Kiddi Caru Day Nursery in Writtle is a full-day care facility. The nursery accommodates children from birth to 5 offering full and part-time places. Our OFSTED report says – The quality and standards of our Early Years Provision is Outstanding ’Children make rapid progress in relation to their starting points. The astute evaluation of staff practice leads to highly focused professional development. Staff are confident and highly competent in delivering extremely effective teaching practices. This helps children to really embed the skills needed to support their future learning.` If you are interested in our setting you can book a tour of the nursery which will be carried out by a senior member of staff. This will give you a chance to have a look around the nursery, find out all information about the setting and ask any questions you may have. You will be able to see that we have 5 play rooms and our large garden space which are all on one level, with easy access around the building. You will also be able to see that we are a fully inclusive nursery. We provided all inclusive activities daily which are sing and sign, baby yoga, music and movement, French, treasure basket play and cooking. We also offer forest school sessions by fully qualified forest school leaders. If your child is known to have a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) the staff member will discuss ways that we can work together with you, other carers and any involved agencies concerning your child to make them able to get the most out of their time at Kiddi Caru. Staff have experience with working with children and carers with English as a second language, they can find translations and provide visual resources to aid understanding. We have high expectations of all our children and through working closely with parents we aim to encourage each child to reach his or her potential. You will also have opportunities to meet our staff members throughout the nursery. The majority of our staff either have or are training towards a level 3 qualification in Child care and education. Staff are trained in paediatric first aid, epi-pen, asthma training and food hygiene. All staff members are able to access in house and external training such as those on our nursery policies and procedures, behavioural training and specific special educational courses. We have 2 trained Special Educational Needs and Disability co-ordinators (SENDCO) at this setting. We have trained and experienced safeguarding officers, and a trained inclusion officer. After the visit of the nursery should you choose to register your child here, we will provide a number of settling-in visits; the first visit will include staying and meeting the key carers in the room and if needed this will also include a meeting with the SEND co-ordinator to complete any necessary care plans and to get a thorough understanding of your child’s individual requirements. Every child has a key person assigned to them, parents are introduced to their child’s key carer when they first start in each play room. We believe it is important for both the children and staff for children to build a positive attachment with their key carer. Staff members have excellent partnerships with parents and carers. During drop offs, pickups, meetings and parents evening’s parents can discuss information about their child and talk about any concerns they may have about their child’s learning or development with the staff members in their rooms. Children in our under two’s rooms have a daily book filled in during their nursery day, parents can take the books home and make notes in them if they would like. Children’s development is observed, tracked and recorded in their own learning and development folder that you keep at the end of their time with us.