Yumbo Daycare opened in September 2015 and is a small privately owned nursery.
The nursery is situated in Braintree Town Centre adjacent to the Braintree District Council Offices.
It is an expansion of a highly successful home based setting which achieved 'Outstanding' on the two previous Ofsted Inspections.
The owner and manager has 28 years experience in caring for children from birth to 15 years old and supporting their families.
She was nominated by families and presented with an award by Essex County Council in 2011 for 'Outstanding Care of children and supporting thier families' in the whole of Essex.
The nursery caters for children between the ages of 12 months to five years and is registered to care for 24 children at any one time.
Our nursery is open 50 Weeks of the year.
Yumbo employs a small team of high quality Early Years Practitioners with qualifications ranging from NVQ Level 2 & 3 in Childcare and Education, to BA 1st Class Honours Degree in Early Years Childhood Studies.
We currently have a member of staff who will commence a one year teacher training course in September 2017 and will become the nursery teacher.
Our practitioners undertake regular training to ensure up-to-date knowledge and guidance.
All staff members are QA Level 3 Paedatric First Aid Trained.
The experienced and qualified staff are led by an exceptionally inspirational management team. Together they fully involve parents, children and other agencies in their continuous drive for improvement.
POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND SAFEGUARDING
Our Policies and Procedures are available for parents and visitors to view at any time through the online system the nursery uses and we hold a paper version copy at the setting.
The welfare of all our children in our care is paramount.
Our rooms, equipment and garden are assessed serveral times a day. New activities or outings are also risk-assessed prior to engagement.
In line with the statutory EYFS(2012) requirements, we practise Safe Recruitment including DBS checks.
The nursery has 2 Designated Level 3 trained safeguarding officers and all practitioners are committed to keeping children safe, healthy and happy.
Children are taught about good health, self-cre and saftely through example, stories, discussions and activities.
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEN)
Our Local Offer details what we can offer children with SEN. A copy of the local offer is available on request.
Behaviour stratergies exist in each room and are age/stage appropriate as well as taking into consideration individual children's understanding and needs. Through activities, circle times and good adult examples, our children learn to be caring, thoughful and accepting others. Children are involved in decision and rule-making processes, giving them a sense of self-worth, ownership and inclusion.