We will work our hardest to be as fully inclusive as possible and expect all staff to be committed to our inclusive practice policy. We endeavour to make every effort to fully enable all children to participate in each part of the day and every activity. To meet the needs of individual children and to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to learn through a way that is interesting and most appropriate to them. The nursery has a Special educational Needs and Inclusion Policy along with an appointed Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO). The SENCOs role is to support you and your child. In some cases, the SENCO will meet with parents/carers, and may write an Individual Education Plan to ensure individual needs are met.
We have a Behaviour Management Policy in place and a named Behaviour Co-ordinator (BECO). Their role is to support staff and parents who have any concerns about a child’s behaviour. This member of staff will continue to receive training that is appropriate to their needs and keeps them updated on current practice, this training is then cascaded to the rest of our staff team. The behaviour strategies implemented here at Selly Oak Tree Day Nursery are those of Birmingham’s framework for intervention.
This framework looks at the environment for triggers effecting behaviours. The behaviour is monitored and recorded using the relevant paperwork.
All of our staff have been and will continual to be carefully selected for their caring personalities and passion to care for and teach children. Each new member of staff will undertake a probationary period in which they are mentored. This enables us to ensure they have the right qualities and that we keep the highest standards.
It is important to us that all our staff has child development knowledge and is positive role models; they are generally caring and considerate to others and encourage good manners and social skills.
All staff has to have CRB Enhanced Police Checks, and undergo a rigid recruitment procedure. All staff receives ongoing Safeguarding, first aid, food hygiene and health and safety training along with ongoing supervision reviews to discourse personal and professional development.
At all times there will be a trained First Aider and Health and Safety person at the nursery.
Staff will have individual responsibilities, some in Special Educational Needs, Inclusion, Equal Opportunity, Safeguarding and Behaviour Management. Staff are continually encouraged to attend on-going training and keep up to date with government recommendations. Even though we have CCTV cameras through the nursery no member of staff will be left alone with the children and mobile phones and personal cameras are not allowed to be used by the staff in the nursery.
There will be further staff information on our staff board. Your parent room information board will tell you about the staff caring for your child and please do not hesitate to ask any questions.
To find out more about our nursery, call us on 0121 472 0881