Is the nursery Ofsted Registered?
Yes, all our nurseries are Ofsted registered.
Little Bear’s On Wanstead Green – 3, The Green, Wanstead – EY304092 you can view our Ofsted report here.
Little Bear’s In Wanstead Village – 14 Seagry Road, Wanstead- EY430360 you can view our Oftsed report here.
Little Bear’s In East Village – 30, Cheering Lane, East Village – EY464872
Little Bear’s in Elephant Central – 7 Castle Square, Elephant and Castle – EY2500613
Awaiting Ofsted inspection
When does the nursery open?
Do I have to pay for Bank Holidays and other holidays?
What do I need to bring with me?
How will you settle my child into nursery?
What happens if my child is taken ill at nursery?
What happens if my child is ill and cannot attend nursery?
How often do you review your fees and when do we have to pay?
Payment is made in advance, either by standing order or childcare vouchers. We accept 2-year old funding and 3-years + Free Early Years Entitlement (both the Standard and Extended schemes) Stretch Funding, which is operated over 51-weeks of the year. In addition, we accept new Tax Free Childcare scheme also.
Does the nursery accept childcare vouchers?
My child is 3, can I claim the Nursery Education Grant at your nursery?
In addition, from September 2017, eligible families will be able to receive 30 hours of Free Early Education for their child; again, Little Bear’s will stretch this offer over 51-weeks, providing 22.35 hours of free entitlement per week.
How many staff will look after my child?
Under 2-years – 1 adult to every 3 children
2 to 3-years – 1 adult to every 4 children
3 to 5-years – 1 adult to every 8 children
What qualifications do your staff have?
At Little Bear’s we operate above these guidelines and encourage staff to progress their professional qualification and have regular training in specific aspects of childcare and associated subjects, including Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding (child protection).
How will I know my child is safe in nursery?
Children’s security is of paramount importance to us. In the larger settings we use video entry systems to control access and within Little Bear’s on The Green, staff respond to visitors and parents at the entrance door. No access is permitted to the rooms unsupervised unless known to the staff.
Are staff allowed mobile phones in the rooms?
Will I know what my child has done throughout the day?
Little Bear’s has also rolled out the use of iConnect and ParentZone, an award winning and super safe software that will enable key workers to create and update a child’s development report and record at the touch of a button, whilst parents will be able to access the information and updates in real time in a way most convenient for them. iConnect allows our team more time to spend with our little Bear Cubs, whilst still keeping up our levels of communication and openness with parents. The ParentZone App works hand in hand with iConnect to allow busy parents the ability to keep up to date with their child’s progress and development direct from their smartphones.
Parents are encouraged to look at their child’s learning journey at any time – this has lots of photos and observations of your child whilst at nursery, plus a tracker of their development. We also have regular Parents’ Evenings where you can chat to your child’s keyworker.
Do the children go out on trips?
My child has a food allergy, are you able to cater for them?
What happens if I can't pick up my child?
What happens if I am delayed picking up my child?
Does the nursery have a full set of policies and procedures?
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