Welcome to Salam Nursery


Welcome and thank you for your interest in Salam Nursery. A place where children explore and implement the morals and values of Islam through play and interaction, and learn the Arabic language in a safe and warm environment.

 

 

Salam Nursery has been a vision which after years of planning and preparation has finally presented itself as a reality with our Ofsted registration in 2012. We invite you to share and be a part of our dream.

Our setting has been skilfully designed to allow your precious toddlers to enjoy their first experience of the real world and build confidence and independence away from home.

We would be happy to arrange a personal tour of our facility at your earliest convenience. This would give you an opportunity to see how children are engaged in learning and supported by our experienced staff members.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Salam family.

Our Approach to Learning and Development:

Play helps children to learn and develop through doing and talking, which research has shown to be the means by which young children learn to think.

Our staff plan and provide a range of activities which help children to make progress in each of the areas of learning and development. In some of these activities children decide how they will use the activity and, in others, an adult takes the lead in helping the children to take part in the activity.

The Areas of Development and Learning comprise:
•    Creative Development
•    Personal, social and emotional Development
•    Communication, language and literacy Development
•    Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
•    Knowledge and understanding of the world
•    Physical Development

 

We assess how children in the setting are learning and developing through regular observations. We use information that we gain from observations, as well as photographs and evidence of children’s work, to document their progress and extend on their learning.

We believe that parents know their children best and we ask them to contribute to assessments by sharing information about what their children like to do at home and how they as parents are supporting development.

We make periodic assessment summaries of children’s achievements based on our ongoing development records. These form part of the children’s record of achievement.

We keep a record of achievement for each child. Staff and parents working together on their children’s record of achievement is one of the ways in which the key person and parents work in partnership. Your child’s record of achievement helps us to celebrate together his/her achievements and to work together to provide what your child needs for his/her well-being and to make progress. Your child’s key person will work with you to keep this record. To do this you and she will collect information about your child’s needs, interests, activities and achievements. Parents can request access to view their child’s developmental records at any time. This information will enable the key person to identify your child’s stage of progress and plan activities based on your child’s individual needs and interests. You and the key person will then decide on how to help your child move on to the next stage.

Parents as Partners

At Salam Nursery, we recognise parents as the first and most important educators of their children.
All of our staff regard themselves as partners with parents in providing care and education for their child.
There are many ways in which parents take part in making the setting a welcoming and stimulating place for children, such as:

•    exchanging knowledge about their children’s needs, activities, interests and progress with the staff;
•    helping at sessions of the setting;
•    sharing their own special interests with the children;
•    helping to provide, make and look after the equipment and materials used in the children’s play activities;
•    taking part in events and informal discussions about the activities and curriculum provided by the setting;
•    joining in community activities in which the setting takes part; and
•    Building friendships with other parents in the setting.

Key person and your child

Salam Nursery uses a key person approach. This means that each child is allocated a Nursery Practitioner, who will who will work with you to make sure that what we provide individualised care for your child.

When your child starts at the nursery, the key person will help your child settle-in and become familiar with the environment and feel safe within it.

The key person develops a genuine bond with the child and the child’s parents and offers a settled and close relationship.

The child will spend most of their time under the care of their key person, during which the key person observes and assess the child’s stage of development. They use this information to plan activities based around the child’s individual needs and interests.

Your child’s key person will provide you with information about the day and parents may also share information about their child or discuss concerns. The key person will make every effort to meet the needs and requirements of their key children and their families.

Safe and Sound

In Salam Nursery we regard the welfare of the children as paramount and we are committed to building a ‘culture of safety’ in which children are protected from abuse and harm in all areas of its service delivery.
Security measures are put in place to ensure the children are kept safe at all times. Our building is fitted with CCTV surveillance and children are only released into the care of named individuals. A record is kept of adults and children entering the setting to prevent unauthorised access and to ensure our staff are aware of the whereabouts of people in setting at all times. We maintain generous adult to child ratios to ensure children are well supervised and an excellent quality of care at all times.

Daily risk assessments are carried out by qualified staff to ensure children are not made vulnerable by the environment or the equipment.

Children are cared for by a qualified, experienced and fully trained team of staff. We have a child protection leader and a trained first aider on site at times.

The building is checked by fire safety officers and is fitted with fire safety equipment. Emergency evacuation procedure is displayed in the Nursery, adults and children take part in regular fire drills and children are taught how to keep themselves safe.