We are a professional nursery with qualified staff that provide secure, safe, sensitive care in a stimulating, fun, learning environment, fulfilling our goal to support children’s need to be lifelong learners.

The nursery curriculum follows the government framework, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It’s purpose is to ensure that children are provided with a rich learning experience, tailored to their individual needs whilst being cared for in a happy, safe secure environment.

The four main principals of the EYFS are: A unique child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning & Development, applied to these are the seven areas of learning:

Each child has a journal in which we record their progress and next steps in each area of learning, this helps us to identify individual developmental needs and to plan activities designed to address these areas.

Communication & Language:

  • Listening & Attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking
 

Personal,Social & Emotional Development:

  • Dispositions and attitudes
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings & behaviour
  • Making relationships

Mathematics:

  • Numbers
  • Shape , space & measures
 

Understanding the World:

  • People & communities
  • The world
  • Technology

Expressive arts & design:

  • Exploring , using media & materials
  • Being imaginative

Literacy:

  • Reading
  • Writing

Physical Development:

  • Moving & handling
  • Health and self-care

Using this Government framework we can chart each child’s development from birth – 5 years old, supported by adult led and child initiated experiences in an accessible learning environment.

We respect the role of parents and aim to work in partnership to identify each child’s needs and provide regular communication on their progress. All our rooms are set up to offer the child all the developmental areas appropriate to their age group.

The nursery operates a key person system and we encourage a close and informative relationship between yourself and your child’s key person. We will ask for as much information as possible in order to aid a smooth and well prepared transition from home to nursery.

We also recommend visits before starting so your child can familiarize themselves with their new surroundings. You are always welcome to arrange a meeting with your child’s key person to discuss any matters concerning your child’s progress and of course his/her development file is available for you to take home to read.

 

Nursery visits are by appointment only.