Immediately after lunch the children have a quiet time and an opportunity to sleep (if appropriate for the child). Sleep mats and fleecy blankets are provided for this purpose. As with the Manor Room the Leithen Room opens outdoors directly onto a verandah, and the children have regular daily opportunities to play outside both on the verandah and in the Nursery Garden, climbing, digging, and enjoying the freedom to explore Nature.
We try to ensure the best possible outcomes for each child and this means that we want to get to know the whole family. Staff will always be available to receive information and to pass on information when children arrive at nursery and when they are collected. A white board in the Leithen Room gives parents daily general news of what has been happening that day, and the member of staff on duty will give verbal feedback to a parent when they collect their child. In addition staff use online Learning Journals to record photographs and experiences in the nursery. These are shared with the children as well as with the parents and carers throughout the year and give the opportunity to record and follow the child’s progress and development at Nursery.