At Birmingham Day Nurseries, we’re committed to giving your child a curiosity-led experience.
At The Maples, our new nursery for two to four-year-olds (opening January 2019), this will feature in every aspect of your child’s experience, as the team work towards gaining a full Curiosity Approach accreditation.
So where does technology come in?
We tend to think of technology as something hard, modern and structured: at odds with the natural resources, free play and outdoor learning that are so important to your child’s development. But technology is actually central to what we do here: building strong partnerships between us, and keeping children safe.
That doesn’t mean we hand out tablets to the children, or put them in front of the TV all day.
It means we use technology mindfully, and with purpose. Here are just some of the ways.
Every day, your child will develop as they have new and exciting experiences.
Just because they’re at nursery doesn’t mean you should miss out. The Parentzone app allows the parent or legal carer of a child an insight into their day – from what they had for lunch (and how much of it they ate) to how much sleep your baby has had. You can even receive videos of them playing, learning and generally having fun.
It’s a valuable record of their learning journey – and that extra bit of reassurance for you.
If your child is at Birmingham Day Nurseries, you’ll now have access to the Parent Corner, right here on the website.
This special sign-in section gives you easy access to a range of information: policy documents you can download, newsletters, and reminders about upcoming events and workshops. It’s all private and secure, so you don’t need to worry about anyone outside the nursery viewing it. And, as time goes by, we’ll have the chance to add more ways to help you – like letting you know if there are extra mornings or afternoons available each week so you can book an extra session.
If you’re a parent and you’re not sure how to log in, ask your Nursery Manager to resend the information.
A safe and secure environment is fundamental to what we do.
That’s why our entrances use biometric scanning technology. It means no one can access nursery buildings and outdoor areas without being a registered parent or legal carer, or by being allowed in by a member of staff who sees their ID and knows to expect them.
Please help us maintain this high level of security when you come in and out of your child’s nursery. Never allow anyone to follow you through the door; ask them to wait outside and ring the bell. That way, staff will always know who’s in the building.