Starting Nursery

Starting Nursery
To arrange a visit to view the nursery with your child, please contact the nursery directly, or to register for a place complete our Registration Form and hand this into the nursery.

Home visit
Once you have registered for a place at the nursery, a member of the nursery team will arrange to visit you and your child at home to find out more about your child’s needs so that we ensure we provide appropriate support and activities and to answer any questions you may have.

Settling visit
To support a smooth transition to nursery, FSN offers the opportunity for settling visits where you will meet your child’s keyperson and the nursery team and find out about activities and the routine of the nursery day. You can stay with your child, or leave them for a short period so that they get used to being in the nursery whilst also knowing you will be returning. The visits give us an opportunity to complete all of the necessary documentation to ensure the safety of your child.

Your first day at nursery
We ask that all children are supplied with the following as appropriate for their age and stage of development:-

 

A named bag containing:
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Appropriate clothing (sun hat, wellington boots)
  • A change of clothing
  • A coat/jacket/cardigan
  • A healthy packed lunch – we ask that you do not send in any nut products (peanut butter etc.) to avoid risks for children with nut allergies

The nursery will provide milk, water and snacks daily.


We aim to keep the children clean and provide aprons, but we ask that you do not send your child to nursery in their ‘best’ clothes as we offer messy play daily such as art, gardening, and outdoor mud play.

 

SuccessES


"The Community Learning courses have been a valuable resource for our clients looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight to self-management/coping strategies to build resilience. Our clients have reported they have found them interesting, informative and easy to engage with due to the welcoming and supportive staff and informal setting."

- Community Connectors, Southdown

2148 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
463 who have lost their father
223 who have lost their mother
186 who have lost their sibling
616 who have lost their grandparent
353 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
293 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
14 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 139 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

I have been at FSN since 2010. When I first came I knew about it because the fellowship was founded on Christian principles 80 years ago. Volunteering has changed my life. It is not only the staff who are always there to help you when you are at your lowest and feel down, but it is also a place where you can come and meet people. Volunteering for FSN has changed my life.

- FSN Volunteer

I do feel that safeguarding and wellbeing of the children is fully prioritised and staff go to great lengths to support families and children. The Nursery demonstrates empathy and works hard to ensure fairness for families/children here. Really stands out as 'safe space' for children.

- Health Visitor - St. Nick's Nursery

"Volunteering at the Health and Wellbeing drop ins I have supported attendees with engaging into activities, not only at FSN but in the local community. It’s great to have access to all the activities and information not only for our service users but also for myself. I really enjoy supporting the community and being part of the hub team!
“I have come along and attended various courses at FSN but also attended the computer and Health and Wellbeing drop ins. Coming here as made me in such a better place, everyone is so supportive! I feel so much more confident, I have found myself again. I love it here!"

- Health and Wellbeing Hubs