We believe children’s development is rapid within their early years; our role is to ensure that all children that attend the nursery have the best possible start in life.
Every child has a right to access resources, activities and equipment to explore their individual development pathways and develop their own unique personalities, talents, and abilities in an inclusive environment were they can build a positive sense of their own identity and culture.
On going formative assessment is at the heart of nursery practice to support us in providing challenge’s and extending individuals learning, we check progress at important intervals in the child’s life to find out if they are progressing towards, under or beyond their milestone for their age, including a check between the ages of 2-3 years old. Staff are supported in developing good observational skills and recording the appropriate information that can be shared with parents, colleagues and other settings to ensure we meet the needs and interests of each unique child.
Through our key person role, children will have opportunities to interact in positive relationships and an enabling environment which will help them to be stimulated, supported and motivated to learn. We will share information and advice with children’s families to support their development at home and nursery.
We have a duty not only to develop strong partnerships with children, but also with their parents and other carers involved with the child, to help foster a sense of belonging. We must be sensitive and responsive while remaining supportive. Clear and consistent boundaries will be set to ensure all children and their families are treated fairly through the nursery policies and procedures.
Children must be kept safe and learn to take risk and explore in a safe and healthy environment, to enable this to happen staff carry out regular risk assessments, daily checks and have access to training to build their knowledge of health and safety and the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Nutrition and physical play are an important part of the nursery day, children are provided with healthy meals and opportunities through out the day for both energetic and quiet activities.
We believe that children attending the nursery need to be be prepared for the many transitions within their life, so they are ready to further flourish when they move on to school.
We firmly believe parents are children’s first educators. You know your children best, which is why it is important to establish and maintain partnership’s with you. We support partnerships through using a key person system, listening, communication books and sharing knowledge of how children learn and develop through parents evenings and displays around the nursery.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
We believe children are born ready, able and eager to learn. They actively reach out to interact with other people, and in the world around them. The EYFS framework supports practitioners teaching children by ensuring challenging, playful opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning for children as they grow from birth to five years.
British values / Inclusion
We believe children need to learn about the similarities and differences of people in their wider community – this supports them in learning about who they are, and who they would like to be when they grow up. Our role is to ensure all individuals feel welcome and valued through our interactions and environmental messages.