We are privately owned daycare center and nursery (Registered by the Government of puducherry) with all facilities for babies and children from 3 months to 5 years of age. We are here to provide a homely environment with strong emphasis on family morals and values. The nursery was opened on April 14th 2013 to meet demand for quality day care. We are privileged to be situated in the Moolakulam, Pondicherry within a residential area. We have secure enclosed spacious play area, in which the children can play safely.
The nursery is well established with an excellent reputation. We pride ourselves with the sound relationships that we have with our children and their families. Our nursery recognizes the importance of our relationships with parents as the children’s first and main careers and feels that this is paramount to the child’s general well-being, development, welfare and progress.
The nursery is open throughout the year with the exception of festival holidays, when the nursery is closed. Full rates are charged for these days as the fees are based on the running costs of the nursery 52 weeks of the year. Fees are also payable if your child is ill or if you take them out of nursery on holiday.
Fees are payable within 10th of every month.
We offer a 5% sibling discount from fees of the youngest sibling.
Our staffs are experienced and qualified Nursery trained to care, encourage and stimulate all aspects of development. They receive regular training and development opportunities.
Each child at the nursery is allocated a key person within their particular room. This will assist the child, and will also help the parent to have familiar face to identify and relate to. The key worker is responsible for filling in child development forms and giving feedback to parents.
All children have the same essential needs for the support of their growth and development; these include being loved, nurtured, feeling safe and secure, and having opportunities for learning through play. Play for young children is important, it involves learning through their senses and can be encouraged and enhanced where adults and peers play too. Play is fundamental in helping children learn about themselves, relate to others and the world around them, and for young children this can be in many different environments including home, nursery and beyond.
At First Step Daycare and Nursery, we believe that each child develops at their own pace and at different stages. Therefore we support each individual child with their learning and progression, our planning is determined from the individual child’s interests and from our observations. Children are never pushed but encouraged to move on to their next step when parents and we feel they are ready.
Social and emotional support is vital in small children and we put a strong emphasis on the importance of this development area. A child who is cared for in a loving, respectful and valued atmosphere will develop a healthy outlook on life and reach their full potential.
Children respond well to people they form close relationships with, we operate a key person system, these key staff work closely with ‘their’ children.
To maintain our high standard of childcare our nursery staff update and expand their knowledge through continuous training as required and as necessary. All our staff are trained in early years development, first aid and child protection. We take our responsibility in protecting and safeguarding the children very seriously. We give high priority to the health and safety of the children, including the highest standards of hygiene, particularly in our kitchen and toilets.