Our Learning Environment
Our Nursery provides a well-resourced and stimulating learning environment for all our children. Highly qualified and experienced staff interact and engage with the children whilst supporting each child’s individual needs. An important concept of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) is that children learn best through play, being encouraged to make choices, having first-hand experiences and high quality interactions.
Induction Period for Your Child
Starting Nursery is often a young child’s first venture into the larger world outside of their home without their family. We believe strongly that an induction period is essential for all children to ensure that they are introduced sensitively into their new Nursery environment.
We ensure that every child has at least two induction sessions. The first will last for 30 minutes and the second will last an hour. We are more than happy to arrange further induction visits as it is most important to ensure that your child is happy and settled before they start Nursery.
Outdoor Learning Environment
“The best classroom and richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky."
It is essential that young children experience frequent and regular opportunities to explore and learn in the outdoor environment. The EYFS Curriculum places a strong emphasis on the importance and value of daily
outdoor experiences for children’s learning and development.
The Early Years Curriculum
There are three Prime Areas of Learning and four Specific Areas of Learning:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Communication and Language Specific
Areas of Learning
- Literacy & Maths
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Play underpins the delivery of the curriculum and all children under 5 years old follow this curriculum.
Highly Qualified Practitioners
Throughout the Nursery, all children will have the support and guidance from our qualified Early Years Practitioners. Staff will observe children and will plan and deliver a programme of activities that reflects the child’s interests, ensuring
that the children have fun and enjoyment that is linked to discovery and learning.
All staff are qualified to at least Level 3 and are also First Aid and Safeguarding trained.