All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to free part-time education. The scheme has been up and running for several years now, but the system is often ‘tweaked’ by the government which means that there is still some confusion
In June 2016, the NHS banned the use of plug socket inserts. By December of this year, all doctors’ waiting rooms, dentists, care homes, Ofsted-inspected premises and other NHS health-care providers must take out any protective socket covers and “dispose responsibly”
Panicking about travelling abroad with your little ones, this summer? Our Senior Manager, Heather Clark, has recently returned from her first family holiday abroad with her two nursery-age children. Here are her top tips for all Harpole Day Nursery parents.
An important part of our job at Harpole Day Nursery, is to accurately assess your children’s development for the whole time they are with us. To do this, we use government guidelines known as Development Matters. They are basically a collection
Some of our staff and parents will remember our son who went to Harpole Day Nursery as a baby and toddler. Now eleven (eleven!), he has just started secondary school and Scott and I have had a bit of a
If your child turns 5 between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 then it’s time to start seriously thinking about school. Applications for a state school place in the 2016/17 academic year are now open. You may have already
Are they ready to leave Harpole Day Nursery? Everything you need to know about your child starting school
If your little one is off to big school in September or you are about to start the application process for them to start next year, the information below may help answer any lingering worries or questions you may have
At Harpole Day Nursery, we ensure that we do our very best to protect children who suffer allergic reactions when they eat a certain type of food.
Whether you’re returning to work after maternity leave, moving to a different area, or just feel that your child would benefit from a nursery environment, choosing a setting to accommodate your child is a daunting task. To help you make
Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the