Our Penge and Anerley settings offers three different children's rooms - Babies, Toddlers, and Pre-school. Within these rooms our children enjoy structured play and creative activities with equipment and resources designed for their age and stage of development. We provide balanced meals which are cooked onsite and a varied menu. Please see our sample menu on the website. We encourage children to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables throughout the day.
Nursery owners Natasha and Daniella have over 20 years’ experience in childcare and hold childcare and nursery management qualifications. All staff are trained in safeguarding, child protection, health & safety, paediatric first-aid and more.
We pride ourselves on the quality of care we can offer and the opportunities we provide for children to learn and develop. We value individual differences which is supported throughout each child’s stage of development.
We work with qualified and experienced nursery practitioners who update their training regularly
and are DBS checked annually.
Please download our information packs for fees and funded childcare options (15 hours and 30 hours)
· To provide exceptional childcare and education for children aged 3 months -5 years
· To provide a safe, happy and caring environment where individuality and learning through play is promoted
· To work in partnership and form positive relationships with all parents/carers as well as outside agencies and other professionals
· To enable children to form positive relationships with staff built on trust and confidence
Safeguarding the children in our care is paramount to our team at Blue Pear Day Nursery and
pre-School. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our attitudes and values towards the well-being and development of our children is promoted at every opportunity. We believe that every child has a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse. Staff are trained to be vigilant for signs of any child in distress and are confident sharing information to relevant team members or professionals in order to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Safeguarding children is about ensuring every child is safe from harm - safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
Parents and carers are welcome to read the Policy on request. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our children are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern with any observations or conversation heard, and report to a manager/DSL as soon as possible/the same day.
If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that she/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer and seek advice from Bromley LADO who will consider what action to take.
SEND (Special Educational needs and Disability)
At Blue Pear Day Nursery, we recognise that every child is unique. We endeavour to provide a warm and friendly environment to help all children reach their full potential. We aim to work closely with outside agencies and professionals as required to meet the specific needs of children. We will make reasonable adjustments where possible to accommodate children with specific needs. We are able to liaise with our SEN advisory team in our local authority who offer invaluable advise and support.
Our building is wheelchair accessible and all children's rooms are on one level. Our main hall is spacious and free flowing to allow all children to navigate freely and access the resources available. During our sessions we provide visual timetables together with some sign language which is an aid for all the children as they develop their understanding and attention skills.
Our nursery SENCo, supports children and staff in working together to welcome children with additional needs to the setting, and supports all children with their adjustment to every day routines.
If your child requires specific support for any additional needs, our nursery SENCo, together with parents, external professionals, and their key person, will construct a plan highlighting specific targets that we will work on together. This document is always shared and reviewed with parents and takes into account the advice and support of outside agencies or professionals involved with your child.
When your child is ready to start school, we will liaise with your chosen facility and organise transition meetings where necessary to aid the transition process. Any paperwork such as outside agency reports or IEP's (individual education plans) will be passed on to the school with your permission. This information will be invaluable to schools to ensure they are aware of the support your child needs or they may need.