Our Nurseries

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Our Nurseries

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a UNIQUE approach

All our settings follow the Reggio Approach to learning and are fully inclusive to all children. We also follow the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to track children’s progress and development. The EYFS comprises of seven areas of development.

Prime areas are fundamental, work together, and move through to support development in all other areas:
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society:
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design
Each child has their own individual Learning Journey, which is held by a designated key person or key worker. 

Observations are completed on the child and filed in their Learning Journey document. During transition to primary school, the children are presented with their Learning Journey as a keepsake. The chosen school are sent a report, mapping the development of each child within the seven areas of development.
"This nursery is amazing and I'm so glad I chose this one for my boy. the setting is child friendly with lots of different activities for the kids to do. I would recommend 100%" - Ellen Griffiths (via Facebook)

Transition

When children move from home to nursery, from room to room or from nursery to primary school, we aim to provide as smooth a transition as possible.

From home to nursery we introduce your child to the nursery through settling sessions. This gradual approach ensures the child is happy and settled before they start their full sessions.

From room to room we introduce children to new room staff with familiar nursery adults. Children usually move up with their friends and take part in small group work together within the new room. Staff assess children to see when they are ready to move up using age brackets as a guideline within the rooms. Children are never forced to move up as soon as they reach the next age group.

From nursery to primary school we introduce children to their new teacher or teaching assistants through visits from them to nursery, visits to adjacent primary schools to our nurseries and meetings for parents with school teachers. Nursery staff involve the children in activities and small group work centred around change and going to school.
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Get in touch for more information about our nurseries in Hereford.
Our Lady's: 01432 342 449 | Green Croft: 01432 352 016 | Springfield: 01432 350 988
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