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A place to grow

Our aim is to help your child develop physically, intellectually, socially and emotionally – helping to prepare them for their future at school and beyond.

Children benefit from the rich, stimulating environment and the wealth of learning opportunities that are available to them. The government’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the framework the Nursery follows to provide that assurance.

Every child who attends is an individual and is treated accordingly. The children are surrounded by their peers and dedicated practitioners to allow them to develop at their own pace.

Room organisation and age groups ensure that all children have plenty of time to explore, play and learn, but most of all to enjoy their day. There are separate play areas and children are allocated a room in which to commence their Nursery experience.

Short “settling in” sessions are offered to ensure that your child is completely happy in their new surroundings before attending a full session.

 

The way we learn

At both Nurseries, we focus on fun, creativity and activities which get children thinking for themselves. We encourage them to make decisions and share ideas, letting their imaginations and interests take the lead.

We provide a variety of activities for the _DSC3787children to enjoy and support them in their development. Apart from their physical skills, children learn language, communication, problem solving and numeracy and they learn about working together in personal, social and emotional development.

Cookery, yoga, music, gardening, French and drama are just some of the extra-curricular activities the children can participate in, should they wish.

A new initiative for the Nursery is the introduction of the Forest School innovative, educational approach to outdoor play and learning.

The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire children through positive outdoor experiences, creating a unique learning vehicle for interactive play, health, recreation and personal development.

 

Partnerships with parents

The Carers have been praised by Ofsted for their strong partnerships with parents. We believe that building a mutually trusting, supportive relationship, makes a real difference to your child’s development and well-being.

A successful partnership with parents is based on the exchange of information, knowledge and expertise. When a child joins us, they are allocated a key person, who becomes their primary carer and with whom the parents can build a relationship.

We’re flexible on the sessions your child attends – mornings, afternoons or all day (subject to availability).

Access to your child’s learning journey is encouraged at any time. Regular newsletters keep you up to date, plus there are two parent’s evenings per year.

We’re always here to listen to your comments, sharing our insights and learning from yours.

 

Being healthy and staying safe

Your child’s safety and wellbeing are our first priority. Nowhere is this more important that ensuring the security of the environment in which they are cared for. We have exceptional standards; with a strict door policy and a CCTV system to support our staffs own vigilance.

Qualified First Aiders are present in at all times and our highly-skilled staff are trained in proper hygiene practice.

Fresh, local ingredients, with lots of nutrients and colourful presentation help establish healthy habits and provide the energy to keep on playing. Hot meals are provided at lunchtime, along with morning and afternoon snacks, water and fresh fruits.  We also take the utmost care in accommodating dietary needs or allergies.

Facilities for rest or sleep contribute to supporting a healthy environment for children in our care.