Ashbourne Day Nurseries at Little Wiggle Millway
Little Wiggles Pre School first opened its doors in 2000 and is now very excited to be a part of Ashbourne Day Nurseries.
Their setting has a large, secure outdoor play area and large, themed classrooms. They adopt an open door policy so visitors are welcome to a guided tour of all that we have to offer.
Safety is paramount
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is in operation at all times to keep our children and staff safe.
All children must be collected by an adult known to the setting. If an adult is collecting a child for the first time, we must be notified. We operate a ‘collection password’ system. Anyone collecting must know the child’s password. We will ask you to set this up during your child’s registration.
All staff members are DBS checked and undergo annual safeguarding refresher courses.
Regular risk assessments are carried out and this includes risk assessing any trips that we hold. All parents are informed if we intend to leave the setting to undertake a walk or trip.
Little Wiggles caters for children from 2years – 5 years (until school age). We have 3 rooms of mixed age groups.
We call these rooms: Farm, Ocean and Jungle. We allow the children to have full access to each room.
We try to allow the children to make their own choice as to who will be their key person. We do this by waiting to see who the child forms a bond with. Decisions as to who will be the child’s key person are made within the child’s first week.
Your Child's progression
Regular observations are taken and uploaded on to Tapestry. Tapestry is an online learning journal. With parent consent every child has their observations, photos and reports uploaded onto their own individual journal. We will advise you on how to download the tapestry app so you can receive regular updates directly to your phone. We operate an open door policy, which means you are welcome to come and speak to a member of staff at any time if you have questions or anything you would like to share with us. Three times a year we hold parent reviews this is in an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s key person to discuss your child’s development.