Setting the standards in childcare for over 15 Years
Over 90% of parents and guardians choosing Lakeside do so, because they have been recommended by other parents and guardians using the nursery.
We were the First nursery in the UK to introduce a password protected entrance, (now used by
Center Parcs on our recommendation).
First nursery in Swansea to offer Home & School pick-up service.
First Nursery in Swansea to offer corporate discounts.
The Statement of Purpose:
The Nursery is registered to provide care for 124 children.
Registered Opening hours -Monday to Saturday 7.30am to 9pm
At Our Nursery
We care for boys and girls of all nationalities at Lakeside Day Nursery.
Our child age range is 0 to 12 years of age.
We welcome all children with individual needs and requirements. We are happy to
discuss our child’s individual needs and requirements.
We strive to provide a professional service that where possible, can cater individually for
your child, from dietary to physical needs.
At Lakeside we provide the best quality childcare at all times, in a stimulating environment
with the support of a staff team.
Aims & objectives are supported by the nurseries policies & procedures.
Aims and objectives of the nursery are based on the following principles:
To create a safe, caring and stimulating environment where each child can develop
their social and emotion and educational potential, whilst becoming
independent and active long-term
To provide clear boundaries in terms of acceptable behaviour, develop children’s
moral understanding and use encouragement and praise as rewards for good
To build each child’s self-esteem together, with mutual care and respect for
The Individual Unique Child is valued at lakeside, each child as an individual with its own needs and personality. We strive to meet the needs of the individual child that attends our nursery and focus on each a child’s achievements as individuals.
To encourage a positive attitude with respect towards racial origins, religions, differences of gender and disabilities within the nursery environment by practising our equal opportunities policy. ·
To provide support and information to the parents & guardians that uses our nursery facility. ·
Ensuring the environment at the nursery always plays a key role in supporting the child’s learning and development. ·
Be a voice for the children in our care. ·
To be caring fair and understanding employers, to all our staff.
We take pride in ensuring we only have the best motivated loving professionals to look after your child.
We have a very low staff turnover at lakeside. Our staff are handpicked not only for their qualifications but also for their skills and personality.
Our staff are trained to a very high standard. We have an internal training program, and send staff on external training programs to enhance their qualifications, and abilities. All staff are DBS checked by the WCVA Criminal Records Unit. We have regular staff training, newsletters and staff meetings. Our team leaders also do daily & weekly checks with regular team meetings. We aim to provide a learning facility for all our staff, to develop them socially and intellectually and provide support supervision and regular staff appraisals. Our Nursery is built on understanding and respect for others. Assessment and
We recognise at Lakeside day nursery that all children develop at different rates. We monitor and carry out individual assessments up until the child goes to school. Our assessments cover all areas of learning and the foundation phase. These assessments are available to parents & guardians to view at any time. If we were to have any concerns over a child’s development we would first discuss this with the parent or guardian, and if needed get specialist advice.
Facilities & Services available at our nursery see our individual sections above for more information
There is a whole floor dedicated to providing the
right environment for babies& tweenies. The babies have a stimulating,
loving friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Our routine in the baby room is flexible to accommodate our babies’ daily needs.
The Tweenies have everything they need to play, relax and be adventurous.
They are always busy with play & activities.
In the toddler section we have a good routine with educational stimulation through play. The foundation phase is used to prepare all activities.
We always make their days fun filled.
Our lakesiders areas continue on the foundation phase principles of learning as in the other sections of the nursery. Our day is structured, with all areas of learning covered in preparation for school.
Meals at Lakeside
We continue to hold five stars from the environmental health department.
Organic and free range products are used as much as possible.
All children's meals are cooked fresh in our kitchen daily, by our nursery cook.
We provide breakfast, lunch, tea, late snack and offer juice/milk mid-morning and afternoon
Menus are displayed and varied according to your child’s dietary needs.
Pick up and Collection Service
We can collect your child from home or school; we have qualified drivers with special insurance just for this purpose.
At lakeside we are a primarily an English speaking nursery. We have two dedicated fluent Welsh speaking staff to teach children our national language, and we utilise and use the Welsh language as part of our daily routine
Safe and Secure
Our policies cover all areas of the nursery from health and safety to risk assessments.
All our policies are available for inspection and a copy kept on the front desk.
Our staff are regularly trained to all aspects of safety.
Access to the nursery (unless your child attends the nursery), is strictly by appointment only.
Terms and conditions
If you wish to register your child at Lakeside you will need to fill in a registration form, the nursery manager on receipt of this will clarify if the days and times required are available for your child.
The nursery manager will write to you to confirm your place is booked fees and discounts given and what will be required.
You will be asked at this time to book your child into nursery for free trial sessions.
Complaints and concerns are taken seriously at lakeside.
Depending on your concern or complaint you can speak with your child’s keyworker, section
second in charge or team leader.
Tammie Barker, Laura Brayley and Rebecca Cluckie are the nursery managers , they will be consulted with all complaints & concerns.
You can raise concerns, complaints or quires in person, in writing via e mail or arrange
The Nursery Statement of Purpose is reviewed on an annual basis or as and when then are significant changes in the nursery.