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Welcome


Parent Handbook

2017/18

Nursery Prospectus

2017/18

Application Form

2017/18

Staff List

2017/18

Newsletters

2017/18

Policies

2017/18

Curriculum

2017/18

Gallery

2017/18

Term Dates

About Us

We aim to ensure your child's introduction to our setting is as stress-free as possible. Once a place has been offered, we aim to achieve this by inviting you and your child to visit the nursery prior to your child's official start date. This helps to familiarise your child with the nursery, the nursery staff and the other children, and provides the opportunity to give your journey a trial run. You must be prepared to accept that it may take some time for your child to adjust to the nursery. We find that leaving your child and then collecting him/her for a short period eases the separation process. Please remember, the more your child comes and experiences the activities on offer and sees you interacting with the staff, the more settled he/she will feel. To see our recommended programme to introduce your child to life at the nursery.

There are two sessions daily. The first session starts at 8.15am and finishes at 11.30am, and the second session is from 12.30pm to 3.45pm. Our Nursery is open for 38 weeks during term time Mon to Fri. Times are subject to change during the month of Ramadan and the session may be reduced to 2.5hours. Subject to availability of places some children may be offered a full time place in which case they will need to pay the charges for this service as it is not covered by the vouchers.

The nursery closes promptly each day at 11.30am after the first session and 3.45pm at the end of second session. If your child is not collected on time, our legal liability relating to the staff/child ratio will be infringed as two members of staff must remain at the nursery until the last child has been collected. Any parent/carer who is late collecting their child will have to pay a charge which helps to cover the additional staffing costs incurred for this reason. The charge is £10.00 on the third occasion of lateness. Thereafter we start afresh.

If a child is not brought to the nursery on a day when s/he is normally present, the parents/carers must inform the key worker or any member of staff by 10am the reason for the absence and the expected date of return. If the Manager has not heard from the parent/carer after ten days (not including Saturday and Sunday) the Nursery reserves the right to de-register the child and offer the place to someone else. Should a parent wish to take a holiday during term time then the Nursery - 'Request for leave' form should be filled. It is important to note that we strongly recommend not to take leave during term time as it will result in the child missing part of his/her educational time.

Staff List

Ofsted

Here are a few extracts from our recent December 2015 OFSTED report.

- The nursery manager is highly ambitious and along with governors provides good leadership and manages the nursery well. - When children join the school, their skills are checked and this information is used to provide appropriate tasks and activities to ensure children make good progress. Records show that children make good progress in all areas of learning and are well prepared to join Reception classes in their choice of schools.

- All children are learning English as an additional language. They enter the nursery with skills in communication, literacy, reading and writing that are lower than is typical for their age. From the time children start school, daily routines and activities help them to develop these skills. For example, children working with one adult were learning the names of fruits that the 'Hungry Caterpillar' ate. Another group were mixing paint colours and talking about the new colours they had made.

- Staff have high expectations of children and support their learning and welfare needs well. Many creative and imaginative activities help them to become confident and enthusiastic learners. For example, when children were learning about what a circle is, they made chapattis from India and Pakistan, pancakes from Nigeria and crepes from France.

For the full Ofsted report 2015 please click here.

Al Risalah Nursery

Ofsted Reg: 212/6396

Curriculum


The Nursery Curriculum covers 8 main areas as well as Religious Studies:


Islamic Studies

Communication and Language

Physical

Literacy

Numeracy / Mathematics

Understanding the World

Personal, Social & Emotional

Expressive Art & Design



The curriculum is divided into 'Prime areas' and 'Specific areas'. The Prime areas are Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development. The Specific areas are literacy, maths, understanding of the world and expressive art and design

The School policy is to ensure that Islam permeates all of the subjects taught, both the traditionally 'religious' subjects as well as the Foundation Curriculum; an approach which has drawn admiration and approval from OFSTED inspectors who have visited the School.

The staff ensure that all children have equal access to all aspects of the curriculum by providing a child centred approach to planning. This is then implemented through child-led activities. Learning through play and hands on activities are actively encouraged and consolidated through constructive interactions by adults.

Several activities are organised for the children to enrich their experience at Al Risalah Nursery including walks in the local area, inviting visitors such as the police, fire brigade and health care professionals. A jungle bus is booked in the spring term for the children to enjoy physical play. An end of year trip is organised for the children to venture further afield. Trips have included Central mosque, Regent's Park, London Zoo, LEGOLAND, Hobbledown farm, Science Museum and Littlehampton.

Al Risalah Nursery recognises that Parents are the primary educators of their children and we endeavour to support them by running several events to encourage this. This includes Curriculum workshops, parents forum, social evening, family days and of course parents are encouraged to contribute to their children's profiles by carrying out joint observations with the key workers.

The School is registered with the Department for Children, Schools & Families (DCSF). We had three very positive OFSTED inspections for the Nursery and Reception classes in 1996, 1999 and 2004. The School is also a member of the Association of Muslim Schools in the UK (AMSUK). The AMSUK has played a significant role in co-ordinating activities among Islamic Schools and has built bridges for liaison among them. The management of the School is run by a Board of Governors and is funded by Early Years Grant and fees of £150 per annum for Islamic Education.

Policies


Behaviour Policy

Early Years Foundation Stage

Fire Safety

First Aid

Health and Safety

Infection Control

Safeguarding

SEN

Complaints

Child Protection

Confidentiality

Equal opportunities

Policy on Lost Children

Staff Protection

Staffing and Employment

Student Placement

Newsletters


Autumn 2017

Get in touch


Main Office
Al Risalah Nursery
10 Gatton Road, Tooting
London, SW17 0EE
Pho: 020 8767 0716
Fax: 020 8767 7604
Email
nursery@alrisalahschool.co.uk
Ofsted No: 212/6396
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