Information for Parents
Starting nursery is a massive change and a big first step into the world for small children. At Kinder Croft we are aware of how hard these first few weeks or even months of nursery can be for families. Our team of fully qualified and sensitive staff are there for every step of your child's new adventure into the world and to support them with whatever they need to help them settle in, learn, grow and thrive.
Before starting at Kinder Croft we would encourage you to come for a visit and attend one of our settling in days with your child so that you and they can get a feel for their new environment. It's a good way to get to know the staff and children already attending. Please get in touch and we will find a time for you to come and visit.
What to bring
Please send your child with a bag packed with a spare change of clothing appropriate for the day/ season.
Check out our for more information. We also have a cloakroom of spare clothing should your own spares get wet too.
Food and Drinks
Learning about how we grow, make and cook our food is an important part of the learning journey at Kinder Croft. Going forwards we would like to increase the amount of foods grown on the site so that the children can see the direct relationship between plant bed and plate. Foraging for edible plants and berries and learning about what is safe and delicious to eat around us is also a valuable and engaging part of a day at Kinder Croft.
The food we offer is predominantly vegetarian with occasional fish dishes however please get in touch if your child does not eat fish or has any allergies/ intolerances to any foods.
We provide a hot meal and morning and afternoon snack on site so there is no need to send any food items with your child, but a water bottle with your child's name clearly marked is an essential bit of kit for a busy day in the forest. We would kindly ask that you fill this bottle with water and not juice or milk.
Drop Off, Pick Up
Our drop off/ Pick up point is at the top of the drive after the turn off to kinder croft with space to park and turn your car. There is a shelter space for the children and staff to wait for everybody to arrive.
If you would like to drop off or pick up your child at a time out with our standard times of 8.30am and 4.30pm please let us know and come along the track to the nursery site.
We are currently adhering to all Covid regulations on site including regular hand washing and socially distanced drop off/ collection. For this reason we kindly request that you wait at your car with your child and a member of staff will come and collect them/ drop them off with you.
Revised Drop off / Collection times
To allow for a more staggered pick up/ drop off our Drop off time is now: 8.30am - 8.45am, Pick up: 4.15pm - 4.30pm
We would kindly ask that you wear a mask or face going drop off / Collection.