HAPPY FACES DAY CARE

Nursery and Out of School Care, located at Southbrook Community Centre, Hood Road.

Ofsted Registration No. 219935

PLACES AVAILABLE!

We currently have some places available for morning sessional nursery care for children aged 3 and 4 years in receipt of Early Years Funding. 8.45am – 11.45am.  Places are also available for 2 year olds including those in receipt of 2-year-old Early Years funding in our afternoon sessions 12noon to 3pm.

Enrolment now underway for September 2016.

Wrap Around Care is also available for working parents. A walking bus
operates for children attending DSLV. Doors open at 7 am to 6pm.


Full day care holiday play scheme during school holidays

Flexible sessional holiday play sessions to suit. Our ethos; “every child should feel
welcomed, valued, supported and enabled to participate and reach their full
potential through ‘PLAY’ in a nurturing, stimulating environment supported by sensitive
adults respecting them for who they are and what they bring to the setting”. A
quotation taken from our prospectus which supports the Inclusion and Equal
Opportunities policy of the Community Centre.

ALL ENQUIRIES FOR HAPPY FACES DAY CARE SHOULD BE MADE DIRECTLY TO MANAGERS VIA:

scahfsdc@aol.com or 01327 312111 

Our provision was rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ by
Ofsted in 2010 and we retained our 'OUTSTANDING' status at our recent inspection in March 2016.  We gained the highest level rating as an Outstanding nursery
delivering high quality care and learning to all children.

Read our report Ofsted.pdf 
We have a no fixed ‘formula’ of ‘learning’. 

Learning is delivered around the capabilities
and developmental needs of each unique child delivered through free play and
planned activities and experiences to engage, excite, enthuse and inform our
children; ensuring they are active learners prepared and skilled for school and
later life.

 Equipped for life, ready for school                                                      

 “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”– Henry Ford

Taken from Strong foundations for all Children - The Early Years: Foundations for life, health and learning
– An Independent Report on the EYFS to Her Majesty’s Government; the words above address our intentions in welcoming, valuing and respecting you and your child on this first part of their Learning Journey.
Staff at Happy Faces Day Care believe partnership working is essential in order for us to fully know your child, ensuring we meet individual needs and interests and support them to develop to their full potential.         
 
Partnership
Our promise to you is that we are always here to listen.  Upon registration you will be welcomed and given time to view our facilities, ask as many questions as you wish and provided with copies of relevant policies and procedures.  We in turn will ask for full information about your family and your child in order to ensure that any barriers to participation can be addressed before your child commences with us and that staff are aware of any interests or specific needs your child may have.
 
Our Open Door policy means you can speak to your child’s key person or a Manager at the start, finish or during a session.  We are always at the end of the telephone!  Above recommended staff ratio ensures continuity of care and attention for all children at all times.  Regular Stay & Play sessions, parent’s evenings, family activities and experiences also provide time for sharing and updating information.
 
Inclusion
By sharing information, details of any disability, emotional or behavioural needs, medical, religious or cultural requirements, we can ensure each child is treated as an individual and their full needs are met, enabling them to thrive and learn.

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress”

Our Ofsted report of 2010 states, “Partnership with parents is outstanding.  They are extremely well informed about their child’s achievements and progress and they are fully involved in supporting learning and development at home”.”Planning is flexible, responding to children’s individual interests and needs, and staff effectively evaluate children’s different stages of development in order to plan for them as individuals”.
 
Effective communication is important if we are to work together in order for your child to enjoy their stay with us and we are able to support their well-being and learning. 
 
Listening is an area staff have developed using tools of the ‘Mosaic Approach’.  This is where we bring together a full picture of your child, through sharing of information with yourselves, any supporting agencies or specialists, and through listening to and consulting with your child him/herself.  Knowledge is  imperative for us to ‘KNOW YOUR CHILD’.  With this knowledge we can plan activities and experiences which will support and develop their learning further in an environment which is stimulating, challenging, fun and inclusive for all, monitoring progress. 
 
Additional Support
If you share any additional needs your child may have whether they be a disability, medical, dietary or cultural requirements.  If you are a traveling family/refugees; if you are experiencing social pressures or English is an additional language, we will endeavor to overcome any barriers to participation which may be identified and your child will be supported to develop to their full potential.

 Likewise if during your child’s time with us we identify any additional needs or have concerns regarding your child’s development or welfare we will “draw on the experiences and skills of others”, seeking support and advice through collaboration with a range of professionals we work closely with, including speech therapists, our Area SENCo, Early Years Advisory team, Health Visitors to name a few.

 “Each child is an individual”. This statement by Professor Cathy Nutbrown and Peter Clough, researchers into the study of inclusion in the Early Years (2006) supports our settings ethos in that the Managers, SENCo and staff will implement any supporting strategies necessary to overcome identified barriers to participation, learning and welfare.

Observation and Assessment by our professional team of Early Years Practitioners we believe plays an important part in ensuring all our children thrive at Happy Faces.
Continuous observations and assessments of children’s learning through note taking, photographs, discussions with yourself and listening to the child’s voice, the Mosaic approach, are taken forward to planning for individual interests and needs, ensuring activities and experiences promote active learning.

“Working together is success”

Our inclusive environment and partnership working with parents, and professionals promotes active participation.
 
The Early Years Foundation Stage states that a “child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances”. 
 
We believe with your support, our teaching and our learning environment can ensure your child will make the transition to school with a firm foundation and is ‘ready’ for school.

As a childcare provision in the voluntary sector delivered by the Community Association since 1972 as part of their services to our community, we are committed to supporting our families. 
 
Our ethos being; “every child should feel welcomed, valued, supported and enabled to participate and reach their full potential through ‘PLAY’ in a nurturing, stimulating environment supported by sensitive adults respecting them for who they are and what they bring to the setting”.  A quotation taken from our prospectus which supports the Inclusion and Equal Opportunities policy of the Community Centre.
 
Our aim is to support the ‘whole’ child.  Families are important to us and we welcome involvement from the whole family.  Social events, trips etc., are not just for parents but the extended family.
Services we initiate in house at the Centre compliment our care;  with families having access to housing groups, debt and counselling sessions etc.
 
Raising the standards of qualifications of our childcare staff is our commitment to developing our practice.  Team development is essential in order to secure continuous improvement.   The two Managers hold Foundation Degree's in Childcare.  One Manager holds enhanced SENCo status.  All staff are qualified to Level 3 and above and are committed to developing their professional practice through continuous training to extend their knowledge and skills. 





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