Saffron Walden Daily Routine
The nursery opens at 7:30am and closes at 6pm. Dame Bradbury’s opens at 7:30am and closes at 6pm. For our Nursery pupils there is no requirement for your child to attend particular hours. You are charged for the full day but you can drop off and collect your child whenever you need to.
For our Early Years Pupils drop off is between 8.00am-8.20am. A member of staff will greet your child at the main entrance and will accompany them to their classroom. For parents who wish to drive, we also operate a kiss and drop service. A member of staff will be available on the driveway to help your child exit the car and enter the building where they will be accompanied by the office staff to their classroom.
Arrival at the Saffron Walden Nursery
Between 7.30 and 8.30am please enter the Dame Bradbury’s site via the grey gates in the top left corner of the car park. If you are arriving anytime after 8.30am please report to reception at the main entrance, the teal coloured doors immediately in front of you when you turn into the driveway.
If someone different is collecting your child and they are listed on your emergency contacts and you have introduced them to your child’s key person they will just need to inform the key person of your child’s password.
If you need to make arrangements for someone different to collect your child the day while your child is at the Nursery please email the Early Years administrators on firstname.lastname@example.org and they will ensure this information is passed on to your child’s key person.
If you contact us to inform us that someone different is collecting your child that is not listed on your emergency contacts or they have not been introduced to the key person then they will need to show the key person photographic identification and inform the key person of your child’s password.
Please ensure your child’s password is logged in the ‘All about me’ pages of your child’s Tapestry account.
Kindergarten and Reception Breakfast Club
Breakfast club is available for Kindergarten and Reception children from 7.30am to 8.00am in the Kindergarten classroom. The children are supervised at all times on a ratio of 1:8. Breakfast club is charged at £2.50 and includes a choice of cereals, toast and fruit.
Kindergarten and Reception Late Stay
Late stay is available for Kindergarten and Reception children from 3.30pm – 6.00pm which is based in the Kindergarten classroom and movesto the Nursery building after 5.30pm. Late stay is free up until 4pm and £1.50 per 15 mins thereafter. Kindergarten and Nursery key persons supervise the children on a ratio of 1:8.
Supervision of children in the Nursery
1-2 year olds
Within the baby room there is 1 adult for every three babies. They key person is responsible for having an in-depth knowledge of your child’s needs and stages of development and they are responsible for working in partnership with you as parents.
2-3 year olds
In the toddler room there is 1 adult for every 4 toddlers.
Our Nursery staff follow a two week rota pattern and so they may not always be present when you drop off or collect your child. If your child’s key person is not available at pick up and drop off time please do feel free to speak to any other member of staff about your child and they will ensure the information is shared with the key person.
There is always a member of the Early Years Senior Leadership team on our Nursery sites. All Nursery staff are known by their first names, when children move into Kindergarten the staff are known by their formal title.
Reception and Kindergarten
Children in the Reception and Kindergarten classes are supervised at all times either by the early years staff or members of the Stephen Perse Foundation staff according to early years ratios whilst on the school premises.