was established by the governors of Platt Primary School over 20 years ago and is
run as an independent, non-profit making organisation. It is situated in the grounds of the school,
sharing some of the facilities e.g. for play, P.E. and music, and maintaining very close links with the
Reception class into which most children transfer.
Staff – We have well-qualified, experienced staff dedicated to caring for your child’s needs. We
also have volunteers and students from time-to-time. All these adults are DBS checked. The staff
regularly attend courses for their professional development and this includes first aid training and
The day-to-day running of the Nursery is by the Nursery Manager and/or her deputies.
The Nursery is a company limited by guarantee with the Nursery Manager and an former school governor as directors. The headteacher, two school governors of Platt School and an elected parent representative have an input to the strategic managmement of the nursery.
We operate a ‘key worker’ system. A key worker has special responsibility for a group of children
and will ensure that the needs of each child are recognised. In particular, when children first start in
the Nursery, the key worker will help them to settle in and liaise with their parents about the child’s
welfare and progress.
Parents – We encourage you to visit the Nursery with your child during the weeks before an
admission is planned.
We value the input of parents and you are invited to play an active role in this stage of your child’s
development. We operate an ‘open door’ policy and welcome parents to come and help (once their
child has settled in). We keep you informed through your child’s key person, regular newsletters, our
notice board and this website.