Parents Hand Book

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Who are we?

Welcome to Little Butterflies Nursery!

We are a family owned day care licensed from the Family Development Department at the Ministry of Social Affairs for children from 12 m to 3+ years old.

We are a team of staff who are passionate about what we do, and strive for perfection in everything we do.

We are a team who enjoy helping your child achieve his best potential through our organized yet flexible curriculum, which is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We have designed this handbook for you to get a full understanding of how we go about achieving that, in addition to our policies and procedures that help us provide your child with the best care. So please read it carefully and do get back to us for any clarifications or queries you might have.

What is our philosophy?

At Little Butterflies Nursery, we believe that the parents have the best knowledge of their child and that is why we value having a close relationship with you to help him achieve his best potential.

Under our care, your child will develop positive self-esteem, confidence, curiosity, creative expression and respect for his/ her family, peers and himself through our child-focused planned activities and experiences in a safe and stimulating, caring and challenging environment. We will encourage your child to develop at his own pace in our loving and caring atmosphere.

Because we understand that every child has different needs, we designed a flexible daily timetable to develop his needs and interest in individual and group settings.

Which age groups do we offer care for? What are our operational hours?

Our care is available for ages 12 months to 3+ years.
Our care is available from 7:00 am till 2:30 pm from Sunday till Thursday. Late pick-ups (up to 3:30 pm) can be arranged at an additional fee. Please contact the management directly to make the necessary arrangements.

We believe that we are working side by side with the parents to achieve each child’s best potential. That is why, communication is a continuous process and we urge you to be as transparent with us, as we are with you.

We will send back with your child a daily sheet outlining your child’s activities throughout the day, in addition to a weekly summary of activities.

Should you have any sensitive matters to discuss, please do contact the management and set an appointment.

How and when can you visit the Nursery?

You can visit Little Butterflies whenever you wish; we have an open door policy. You can pop in and check on your child, or you can call our Receptionist to check on how your child is doing.

Birthday celebrations.............

We love to celebrate your child’s birthday at our Nursery and ask parents to:

  • Bring in a small birthday cake and a reasonable amount of other party food as any leftover food will be wasted
  • Bring in a maximum of 2 extra guests apart from Mommy and Daddy
  • Bring your camera to capture those special moments and our staff will help you do so
  • Make sure you bring treat bags enough for all your child’s classmates we just ask that you make sure no nut based or junk foods are brought in
  • Bring your decorations and we will prepare the classroom for you. Kindly make sure you bring them 1 day before the occasion

What about Holidays & Vacations?

We observe the following holidays:

  • Eid Al Fitr- in accordance with the Supreme Council of Education
  • Eid Al Adha- in accordance with the Supreme Council of Education
  • National Day
  • Christmas
  • New Years day
  • Easter

Staffing

In addition to the required childcare degrees, qualifications and previous experience with preschoolers, our staff love to be around kids! They are passionate about their work and are determined to do it well. They have a vision to provide excellent care for children to make a difference in their lives.
Our staffs are provided with the abilities to structure and support the children’s learning. And we invest in staff training and development throughout their employment, to foster their competence and commitment

What will your child’s daily schedule be like?

We have a flexible daily schedule and each class has a different schedule that follows the different needs of each age group. All age groups are exposed to the following activities:

  • Circle time
  • Construction blocks and dough
  • Snack time
  • Painting, drawing, gluing and sticking during their arts and crafts activities
  • Imaginative play indoors and outdoors, with our sand pit, water table and shaded activity areas
  • Lunch time
  • Jigsaws and puzzles
  • Moving and dancing to music
  • Letters and phonics
  • Numbers and counting
  • Singing
  • Simple cooking in our kitchen

Each period is 40 minutes long.
All of our classrooms are located at the ground level according to the Civil Defence Department and Supreme Education Council regulations in Qatar.

What kind of field trips do we offer?

Field trips are a very important part of your child’s development at our Nursery. That is why we plan many field trips throughout the year depending on the theme. They include The Zoo, Cafe Ceramique, different play areas, Aspire Children’s playground, among others.... field trips are offered at an additional fee and children are taken on buses under the supervision of our staff. You can provide us with a car-seat if you wish, and are welcome to join us on our trips.

What are the grounds for exclusion?

Parents will be requested to remove their child from our care under the following circumstances:

  • Frequent failure to make payments
  • Misconduct on the parents’ part
  • Lack of cooperation from parents
  • Consistent disciplinary incidents