Advice

Nursery Supplies List

Child playing outside
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 requir

Blind cord safety

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 childr

Guarding children against trips and falls

Home safety with children
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

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 prepar

Outside Environment

Our garden
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

Potty Training

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