We believe the aim of the nursery is to encourage children to be independent and to develop their learning senses, whilst increasing self-confidence. We would like all children to enjoy their time with us, be it for only two half-day sessions per week, or for the full sessions each day. We aim to keep all the children happy and stimulated whilst carrying out a wide range of activities which will help them to learn. Language and literacy skills develop during talking and listening sessions, regular story time and singing periods, when all the children are encouraged and helped to join in. We have a wide range of materials and equipment to encourage learning through play. All activities are carried out on an informal and easy-going basis and children are free to move onto the other areas as and when they wish. We appreciate that all children are individuals and each child is unique with different and varying aptitudes and interests. A key worker system is in place and every child has a specific member of staff who is responsible for ensuring that their time at nursery is tailored to their individual needs.
The children are cared for in a warm and friendly environment and politeness and thought for others will be strongly encouraged.
Time is given each day to individual and group work and some of the activities available are:
Through the use of topic work, the children are brought into contact with cultures, religious festivals and ideas from all over the world, with the aim of providing the widest possible acceptance of racial and religious harmony.
As children progress towards school age, special attention is given to preparing them for the transition. Individual folders and progress sheets are used to ensure that topics such as good pencil control, shape recognition, number work etc are covered, as well as practical activities such as fastening buttons, putting on and taking off shoes etc.
Parents are welcome in the nursery and are encouraged to talk to staff about their child. We are always available to help you if you have any particular problems or concerns regarding your child’s development and progress.