Frequently Asked Questions

What meals are provided?

Breakfast, and tea as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are all provided if your child is booked into the appropriate session.

All meals are prepared in our own kitchen with particular attention to the provision of a well-balanced and nutritious menu.

Special diets can be catered for on request. A packed lunch will need to be provided for lunch by parents/guardians.

What should my child wear?

Children should be dressed in suitable clothing for messy/outdoor play. A change of clothing should also be provided. Please label all your child’s clothing.

A named sunhat and named bottle of Sun cream.  (The cream will be kept at Yorkies and returned when your child leaves. Staff will ask you for a replacement when necessary. Please hand sun cream to a member of staff and do not leave in your child’s bag -Thank you.)


What is Yorkies’ approach to managing children’s behaviour?

We aim to promote positive behaviour to enable children to develop good self-esteem and a respect and tolerance for others. We will work to provide an environment in which all children feel safe, secure and respected.

What records are kept?

We use Tapestry as an online assessment tool in nursery in conjunction with York Road Nursery School.

What should I do if my child is sick?

Children who are ill should not attend Yorkies. If your child has vomiting or diarrhoea, 48 hours must be allowed to pass following the last episode before your child returns to Yorkies.

Please notify Yorkies as soon as possible if your child is ill and unable to attend.

We must be informed of any food, medicine or activity to which your child is allergic.

Yorkies is prepared to give prescription only medication provided the appropriate instructions are given and a medication form completed. We do not administer non-prescription medicine.