidents themselves.  You will be required to fill in a consent form to allow us to change them in these circumstances.


Payment Policy

         Unfortunately there has been cases of parents in the past accruing large debts with us or leaving Jigsaw without paying. With this in mind we have developed a payment policy which you are required to read and sign.


Use of Images consent 

        As well as Tapestry we may use photos of the children in the prospectus, on the wall displays or for advertising the nursery.  We will require your permission to do this but if there is a problem and you do not wish us to use your child’s picture please let us know. 


 Notification of leaving

You are required to provide us with at least one months notice of withdrawing your child. If insufficient notice is given you will be responsible for the full fees for your child for one month from the date of notice. we have terms and conditions explaining this which are placed in your welcome pack.



        All our policies are designed to offer the best possible experience for the children and their families. They are reviewed annually by the staff, committee and parents.  A list of all the policies and procedures are in the back of the prospectus. The policy folder is displayed in the main foyer. You will be asked to read the policies and sign an agreement on the day that your child visits the Nursery. If you have any queries regarding any of the policies, please speak to a member of staff.



Starting Nursery

 Our Ofsted report says:  


         We accept two year old funding and accept non funded two year olds depending on availability.


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Jigsaw Nursery

St Johns Primary School, Whichers Gate Road, Rowlands Castle, Portsmouth, 
Hampshire , Po9 6BB.

Tel: 02392412164

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