Our relationship with our parents is very important to us which is why we invite parents into the setting on regular occasions throughout the year for a variety of fun workshops.
Parents get to spend some fun time at nursery with their child (these are always very popular events!)
We have regular parents meetings to discuss the progress of each child and any concerns you may have. Throughout your child's time at nursery we create a learning journal to record their personal development, as well as a EYFS profile.
"'Staff observe and assess children's level of achievement, consult with parents and plan effectively for individual learning" OFSTED 2015
Welcome to the Baby Room. We cater for children from 3 months up to 2 years within this department, and have carefully designed safe and suitable areas for the very young children up to when they become mobile.
All our Staff are qualified in Early Years Care & Education, the joint manager is working towards a degree. There are now 13 staff members 11 of which are NVQ level 3 or higher, way above Ofsted recommendations.
We strongly encourage that every child has a settling in period which is tailored to meet their individual needs.
Welcome to the upstairs area. Within this area, free flow occurs throughout the day between both rooms. This enhances the children's social skills, mixing with the different ages and being able to access the various toys and equipment.
We provide activities to celebrate most religions and festivals and support these through the role play area. This room also turns into the sleep room after dinner.
In the pre-school room, we try and prepare the children for school by helping them develop to a higher stage by encouraging them to do more advanced activities, i.e. Learning phonics, encouraging handwriting, begin to introduce simple number problems and recognition of higher numbers to name but a few.
It is vital that each child's development stage is taken into consideration as every child's level of development is different.
"Children develop and learn, acquire skills and they are ready for the next stage in their learning and school because teaching is good" OFSTED 2015
Our outdoor area has been carefully designed to provide the children with stimulating and exciting opportunities.
We have divided suitable areas for the age groups to enjoy, such as an area for the babies up to 2 years. It has soft flooring and suitable apparatus to promote their physical skills.
The 2 – 5 years have their own private area with a variety of resources such as a climbing frame, trampoline, sand pit, cars, bikes and scooters, wendy house and a planting area to learn about the world around them and at the same time promote a variety of physical skills.
We celebrate festivals throughout the year for the children to experience different cultures.
At Christmas we have a Christmas dinner party, where Santa visits the children with a gift as a well as a visit from the children's entertainer. We hold relative days such as Mothers Day, Fathers Day, and Grandparents Day to encourage family member's involvement into nursery.
Charity events are also arranged for staff and children to support a local charity.