New menus for Summer/Autumn 2013…
The new Summer/Autumn menu is now available. Lorraine Chard at Toad Hall Horley has once again devised a seasonal new menu to provide a healthy, fun and enjoyable menu for your child.
The menu is nutritionally balanced and supplies your child with the correct amount of vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and energy that your child needs to grow and develop into a healthy child.
It is a completely new menu. Lorraine has tried to incorporate seasonal favourites, and all the recipes are available for photocopying if you would like to take a particular one home to cook for your family.
If you have any questions or queries please feel free to ask.
News of our new nurseries!
Our two new nurseries, Gossoms End in Berkhamsted and The Willows in Winnersh are progressing well and will hopefully be open later in the Summer. We’ll keep you up to date with progress and expected opening dates.
As the year draws into the Summer all the nurseries are now making plans for their graduation events when they say goodbye to their pre-schoolers.
Our Ofsted inspections…
Nurseries are being inspected and are all very positive, with inspectors commenting on the stimulating environments and the focus on children’s early language and physical development being a particular strength. Here is what the inspectors said about some of our nurseries:
“Overall the quality of the provision is outstanding. Skilled staff are fully committed to meeting children’s individual learning and developmental needs exceptionally well, getting to know the children thoroughly, using high levels of interaction and observation, alongside ever-increasing discussions with parents. A well-equipped welcoming and relaxing environment ensures children of all abilities can play and learn together successfully with a vast array of carefully selected toys and resources. Children are safeguarded very effectively and clear and consistent communication between parents and the nursery provides staff with a constant supply of good quality information and daily discussions to maintain continuity. Adults skilfully support each individual child to help them feel unique and valued, building strong bonds to enable blossoming development. Staff are keen to further improve the quality of children’s care and learning and take positive steps towards maintaining continuous improvement through an extremely efficient system of self-evaluation. They constantly review their forward thinking practice to meet ever-changing needs, ensuring consistency and guaranteeing effectiveness by always putting the children first with everything they do”.
Glover House, Hitchin…
“Overall the quality of the provision is good. An inclusive and welcoming environment is provided to all with a committed staff team who effectively implement the setting’s policies and procedures to ensure children are safe and their welfare is protected. Highly effective partnerships between the nursery and parents significantly contribute to the setting’s knowledge of individual children to ensure their needs are fully met. Children’s learning and development are fully promoted and they are making good progress towards the early learning goals. Strong leadership and a positive attitude to improvement demonstrate the setting’s commitment to continuous improvement. Processes to effectively monitor the quality of the service offered are in place and a system, such as, self-evaluation to ensure continued improvement has been introduced”.
Felcott Road, Walton-on-Thames…
“This provision is good. Children gain a good range of skills and abilities that ensure they are well prepared for next stage of learning and the transition to school. Staff promote children’s language and communication skills through skilful interaction and the implementation of the companies early language programme.
Partnerships are strong and include all parents and external agencies so that children’s needs are paramount.
The manager and staff work closely together to monitor the effectiveness of the service that they are developing and identify areas for further to improve the outcomes for children.
Partnerships with parents are strong and ensure continuity of care and learning”.
Our Grow and Cook competition!
- Simply write your activity down and hand it in at the nursery. Include your name & the name of your child.
- The best entry will win a Toad Hall hoodie and t-shirt for their child.
- All entries will receive a £1.50 off voucher for a Toad Hall hoodie or t-shirt.
- Competition closes 31st August 2013.