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8.00am – 6.00pm, Sunday-Thursday  

Paddington’s main operating times are 8.00am-6.00pm.  We offer flexible timing packages throughout the day to suit your needs as well as an early bird drop off at 7.30am.  We recommend you arrive before 8.30am, ready for your child to start their day. This will give you time to say goodbye and speak to your child’s teacher. Any children arriving after 8.30am will be escorted to the classroom by a member of staff, so we do not disturb the teaching and learning taking place. At collection time your child’s class teacher will inform you about your child’s day, the activities they have enjoyed and their overall well-being.







Your child should bring a healthy snack and lunch (depending on your child’s timings) with an ice block to keep the food cool.  Please make sure all containers are labelled, for food safety reasons we do not refrigerate or reheat food.  A labelled water bottle and spare clothes (clothing, pants, socks).  All clothes should be clearly labelled.  Soft indoor feet covering as the nursery has a no shoes policy, sun cream and hat, nappies/wipes to last the day.   Uniform must be worn for outdoor play, uniforms are available to purchase.

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Only medication prescribed by a doctor may be brought into the nursery. This must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and date and given to the Nurse, who will ask you to sign a permission slip to administer that medication.



Despite extensive risk analysis and all efforts to remove hazards, accidents can happen. All such incidents are recorded, monitored and reported back to the parent/carer, who will be asked to sign an accident book. Where an accident is of a serious nature, we will contact the parent/carer or the emergency contact to advise them of what has happened and what action is being taken. Where necessary, we will contact the child’s doctor or the emergency services.



Any child who has, or develops, an infectious illness must be kept at home in order to help prevent the spread of illness. This includes conditions such as vomiting, diarrhoea, discharges from eyes or mouth, conjunctivitis, sore throat and obvious rashes. In particular, any child suffering from vomiting or diarrhoea must be kept at home until clear of symptoms for a minimum period of 48 hours. Please call the nursery before 8.00am if your child is unable to attend. For more details speak with the Nursery Manager or ask for a copy of our complete sickness policy. If you are unsure about your child’s health we always advice you to contact your Doctor. 

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All visitors to the nursery are greeted and released by a member of staff. Only those who are pre-authorised to collect their child from nursery will be allowed to do so, unless approval is given by the parent/carer. Parents/carers are asked to leave an emergency number where they can be contacted.



Baby milk is not provided by the nursery. Formula or expressed milk must be supplied by the parent/carer in bottles clearly labelled with your child’s name. Weaning foods must be supplied in clearly labelled containers. All milk and food must be passed to the teacher on arrival for safe storage.