The main characteristics of our nursery is that we are a small and friendly nursery with a happy atmosphere.
Excluding our apprentice, all of our staff hold relevant qualifications in early years from level 3 up to level 6 (Level 6 is an honors degree), this includes 2 early years teachers.
We provide holiday allowance of 4 weeks every year where the fees are 50%
We have updated our security system and have cameras fitted in and around the nursery
We have a large outdoor space and we are aiming to make our own Forest school
We aim to work 20% under capacity, meaning your child is given the extra space to explore, learn and be heard
We place a high emphasis on personal and social skills, praising good behavior and encouraging the children to have a caring and sharing attitude towards others.
In a happy, caring environment children are at their best and are quite happy to learn through play. Behind all the fun, games, messy play, stories etc, lies a framework which guides our practitioners through the learning, development and care for children from birth to five. This framework is called the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The head of the Early Years department at our local college contacts us regularly to share our knowledge and understanding with the students, we work very closely with the college and enjoy teaching the students and keeping them up to date with policies and procedures. We observe daily and assess every child’s needs and development. This is recorded in their personal learning journey and shared with parents using our online system called Tapestry, this means parents can receive instant and up to date information on their child’s day at nursery.
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) has accessed a wide range of training, and over 6 years has supported many families in our nursery. All children who have additional needs are given the best possible start in their early years learning and development.
We aim to:
Treat every child as an individual promoting happiness and their self-esteem.
Work in partnership with parents/carers to produce a happy and productive environment.
Provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment.
Offer a variety of simulating and new experiences through play to enable children to explore and reach his/her potential in every aspect of the EYFS.
Promote every child’s physical and intellectual needs.
Promote and develop independence.
Challenge children’s thinking skills promoting sustained shared thinking between child and practitioner.
Support every child’s emotional and social development.
Provide opportunities to develop self-confidence, encourage curiosity and enthusiasm.
To develop awareness of, and consideration for, the needs of other in the immediate and wider environment.