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DNSCC Alumni

This week in our alumni spotlight, we are pleased to share Lucy and Julian’s story. We are sharing our alumni stories in an effort to show the impact Dorking Nursery School and Children’s Centre has made on our families’ lives.

Both of Lucy and Julian’s children attended Dorking Nursery and Children’s Centre. Both their children attended DNSCC had severe, life-threatening food allergies. Most people take these things for granted, but food allergies can be life-threatening. In the case of this little boy, it could have been. DNSCC took extra steps to ensure the safety of Lucy and Julian’s child, making home visits prior to him starting the nursery, they developed and agreed a detailed care plan and emergency procedure, and worked together with the family to make a list of safe foods that the child could have whilst at nursery.

“The extra effort that the staff had put into caring for our son, both keeping him safe and not making him feel different has reassured, impressed and touched us.”

Some examples of this have been staff making special egg-free hot cross buns at Easter so that our son could also eat them and ensuring there was nut free chocolate he could have during a visit from Father Christmas.

Lucy and Julian


Follow Lucy and Julian’s story – and all of our parent’s stories – on our Facebook page @DorkingNurserySchoolandChildrensCentre.

Would you like to share your Dorking Nursery School and Children’s Centre story? We are keen to hear from others who  want to share their story with us, or even a happy memory!  Please contact us at head@dorking.surrey.sch.uk and let us know. We will use your story, or part of it, in our communications – this could be online (social media, blog, website), as part of a newsletter or in a press release. If you have photographs we'd also love to share those!

To protect your privacy, we will not publish your, or your family’s, names (unless you would like us to).

Thanks for sharing your story with us!

Read past stories:-

Josephine's story -September 2017

Sam's story - October 2017