About Childcare4U Marlow
At Childcare4U we work in partnership with parents to achieve the best possible outcomes for all the children in our care.
Our high-quality service ensures children develop socially, intellectually, culturally, physically and emotionally in a homely, caring and secure environment.
Our environment and development programmes are tailored for each age range, providing a range of creative activities including, languages, early computer skills and emergent reading and writing to help the children develop, and prepare them for their next steps in education. Our programme meets the Ofsted EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum and the Buckinghamshire Local Authority funding requirements.
We know that fabulous staff make a great Nursery and we pride ourselves on having a highly qualified, trained and skilled team. Staff are encouraged and supported in developing their skills by studying for higher level Childcare qualifications. All staff undertake mandatory training in Safeguarding, Paediatric First Aid, Health, Fire and Food Safety.
The nursery has completed the SMILE Award Plus scheme. This scheme is a programme that has been developed by the Buckinghamshire NHS Oral Health Improvement Team to encourage people working in childcare settings to provide healthy food choices, positive oral health messages and practices for children and young people between the ages of 0-16 years. The training focuses on ‘tooth friendly’ food and drink choices and good oral health hygiene practices in a fun and interactive way. We will be using this training to positively promote oral health with our children as part of our whole setting approach to health and well-being.
We are also working towards our ‘Millie’s Mark’ accreditation. Millie’s Mark is a special endorsement given to childcare providers that go above and beyond the minimum requirements provided in the EYFS for paediatric first aid training.
The Nursery Manager, Helen Cartwright, has a wealth of experience in childcare and an Early Years Degree. Helen is supported by a passionate and committed staff team who give each and every child the opportunity to grow in confidence, and reach their full potential.
No one knows your child better than you, so our partnership with parents is integral to our way of working. We hold termly parents’ meetings ensuring you have the time to discuss your child’s individual needs and progress with their appointed key person. However, our ‘open-door’ policy means that parents are welcome to come and speak to us at any time. We promote home learning, and encourage parents to participate and contribute to their child’s development, sharing information on a daily basis.