About Creative Minds
Creative Minds is a Creche and Nursery school operating the British Early Years Foundation Stage and Nigerian Curriculum to give our children a balance.
At Creative Minds, we promote a natural and stimulating environment both inside and out to allow children the time to explore the world around them at their own pace.
Our curriculum and approach aim to include best practices from both national and international settings, ultimately preparing the way for a child’s entrance into the school system and beyond We aim to achieve a sensible balance between free and structured activities by offering a wide range of supervised activities designed to encourage language, confidence and independence.
Arrival & Departure Policies
All Creative Minds children are expected to arrive at school on time. School day starts at 7:00am for Creche, 7:30am for Playgroup – reception and all staff resume at 7:00am.
We will make provision for children arriving at 7:00am. Children who arrive before 7:00am will not be allowed into the school premises. Kindly cooporate with us as teachers need time to meet, complete daily record keeping and prepare the classroom for the day’s activities. This preparation is essential to maintaining the quality service we provide.
- 7:00am – 5:30pm (Creche)
- 8:00am – 2:00pm (Playgroup – Reception)
- Extented hours after school is available at a fee for children between 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Picking up Children from the School
When beginning at the school, parents must provide photographs of all authorized adults that will be picking their child(ren). Any parent who wishes for someone other than themselves to collect their child must inform us prior to the person arriving, giving us a brief description of what they look like and an authorized form of identification.
We will only ever release a child to someone when we are absolutely sure that is the person the child is authorized to leave with. Parents are asked to sign their child in and out when they attend.
Late Pick Up
Bearing in mind that the school will need to retain at least two members of staff whilst children are on the premises after the school closes, we ask that parents and carers be punctual. We have a late collection fee of N1,000 for every hour past the normal closing time.
Staff are trained to observe the following codes of practice
- Never use any form of physical punishment or restraint.
- Staff should use a gentle calm tone, when dealing with unacceptable behavior.