Communication is a key aspect of Children’s oasis nursery. We believe in an open door policy and our head teacher, Caitriona or our Owner, Charlotte, are always more than happy to meet with parents if you have any questions or feedback.
In our baby room, parents are given a daily report sheet that will inform you of how your child has eaten, if he or she has slept, the activities they have done throughout the day and any additional information that the teachers need to pass on.
We have a message book for the older children that informs parents and carers of what your child has done throughout the day, how they have eaten etc. This message book also has a section where you as a parent can write a note for the teacher if there is anything you feel they need to know, e.g., grandparents visiting, a visit to the dentist, unsettled nights sleep etc
We also have class notice boards that will display certain events such as colour day, splash day & a ‘Newsflash’ approach which sends important topical information to parents on an add hoc basis for example reminders to bring hats to school for outdoor play etc.
Each Child’s Key Person will ensure an individual planning and assessment cycle builds on their current interests and fascinations, enabling them to make good progress and achieve the best outcomes in their learning and development.
This helps to plan future experiences and opportunities to build your child’s knowledge, skills and abilities.Observations of each child are evaluated and linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
This allows for every child’s individual development to be monitored and their progress recorded in their individual Learning Journals.This is a record of your child’s interests, significant achievements and development throughout their time with us and we encourage you to access your child’s journal at any time.
Within the learning journal we include the following:All about me- This is very important as it is the nursery-home like. It gives parents the opportunity to let the child’s class teachers get to know the children, their likes and dislikes, the things they can do, the things they need help with, their family, settling in plan etc
Observations-class teachers will observe achievements, language and interaction and write these on specific observation sheets which will then inform the individual development tracker.
Photographs-class teacher take photographs of the children participating in activities and interacting with others throughout their time at nursery and these will be displayed within the journal
Tracking sheet- All children have tracking sheets that cover their age group. The tracking sheet shows the areas of development and these relate to where the child should be in their development. Teachers will ensure that the children are covering all areas of the curriculum and this will also highlight any areas a child is needing assistance.
Parental input- Parents are encouraged to contribute to this journal by filling in pages of any experiences the child has had outside the school.
The children and their teachers are very proud of the journals and the journal is an invaluable resource to not only contribute towards the planning and learning and assisting your child’s development but for parents to monitor progress as well as having a journal about their child’s life at nursery to take home with them on their last day!!
Development observations are significant moments that have been observed either at nursery or within the home environment.
Your child’s Key Person, other team members, parents, grandparents, carers or anyone else in contact with your child can contribute and they are detailed observations of the play and experiences your child engages in.
Your child’s Key Person will complete a report of your child’s development every 12 weeks. This will be shared with you and you will be asked to comment on how your child is developing and any particular areas you would like to focus on. Your child will also contribute to this report and comment on what they would like to learn over the coming weeks.
Your child’s Key Person will then develop planned next steps to support the next stage of development.
These will help to highlight what your child enjoys in the nursery and where their learning is progressing.
We will always have extremely fond and treasured memories of our girls time at Children’s Oasis. The teachers are so creative and fun, always thinking of new ways to engage the children and the thoughtful and varied outdoor areas were always a favourite of theirs. We loved the intimate, friendly feel and all the little extras which makes it feel that you are part of a community. Thanks for everything, we really couldn’t have asked for a better start and we will miss you all.
What I love about Children's Oasis is how well looked after my children are and how comfortable they feel. They know the names of most of the staff and will always say 'hi' and often stop for a chat. It's a calm and nurturing environment.
We love children’s Oasis Nursery. It has been a part of our lives for over 8 years with both our girls going there. The staff are all amazing and really care for the children.
Que alegría haberlos encontrado! Estamos muy agradecidos de comenzar los años escoltarse de nuestra hija con su apoyo! Desde las maestras, hasta la directora y el ambiente de la escuela tuvimos una experiencia fenomenal y estamos entusiasmados de volver en Septiembre! Muchas gracias Children's Oasis!!!
Both my boys were at Children Oasis from the time they were 2 and until they were 4 years old; first attending the Spanish Programme and then, FS1. Both classes were great! The teachers are incredibly professional and caring. The communication with the parents is excellent and reports are detailed. They make learning fun and engaging for the kids who learn through hands-on activities and play. The facilities are beautiful with lots of stimulating and educational books and toys. I couldn't ask for more during those early years for my children!
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