Here at Wells House we believe that a healthy diet begins the process of a healthy life. As a result, we will introduce ever changing menus to promote healthy eating and drinking. Each child will have constant access to fresh water throughout their day with us.
Wells House accommodates children with dietary restrictions whether cultural, religious or medical. The Nutritionist Resource website has more information on nutrition for infants and pre-school children
Children who attend a full day at Wells House will be provided with:
All meals are planned on a balanced nutritional diet on a 9 day rota. We like to ensure that to the best of our knowledge we do not purchase or use genetically modified products. We also ensure that the children will have 5 portions of the recommended 5 a day fruit and vegetables.
Drinks are available for all children at any time throughout the day. Named water bottles are also used for all children to have access to drinking water all day.
Here are some of the comments Ofsted made about Wells House Kindergarten in their latest report
The experienced and long standing management team are committed and passionate. They have high aspirations for the quality of the nursery. The management team regularly create clear targets to help them improve further.
Since the last inspection, they have forged links with local primary schools and nurseries and together they share good practice.
The environment is highly stimulating. Each area is carefully planned to capture children’s interests and to support their development. For example, older children benefit from a vast range of activities and interesting resources aimed specifically at supporting their literacy skills.
A wealth of information is exchanged between staff and parent’s. Staff offer well targeted support for parent’s to extend children’s learning at home. For example, parents are offered activities and professional advice, such as tips on promoting children’s speech. This contributes to the good progress that children make.
Staff provide a consistent approach to promoting children’s positive behaviour. For instance, staff working with very young children use picture cards to communicate positive messages, such as kind hands. Older children help to create the rules which are displayed in their room. All children’s behaviour is good in relation to their age.
Staff have a good understanding of safeguarding procedures. This is underpinned by effective policies. Consequently, children's safety and well-being is supported
The management team demonstrates a strong commitment to promoting high-quality childcare
Regular training opportunities undertaken by staff ensure qualification levels are high and they are equipped with the skills and knowledge to provide quality care and learning. This has had a positive impact on the learning experiences offered to children, particularly babies