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         We have our entrance situated at the side of the school building. The doors remain locked during the session. There is a doorbell situated to the left of the entrance. Please be aware that for safety reasons the door will remain locked until the end of the session, please do not ask school children or other parents to open the door.

        We would ask you for safety reasons not to bring pushchairs or prams into the foyer as this is our main fire exit.

        All the school gates are locked during school hours. There is an intercom system that allows us to see who is at the gate and allow access during this time. The side gate will be opened for lunchtime and after school access. There is a bell situated on the gate for visitors attending during school hours.




         Nursery t-shirts  and fleeces are available with the logo; please see a member of staff for an order form. Children will also need to bring in wet weather clothing and Wellington boots to leave at Nursery; this is because we offer outdoor provision whatever the weather !.

        Alternatively in warm weather, please ensure you bring your child into Nursery with a Sunhat, Sun cream is Provided unless children have allergies in which case please supply your child with sun cream – clearly labelled with their name.

        Children are encouraged to wear protective clothing for messy activities but sometimes accidents do happen, with this in mind please  be aware of what your child wears into Nursery as  we cannot take responsibility for clothes that get damaged.



Special Educational Needs

         As part of our settings policy to ensure that its provision meets the needs of each individual child. We take into account any special needs a child may have. Our Nursery works to the requirements of the Special Needs Code of Practice. Our special educational needs and disabilities officer(S.E.N.D.C.o) is Leigh Aherne. If you have any concerns about your child, please feel free to come and discuss this with us in confidence.



Behaviour Management

         There is a copy of the 'Nursery Rules' in the foyer; these are the Codes of behaviour we teach the children. If you disagree with any of these please speak to Louise Cooper or Leigh Aherne who are in charge of behaviour management.  We do try to involve children’s interests when teaching them codes of behaviour we also have a policy available for you to view anytime.  



Safety Manual

         We have a safety manual in the foyer and would be grateful if you would write any Health and Safety concerns or damages you may notice within the Nursery grounds. The Health and Safety Officers are Lorraine Bryant and Louise Richardson.



Safeguarding and child protection

         Our setting works with children parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best star in life. Safeguarding and children welfare forms a large part of our responsibilities and covers most of our requirements of our registration with Ofsted.  All children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

        As a childcare provider we have a moral duty of care to ensure that any concerns or incidents of suspected abuse or harm are reported to the relevant  Local Children safeguarding board ( L.C.S.B).



Home link

         We operate a book lending system which allows children to choose a book to take home and share with their parents/carers. Any lost or damaged books will incur a £5.00 replacement charge.

When your child begins at Nursery they will be given a home link bag to place their books, letters and pictures in each day.



Key- Carer System

        Ofsted says "good! Practitioners have developed a respectful culture . Children use good manners at the lunch table and show kindness to one another during activities."

        Our Nursery operates a key Carer system which means that each child has a member of staff who will take responsibility for settling your child into Nursery life. The key Carer will work with you and your child to ensure they benefit from settings activities.  The key carer will arrange a home visit to aid your child’s transition from home to nursery, and to familiarize them with staff they will work with.



        All children attending Jigsaw Nursery have a personal on line learning journal which records photos, observations and comments, in line with the early years foundation stage, to build a record of your childs experiences during their time with us .

        We use Tapestry, a system which is hosted in the UK on secure servers. You will have secure access (via email address and password) to your childs learning journal.

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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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