I CAN Accreditation – it’s good to talk

Hot on the heels of achieving our Millie’s Mark earlier this summer, we are proud to share our success, here at Juice Nursery, in attaining I CAN Early Talk Accreditation at a Supportive Level.

Awarded by children’s communication charity, I CAN, this is an endorsement of a setting’s ability to:
support the language skills of all childrendemonstrate good practice in promoting speech, language and communication development in childrenshow good practice in the identification and referral of children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

We found undertaking this accreditation to be an extremely valuable experience, providing an opportunity for us to reflect on the quality & focus of our practice, as we seek to improve and evolve. In addition, receiving this acknowledgement goes a long way in recognising our team’s hard work, commitment to training and their own continued professional development, as well as their determination to provide the children within our nursery with an outstanding level of care.

Juice Nursery awarded a Millie’s Mark!

We are very proud to have been awarded a Millie’s Mark by the NDNA – National Day Nurseries Association, in association with the Department for Education and Millie’s Trust

Achieving a Millie’s Mark means that we are a setting that goes over and above current requirements in terms of what we do to keep children safe, as detailed in the EYFS, aspiring to achieve excellence in terms of first aid.

All our staff have undergone paediatric first aid training, but also as a setting we have demonstrated that we have reflected on our practice to ensure that there we have tight processes and documentation in place and that our staff are competent and feel confident to apply paediatric first aid practically.

This has been a 6 month process for us, and has seen our entire team working together and we are very proud that our efforts have been acknowledged and endorsed through this very special reward.

Rest assured our focus on continuously developing our quality care and education will not stop here…watch this space for more on our First Aid Workshop for our Juice Nursery parents, coming soon!

Healthy Setting Award

What a great end to another lovely week here at Juice Nursery, which saw us receiving official notification that we have been successful in achieving the Trafford Early Years Healthy Setting Award. This process has taken several months, and started with us submitting a detailed information pack, which covered various aspects of nursery life, but with a particular focus on Healthy Eating, Health & Safety, Physical Play Activity and Emotional Well-being.

A panel of assessors thoroughly reviewed the pack, following up on this with visits to the nursery, meeting with members of our staff to talk about our practice, as well as talking to some of the children in Preschool about their life here at nursery.

Clearly, we are delighted to receive this award and wanted to take this opportunity to give all of our staff a big shout out. Achieving this is recognition of their efforts and the fantastic work that they do in working with the children to promote the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.

‘Star Photo’ awarded to Juice Nurseries by Nursery World

We were absolutely delighted to learn that our Sensory Room has received a ‘Star Photo’ award from Nursery World, and we are looking forward to received our prize of books and posters for the nursery. We know our children love the Sensory Room and it is fantastic to get wider recognition for this. If you haven’t yet had the chance to check it out then feel free to pop in and have a look!