All About Me Form

Our vision is to provide all our children with a ‘Sound Foundation for life’.

Your child’s primary and secondary key person will focus on your child’s emotional, physical and cognitive well-being in partnership with you and with other key carers in your child’s life. We use the Early Years Foundation Stage and our Childbase Approach to support each child along their individual learning journey. To start your child’s learning journey, we ask you as the primary carer and educator to complete the ‘All About Me’ form below:

Child's Details

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To best support your child’s wellbeing, learning and development we aim to work in partnership with any other professionals involved in your child’s life and we will share termly assessments with both you and any other formal childcarers/associated professionals.

Home Life

Care Routines

Please complete any fields relevant to your child

We will support parents who wish to breastfeed on nursery premises or provide expressed milk.

Childbase provide formula milk up to 12 months old. Childbase do not provide follow-on milks. If you wish to provide your own formula this can be arranged.

I/we have been fully informed about the Childbase policy on sleeping position (policy on reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). A copy of our policy can be downloaded below:

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Learning and Development

In order to support your child’s learning and development we use ‘Early Years Outcomes’ for the ‘Prime Areas’ of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Communication and Language. At around the age of 2 years we start to incorporate the ‘Specific Areas’ of Mathematics, Literacy, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design once your child is secure within the Prime Areas.

We will assess your child against the Early Years Outcomes to establish their starting point when they join us. We are then able to monitor their progress against their starting point and tailor our support, plans and learning experiences to your child’s stage of development and ‘next steps’. In order to help us to establish your child’s starting point we would ask you to share with us your observations of how your child’s typical behaviours are under the Prime Areas outlined below.

We would also like to take this opportunity to share with you a guide entitled ‘What to Expect When’ which is an informative guide on child development produced by the Department for Education. This guide may also help to recognise your child’s typical behaviours under the Prime Areas. We celebrate the fact that all children learn and develop at different rates and have their own unique preferred behaviours.

Communication and Language

i.e. your baby may turn towards their own name or your child may respond to short phrases or more complex sentences. Your baby may cry, gesture or babble or your child may use single words or two word phrases. Your older child may be able to hold a conversation perhaps using a range of tenses.
i.e. your baby may move their body to music or a beat or your child may enjoy stories, an older child may be able to listen to a story, perhaps role playing aspects of the story. sentences.

Physical Development

i.e. your baby may be holding their own head, able to roll or sit unsupported. Your child may be pulling to standing, crawling, shuffling on their bottom, taking their first steps or walking and running independently. Your child may be making marks with their hands or your older child may be holding pens/crayons using their whole hand or perhaps with three fingers starting to show a dominant hand.
i.e. your baby may express their hunger or thirst and they may feed themselves. Your older child may have started to communicate urination, be fully toilet trained and perhaps able to dress/undress themselves with certain items. They may be able to wash their own hands and show an understanding of safety and hygiene.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

i.e. your baby may use voice, gesture, eye contact or facial expression to make contact, your child may have a sense of independence showing what they do and do not want to do, they may be able to separate from you confidently and they may be able to talk about their own opinions.
i.e. your baby may enjoy the company of others, they may be able to soothe themselves and your older child may have an understanding of ‘no’ and some boundaries. Your child may have a strong sense of will and determination, they may understand how to share and perhaps be able to express their own feelings verbally.
i.e. how do you know if they are happy, sad, cross, upset etc
i.e. how do you know if they are happy, sad, cross, upset etc
for older children please consult with your child about starting nursery and record any words/discussions
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Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.

Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Tel:  01525 850200