Puddleducks All Day Care
Welcome to Puddleducks All Day Care which is based within Ysgol Trefnant. We aim to provide a happy, safe, child-centred, caring environment that is stimulating and challenging for children.
We are a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) registered under CIW (Care Inspectorate Wales) to care for 19 children at any one time.
We are open 5 days a week from 7.45am until 5.30pm for 50 weeks a year excluding bank holidays. (We close for two weeks at Christmas)
We have a strong team of qualified and dedicated members of staff who plan, resource, interact, observe and assess your child’s play to ensure their time spent at Puddleducks is sociable, educational and lots of fun.
CIW Registration number – W1400002550
Charity Number- 1187076
Maria Evanson – Person in Charge
Hannah Moss - Supervisor
Jess Liversidge – Childcare Practitioner
Jacqueline Jones – Childcare Practitioner
Sheree Parkinson – Childcare Practitioner
Rhiannon McCrae – Childcare Practitioner/Supply
Karolina Czajka-Hughes – Childcare Practitioner/Supply
Joanne Boyson - Childcare Practitioner
Shan Lewis – Volunteer
Staffing Levels always meet the requirements set by CIW. Volunteers assist at various times. All Staff and Volunteers have enhanced Disclosure and Baring Checks (DBS)
Suzanne Van Loock – Responsible Individual/Chair
Emily Baker – Treasurer
Nicola Edwards - Secretary
Nia Wyn Jones – Parent Rep
Sarah O’Donnell – Parent Rep
Emily Roberts – Parent Rep
Christine Richards – Community Rep
We are open Monday to Friday, for 50 weeks a year except Bank Holidays and two weeks at Christmas
Full day Care
7.45am – 5.30pm
Breakfast Club (term time)
7.45am – 8.30am
After school Club (term time)
3.15pm – 5.30pm
Holiday Club (school holidays)
8.00am – 5.30pm
Fees are charged per child per session.
We accept Employer childcare vouchers and working parents may be entitled to help with childcare costs through HMRC Tax credits and/or Denbighshire County Council Childcare Offer – please contact Denbighshire Family Information Service for details.
07:45 – 17:30
09:00 – 12:45
08:00 – 09:00
09:00 – 15:00
After school club
15:15 – 16:30
15:15 – 17:30
Other sessions include:
12:45 – 15:00
08:00 – 15:00
09:00 – 11:00
09:00 – 17:30
PREMISES/ FACILITIES OFFERED
Puddleducks is based in Ysgol Trefnant hall for the morning session and has the use of two small rooms in the Old School House for the afternoon session and large outdoor play areas. After school club and holiday club uses the hall, school areas and outdoor play areas.
Puddleducks provides appropriate areas for a range of needs including a food preparation/dining area, a large play area and outdoor play space. Toilet and first aid facilities are available as well as storage and administrative space. There are a suitable number of toilets available for use by children and young people attending Puddleducks which meets the needs of all age ranges. Separate toilets are available for staff and visitors.
A wide variety of activities are offered. Long, Medium and Short term plans are completed and different activities are put out according to the planning for the children to access through free play. Evaluation is done at the end of every half term and next steps are done weekly. Weekly focus activities are also planned, the children are encouraged to take part in these activities if they would like to. Children and young people are encouraged to participate in the planning and evaluation of activities and ideas and equipment when it is being purchased.
We ensure that the National Minimum Standards are met at all times and we follow the Foundation Phase Curriculum.
SNACKS AND LUNCH
We provide healthy breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks free of charge. School dinners, provided by Denbighshire County Council school meals service are available daily at a cost of £2.20 per meal during term time, or alternatively children may bring their own packed lunches. We are part of the healthy Pre-School Scheme which aims to encourage and educate about healthy lifestyles.
Breakfast – cereal, toast, fruit, yoghurt, milk, water or diluted fruit juice
Morning snack- milk/water and variety of fruit and vegetables
Afternoon snack – water, variety of breads/crackers/toast, cheese, hummus, tuna, sliced meats, beans, soup and fruit and vegetables
Fresh water is available throughout the day. All food and drinks offered are in line with our healthy eating policy, and meets the dietary needs and preferences of children as indicated on the child’s registration form.
From time to time, children may become unwell whilst at the nursery. If this should happen, we will inform you immediately and agree a course of action. At Puddleducks All Day Care, we generally follow the guidance for schools and nurseries issued by the Health Protection Agency. Children may not attend nursery whilst infectious and, in the event of sickness and diarrhoea, may not be admitted for 48 hours after the last bout of illness.
Medicines will only be administered by staff with the written agreement of the parent/carer and upon completion of the Administration of Medication Form. Medicines should be provided in original containers and named/labelled appropriately.
If your child has a long term illness that requires regular medicine you will need to fill in a Medication form.
Please ensure we are aware of any allergies prior to your child starting or as soon as the allergy is discovered
The main language of Puddleducks is English; but bilingualism is encouraged and actively used, particularly through register, incidental welsh and songs. Bilingual signs will be used where appropriate.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The terms and conditions for using Puddleducks are set out in our contract and in our policies and procedures. The Parents/Carers must sign this before their child starts attending the club. This contract includes arrangements for collection of fees.
PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS
At Puddleducks we believe parents/carers are the children’s main educators. We will ensure we work closely with you to support your child in every way that we can. We have an open door policy and someone is always available to talk to you regarding your child. This can be done at the door, on the phone, via email or through Seesaw messages. We use Seesaw daily and will send a photo and observation of your child so you get a snapshot of what they have done that day.
You will be informed about topics covered at Puddleducks and given information at relevant times regarding the Birth to Three Curriculum and the Foundation Phase.
We run a Baby and Toddler group every Tuesday 1.30pm until 3pm (currently suspended due to Covid-19)
Puddleducks All Day Care, Ysgol Trefnant is registered under Part 2 of the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 and is spot inspected every two years by CIW and every 4 years by Estyn. The Inspection reports can be accessed by parents on https://careinspectorate.wales or from the Person in Charge
Information for Parents/carers is displayed on our Information Board and copies of our full policies and procedures are available upon request. Please ask a member of staff.
Please provide the following items for your child in a bag that they bring with them daily: (Please mark all items clearly with your child’s name.)
- A spare set of clothes (or more if your child is toilet training)
- Nappies, wipes and nappy cream. (if required)
- Winter months – Warm coat, hat and gloves.
- Summer months – Sun hat and sun cream
Wellies and an all in one waterproof or waterproof trousers can be either left in school on their peg or brought in daily too. They are used throughout the year.
Puddleducks All Day Care welcomes suggestions and constructive criticism to help maintain a high quality provision and will act on any complaints in accordance with the Complaints policy and procedures.
We welcome any suggestions for improvements to our service from Parents/carers in order to maintain a high quality provision and will act upon any complaints in accordance with our Complaints policy and procedures.
Please discuss any concerns or complaints you may have with the Person in Charge, Responsible Individual or Supervisor on duty.
Alternatively, you can raise a concern directly with Care Inspectorate Wales:
Please feel free to contact us at Puddleducks if you have any questions or require any additional information:
Puddleducks All Day Care
firstname.lastname@example.org (After School Club)
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Below are the shorter versions of some of our Policies and Procedures, if you would like the full versions please ask a member of staff.
Puddleducks is open to any child or young person in our local community. We have a detailed admissions policy which can be found in the family’s handbook. A copy may also be obtained from the Person in Charge.
We believe that every child has the right to feel valued, safe and happy at Puddleducks, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, language or ability – and that they have access to a wide range of play and learning opportunities suited to their individual needs.
Arrival and collection of children
I will notify Puddleducks staff within 24 hours regarding attendance / non-attendance of my child in accordance with the Arrival and Collection policy.
I understand that I am requested to pass the care of my child to a specific member of staff who will ensure his/her safety, and that their attendance will be recorded on the register by a senior staff member. I will collect my child by no later than 5.30pm and agree to pay any fines charged for lateness. If my child attends breakfast club/after school club my child will be safely escorted by a member of staff to/from school to Puddleducks to be registered, until a named adult, as detailed on the registration form, collects them.
I will always inform Puddleducks if a different person will be picking up my child as we cannot allow an unspecified person to take your child without prior permission. If staff have not met the person before a password system will be put in place.
In the case of a child failing to be collected we would refer to the emergency contact details listed on the child’s registration form or contact Denbighshire County Council Child Protection team, as detailed in our Arrival and Collection policy and procedures.
Arrangements in the case of illness
I will not send my child to Puddleducks if they are unwell and will inform the Person in Charge as soon as possible.
I will also notify Puddleducks as soon as possible if my child develops or is exposed to an infectious illness, so that the appropriate steps can be taken to notify others if necessary.
Puddleducks staff will inform me, as soon as reasonably practicable, if they become aware that any child has developed/been exposed to a communicable disease whilst at the setting.
Medicines will not be routinely administered. I will refer to the Sickness & Medication policy if medication is required.
If I want to take my child out of Puddleducks to go on holiday, I understand that fees may still be payable in order to retain the childcare place. This decision is at the discretion of the management.
I will provide full details of my child’s specific dietary needs so my child can be appropriately catered for.
If my child requires urgent medical advice or treatment, Puddleducks staff will notify me and/or other named contacts immediately and if necessary an ambulance will be called to take my child for such treatment.
If I have not arrived by the time the ambulance needs to leave, the child will be accompanied to the hospital by a member of staff. Consent is required on our parental contract and permission form.
Puddleducks implements clear emergency procedures including evacuation in case of fire or other significant incident and regularly reverse fire/emergency drills.
Puddleducks aims to offer a range of play activities in a welcoming atmosphere. I understand that any instances of unacceptable behaviour will be dealt with in accordance with the behaviour policy.
Bullying, harassment, intimidation and any behaviour that is likely to lead to the health and safety of others being compromised will not be tolerated in accordance with the Anti-bullying and Behavioural policies.
Details of behaviour incidents will be recorded by Puddleducks staff and discussed with me as relevant to my child.
Puddleducks aims to provide equality of opportunity for all children regardless of age, ability, gender, race or background in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy.
All our policies and procedures are reviewed and updated annually and/or in line with any changes in regulation. CIW are notified of any changes to the service and parents/carers are kept informed of any relevant changes to the policies and procedures.