About Us

“Children relish their time at nursery and are very happy and relaxed.  They are able to thoroughly enjoy a wide range of exciting activities which stimulate and motivate them.” (Ofsted 2012)

 

The Aims
‘To provide the highest standard of childcare and education for all children in a warm, positive, stimulating and safe environment.’

Settling In
Before a child starts at nursery we are happy for you to visit the nursery and stay with your child if you feel this is beneficial.  We recommend you bring your child and leave them for a short time, so they understand that you leave and return to them.  If your child has a comforter of any sort (cuddly toy, blanket, etc.) we recommend your child to bring it with them, especially in the early days.  We respect the fact that you know your child the best and are happy to work with all parents and be guided by you for as long as it takes for any child to settle. This will help to give us some background information and aid in your child’s transition into nursery life. We also offer a home visit service if you feel this would be of benefit to your child before your child starts at nursery. Each child will also be assigned a key person.

The Nursery
Within the Nursery, all children are supported in developing their potential at their own pace.  Our individual developmental system enables us to ensure a planned curriculum taught to the needs of each individual child.  By means of developmentally appropriate play activities, we offer a curriculum which leads to nationally approved Early Years Foundation stage and prepares children to progress with confidence to National Curriculum.  The Early Learning Goals cover the areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts & Design.  The combined goals aim to give your child the best opportunity to grow, learn and develop their own unique personalities for the future.

The staff plan starting with the children’s interest.  By observing the children and introducing activities appropriate for the child’s age stage of development.  We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, exposing the children to experiences which will develop their skills and understanding working towards the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. Much of the learning takes place through play.  The children are actively encouraged to take part in this planning process and to become independent learners.