Nursery Supplies List

Jelly Babies and Jelly Tots On first day a written account of your child’s usual daily routine Nappies – either large bag or at least 6 in your child’s labelled pump bag. Wipes – either sent daily / can be stored at nursery and staff will inform you when we require more. Creams if required […]

Blind cord safety

Internal window blind cords and chains can pose a risk to babies, small children and vulnerable people who could injure or even strangle themselves on looped operating cords and chains. It only takes seconds for a child to lose their life on a window blind cord so take steps to make sure your children are […]

Keeping children safe from burns and scalds

Kitchen equipment, cooking and food and drink, are responsible for more than half of all burns and scalds. Follow these safety tips to keep your child out of harm’s way. In the kitchen Keep children out of the kitchen, if possible, when you’re cooking Keep children away from the front of the oven – the […]

Fire safety advice for parents and child carers

The best way to teach children about fire safety is by example. Let your children see you being sensible and careful about cooking, candles and other potential fire risks. Find out more about talking to children about fire – and what they should do if there is one. Fire is one of the most common […]

Keeping children safe from poisonous substances

Every week around 500 children under five are rushed to hospital because it’s thought they have swallowed something poisonous. Find out how putting a few simple measures in place can stop this happening to your child. Storing medicines Keep medicines well out of reach and out of sight of young children. Put them in a […]

Guarding children against trips and falls

Every year over 390,000 children under the age of 15 are taken to hospital with injuries resulting from a fall at home or in the garden. Although most falls are not serious, some can lead to injuries with long term consequences. Putting the following safety checks in place can help your child avoid a serious […]

Is your child ready for school?

• Using the toilet independently • Recognise their own name • Put their own shoes and coat on • Pour their own drink • Butter their own toast • Can sit for activity for at least 10 minutes. • Can follow simple instructions • Can follow a familiar routine • Has control over tools • […]

Preparing Your baby For Nursery

Dollymixtures recognises the significant impact that starting nursery has, not only for the child, but for their family too. We value the importance of ensuring continuity and try to ensure that this transition is as smooth as possible. Effective techniques that parents have shared with us to prepare your child include: Ensure that your child […]

Outside Environment

Weather Conditions Hot weather / Spring & Summer conditions During warm but wet conditions children will be encouraged to wear appropriate clothing i.e.: wellies, waterproof coats etc. In very warm conditions children will wear sunhats and suncream provided from home. Tents and shade will be set up within the garden itself. Water will be constantly […]

Potty Training

What do you need to bring with you to nursery? Six Changes of clothes (at least) Trousers, socks and pants – avoiding dresses for girls where possible. We recommend using cheap / plain pants as if they are heavily soiled they will be thrown away for sanitary reasons. Communication – We are here to help […]