All play is conducted in a safe, child-centred environment under the guidance of qualified staff, who are sympathetic to the care and individual needs of the children. Each session is balanced with child initiated and teacher directed experiences, as the children develop their confidence, self-esteem, concentration spans and work ethos. Staff notice children’s interests and work beside them, co-collaborating in learning, asking questions and extending thinking.
We place a strong emphasis on the desire to help all children reach their full individual potential. Our planning and structure wholly supports and reflects the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and the Every Child Matters agenda, ensuring that the individual child and their family is at the centre of all learning and development.
Learning opportunities are designed, implemented and reviewed regularly so that the experiences offered, provide children a chance to learn and consolidate new skills. Key to this, is assessment and evaluation of every child’s learning needs so they can be supported and encouraged appropriately. Through our online platform ‘Tapestry’ we ensure that all parents and carers are part of this process so that we are working together to best support every child. Children learn best when they are happy, relaxed and playing. Delivering the curriculum while the children are engaged in play helps foster a genuine curiosity and love of learning.
Above all, we aim to make the transition between home, Nursery and school as easy as possible by fully engaging with parents and carers at every stage of their child’s journey from nursery into the reception class at school. By building on these good relationships we hope to foster strong social skills and a growing independence in the children. We recognise that an appropriate and positive nursery experience will help children feel confident about the exciting challenges that lie ahead.